Online casino operation on 2019 was not really a successful year. After all, the competition on the Internet has continued to grow, and in addition, individual locations have always had to deal with individual problems. However, all of this seems to be leaving the industry cold. The state-licensed casinos were able to generate a solid turnover increase of more than 25 percent in the past year. In addition, the proportion of passengers was increased by a good 13 percent.
Investing in game culture and security pays off
A few weeks ago 2019 saw an enormously successful year for the state casinos in the world. This now reveals the balance sheet that was presented recently. It can be seen here that the gross gaming revenue of casinos is increased by 25.6 percent compared to 2018. In hard numbers, this means a BSE of 860,262 million euros. Last year it was around 648,840 million euros. Otto Wilmerding, chairman of the board of the Gaming Association (DSbV), said: “This takes us generally back to the degree of salary we had 12 years prior, we have at long last bottomed out since 2007 and the next decade.” One major reason Wilmerding sees for this success especially in the investments of the casinos in the game culture and game security. “We invested a lot in game culture and game security last year. The visitors to the casinos honor this, “said Wilmerding.
According to the business figures, the West performed best. The casinos brought in the largest Net gaming income like. The casinos in Baden-Württemberg landed in second place, the Berlin club in third place. The total market of institutions with a casino license under applicable gaming law includes a total of 19 casinos. Ten of these are owned by private-sector operating companies, and nine casino companies are owned by a public body.
In addition to the increasing Net gaming income, the casinos are also pleased with another value in the business balance sheet: the quantity of guests. This also increased massively in the months of 2019. In 2018, a total of 5.7 million visitors came to the casinos. In 2019 there were around 6.4 million visitors. This corresponds to an increase of 400,000 visitors or 13.21 percent. It is interesting in this context that the slot machine game can still be called the traction of the casinos. In 2018, sales of 531.1 million euros were generated here. In 2019, the gross gaming revenue from slot machines was EUR 700.1 million. That’s a whopping 32 percent increase.
Online Casino sees themselves confirmed
For the casinos, which see their alignment as a whole confirmed, these numbers are of course a reason to be happy. However, Wilmerding warns that there are still not all framework conditions for regulating the market, specifically, the chairman of the association said: “”The general conditions for stationary cash and betting have changed. In any case, unlawful web-based game suppliers stay working without real guidelines. They keep on developing excessively. Nonetheless, the development of the club area shows that we are destined for success when we give betting to the general population – dependably and easily. Since state-authorized gambling clubs intentionally offer recreation amusement in a charming environment with different players. The game here feels better, the players feel good and safe. We accept that our fitness must stretch out into the advanced world with the goal that the game additionally runs online in a directed way, as required by the state.”
Especially the last sentence allowed here as well clear declaration of war on the online casino are called . Wilmerding apparently plans to convince lawmakers that even online casino can only serve as a safe contact point for gambling. The chairman thus follows the Swiss model, in which only domestic casinos can be active on the digital market.