Colombia gaming sales fall month-on-month in January

Colombian gaming sales hit COP$4.48tn (£856.7m/€1.02bn/$1.15bn) in January, a fall of 7.4% month-on-month, according to regulator Coljuegos.


This was a significant rise, however, compared to the slightly more than the COP$2.50tn worth of sales recorded in January 2021.

Land-based gaming made up COP$2.71tn of the total, up 70.3% year-on-year, while online gaming accounted for the remaining COP$1.70tn – a rise of 82.5%

Breaking down this online figure further, internet sports betting generated the most sales in January, totaling COP$869.93bn. Online slots brought in COP$339.27bn, while live casino made COP$247.67bn. The remaining COP$247.19bn came from a number of different online games, including roulette, poker and blackjack.

SuperAstro, a draw-based lottery game, recorded sales of COP$50.41bn.

In total the Colombian government received COP$60.01bn in taxes from the gaming industry, compared to slightly more than COP$50bn in January 2021.