Australia Casino increase uncovered after Australian Gambling Statistics released a 33rd edition report on Tuesday 28th November 2017, it was confirmed that the Australian sports betting increased their annual revenue by 13%. The report was conducted for the financial year of 2015 – 2016.
The Australian sports betting industry collected a total of AU$920m in the financial year from 2015 to 2016. Moreover, Australian casinos, gaming machines, keno and lottery, among other games, gathered a total amount of AU$18b in the same financial year. The Australian gambling statistics found that Australian casino revenues persisted on a low level for the financial year of 2015 – 2016. The Australian casinos merely experienced a growth of AU$5.1b, which is a 0.4% increase.
After an increase in the number of terminals of pokies machines, the states of New South Wales and Queensland showed a hike of 4.2% which is a total increase of AU$12b for casinos.
Despite the results shown by the Australian Gambling statistics report, pokies games remained one of the most popular gaming activities in the gambling market, with more than 196 thousand pokies machines spread all across Australia, particularly in New South Wales and Queensland.
The data analysis took place before employees of the Crown Resort gaming and entertainment group was arrested in China. The employees were arrested for allegedly promoting illegal gambling. The scandal impacted VIP revenue in Australian casinos greatly for the second semester of 2016.
The Australian gambling statistics are comprehensive sets of gambling statistics. The statistics cover the wide range of legalised gambling Australia. It first came into play in 1984 and is compiled every year by the Queensland Government Statistician’s office along with the Australian Capital Territory Government.
The 33rd annual report includes financial data up to 2016. It incorporates information from all legal gambling activities in Australia.