Slots recovery helps Czech gaming revenue grow 16.0% in 2019 iGaming Business · July 9, 2020 at 7:13 pm An improved performance from online and land-based slots, coupled with growth in lottery and betting revenue, saw the Czech Republic’s regulated gambling market grow 16.0% year-on-year in 2019. Total revenue climbed to CZK36.27bn (£1.22bn/€1.36bn/$1.53bn) according to the latest figures from the Czech Ministry of Finance, while amounts wagered jumped 56.1% to CZK389.19bn for the year, winning back CZK352.93bn. The year’s standout performer was the slot vertical, which recovered strongly after a difficult 2018 in which bonus restrictions and customer verification requirements led to a decline in revenue. Total revenue across all channels was up 20.9% at CZK17.95bn for the year. This was largely due to a strong land-based performance, with customers staking CZK196.45bn, winning CZK181.34bn for revenue of CZK15.11bn, up 17.1%. Online slots brought in a further CZK2.83bn, up 47.4%.