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EUROPE’S VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY PUBLISHES ANNUAL KEY FACTS REPORT: AUTHORITATIVE DATA AND ENGAGEMENTS FROM 2021

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ISFE and EGDF present this year’s Key Facts – a comprehensive picture of Europe’s video games sector, compiled with data provided by Ipsos, GSD and EGDF-ISFE members for the Video Games Industry Insights report.

ISFE Chair Olaf Coenen said: “Our revenue remains stable after the exceptional increase between 2019 and 2020, owing to video games’ role in helping millions of people stay connected during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Meanwhile, our player base has increased, with women and 45-65-year-olds driving this trend, demonstrating the growing popularity of video games as more people discover the power of play.”

EGDF President Hendrik Lesser said: “The video game sector includes micro studios to large multi-national corporations. In 2020, we employed more than 98,000 people in Europe. Together, we create games that more than 50% of Europeans enjoy. We make games to express ourselves as artists, for education, as businesses and to support wellbeing and health, and often to bring people together – but, most important of all, is that people enjoy them and have fun. Our players come from all ages, genders, creeds and colours. We can proudly say our industry is a great success story for Europe’s digital, cultural and creative economy.”

Key Facts 2021- highlights

 

Economy, demographics and behaviour

 

  • Revenue remained stable at €23.3bn
  • Digital revenue represents 81% of total revenue
  • Smartphones and tablets continue to be the leading devices for digital growth
  • 52% of the population between the ages of 6 and 64 plays video games
  • The number of players has increased: 124.8m players (vs 118.3m in 2020): the increase is noted on all platforms: mobile devices, consoles and PC
  • 76% of video game players are over 18 and the average age of a video game player in Europe is 31.3 years old
  • 48% of game players in Europe are women/girls (average age, 32)
  • 48% of video game players are girls (6-15 years old). Research has found that girls who play video games are 3 x more likely to pursue a STEM career than girls who don’t
  • On average, people in Europe spend
    • 9 hours / week playing video games
    • 14.2 hours / week on social media
    • 23.5 hours / week watching TV
  • The sector provided more than 98,219 jobs in Europe in 2020

Esports:

  • Global revenue exceeded €1 billion for the first time
  • The global esports audience stands at 489 million
  • Europe ranks 2nd, globally, in revenue per enthusiast
  • ISFE Esports published the Guide to Esports

Responsible gameplay:

  • ISFE launched #Seizethecontrols campaign to inform parents of the best-in-class tools and guidance available to them
  • Continued high awareness of PEGI: 73% of video game players and 67% of parents are aware of PEGI age labels
  • Parental supervision remains high with the vast majority of parents having agreements with their children on spending

The full Key Facts report is accessible here.

Any journalist interested in topics relevant to ISFE and EGDF is welcome to get in touch with us for information or individual briefings.

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Soft2Bet brand CampoBet announced a Redesigned Mobile App

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CampoBet, of the Soft2Bet powered renowned brands, is excited to unveil its revamped mobile application for both iOS and Android users. The new CampoBet SE app offers a native, user-friendly experience with a host of enhanced features and a sleek design that promises to elevate the online betting experience for Sweden players.

Key Advantages of the New CampoBet SE Mobile App:

  • Expanded Reach: The native app serves as an additional platform for CampoBet to engage with a broader audience.
  • Regulated Marketplace: With official reviews from the App Store and Google Play, users can trust the quality and security of the app.
  • Official App Status: The app’s official status ensures there are no bans, providing uninterrupted access to betting services.
  • Native Experience: Users will enjoy a more convenient and faster app performance tailored to their devices.
  • Aesthetic Design: The app features a Trophy Hall with animations and parallax, offering a visually stunning experience.
  • Integrated Tracking: An integrated system for PPC and affiliate traffic allows for efficient ad purchasing from various sources.
  • Optimized Advertising: The app includes a new set of events in the traffic procurement system to fine-tune advertising campaigns.
  • Continuous Support: CampoBet is committed to ongoing support and development of the app to ensure the best user experience.
  • Segmented Notifications: Push notifications are tailored and sent directly to the player’s phone, keeping them informed and engaged.

In a statement, CampoBet representative Yoel Zuckerberg, Chief Product Officer, said, “The CampoBet SE app is a game-changer in the mobile betting landscape. We’ve listened to our users and have delivered an app that not only looks great but also provides the functionality and speed that today’s bettors demand. Our commitment to continuous improvement and user satisfaction is at the core of this redesign.”

The CampoBet SE app is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play. Users can look forward to a seamless betting experience with the reliability and innovation that CampoBet is known for.

