January 4, 2023 2 min read


Spanish GGR Increased by 31% In the Third Quarter of 2022

DGOJ reported the results of the Spanish gambling sector for Q3 of 2022 with GGR reaching €240.83 million

The Spanish General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) published on its website a report at the end of last year, according to which the Spanish gambling sector registered a gross gaming revenue (GGR) of €240.83 million.

The data reveal an improvement in the Spanish gambling sector, given that the GGR was less than 2.5% of turnover in the previous four consecutive quarters. The said GGR for the third three-month period in 2022 represents an increase of 18.1% compared to the previous trimester and 31.3% when compared to the period between July, August, and September 2021.

Ups and Downs in Spain’s GGR Performance

As for the other figures, player deposits and withdrawals increased by 26.72% and 24.85%, respectively, year over year. When compared to the previous quarter, deposits increased by 4.6%, while withdrawals decreased by 8.7%. The marketing expenses increased by 7.79% in comparison to the previous trimester, and the new accounts decreased by 4.01% when compared to the previous quarter.

The GGR amounting to €240.83 million ($253.7 million) was split between the following game segments: €89.04 million ($94.29 million) in bets, €3.68 million ($3.89 million) in bingo, €127.95 million ($135.5 million) in casino (53.13%), €0.03 million ($0.03 million) in contests (0.01%) and €20.14 million ($21.33 million) in poker.

GGR of All Gaming Sectors

The data published by DGOJ reports that the betting sector increased by 46.20% quarter over quarter and 48.61% year over year. The bingo segment rose 9.63% trimester over trimester and 4.64% when compared to the previous year.

As for the casino sector, it experienced an increase of 9.22% when compared to the previous quarter and 27.55% in comparison to Q3 of 2021. Slots rose 27.89% and life roulette increased 37.79% year over year. There was a rise in the contests segment of 215.95% compared to Q2 of 2022, but a decrease of 72.10% year over year. The poker segment represents a decrease of 10.64% quarter over quarter, but an increase of 2.83% compared to the same period in the previous year.

Marketing expenditure amounted to €96.31 million ($101.99 million) in Q3 of 2022 and is split as follows: €10.34 million ($10.95 million) on affiliation expenses, €1.78 million ($1.88 million) on sponsorships, €41.47 million ($43.91 million) on promotions, and €42.73 million ($45.25 million) on advertising.

The monthly average of active gaming accounts is 999,322, which is 0.07% less than the active gaming accounts in the previous quarter, and 9.18% more in comparison to the same three-month period in 2021. The monthly average of the new game accounts stands at 109,312, which is a decrease of 4.01% trimester over trimester and a decrease of 19.93% when compared to the Q3 of 2021.

For Q3 of 2022, the number of licensed gaming operators is 78.


Yasmin is an iGaming and gaming journalist with over 10 years of writing about various publications. Her experience spans the entirety of iGaming, traditional sports, as well as online poker. She is well-versed in every aspect of online gaming and her wealth of knowledge provides additional substance to our coverage.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *