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Global Gaming Markets, 2013-2018 & 2019-2023 – Increasing Number of Mergers and Acquisitions

George Miller



Global Gaming Markets, 2013-2018 & 2019-2023 - Increasing Number of Mergers and Acquisitions
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The “Global Gaming Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2019-2023)” report has been added to’s offering.


Global Gaming Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2019-2023) provides an in-depth analysis of the global gaming market by value, segments and growth. The report also consist of analysis of gaming market by value and segments in regions such as Americas and Europe.

Under competitive landscape, different players in the gaming market have been compared on the basis of revenue generated and market capitalization.

The gaming industry is a term interchangeably used for gambling industry. The term gaming is more preferred by companies operating within the gambling market. As for them it sounds sort of more legal to be known as a gaming company instead of a gambling company. Gambling is defined as any game or activity in the which a particular player risk his/ her money in the expectation of winning more money.

The global gaming market can be segmented on the basis of Product Type type and Platform Type type. The market can be bifurcated into casinos, lotteries, gaming machines, betting and bingo on the basis of Platform Type type. On the basis of Platform Type the market can be sub segmented into land based and online categories.

The global gaming market is forecasted to showcase positive growth through the forecast period (2019-2023). The market growth is estimated to supported by various growth drivers such as increasing spending capability, legalization of gambling in countries such as US, rising penetration of smart devices, hike in internet penetration, and overall increase in global population especially within those lying in between the ages of 20-64 years.

The market is also confronted by some challenges such as the negative perceptions surrounding the gaming/ gambling market and lack of internet connectivity in developing countries. Emergence of bitcoins, growing number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), use of augmented reality to enhance gaming experience and cloud gaming are some of the major trends existing in the market.

The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global gaming market has also been forecasted for the period 2019-2023, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends.

International Games Technology Plc., Paddy Power Betfair Plc, Scientific Games Corporation and The Stars Group are some of the key players operating in the global gaming market whose company profiling has been done in the report. In this segment of the report, business overview, financial overview and the business strategies of the companies are provided

Company Coverage

  • International Games Technology Plc.
  • Paddy Power Betfair Plc
  • Scientific Games Corporation
  • The Stars Group

Regional Coverage

  • America
  • Europe

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction
2.1 Gaming Industry: An Overview
2.2 Regulations on Gambling: An Overview
2.3 Gaming Market Segments
2.3.1 On the Basis of Product Type Type
2.3.2 On the Basis of Platform Type Type

3. Global Market Sizing
3.1 Global Gaming Market: An Analysis
3.1.1 Global Gaming Market by Value
3.1.2 Global Gaming Market by Region
3.2 Global Gaming Market: Product Type Analysis
3.2.1 Global Gaming Market by Product Type
3.2.2 Global Casino Gaming Market by Value
3.2.3 Global Lotteries Gaming Market by Value
3.2.4 Global Gaming Machine Market by Value
3.2.5 Global Betting Market by Value
3.2.6 Global Bingo/ Other Gaming Market by Value
3.3 Global Gaming Market: Platform Type Analysis
3.3.1 Global Gaming Market by Platform Type
3.3.2 Global Land based Gaming Market by Value
3.3.3 Global Computer Gaming Market by Value
3.3.4 Global Mobile Gaming Market by Value

4. Regional Analysis
4.1 America Gaming Market: An Analysis
4.2 America Gaming Market: Product Type Analysis
4.3 America Gaming Market: Platform Type Analysis
4.4 Europe Gaming Market: An Analysis
4.5 Italy Gaming Market: An Analysis
4.6 Italy Gaming Market: Product Type Analysis
4.7 Italy Gaming Market: Platform Type Analysis

5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Improving Spending Capability Globally
5.1.2 Legalization of Gambling
5.1.3 Budding Internet Penetration
5.1.4 Hiking Penetration of Smart Devices
5.1.5 Growing Global Population
5.2 Challenges
5.2.1 Lack of Internet Connectivity in Developing Countries
5.2.2 Negative Perceptions on Gaming
5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Potential of Augment Reality (AR) Technology in Online Gambling
5.3.2 Emergence of Bitcoin Gambling
5.3.3 Increasing Number of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
5.3.4 Cloud Gaming

6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Global Gambling Market Players by Financial Comparison

7. Company Profiles
7.1 International Game Technology Plc. (IGT)
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
7.1.3 Business Strategy
7.2 Paddy Power Betfair Plc.
7.3 Scientific Games Corporation
7.4 The Stars Group

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George Miller



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Written by Antonio Arrotino, AML Manager and MLRO of SKS365, and Prof. Ranieri Razzante, President of the Ass. Italian Anti-Money Laundering Officers, the book photographs the current legal system and measures to prevent and combat organized crime incursions in offline and online markets


Il GAMING – Prevenzione e contrasto alle infiltrazioni mafiose (GAMING – Prevention and fight against mafia infiltrations) is the title of the guide written by Antonio Arrotino, lawyer, AML Manager and MLRO of SKS365, together with Professor Ranieri Razzante, President of the Italian Anti-Money Laundering Association, professor of Anti-Money Laundering Legislation at the University of Bologna and vice-president of the supervisory body of SKS365. With a further contribution that always comes from SKS365, or that of Luca Grisci, Director of Retail.

