Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Lithuania rose 15.2% year-on-year to €161.0m (£140.8m/$172.1m) in the nine months to September 30, reflecting the growth in the remote gambling sector.
Revenue was significantly higher than the $139.8 million reported in the same period last year. The Gaming Control Authority, which regulates gambling in Lithuania, recorded growth in both the online and land-based markets.
Remote gambling led the way with a GGR of €107.0 million, an increase of 24.4% compared to €86.0 million last year. The GGR for land-based gambling also increased slightly by 0.4% to €54.0 million in the reporting period.
Online slots revenue in Lithuania exceeds 72 million euros
Online slots generated the largest revenue in the nine-month period. Category A online slots GGR reached $69.5 million, up 33.7%, while Category B slots GGR rose 18.2% to €2.6 million.
Total GGR from online slots amounted to €72.1 million in the reporting period.
In other online revenue, sports betting revenue fell by 1.1% to €26.1 million, but table games GGR increased by 63.0% to €8.8 million.
The land-based market is growing… simply
In the land-based sector, Category B slots led the way with a GGR of €22.9 million. However, this was 3.0% less than the €23.6 million reported in 2022.
There was better news for category A slots: sales rose by 13.0% to €11.3 million.
Retail sports betting revenue fell 10.5% to €6.8m, while land-based table games GGR fell 3.2% to €12.9m.
Lithuanian lottery sales growth
The gaming control authority also reported separate figures for lotteries in the nine months.
Total revenue rose 15.5% to €46.3 million, although ticket sales fell 7.4% to €73.9 million. Player winnings also fell by 2.9% to €55.7 million.
The lottery numbers include operators offering larger lotteries to consumers in Lithuania.