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Here’s a Look at the Top Trends Shaping the Online Gambling Market

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The global online gambling market size is projected to reach USD 158.20 billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 11.4% during the forecast period. This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a new report, titled, “Online Gambling Market, 2021-2028.”  As per the report, the market was USD 66.72 billion in 2020.

List of Key Players Covered in this Market Report:

  • Slots Heaven Casino (Slots Heaven Casino)
  • Sky Betting & Gaming (Leeds, United Kingdom)
  • SPIN Casino (Canada)
  • DraftKings Inc. (Massachusetts, United States)
  • Betfred (Warrington, United Kingdom)
  • BetAmerica (California, United States)
  • LeoVegas AB (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Betsson AB (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • StarsGroup.com (Ontario, Canada)
  • Kindred Group Plc. (Valletta, Malta)
  • Mansion Casino (Gibraltar)
  • Evolution Gaming AB (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Scientific Games Corporation (Nevada, United States)
  • Buffalo Partners (New York, United States)
  • bet-at-home.com AG (Germany)
  • 888 Holdings PLC (Gibraltar)
  • Bet365 (Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom)
  • Flutter Entertainment Plc. (Dublin, Ireland)
  • William Hill Plc. (London, United Kingdom)
  • Entain plc (GVC Holdings Plc.) (Douglas, Isle of Man)

REPORT SCOPE & SEGMENTATION:

Report Coverage Details
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR 11.4%
2028 Value Projection USD 158.20 Billion
Base Year 2020
Market Size in 2020 USD 66.72 Billion
Historical Data for 2017 to 2019
No. of Pages 130
Tables, Charts & Figures 92
Segments covered Type;  Devices; and Region
Growth Drivers Ease of Online Payment to Drive Online Gambling Market Growth
Restrictions of COVID-19 on Land-based Casinos to Boost Demand for Online Gambling
Rapid Adoption of Smartphones to Fuel Demand for Mobile Gambling
Pitfalls & Challenges Rising Adverse Impacts on Mental Health and Bans on Online Gambling May Impede Market Growth

Quick Adoption of Online Gambling amid COVID-19 to Boost the Market

The global health and economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic forced governments in several countries to impose strict lockdowns and social distancing measures. Companies rapidly adopted remote working models, leading to huge portions of working populations working from home. With most non-essential services and places, including casinos, being closed down, gamers and gamblers have swiftly shifted to virtual platforms, boosting the online gambling market growth in the process. For example, an article published by New York University revealed that digital gambling platforms have gained speedy momentum in Canada after the coronavirus broke out. In Australia, according to a report by Concordia University, Canada, spending on online casinos rose sharply by 67% in April 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has, thus, proved favorable for this market, enabling it to register a healthy CAGR of 11.2% and reach a value of USD 74.17 billion in 2021.

Market Segments

Based on type, the market has been classified into sports betting, casinos, poker, lottery, bingo, and others, with the lottery segment holding a share of 15.1% in the global market and a share of 15.4% in the UK market in 2020.

On the basis of devices, the market segments include desktop, mobile, and others. By region, the market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.

Highlights of the Report

The report offers a granular examination of the various factors shaping the growth trajectory of the market, as well as a holistic analysis of the hindrances obstructing the market. Furthermore, a microscopic study of the regional and competitive dynamics influencing the market has also been provided in the report, along with an in-depth assessment of the individual market segments. The insights contained in the report are based on industry-leading research conducted through primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.

Driving Factor

Introduction of Sophisticated Technologies in Virtual Gambling to Fuel the Market

Advanced, intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, are being increasingly employed by online gambling platforms to ensure a secure and safe space for enthusiasts. Heralding this trend are startups that are developing and offering novel gambling platforms powered by smart technologies. For example, Edgeless, which was started in 2018, became the first Ethereum-based virtual casino that uses distributed ledger technology to ensure payouts. Similarly, Tombola is a popular lottery and gambling platform driven by cryptocurrency and other blockchain-enabled tools. Another example is the Canada-based startup, Quarter4, which leverages AI to offer simulations, content, and predictions for sports bettors. The incorporation of new-age solutions in digital gambling is, thus, opening new pathways of development for this market.

Regional Insights

Europe to Headline the Global Market, Forecasts Fortune Business Insights

Europe is expected to dictate the online gambling market share during the forecast period on account of the heavy investments being made by sports enthusiasts across the continent in online sports betting. Moreover, a healthy betting culture in Europe will further bolster the prospects of the market in the region. In 2020, the Europe market size stood at USD 30.92 billion.

The presence of secure connectivity infrastructure and strong gambling regulations will propel North America in the second-leading position in the market in terms of revenue generation. On the other hand, growing investments in online gambling in South America, driven by regulations in Colombia and Argentina, are anticipated to speed up the expansion of the market in this region.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players to Strengthen Businesses through Innovative Collaborations

With online gaming picking up pace amid the COVID-19 pandemic, key players in this market are entering into strategic collaborations with gambling industry giants to deepen their market footprint. These companies are engaging in developing innovative online gambling platforms to attract gamblers and gain momentum in this rapidly evolving market space.

Industry Developments:

  • December 2020: BetMGM launched the BetMGM Casino in Pennsylvania, with an aim to bring its online gambling portfolio to players in the state. The platform will offer sophisticated mobile casino games, which will be available on iOS, Android, and desktops.
  • February 2020: CBS Sports and William Hill inked a deal under which William Hill will become the exclusive provider of Wagering Data and Sports Book across all CBS Sports platforms. The partnership will integrate sports betting, media, and technology to enhance fan engagement.

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Gammix Limited slams “outrageous and unsubstantiated” €19.7m KSA penalty

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The operator vows to fight on all fronts against the Dutch regulator’s ‘unjust’ ruling.

