Spain’s Sports Betting Rising

According to figures released by Spanish regulators to Spain’s Europa Press news agency, Spaniards spent around €5.2 million on sports betting operated by the government and by the State-owned Lottery and Gambling Society in 2016. That’s up from about €4.3 million in 2015.

Money spent by Spaniards on sports betting has been rising for five consecutive years according to figures released by Spain’s Europa Press News Agency

Spanish gamblers spent €5.3 million on sports betting in 2016—figures for 2017 weren’t released—up from €4.3 million in 2015.

The data was released by the Spanish government in response to a parliamentary question raised by lower house member, socialist Miguel Ángel Heredia.

Figures show that sports betting spend €1.3 million in 2012 to €2.3 in 2013 and over €3.1 million in 2014. The figures show that 86.8 percent of online gamblers are between 18 and 45 years old, with the average number active users each month at 379,883.