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Figures published by Spanish gaming regulator the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) show that operators in the jurisdiction generated €182.7m in GGR during the third quarter of 2021.

The total GGR earned by Spain’s 78 licensed operators reflected a reduction of 5.2% year-on-year, or 15.4% on a quarter-over-quarter basis.

The total was earned from €638.3m in customer deposits, around 9.9% more than was deposited in Q3 2020, but a reduction of 5.5% compared to Q2 2021.

Casino overtook betting as the nation’s largest earner during the quarter, with 54.9% of GGR generated by the vertical, compared to 42.5% in Q3 2020.

Betting GGR accounted for 32.4% of the total, compared to 43.0% in the prior year period, while poker generated 10.7%, bingo 1.9%, and other contests and prize draws accounted for less than 1% of GGR.

Operators spent €89.7m on marketing during the quarter, down 41.3% year-on-year, consisting of €43.3m in promotional costs, €36.2m in advertising expenses, €8.7m in affiliate marketing costs and €1.6m in sponsorships.

The DGOJ recorded a monthly average of 915,259 active gaming accounts during Q3, a decrease of 7.7% quarter-over-quarter, or a 3.8% increase year-on-year.

The monthly average of newly registered game accounts was 173,224, a reduction of 25.1% compared to Q2 2021, and 47.6% down on Q3 2020.

Of the total 78 operators active in Q3, 54 were licensed to offer casino, 45 betting, 9 poker, 3 bingo, and 2 operators were permitted to operate contests and prize draws.

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