French gambling revenue grew by 20% in 2022
France’s gambling regulator, the ANJ, has recently published the country’s latest annual gambling market report.
Licensed gambling operators generated a total of 12.9 billion euros in the year, up from 2021’s revenue of 10.7 billion euros. The majority of this revenue was generated by the country’s land-based gambling companies, as online firms made only 2.17 billion euros of revenue in the period.
The regulator mentioned that this revenue was generated by a total of over 400 licensed gambling businesses, from which thoroughbred racing venues were the most popular at 235. Casinos followed closely at 203, while there were only 7 clubs offering gambling experiences by the end of the period. Moreover, there were only 17 licensed online gambling firms in 2022.
The ANJ added that the industry had about 5 million active users by the end of the year and that nearly 50% of all French people have tried out the pastime. The report also detailed the statistics of the country’s self-exclusion scheme, which reached more than 46 thousand registrations in the year, receiving 10820 exclusion and 3911 withdrawal requests.
Additionally, the report detailed the regulatory authority’s actions against unauthorized gambling operators, which included the introduction of 343 URL blocks, which affected 114 illegal gambling websites. Of the total, only 15 unauthorized businesses complied after receiving an order from the ANJ.