L’Autorite Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has reported record gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the year 2022 of EUR12.9bn (PS11.19bn/$13.86bn), along with posting record online sports betting GGR.
ANJ stated that a large portion of GGR is driven by France’s monopoly holders: Francaise des Jeux, France’s National Lottery Operator (FDJ), and Pari-Mutuel Urbain.
The monopolies together generated EUR8.2bn – 64% the total GGR – in 2022.
ANJ stated that this was due to the reopening in 2022 of venues as a result of the removal of Covid-19 restrictions.
The regulator said that “these activities show an impressive level of growth in comparison to last year. They have benefited from a normalised environment – the reopening almost of all points of sales since June.”
Results for the full year
Lottery generated EUR5.6bn, which is a 10.2% increase in revenue over 2021.
Casinos’ GGR for the year was EUR2.5bn, up from EUR1.08bn a year earlier and barely ahead of EUR2.4bn pre-pandemic in 2019.
The GGR of France’s online gaming sector increased by 0.8%, to EUR2,18bn. Of this, 64% came from sports betting, while 20% was online poker, and 16% was bets on horse races.
ANJ reported that the GGR for online sports betting reached EUR1.38bn – another record. The stakes here of EUR8.3% also represent a record.
In terms of gross gaming revenue (GGR), online poker ranked highest among all games, reaching EUR442m in 2022 – an increase from EUR421m the year before.