Gammix Limited has announced its intention to contest the “outrageous and unsubstantiated” penalty handed to them by the Netherlands Gaming Authority (KSA).

In response, Gammix stated that the record €19.7m penalty imposed is based on “falsified data, extreme inaccuracy and highly suspect mathematics”.

In the ruling the regulator said that Gammix was adjudged to have allowed online gambling access for Dutch consumers, as well as not requiring age verification upon sign-up – something the company wholeheartedly disputes.

Gammix reports that accounts used to access its sites during the investigation were created in Luxembourg, with deposits made via credit card. Gammix added that such action violates the sites’ terms and conditions, specifically the provision of false information upon sign-up.

The operator asserts that the penalty, totalling €19,679,000, has been calculated using figures from a proprietary web-traffic aggregation service and a multiplier of 240 Euros per click. Gammix believes this would show turnover that doesn’t exist.

Furthermore, Gammix strongly condemns the KSA’s “mystery shopper” style of investigation, which, the operator states, is an unjust basis for this record-breaking penalty.

Phil Pearson, Director of Gammix Limited, has vowed to “fight on all fronts until it receives an apology and retraction!.

He said: “The KSA has imposed upon our company a penalty that is both outrageous and unsubstantiated. Now that we are able to talk openly about the case, we can confirm that we are fighting on all fronts as, to us, this is an extraordinary and unnecessarily heavy-handed action from a regulator that many already regarded as unapproachable.

“When we received the first notice of a possible penalty, we reached out to them to say we have blocks in place. We also asked for any information they had that was material to the investigation, to ensure we remained in compliance with all guidelines  – a request they appeared to ignore. Our lawyers also approached the regulator, in writing, to gain more information, but again no response was forthcoming.

“We had enabled a block on Cloudflare for any Dutch IP, we have no Dutch language or direct Dutch payment methods, and categorically do not target Dutch traffic. If affiliates list any of our brands on Dutch-facing sites, we cannot be held responsible for those promotions. However, once players reached the end site, they would not be able to register an account.”

Pearson concluded: “This fine is an absolute joke, and we will contest this in every possible way, at every possible turn. We will only rest once this outrageous penalty has been rescinded and we have received the apology we deserve.”

 

 

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MiFinity Recognised for Information Security Excellence with ISO 27001 Certification

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MiFinity, an award-winning eWallet provider, proudly announces the achievement of ISO 27001 certification, a testament to its unwavering commitment to safeguarding sensitive information.

The attainment of ISO 27001 marks a significant milestone in MiFinity’s journey, underscoring its dedication to maintaining the highest standards of information security management. Following months of rigorous assessment and preparation, the payment services company has successfully demonstrated its adherence to the internationally recognised criteria, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information across all operational domains.

The Chief Executive Officer for MiFinity, Paul Kavanagh, emphasised the significance of this achievement, stating: “Attaining ISO 27001 certification underscores MiFinity’s commitment to preserving the integrity of data and maintaining robust information security protocols across our operations. By doing so, we will further strengthen our resilience and ensure the ongoing protection of our valuable assets. I extend my sincerest congratulations to our entire team for their collective efforts in realising this significant milestone, which reflects our relentless pursuit of excellence.”

The Information Security Manager for MiFinity, Alan Ludden, commented further on this achievement, stating: “ISO 27001 certification not only validates our proactive approach to managing information security risks but also reinforces our credibility and trustworthiness in the eyes of our customers, partners, merchants and stakeholders. It positions us as a reliable custodian of their confidential information, further enhancing our competitive edge in the payments market. This was a team effort and wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and collaboration from across the company.”

ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised standard for information security management. It provides a framework for organisations to establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve an information security management system (ISMS). By implementing its best practices, organisations increase their security posture protecting them from cyber threats and enhancing data protection.

Looking ahead, MiFinity will continue to uphold the principles of ISO 27001, continuously improving its information security management system and staying abreast of emerging threats and best practices.

For more information about MiFinity and its ISO 27001 certification, please visit www. MiFinity. com.

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French Publisher TapNation tops Financial Times FT1000 list of Europe’s Leaders in Tech Media

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TapNation, a Paris-based leading mobile app publisher has been identified in the FT1000’s ranking of fastest-growing companies in Europe. TapNation, known for its work in the mobile app and gaming space, has ranked in the Top 14 of companies according to FT1000’s data provider Statista. Among the Media and Entertainment categories, TapNation has secured the number 1 ranking among all companies across Europe.

This announcement falls on the heels of a recent announcement that TapNation was also the Top ranked company of the esteemed Les Echos “Champions de la Croissance 2024” French ranking, representing the fastest-growing businesses in France. These accolades underscore TapNation’s commitment to innovation, growth, and excellence in the competitive mobile app industry.

A Leader in Mobile App Entertainment

These two recognitions followed a 2023 year of enormous growth for TapNation, which began with their selection for the French Tech 120 program, a government program that scales up promising new start ups within France’s tech space.

Additionally, earlier in January of this year, TapNation acquired UAHero, a leading monetization and user acquisition platform, as a subsidiary to diversify their presence in the mobile market. And even more recently, TapNation announced a 15M€ fundraising before signing a partnership with the Web3 platform Immutable to deliver new Web3 functionality for their player base.

“We are immensely proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish over the last year,” says TapNation Co-founder , Hervé Montoute. “We are honored to be recognized as the Top ranked French company for business growth, and how that ranking reflects in our position within the broader European market. 2024 is on track to be our best year yet, and this distinction reflects the hard work of our teams and our dedication to excellence.”

“This distinction also supports the growth of France’s domestic game and entertainment industry, as we are deeply committed to supporting growing studios both domestically and beyond.”

As of 2024, TapNation games have surpassed over a billion downloads worldwide across multiple markets and genres.

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