Spain Gaming Revenue Plunges 50% Year-On-Year

Spain gaming revenue plunges 50% year-on-year. Gambling revenue in Spain has seen a drop of 50% year-on-year according to an annual report on gaming compiled by industry association Cejuego with the University Carlos III of Madrid.

The report showcases the gross revenue for all products and channels was €4.35bn for the period up until the end of October, down 50% compared to the same ten months in 2019.

Of the revenue reported thus this year, private companies generated €2.45bn while the state-owned Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE) and Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) generated €1.9bn.

“Despite the fact the drop in income from gaming companies is higher than that recorded in other sectors such as fashion, automobiles or in-store sales in department stores, we have managed to reduce ERTES [temporary layoffs or reductions in hours] to 15 per cent of the workforce, so that 85 per cent of employees in the sector are working at the moment,” Alejandro Landaluce, CEO of Cejuegos, said.

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