KSA publishes 2022 Dutch gambling market report
The Kansspelautoriteit has recently published a report covering the performance of the Dutch gambling market in 2022.
The regulator’s latest report is the first one of its kind to cover the first full year of licensed online gambling availability in the Netherlands. While traditionally the report would predominantly focus on the land-based vertical, this latest edition has added a comparison between the retail and online verticals, which the Kansspelautoriteit stated demonstrates a shift for the industry from land-based to remote gambling.
The regulator reported a total revenue of 3.4 billion euros for the market in the year, which represented a 70% increase from 2021’s revenue of 2 billion euros. The KSA stated that this expansion can be attributed to both the rapid growth of online gambling and the expansion of land-based gambling experiences year-over-year. Additionally, the regulator mentioned that retail establishments were closed for a few months in the preceding year due to the pandemic, further widening the revenue gap between 2021 and 2022.
The Kansspelautoriteit then broke down the country’s gambling market by its two main verticals, revealing that while online gambling is expanding rapidly, it made up for only 31% of the market’s gambling revenue, while land-based gambling was responsible for the rest. In terms of gambling experiences, casino titles were the most popular, generating 56% of the market’s total revenue, while sports wagering experienced rapid growth, more than doubling its share from 2021’s 4% to 10%.