In 2023, the gambling revenue in Lithuania saw a significant increase of 13.5% year-on-year, reaching a total of €222.2m. This growth can be attributed to the thriving online gambling market within the country. This number comfortably surpassed the previous year’s revenue of €195.8m, as reported by the national regulator Gaming Control Authority. While online gambling generated a revenue of €148.4m, marking a 22.0% increase from the previous year, land-based revenue slightly declined to €73.8m, falling 0.4% below the previous year’s total.

The breakdown of the yearly performance revealed that online slots were the primary source of gambling revenue in 2023, exceeding €100.5m, and experiencing a substantial 28.5% increase. Category A online slots revenue amounted to €97.1m, while Category B games brought in €3.4m. Additionally, online sports betting revenue increased by 1.2% to €35.3m, and internet table games revenue surged by 46.5% to €12.6m for the year.

On the other hand, land-based gambling saw a decline in revenue, particularly in the slots and retail sports betting sectors. Slots revenue dropped to €46.3m, and while Category B games experienced a decrease, Category A slot machines generated a revenue of €15.0m, marking a 4.9% increase. Land-based table games revenue, however, rose by 5.2% to €18.3m, yet retail sports betting revenue slipped 8.1% to €9.1m for the year.

The report from the Gaming Control Authority also included lottery figures, which showed a 17.6% increase in lottery gross gaming revenue, amounting to €66.3m. Despite a 7.4% decrease in ticket sales over the year, players won a total of €74.9m from lottery games, down 5.0% from the previous year. The total tax collected in 2023 amounted to €67.0m, with €43.7m coming from gambling operators and €23.3m from lottery organisers.

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