Tag Archives: H2 Gambling Capital

Year in Review Part Four – UKGC reaches conclusions and M&A sagas come to a close

The final quarter of the year saw huge news across a range of areas of the international betting and gaming industry, as two major acquisition sagas concluded – with differing results – and the UKGC made a number of important announcements.  In the second half of 2021, the betting sector closely followed a prominent transatlantic development, as major US player …

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BtoBet: Over-regulation and opportunities in the European sports betting sector

Regulatory developments in the European sports betting gaming sector have created both hurdles and opportunities for the continent’s operators, as the UK and Germany implement restrictions while the Netherlands opens its doors. Publishing its latest report, ‘European Sportsbook Opportunities in an Increasingly Complex Scenario’, BtoBet highlighted the potentially lucrative market of the Netherlands – where football and other sports have …

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IBIA finds ‘no corruption issues’ across 99.96% of regulated markets

Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has released its ‘optimum’ study into betting regulation, assessing 20 jurisdictions across six continents, finding no evidence of corruption across the vast majority of surveyed markets. Covering ‘a range of licencing models,’ the study collected fiscal and integrity data from multiple regulated betting operators – representing almost 50% of all commercial online betting activity …

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H2 – Gambling maintains its growth profile, as sector prepares for critical summer trading

Q1 analysis undertaken by H2 Gambling Capital has observed that the industry has maintained B2C and B2B growth despite continued trading against volatile lockdown conditions and regulatory headwinds in Germany and the Nordics.   Recording a year-on-year revenue increase of 42%, global gambling tracked a ‘weighted average EBITDA’ growth of 119%, as H2 noted that the sector’s primary growth driver was …

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Top five by 2024? RTSmunity tracks the growth of esports betting


The overall esports betting market size is projected to double in 2020, from $7 to $14 billion, but how does this total number translate to both gross gaming revenues (GGR) and profits for esports operators?  Writing for the latest issue of SBC Magazine, Ondřej Šilhavý from RTSmunity said that the GGR generated by esports betting globally – tracking at $343 …

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Svenska Spel urges government to ban lottery betting

Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel has called for the Swedish government to ban lottery betting, emphasising that ‘secondary lotteries’ are reducing the market share held by not-for-profit lottery operators. Svenska Spel CEO Patrik Hofbauer hit out at ‘shadow games’ operators for offering lotteries without a licence, which he argued poses a risk to the financial health of sports clubs and other nonprofits in …

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EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has emphasised that there needs to be a ‘delicate balance’ between taxation levels and market regulations as new proposals made by the Danish government could result in declining channelisation rates aiding the black market. The Danish government has submitted proposals to increase taxes from 20% of gross gaming revenue to 28% by 2021. …

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H2 adds IBIA alerts to Global Betting Summary Dataset

Industry market insights provider H2 Gambling Capital has agreed to extend its ‘Global Betting Summary Dataset’ market data coverage to include data on suspicious betting reported by the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). The new dataset tracks back to 2017 when 266 alerts were logged, to the 183 reported last year. H2 updates its breakdown coverage on a quarterly basis, …

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H2 Gambling Capital predicts 11% drop in gambling revenues

COVID-19 has continued to have widespread impacts on both the sporting and betting industries, with H2 Gambling Capital data revealing that the pandemic has led to a 11% drop in forecasted global gambling revenues in 2020. According to the gambling data specialist’s new weekly COVID Impact Tracker, 2020 global gambling gross win forecasts have been downgraded from $473bn to $421bn. …

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