According to the report, the global online gambling & betting market accounted for USD 45.8 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 94.4 billion globally by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 10.9% between 2018 and 2024.
Online gambling & betting is a form of gambling that is played by means of computer, mobile, laptop, and tablet through the internet. Online gambling and betting games can be accessed at any time & place. The games include poker, blackjack, roulette, bingo, sports, & race betting.
Browse through 41 Tables & 24 Figures spread over 118 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Online Gambling & Betting Market by Game Form (Poker, Casino, Sports Betting, Bingo, Lottery, Horse Racing Betting, and Others) and by Component (Hardware, Software, and Service): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 – 2024”.
The report analyzes and forecast online gambling & betting market on a global and regional level. The study offers past data from 2015 to 2017 along with forecast from 2018 to 2024 based on revenue (USD Billion). Assessment of online gambling & betting market dynamics gives a brief thought about the drivers and restraints for the online gambling & betting market along with the impact they have on the demand over the years to come. Additionally, the report also includes the study of opportunities available in the online gambling & betting market on a global level.
The report gives a transparent view of the online gambling & betting market. We have included a detailed competitive scenario and portfolio of leading vendors operative in online gambling & betting market. To understand the competitive landscape in the online gambling & betting market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the online gambling & betting market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein game form, component, and regional segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The online gambling and betting market is expected to propel owing to its legalization in the U.S., the UK, France, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Malta, and the other European nations. Further, proposals are being raised in parliaments of the Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Asia Pacific countries to legalize online gambling. Increase in the number of internet users is driving the online gambling & betting market. In 2016, about 46% of the global population had access to the internet as compared to 43.5% in 2015. The number is anticipated to rise due to digitalization in the Asia Pacific region. Thus, the growth of the online gambling & betting market is evident in the near future.
The rise of cryptocurrencies in the past few years is projected to fuel the growth of online gambling & betting market. Cryptocurrencies have started to gain popularity due to benefits over other traditional funding methods. Gambling with cryptocurrencies does not require legalization as real money is not used. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency used for payments by various online gambling platforms. At the beginning of 2017, the total value of cryptocurrencies was about USD 17.7 billion and is projected to rise over the next 5 years. Thus, the usage of cryptocurrencies in online gambling is anticipated to rise during the estimated timeframe.
Adoption of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets in online gambling is projected to drive the online gambling & betting market. VR headsets provide a better experience for gambling and it is observed that online gambling sites are opting for this technology. As of now, there are games available in VR such as blackjack and roulette. The global AR/VR shipments in the second quarter of 2017 witnessed a growth of about 25% as that of the same period in 2016. Thus, usage of VR in online gambling is anticipated to propel the online gambling and betting market over the forecast period.
The global online gambling & betting market is divided as per component into hardware, software, and service. Software segment is anticipated to dominate the online gambling & betting market during the projected timeframe. This share is due to the availability of various online payment options. Further, the online gambling & betting market is divided on the basis of game form into poker, casino, sports betting, bingo, lottery, horse race betting, and others. Poker segment is expected to hold a notable share during the forecast period.
Europe is anticipated to hold a considerable share in the global online gambling & betting market. The share is attributed to the legalization of online gambling and betting in various European countries. The UK was one of the first nations to legalize online gambling. In 2015, online gambling accounted for almost 33% of the overall gambling in the UK. The number is anticipated to rise owing to the increasing revenue of online gambling sites in the country. In 2017, the overall revenue generated by these sites was almost 10% more than that of 2016 in the UK. Further, legalization of online gambling in Italy, France, Spain, and Malta with proposals being made for the same in the Netherlands, Germany, and other European nations is expected to fuel online gambling & betting market in the region. Thus, European online gambling & betting market is anticipated to propel in the estimated timeframe.
Asia Pacific is expected to notice a substantial growth in global online gambling & betting market over the estimated timeframe. Online gambling in China is permitted in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club offers online betting for sports, racing, and lottery. Currently, about 34% of the overall betting in Australia was through the internet as compared to 15.7% in 2012. The growth is due to the increase in betting by smartphones. As of now, about 22% of Australian bettors use smartphones for betting as compared to a mere 5.5% in 2012. Thus, it is anticipated that Asia Pacific will witness significant growth in the online gambling & betting market.
Latin America will contribute substantially to the growth of global online gambling & betting market over the forecast timeframe. There is no central law in Argentina to govern gambling. Gambling is regulated by individual provinces. The African region is expected to have a significant share in the online gambling & betting market. Online sports betting in South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana will contribute to the payment systems developed by the local firms.
Key players in the online gambling & betting market are report Bet365 Group Ltd., Betfred Ltd., 888 Holdings plc, Paddy Power Betfair Plc, GVC Holdings Plc, Fortuna Entertainment Group, The Stars Group, The Betway Group, William Hill Plc, Kindred Group, Rank Group, Playtech, William Hill Plc, Hong Kong Jockey Club, and mybet Holding, among others.
The report segments the global online gambling & betting market as follows:
Global Online Gambling & Betting Market: Game Form Segment Analysis
- Sports Betting
- Horse Race Betting
Global Online Gambling & Betting Market: Component Segment Analysis
Global Online Gambling & Betting Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- The U.S.
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
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