The Dutch slot machine market negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

After years of positive growth, in 2019 and 2020 the slot machine sector and Holland Casino suffered especially from the effects of the Covid-19.

In general, the terrestrial games market had a financial blow; however, it was noted that lotteries did not experience the same concerns.

Following a market analysis by the Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) that analyzed trends and developments, the results of the report are based on the most recent figures available.

Within the market analysis, it was highlighted that the total gross revenue of country-specific gambling decreased by more than 700 million euros (800 million dollars) in 2020 compared to 2019.

In addition, revenues amounted to 1.94 billion euros in 2020, compared to 2.7 billion euros in 2019.

The KSA analyzed four distinctive sectors; lottery, sports betting, casino games and slot machines.

In total, they were considered responsible for 56.6%, 4.3%, 6.4% and 32.7% of total revenue in 2020, respectively. In comparison, 2019 saw the share of the slot machine market and lotteries at virtually the same level.

The report shows that the casino industry also suffered, with results from 2019 indicating that it was previously responsible for 10.7% of the Dutch gaming market.

However, there were very few changes in the lottery sector in 2020 compared to 2019, with the National Postal Code Lottery and the State Lottery being the two largest lotteries, by far, in the Netherlands.

Online gaming has had better fortunes in recent months, with the long-awaited launch of the regulated iGaming market in the Netherlands, although it has not been without problems.

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