The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has finalised its recent study on the number of gaming machines operating globally in 2019. The GTA estimates that the number of authorised gaming machines installed worldwide in 2019 was 7,431,125, up 0.39% from 2018.
Australia was estimated to have 192,800 machines installed in 2019, a reduction of 3,501 machines from the previous year. The estimate indicated that in 2019 Australia operated 2.59% of the world’s legally installed machines.
All jurisdictions across Australia, except for Western Australia, saw a decline in gaming machine numbers compared to the previous year.
Gaming machines can be found in various establishments internationally, from casinos to cruise boats, clubs and local bars, racing venues, amusement parlours, restaurants, petrol stations, and even in corner stores and cafes.
The World Count of Gaming Machines illustrates the evolving nature of the industry, both in Australia and internationally.
The study found that in 2019:
- Japan has the most gaming machines in the Asia Pacific (4,195,930)
- The United States has the most gaming machines in North America (900,704)
- Argentina has the most gaming machines in South America (97555)
- Italy has the most gaming machines in Europe (407,267)
- South Africa has the most gaming machines in Africa (37,815)
The GTA first commissioned the World Count of Gaming machines in 1999 in response to unfounded and exaggerated figures that were circulating at that time.
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