The global online gambling market has a current value

estimated at a medium double digit number in billions of Euros, with

growth expected between +7 and 10% annually in the next few years.

Trends in online gambling and betting.

Regulation of online gambling and betting in Germany and Russia lag some

of their neighbours. The

majority of Western European countries have some laws in place to

channel online gambling and betting. Total online gambling revenue in Italy

recently reached a high number in hundreds of millions of Euros, with

poker constituting the largest segment.

. The first

regulated online gambling website in Kenya was launched in 2013. In

Australia, which leads the world in terms of per person gambling, online

sports betting and gambling has been growing by over 30% annually, while

the growth of the total gambling market does not exceed 5%.

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The spread of online betting and gambling is forcing governments to act

to regulate. For example, a quarter of poker

players chose to bet on unregulated networks.

In the largest Latin American market, Brazil, gambling and betting is

forbidden except for horse racing.

The authors observe: while land-based lottery and casinos still dominate

the gambling scene, online real-money gambling and betting are growing

rapidly.

Europe has been a leader in adopting regulation regarding online

gambling, but as the activity spreads, new measures are being enacted.

Online gambling is only starting to emerge in Africa. As a result companies get a precise and unbiased impression of the

market situation.

The major trends in online gambling and betting globally are mobile and

social gambling.

The regulatory landscape on online gambling and betting is varied. Among the findings of the reports

researchers is that the online gambling and betting segment is

increasing, enhanced by the spread of smartphones and tablet computers. This ensures that the

content of the original studies is correctly interpreted.

- The analyses, statistical reports and forecasts are only based on

reliable sources including national and international statistical

offices, industry and trade associations, business reports, business and

company databases, journals, company registries and news portals.

Online gambling and betting is spreading in the Asia-Pacific region. In

South Africa, online gambling awaits legalization in 2014.

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Companies Mentioned

The leading online gambling and betting companies worldwide include

PokerStars, Bwin.Party, William Hill Online, each of which annually

generate online revenues of over EUR 0.5 billion.

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- Bwin.Party

Regional variations in legislation and acceptance of online gambling and

betting

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- William Hill Online

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and translate relevant information into English. However, offshore gambling websites

are popular among Brazilian gamblers, who spend several hundreds of EUR

million annually on offshore sports betting sites.

- PokerStars

Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2014 depicts the latest trends

and developments in the field. In the USA, online gambling is legal only in three states

and in many Asian countries gambling and betting is allowed only in

casino resorts.

- These market reports inform top managers about recent market trends

and assist with strategic company decisions

- The authors provide secondary market research: By using various

sources of information they ensure maximum objectivity for all obtained

data. Mobile gambling is expected to grow at double-digit

rates and to reach over 40% of the total online gambling market by 2018,

as the number of mobile gambling users increases by a hundred million.

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In France, online gambling and betting has been legal since 2010, but

many gamblers turn to illegal sites. Progress in online betting regulation in Germany is

expected in 2014, as several operators have applied for the first online

sports betting licenses.

In North America, online gambling was legalized in three US states by

early 2014, with online gambling revenues surging to millions in the

first months of legal operation.

Italy has one of the most advanced regulatory arrangements regarding

online gambling in Europe. In North America and major Asian

countries online real-money games are yet awaiting progress in

regulation

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