Sports operator France Pari recorded revenues of €9 million (£7.1m) during the first six months of 2014, with sales doubling from the same period last year.
The group said the FIFA World Cup brought additional growth of 30 per cent, with revenues of €1.2 million (£1m). Sportsbetting grew by 108 per cent, while stacks reached €8 million (£6.4) for S1 including 4.6 for Q2. The company said the figures exceeded forecasts and expectations, but acknowledged the craze around France and Algeria.
The amount of bets made by mobile continued to grow, having approached 30 per cent in the month of June. The business is starting to reap the rewards of its iPhone app launch, in addition to its optimized website for smartphones. It also plans to double the number of launched mobile solutions and complete its offer native apps for Android smartphones in the next half (Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, and so forth).
France Pari is both an operator of sports- and horseracing betting, holder of two licenses issued by the ARJEL when the market opened in 2010 and operated through its website and the French leading provider of sportsbook solutions, via its B2B entity SPORTNCO.