Slovaks place €21.4bn in bets over 2023 as online market surges

Slovaks place €21.4bn in bets over 2023 as online market surges

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  • Kyle Goldsmith, iGaming Business
March 31, 2024 4:58 PM
  • Kyle Goldsmith, iGaming Business

Slovaks placed €21.4bn ($23.1bn) in bets during 2023, revealed during a press conference held at the office of the country’s Regulation of Gambling Games.

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Martin Bohoš, director general of the regulator, stated players in Slovakia were paid €20.4bn in winnings. Contributions to the state rose by over €50m year-on-year to more than €301m.

In state contributions, the online levy accounted for €93m of the total, while fixed-odds bets were responsible for €80.48m. Land-based casinos, meanwhile, contributed €61.9m to the state.

The online market continues to dominate, with 90% of Slovaks preferring to bet online. For number lotteries, however, online betting accounts for just 14% of bets with Slovaks still preferring to play the lottery at land-based venues.