EGBA publishes EU online gambling key figures for 2017

New industry data from 2017 shows that EGBA members are leading the way in entertainment that is popular.

Brussels, Today — European Gambling and Betting Association (EGBA) associates in 2017 had over 12 million active customers, held licenses in 19 EU member states, processed 354 million online payments, led $325 million support into athletics, and sustained 33,000 digital and high quality jobs in the EU across 14 member states, based on new 2017 data released today by the industry group.

“Europe’s online gaming sector is an increasing and popular type of electronic entertainment — but with this growth comes responsibility to make sure that individuals are kept safe while playing on online gaming websites. This new data shows EGBA members are at the forefront of the business’s development, interacting with a huge number of customers and processing nearly a million payment transactions every day.” — Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, EGBA.

EGBA companies jointly have more than 134 different gaming licenses to provide their solutions in 19 EU member countries.
56 licensing audits in total were completed by EGBA companies to ensure their compliance with all local laws and regulations.

Over 12 million Europeans had an active[1] online account with EGBA member businesses, equivalent to 2.4% of Europe’s entire population.
EGBA firms had a higher average yield to player/pay-out rate of 93.06% to their clients. That means that a typical customer received $9.30 return for every $10 they bet.
A wager was placed by customers on average each 17 days.
An average customer[2] spent $10 each time they placed a sports wager excluding pay-outs, with EGBA companies.

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