his review includes the money spent in lottery, on top of the horse race-track bets, bingo halls, table games, type-A slots and sportsbooks venues.
Just in tickets and lottery chances in the first 10 months of 2012, us$ 458 million were bet, equivalent to us$ 1,5 million, 2,4% more than the same period in 2011. The number supposes that in 15 days, the Charitable National Lottery collected the entire budget of 2012 of the National Institute of Culture (Inac).
The greatest growth, however, in the betting sector, was registered in casinos. In fact, people bet in type-A slot machines, us$ 1,359 million, a 42% more money than in the same period of 2011. The number is superior to the one brought to the state (us$ 1.032 million) by the Authority of the Panama Canal in 2012.
Besides, table game bets in this period were of us$ 269,7 millions, a 13% more than in 2011. On the other hand, the report indicates that President Remón Horse Race-track had U$S 38.2 million in bets, a 1.1 increment%.
Meanwhile, in sportsbooks venues, in 10 months registered us$ 28,5 million in betss, a 2.3% more than the previous year. National bingo halls also had a modest growth of 0.5%, with bets for us$ 3,4 million.