Italian Online Market Registers Strong Q2 Ahead Of Advertising Ban

Italian online gambling revenue grew by 13.7 percent year-on-year to €876.6m in the first half of 2019, with mid-scale online casino specialists continuing to take market share ahead of the full implementation of Italy’s sweeping gambling advertising ban in mid-July.

Following on from 17.6 percent growth in full-year online revenue to €1.57bn in calendar 2018, the latest 13.7 percent first-half uptick was driven by mid-teens growth in both sports-betting and casino revenue, up 14 percent to €353m and 17.3 percent to €406m respectively.

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