Before we actually estimate the total revenue of online casinos, I would like to mention that no one can provide the real amount of money earned by casinos per month or per year. Besides, it depends on the casino reputation and popularity. Fair and customer-oriented online casinos probably make more money compared to the income of the small, less popular gambling sites.
Online casinos have expenses too
Like any other business, companies working in the online gambling industry have to buy services, pay ‘for rent’ and other fees. The highest expense of online casinos is game software providers. A well-reputed casino has at least three partnered softwares, each of them costs about $11,000 a month. In addition, they all take charges from the games when players use it. The monthly charge is about 15% per game.
Apart from the providers, online casinos need to pay for marketing and affiliate programs. It’s again estimated about $12,000 a month. Add to this other payments for hosting, security services, salary to the team and additional expenses. Totally it equals to approximately $25,000 – $30,000 a month.
Yearly revenue of online casinos
Let’s take an average revenue amount of the online gambling industry a year. It’s around $50 billion a year. Thus, about $4 billion each month. It would be simple just to divide the sum by the number of operating online casinos, which is about 4,000 online casinos on the whole Internet. We consider small and big popular casino sites.
Dividing it all, we get $1 million per casino. But as I’ve already mentioned, not every casino works at the fullest. So, there must be about 20% online casinos that make a real profit worth approximately a million dollars.
Presumably, an online casino makes $1,000,000 a month. This sum covers the fixed expenses of $30,000 and payout to players, let’s say it’s $150,000 a month. Saying again, I’m not sure which sums are correct. Anyway, online casinos result in about $800,000 a month, which is approximately $10 million a year.