Entain plc
("Entain" or the “Group”)

Record quarter for both online NGR and active customers,
with actives up 14% FY22 EBITDA nowexpected to be in the range of
£985m - £995m, up c.12% year on year and ahed of expectations

Entain plc (LSE: ENT), the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, today reports trading for the period from 1 October to 31 December 2022 (“Q4”), as well as for the financial year to 31 December 2022 (“FY22”).

Financial Highlights

  • Strong performance in Q4 with Group net gaming revenue (“NGR”) up 11% (+7% cc1)
    • Record Q4 Online NGR, up 12% (+8% cc1) year on year, reflects a successful men’s World Cup, partly offset by weather disruptions to sporting fixtures
    • Continued growth in active customers in Q4, also at record levels, up 14% versus the prior year
    • Q4 Retail NGR up 10%2 (+9% cc1,2) with UK volumes driven by strong growth in gaming and betting terminals
  • FY22 Group NGR up 12% (+10% cc1)
    • Including the 50% share of BetMGM joint venture in the US, FY22 Group NGR was up 15% cc1
    • FY22 Online NGR down 1% (-2% cc1), reflecting strong Covid comparators and the absorption of regulatory changes, particularly in the UK and Germany
    • Strong progress on the strategic broadening of customer appeal with the number of active customers up 7% year on year
    • FY22 Retail NGR up 66%2 (+66% cc1,2), with volumes ahead of pre-Covid levels, market share gains and a broadening customer base
  • FY22 Group EBITDA expected to be in the range of £985m – £995m, ahead of previous expectations3 and representing growth of c.12% versus the prior year
    • SuperSport acquisition in Croatia, completed on 23 November 2022, contributed £8m to FY22 EBITDA
  • BetMGM, the Group's joint venture in the US, continues to perform strongly.  As reported on 26 January 2023 (Link):
    • FY22 NGR of $1.44bn up 71% year on year, ahead of expectations4
      • 51% growth in online NGR, on same state basis
    • 19%5,6 share in sports-betting and iGaming in the markets where BetMGM operates
    • iGaming market leadership position maintained with 30%5,6 market share
    • On target to be EBITDA positive in H2 2023
    • Long term objectives of 20-25% market share and 30-35% EBITDA margin, remain unchanged

Operational highlights

  • Completed SuperSport acquisition in Croatia, driving further growth and geographic diversity through the recently established Entain CEE
  • Completion of BetCity acquisition in January 2023 secures access to the attractive and fast-growing Netherlands market
  • BetMGM’s ongoing success, including recent launches in Maryland, Ohio and Massachusetts, product and functionality developments as well as sportsbook app redesign, continue to be underpinned by the Entain Platform’s unique operational excellence
  • Launch of UNIKRN in esports betting and skill-based wagering; soft launches in Brazil and Canada with further launches planned for 2023
  • Continued progress on ESG initiatives under our Sustainability Charter
    • Accelerated exit of unregulated markets as announced on 18 January 2023 (Link); Entain is the only global operator with 100% of revenues from domestically regulated or regulating markets
    • ARCTM (“Advanced Responsibility & Care”) programme extended to 22 international markets, and achieved milestone of one million proactive interactions
    • Initiative launched in collaboration with McLaren Racing to support women in tech-based careers

Jette Nygaard-Andersen, Entain’s CEO, commented:

“2022 has been another year of strong financial, operational and strategic progress for Entain. We have continued to grow our revenues in a sustainable and diversified way by expanding our global footprint, broadening our customer appeal, entering new areas of entertainment, and providing a safe environment for our customers. All of this has led to a record number of active customers in Q4, as well as a full year EBITDA performance ahead of our previous expectations

We have started 2023 with good momentum across the business and remain confident in our ability to continue delivering on our growth and sustainability strategy in the year ahead.”

Q4: 1 October to 31 December 2022
Total NGRTotal NGR cc13yr CAGR Total NGR cc1Sport WagersSport Wagers cc1Sports Margin
Total Online12%8%12%
Total Group11%7%7%

Full Year: 1 January to 31 December 2022
Total NGRTotal NGR cc13yr CAGR Total NGR cc1Sport WagersSport Wagers cc1Sports Margin
Total Online(1%)(2%)12%
Total Group12%10%6%


  • Growth on a constant currency basis calculated by translating 2022 and 2021 performances at 2022 exchange rates
  • Retail operates in UK, Italy, Belgium, Republic of Ireland and Croatia. During Q4 2022, there were an average of 4,332 shops/outlets in the estate including Croatia, compared to an average of 4,425 during Q4 2021. Retail performance numbers are quoted on a LFL basis and therefore exclude the post-acquisition performance of shops in Croatia.
  • Guidance as reiterated at Q3 trading update on 13 October 2022 of FY22 EBITDA of £925m-£975m
  • BetMGM guidance on FY22 NGR of over $1.3bn, as stated at Business Update on 19 January 2022
  • BetMGM revenues comprise of sports betting (Online and Retail) and iGaming revenues
  • Three month period to October 2022, in markets in which BetMGM operates


Investor Relations - Entain plc
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Q4 Cibferebce Cakk & Webcast

An analyst call will be held today, Wednesday 1st February 2023 9:00am (GMT).

Participants may join via webcast or by conference call dial in, approximately 10 minutes before the start of the call.

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Upcoming dates:
Full Year Results:                                 9 March 2023
Q1 Trading Update:                              19 April 2023
Interim Results:                                10 August 2023

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About Entain plc
Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports brands include BetCity, bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Sportingbet, Sports Interaction and SuperSport; Gaming brands include Foxy Bingo, Gala, GiocoDigitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, Partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.

The Group has a 50/50 joint venture, BetMGM, a leader in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology and capabilities which power BetMGM as well as exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK, operating in over 40 regulated or regulating territories. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects. For more information see the Group’s website: www.entaingroup.com

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