EURO 2012 GOOD FOR FORTUNA
Especially strong results in Poland
Fortuna Entertainment Group reported solid overall results on its business during the Euro 2012 football championship held between June 8 and July 1 in Poland and Ukraine.
According to FEG, it registered 9 000 new online customers which broken down into its three markets comprise; Poland – 1 700 (up 18 percent), the Czech Republic – 4 300 and Slovakia – 3 000.
Poland especially delivered heartening results for the firm with an additional 3 800 newly registered clients in its Polish betting outlets.
Polish customers, for the first time in Fortuna's history, bet more on a major sporting event than their Slovak counterparts, reflected perhaps by the Slovak national team failing to qualify for the tournament.
Amounts staked reached almost Euro 17 million, of which:
– Euro 4.7 million or 28 percent was accepted in Poland
– Euro 8.4 million or 49 percent in the Czech Republic
– Euro 3.9 million or 23 percent was taken in Slovakia.
An increase of 25 percent in the volume of overall Amounts Staked were recorded compared to the last football EURO in 2008.
The Czech Republic yielded the biggest portion of online bets with 42 percent of EURO 2012 bets derived through the internet, followed by Slovakia with 38 percent and Poland 14.2 percent. The Polish market stands out considering the online platform has only been available in that market for a short five months.
Fortuna said the company paid-out record winnings that amounted to almost Euro 14 Million, representing an increase of more than 30 percent over EURO 2008.
The total Groups Gross Win from EURO 2012 was in the region of Euro 3.3 million with a Gross Win margin of approximately 20 percent.