A guide for operators and all professionals who make up the gaming industry in Italy, to gather in a single volume what concerns the subjects involved, the current legislation, the types of risk and the measures to be taken to prevent potential inferences by crime within such a delicate and changing system and, therefore, particularly exposed to illicit interests.

The purpose of money laundering deriving from criminal activity, as is known, is to reintroduce into the legal economic circuit those resources which have been drained from it through criminal activities, and which return to it in different forms and features, to allow reinvestment in lawful activities – is written in the Preface signed by Roberto Fanelli, head of the Central Legal and Litigation Department of ADM, italian gaming authority – The volume of Razzante, a well-known expert on this subject, and Arrotino, expert and operator in the sector, systematically deals with these issues, providing a complete picture and flanking the necessary legal framework profiles with those who preside over concrete operations.

The objective that Arrotino and Razzante aim in making the guide stems from two considerations: the size of the damage that the crime of money laundering entails for the Italian economic system – almost 120 billion a year – and the evidence that infiltrations criminals in the gaming chain occur to the detriment of the concessionaires themselves and almost never, however, with their complicity. Nonetheless, the false myth has been created that associates the game with the crime on several levels (political, journalistic and social). This has led to see the gaming sector as an enemy rather than as an ally of Authorities and Institutions.

The gaming sector, like other sectors that generate high money movements, is of very high interest in crime. Only in Italy the illegal game is worth a fifth of the legal collection – commented Antonio ArrotinoHowever, more and more in recent years, a fundamental contribution in the fight against crime has come precisely from the operators of the sector, primarily from the concessionaires themselves, who are become authentic sentinels of illegal or potentially such behavior, as evidenced by the significant increase in reports of suspicious transactions, to the police. This is a twofold commitment: on one hand the State Authority, on the other the operators and dealers, in a relationship based on trust, involvement and above all awareness of the tools to defend the clean system.

We wish that this book will help to dismantle some prejudices, in the Authorities and Institutions, according to which the gaming sector is dominated by crime where, on the contrary, crime would find easy way in a market that is not sufficiently manned – added Prof Ranieri RazzanteFor a long time I’ve been supporting the need to issue a Single Text on the Game, which collect all regulatory sources, now dispersed in a thousand streams, and which allows operators and the police themself to follow their technical and legal evolution.

This book reconstructs the entire ecosystem around the game in Italy, institutional actors, entrepreneurial subjects, typology of existing products and services, deepening the business circuits to identify the potential vulnerabilities of the industry, i.e. the areas in shadow where the concrete risk of criminal infiltration lurks. To conclude with a detailed regulatory overview of the obligations of dealers and operators, together with reporting methods and authorities in charge of surveillance and intervention.


The volume is published by Pacini Giuridica, specialized in the publication of manuals in the artistic-cultural field and in-depth scientific, academic and regulatory study.

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Abelson Signs Deal with Low6

Niji Narayan



Abelson Signs Deal with Low6
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Sports data provider Abelson Info has signed an agreement to provide darts data to pool betting operator Low6 for two new apps.

The agreement has allowed Low6 to expand its range of games to cover its latest sport addition, complementing its Low 6 Picks football and horse contests.

Low6 recently became the official pool betting Partner of the Professional Darts Corporation.

“We are delighted to add Low6 to our extensive list of partners. With a dearth of sport due to the pandemic we have seen a surge in demand for our darts products,” Reuben Thomas, head of sales at Abelson, said.

“The play at home style darts tournaments have proved hugely popular and our coverage was up four times from the same month last year. It’s one sport that certainly has the capability to transition online and there’s no doubt that the darts audience are hungry for action,” Reuben Thomas added.

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OPAP Appoints Jan Karas as its Acting CEO

Niji Narayan



OPAP Appoints Jan Karas as its Acting CEO
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The OPAP Board of Directors has announced that as of June 1 and until a new CEO is appointed, Chief Commercial Officer, Jan Karas will assume responsibilities of Acting CEO, with the exception of the Human Resources duties, which will be exercised by Deputy CEO, Odysseas Christoforou.

Kamil Ziegler, Executive Chairman of the OPAP Board of Directors, will continue with executive responsibilities assigned to him. Jan Karas and Odysseas Christoforou will directly report to him.

“After four years as OPAP’s Chief Executive Officer and Board Director, Damian is leaving OPAP. Personally, and on behalf of OPAP’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank him for his significant contribution to OPAP’s progress and results and wish him all the best for the future,” Kamil Ziegler, Executive Chairman of OPAP, said.

“Jan Karas is assuming responsibilities of the CEO and I am looking forward to working with him. Moreover, Deputy CEO, Odysseas Christoforou takes on additional responsibilities and will be reporting directly to me. I am convinced that we will achieve our strategic goals and address the challenges arising after the COVID-19 pandemic, leveraging the opportunities to deliver value to our shareholders and stakeholders,” Kamil Ziegler added.

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