France’s online gaming market generated gross gaming revenues of €170m (US$209.4m) for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 8 per cent compared to the same period last year, with strong growth in online sports betting and horse race betting offsetting a decline in online poker.
Revenues were boosted by the continued development of operators’ mobile channels, with approximately 18 per cent of all sports bets placed via mobile and tablet devices. Mobile horse race betting and poker also proved popular with 14 per cent and 18 per cent of customers using mobile devices.
French regulated online gaming market - Q2
Euros (€) Q2 2011 Q2 2012
Sports betting Stakes 146m 187m
GGR 25m 35m
Horse race betting Stakes 255m 278m
GGR 54m 65m
Poker Cash game stakes 1,854m 1,515m
Tournament fees 278m 345m
GGR 78m 70m
TOTAL STAKES 2,533m 2,325m
GGR 157m 170m