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Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2015

Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2015 Global Online Gambling Sees Steady Growth and New Regulations

The latest publication by Hamburg-based business intelligence company yStats.com “Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2015”, reports that online gambling is steadily increasing globally, with governments moving to regulate the practice. Among the findings of the report are that mobile devices are increasingly being used to access gambling sites and that the growth of online gambling has led to consolidation in the companies offering gambling.

The global market for online gambling is forecasted to maintain one-digit growth rates over the next four years, expected to reach a medium-high, double-digit number in billion Euros revenue. One trend in online gambling is the use of mobile devices. Some gambling sites report increasing shares of their total revenues stemming from mobile and gambling search words, which are increasingly originating from phones and tablets. Another important factor is a wave of acquisition deals which has taken place in the past two years; for example, Canada-based Amaya Gaming Group acquiring the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The performance of the leading global companies in the online gambling and betting segment varied last year, with William Hill and Paddy Power showing growth rates in online net revenues of close to +20%, while Betfair showed only moderate growth and Bwin.Party registered a decline in total revenues.

Europe was the largest online gambling market in the world, owing to a large number of countries with established regulations regarding this sector. This number is set to increase, as countries like the Netherlands adopt new online gambling regulations, seeking additional tax revenues. Across the UK, France and Spain, betting, in particular sports betting, was the largest segment of the online gambling market in 2014, while in Italy it was outperformed by casino games. In Germany, the co-existence of separate gambling regimes in the state of Schleswig-Holstein and the rest of the country was upheld by the ECJ in 2014. In Russia, online gambling remained illegal, but a separate regime is being formed for online betting under a self-regulatory organization and the nature of online poker was debated.

In the Asia-Pacific region, some governments have gone to lengths to limit online gambling. In Singapore, all forms of remote gambling were forbidden under new regulations in 2015, and in China and South Korea, a number of organizers of illegal online gambling websites were arrested. In Australia, where the regime is more liberal, foreign companies are particularly attracted by the interactive betting sector.

In the USA, of the three states allowing online gambling, New Jersey generated by far the largest revenues in 2014. More states are expected to adopt rules concerning online gambling as revenues continue to grow, though at a somewhat more moderate level than was forecasted a year ago. In Latin America, in both Brazil and Mexico, new bills were put forward in the legislature to regulate online gambling, but the legislation has not yet been approved. Meanwhile, on the African continent, the government of South Africa, regional leader in land-based gambling revenues, announced in early 2015 that it had no plans to legalize online gambling despite calls to do so.


1. Management Summary
2. Global
Online Gambling and Betting Trends, 2015
Breakdown of the Total Gambling Revenues, by Segments, incl. Online, in % and in USD billion, 2014
Online Gambling Revenues, in USD billion, 2012, 2013 & 2017f
Online Gambling Revenues, in EUR billion, 2014 & 2018f
Breakdown of Global Online Gambling Revenues, by Onshore and Offshore, in EUR billion, by Global, Europe and Asia, 2009 – 2013
Breakdown of Global Online Gambling Revenues, by Sectors, in %, 2013
Share of Poker on Total Online Gambling Revenues, in % and in USD billion, 2014e
Overview of Top 10 Online Gambling Companies by Market Capitalization, incl. Segment, Country of Registration and Revenues, April 2015
Top 10 Gambling Websites, by Website Rank, April 2015
3. Europe
3.1. Regional
Overview of Online Gambling and Betting Market and Regulation, April 2015
3.2. UK
Overview of Online Gambling and Betting Market and Regulation, April 2015
Turnover and Gross Gambling Yield of Remote Gambling and Betting, by Betting, Betting Exchange, Bingo, Casino, Pool Betting, in GBP million, 2009/2010 - 2013/2014
Share of Individuals Participating in Online Gambling, by Gender and Age Group, by Any Type of Online Gambling and Online Gambling Except National Lottery Only, in %, 2012 – 2014
Participation in Online Gambling Activities, by Types, in % of Individuals Engaging in Online Gambling Activities, 2013 & 2014
3.3. France
Overview of Online Gambling and Betting Market and Regulation, April 2015
Online Betting Gross Revenue and Bet Value, by Sports Betting and Horse Betting, in EUR million, 2012 – 2014
Online Poker Gross Revenue, Cash Game Bet Value and Tournament Buy-In Value, in EUR million, 2010 – 2014
Online Gambling and Betting Active Accounts, by Online Sports Betting, Online Horse Race Betting, and Online Poker, in thousands, 2011 – 2014
3.4. Italy
Online Gambling and Betting Expenditure, by Segment, in EUR million, 2011 – 2013
Share of Mobile on Total Online Gambling Expenditure, in %, 2013
Number of Active Online Gambling and Betting Users, in thousands, 2012 & 2013
3.5. Spain
Total Amount Played in Online Gambling and Betting, by Segment, in EUR million, 2012 – 2014
Gross Gaming Revenues from Online Gambling and Betting, by Segment, in EUR millions, 2012 – 2014
Online Gambling and Betting Accounts, by Total Accounts and Active Accounts, in thousands, December 2012, December 2013 and December 2014
3.6. Denmark
Gross Gaming Revenue of Online Casino Games, in DKK million, 2012 – 2014
3.7. Germany
Overview of Online Gambling and Betting Market and Regulation, April 2015
3.8. Russia
Overview of Online Gambling and Betting Market and Regulation, April 2015
4. Asia-Pacific
4.1. Australia
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
4.2. India
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
4.3. Singapore
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
4.4. China
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
4.5. Japan
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
4.6. South Korea
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
5. North America
5.1. USA
Overview of Online Gambling and Betting Market and Regulation, April 2015
Online Gambling Revenues, in USD million, 2014, 2017f & 2020f
Online Gambling Revenues in New Jersey, by Segment, in USD million, January 2014 - March 2015
Interactive Poker Win in Nevada, in USD thousand, January 2014 - November 2014
Online Gambling Revenues in Delaware, by Segment, in USD thousand, January 2014 - March 2015
Rank of Online Gambling Companies in New Jersey, by Total Internet Gambling Win, in USD million, 2014
5.2. Canada
Government-Operated Online Gambling Revenues, by Lottery Tickets, Other and Total, by Province and Total, in CAD million, FY 2011/2012 & 2012/2013
6. Latin America
6.1. Argentina
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
6.2. Mexico
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
6.3. Brazil
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015
7. Africa
7.1. Regional
Overview of Online Gambling Market and Regulation, April 2015

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