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Economics of Gambling in Luxembourg

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Prior to 1977 the only form of gambling that was permitted in Luxembourg was a lottery. In 1977, casino gaming was legalised and today Luxembourg has one casino, Casino 2000, located at Mondorf Les Bains.

GAMING SECTOR ANALYSIS

Lotteries

The Loterie Nationale of Luxembourg was founded in 1945. The lottery commenced by offering a traditional monthly draw. In 1985 the Loterie Nationale introduced instant tickets, for sale. By 1997 the sales of instant tickets had surpassed those of the draw game, Zubito.

Lotterie Nationale Sales (1946 to 2003)

Luxembourg

Source: Adapted from GBGC Report

During 2003 the Loterie Nationale’s sales were €48.7m. The lottery offers instants and Zubito, with the majority of sales on instant tickets. In 2005, estimated sales of Lotterie Nationale was €68 million. The company employes 30 people and has approximately 500 sales outlets.

Casino Gaming

Luxembourg has one casino, Casino 2000, located at Mondorf Les Bains, which is the only thermal spa in Luxembourg. The property is aimed at the tourist market. Casino 2000 offers a gaming room with 218 super jackpot draw poker, slot and bingo machines, as well as six table games. (Source: GBGC Report)

Machine Gambling Outside Casinos

No information was found or contributed by stakeholders approached as part of this research endeavor that allowed meaningful discussion of this sector.

Betting

No information was found or contributed by stakeholders approached as part of this research endeavor that allowed meaningful discussion of this sector.

Bingo

No information was found or contributed by stakeholders approached as part of this research endeavor that allowed meaningful discussion of this sector.

Media Gambling Services

Luxemburg’s television industry is reputed to be of great importance. This might lead one to believe that the relevant operators derive considerable revenue from the provision of media gambling services. However, no relevant information was found or contributed by stakeholders approached as part of this research endeavour and it is therefore not possible to undertake any meaningful discussion of this sector.

Sales Promotional Gambling

No information was found or contributed by stakeholders approached as part of this research endeavor that allowed meaningful discussion of this sector.

Charity Gambling

No information was found or contributed by stakeholders approached as part of this research endeavor that allowed meaningful discussion of this sector.

NATIONAL SUMMARY

  • Year > Total (€ million) > Lottery (€ million) > Casino (€ million) > Gaming Machines (€ million) > Betting (€ million) > Bingo (€ million)
  • 2001 > 55.42 > 14.19 > 41.24 > n/a > n/a > n/a
  • 2002 > 73.43 > 13.43 > 60.00 > n/a > n/a > n/a
  • 2003 > 96.58 > 18.68 > 77.91 > n/a > n/a > n/a

Source: GBGC Report (shaded entries)

  • Year > GDP (€ million) > Propensity to gamble (%) > Spending per person (EURO)
  • 2002 > 22,805 > 0.32% > 215.44

Source: Centre for the Study of gambling, Salford, own analysis

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