How much tax does the Italian government collect from gambling activities? Tax revenue from gambling in Italy rose significantly in 2022 over the previous year, following a sharp decline with the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Overall, gambling in Italy generated tax revenue of roughly 11.2 billion euros in 2022, nearly catching up with the figure from 2019.
The gambling market in Italy: amount wagered and total win
While the tax revenue stayed slightly below the figure reported in 2019, the total amount wagered in the Italian gambling market surpassed pre-pandemic levels, peaking at over 136 billion euros in 2022. Meanwhile, the total win amount in the gambling market in Italy also experienced a similar trend, reaching in 2022 its highest figure since 2015.
The gross gaming revenue
The gross gaming revenue (GGR) is the difference between the amount wagered and the amount won by the players. In 2022, the GGR of the gambling market in Italy exceeded 20 billion euros, recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.