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PAGCOR LAUNCHES BAWAT BUHAY MAHALAGA SERBISYO CARAVAN

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Christmas came early for some 3,000 locals here during the launch of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s Bawat Buhay Mahalaga Serbisyo Caravan today.

The two-day event at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium is inspired by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s pledge to bring government services closer to local communities, according to PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco.

“Today, Christmas comes early to the people and the province of Bulacan because we will be giving away gifts that will last beyond Christmas – life-changing gifts because they will serve as a new beginning for our people,” he said during the launch.

“Ito ang kauna-unahang caravan na ating inilunsad sa ilalim ng ating pamamahala,” he told the packed crowd at the capitol gymnasium.

PAGCOR has allocated Php50 million for the caravan launch alone. It covers educational grants for 2,000 students, 45 sari-sari store livelihood packages, more than 4,000 bicycle units and Php5 million worth of hospital equipment for the Bulacan Medical Center.

 

 

There were also wheelchairs, medicines, food packs as well as reading glasses and canes for senior citizens on top of medical and dental consultations during the two-day event.

Mr. Tengco said the educational grant for 2,000 students will cover both college and technical-vocational students who will each receive Php10,000 every year.

“Isanlibo po sa mga iskolar na ito ay manggagaling sa vocational schools bilang pagpapakita ng ating suporta at pagkilala sa kahalagahan ng vocational and technical education sa pangkalahatang pag-unlad ng ating mga industriya,” he said.

The state gaming agency partnered with the Bulacan Provincial Government, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command, National University College of Dentistry, University of the Philippines (UP) Manila Chancellor’s Office and UP Manila Ugnayan ng Pahinungod for the initial caravan.

 

 

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, who also graced the event, expressed his gratitude to PAGCOR for choosing the province as the first recipient of the state gaming agency’s service caravan.

“Taos-puso kaming nagpapasalamat sa PAGCOR at kay Chairman Alejandro H. Tengco sa mga handog sa aming lalawigan kabilang na ang mga livelihood packages, scholarship grants, wheelchairs at iba pa.”

After Bulacan, the caravan will go around the country to continue providing essential services, medical assistance and livelihood packages on a quarterly basis as one of PAGCOR’s major corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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INAUGURAL WORLD SERIES OF POKER® PARADISE IS UNDERWAY AT ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND

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Cards are in the air, and the first edition of WSOP Paradise is officially off and running at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, marking an exciting new chapter for the richest, most prestigious and longest-running poker series. Festivities officially got underway on Sunday, Dec. 3, with GGPoker Global Ambassador Daniel Negreanu delivering the ceremonial Shuffle Up & Deal for the series kicking off Event #1: Mystery Millions.

With 3,446 entrants and its $5 million guarantee easily met, the Mystery Millions event set the record for the largest live poker event ever hosted in the Bahamas and featured Jeremy Lavi Dan taking home the prized $500,000 bounty.

WSOP Paradise has brought the biggest names in poker to the felt in the Caribbean, including poker legends Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Jamie Gold, in addition to the last three WSOP Main Event World Champions Daniel Weinman, Espen Jørstad, and Koray Aldemir. Familiar faces from the sports world are also in attendance, like 2023 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Parker, two-time WNBA Champion and Las Vegas Aces’ Head Coach Becky Hammon, Manchester City legend Sergio Agüero, FS1’s Nick Wright, and many more.

Highlights from the action so far include Tony Parker notching his first finish in the money at a WSOP event in Event #4: Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em and another guarantee being met of $10 million for Event #3 GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship.

“Poker in paradise is rolling along and WSOP Paradise at Atlantis Paradise Island is already setting records and smashing guarantees,” said World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart. “The WSOP can celebrate another ‘first’ with the record for the largest live poker event ever put together in the Bahamas. With more action set to unfold in paradise and some of the biggest names from the poker world in attendance, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the first WSOP Paradise Main Event at Atlantis.”

The action continues this week with Event #5: High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha $25k, which kicks off on Dec. 7 featuring big-name players and a $2 million guarantee. Wall-to-wall coverage of the first WSOP No-Limit Hold’em World Championship in Paradise, better known as the “Main Event,” starts Dec. 9, featuring a massive $15 million guarantee and the highly-coveted WSOP Paradise Main Event bracelet.

The full 2023 WSOP Paradise schedule can be found on their website. Livestreamed coverage for marquee events and the Main Event will be featured on GGPoker’s YouTube channel, and three post-produced TV episodes will air on CBS Sports Network with commentary from legendary poker analysts Lon McEachern and Norman Chad.Twitter

Players should follow @WSOP on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram or check WSOP .com for event news and updates.

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