The gambling market in Spain changed last year as gamblers spent more in land-based venues than they did online. An update from the country’s gaming regulator breaks down by sector how much things changed. Spain’s flag in front of a government building in Madrid. The country’s online gaming segment dropped in 2021, although sports betting continues to be strong. (Image: Unsplash) A few months ago, the General Directorate of Gambling Regulation (DGOJ, for its Spanish acronym) showed that online gamblers, in general, spent 4% less last year than they did in 2020. The regulator has now published two reports to show where they made the cuts, the Analysis of the Online Player Profile 2021 and an update to the Annual Report of the State of Online Gambling Market of 2021.
The DGOJ showed that the Spanish online consumer spent an average of €523 (US$532) throughout last year. This was 2% less compared to the €534 (US$543) from 2020. Online Gamblers Control Their Spending
The number of active online players last year was 1,470,303. This represents a year-on-year decrease of 0.6%. Of that figure, 84.52% of active players are between the ages of 18 and 45.
Last year, the average net spend per active player in Spain was €43.58 (US$44.39) per month. However, according to the DGOJ, the average expenditure only considers the set of online gamblers, not from the general adult population.
Of all active players, 82.73% are men and 17.27% are women. Men spent an average of €583 (US$593), while women’s spending reached €234 (US$238).
The highest average annual expenditure is for the age range between 36 and 45 years, with €837 (US$852). On the other hand, the lowest corresponds to players between 18 and 25 years of age, with €202 (US$205).
The most used means of payment was the card, with 72.85%, followed by e-wallets, with 17.9%. The number of deposits went from €2.27 billion (US$2.31 billion) in 2020 to €2.76 billion (US$2.81 billion) in 2021. This represents an increase of 23.03% as the number of operations in the period increased by 24.9%. Sports Betting Remains Popular
The report also […]
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