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Global Online Gambling Market Outlook 2021-2026 – A Long-term Foundation of Interest Instigated by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The “Online Gambling Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets’s offering.

The world’s online gambling market is expected to register a CAGR of 11.94% during the forecast period, 2021-2026.

The COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted the market, as consumers turned more toward the online platform to bridge their financial, social, and psychological crisis during lockdowns. One of the research studies conducted by the Lund University, Sweden, found that due to restrictions in sports events due to lockdowns, consumers have surged their interest in online gambling platforms.

Online betting is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. Artificial intelligence, Chabot, and machine learning have taken over the market. The rise in the number of the female population in casinos and the convenience of the cashless mode of payment during gaming are likely to boost the online gambling market during the forecast period.

Online gambling companies are likely to expand their sport betting options after sports betting was legalized in the United States by the Supreme Court in 2018, which is further supporting the market’s growth. However, stringent regulations related to online gambling are expected to hinder the market growth rate.

Football Betting Holds a Prominent Share

The online betting segment is predominantly applied in the sports category, especially in football events, such as FIFA World Cup and European Championships. Many of the online sports betting companies are sponsoring different teams as a part of their marketing initiatives and strategic expansions.

For instance, the Bwin brand, a pioneering online sports brand across Continental Europe, attained global recognition through high-profile sponsorships with football clubs, such as Real Madrid and AC Milan. Additionally, companies are focusing on developing innovative platforms to cater to various customer requirements and achieve a competitive advantage in a highly competitive market.

North America Remains the Fastest Growing Region

The current legislative framework for online betting in the United States allows only bookmakers licensed in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to operate legally, as these are the three states where online betting is regulated.

Pennsylvania is the fourth and biggest state to legalize and regulate online gambling. The new law allows for online casinos, online poker, sports betting, and more. New Jersey is currently the largest market for regulated online gambling in the United States. There are a number of sportsbooks, and online sports betting apps live in the state.

Canada is largely an unregulated country in terms of online gaming. At the same time, Mexico is reviewing its gambling laws with the aim to regulate the online gambling sector to bring it in line with the rest of the nation’s gambling industry. Therefore, the increasing regularization of online gambling in the North American countries and their respective states is expected to drive the market further.

Competitive Landscape

The market for online gambling is a highly competitive market, and companies operating in this market do not have a dominant position, as most of the European companies operate in the domestic market and establish monopolies in the respective countries.

The market is dominated by key players like Bet365, Entain (PLC), The Stars Group, Flutter Entertainment PLC, and Kindred Group PLC. Many online gambling companies rely on third-party providers, such as Playtech, for software solutions. However, some companies choose to backward integrate with the technology providers.

Key Topics Covered

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

4 MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Game Type
5.1.1 Sports Betting
5.1.1.1 Football
5.1.1.2 Horse Racing
5.1.1.3 e-Sports
5.1.1.4 Other Sports
5.1.2 Casino
5.1.2.1 Live Casino
5.1.2.2 Baccarat
5.1.2.3 Blackjack
5.1.2.4 Poker
5.1.2.5 Slots
5.1.2.6 Others Casino Games
5.1.3 Lottery
5.1.4 Bingo
5.2 By End-user
5.2.1 Desktop
5.2.2 Mobile
5.3 By Geography
5.3.1 North America
5.3.2 Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Rest of the World

6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Market Share Analysis
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Players
6.3 Most Active Companies
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Betsson AB
6.4.2 888 Holdings PLC
6.4.3 The Stars Group Inc.
6.4.4 The Kindered Group
6.4.5 Entain PLC
6.4.6 William Hill PLC
6.4.7 Bet365
6.4.8 LeoVegas AB
6.4.9 Flutter Entertainment PLC
6.4.10 Vera&John

7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

8 IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

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LE MANS VIRTUAL SERIES BY MOTORSPORT GAMES GEARS UP FOR ROUND TWO ON OCTOBER 16, 2021

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After a thrilling 1ST round that saw more than 2.6 million impressions worldwide, the 2nd stage kicks off at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday

Motorsport Games Inc. announced that after a thrilling 1st race, the stage is set for round 2 of the Le Mans Virtual Series, the 6 Hours of Spa Virtual, slated for October 16, 2021 at 07:30 a.m. EDT. Saturday’s race will feature 38 entries (entry list HERE). Le Mans Virtual Series is a joint venture between Motorsport Games — a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world — and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (“ACO”) — the creators and organizers of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship (the “FIA WEC”).

The 2021-22 season of the Le Mans Virtual Series consists of 5 rounds, the 2nd of which is the 6 Hours of Spa Virtual. The 38 prototype and grand touring endurance entries will compete virtually on the infamous 7 kilometer Belgian circuit, including famous corners and bends such as Eau Rouge, Raidillon, Stavelot and La Source. The live broadcast will feature lead commentary by FIA WEC’s Duncan Vincent, together with Chris McCarthy and Lewis McGlade.

Round 2 of the Le Mans Virtual Series comes on the heels of a successful 1st round that saw more than 2.6 million impressions worldwide and a thrilling victory from Realteam Hydrogen Redline. The 1st round of the esports endurance racing championship was an action-packed and incident-filled 4 Hours of Monza on September 25, 2021. Monza’s more than 2.6 million impressions on official channels during race week alone set the stage for a wildly successful series. Viewers can expect even more thrills and excitement for this coming round! Realteam Hydrogen Redline’s drivers Dani Juncadella, Jeffrey Rietveld and Michal Smidl took 1st place overall, while GPX Rebellion Esports and team Floyd Bykolles-Burst finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Mitchell Dejong, Mack Bakkum and Martin Kronke from the Porsche Esports Team took the Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance honors in a class that featured no fewer than 5 different manufacturers represented.

The Le Mans Virtual Series brings together top-level, real-life drivers such as Jenson Button, Alex Palou, Stoffel Vandoorne, Louis Deletraz and a number of the world’s other best sim racers to compete together in 5 endurance races that range from 4 to 24 hours in duration. This year’s series will conclude with the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, which will take place live and televised at the Autosport International (“ASI”) show in Birmingham, UK in January 2022.

 

Here is where you can follow all of the weekend’s action, live and uninterrupted:

Friday, October 15, 2021: (all times Eastern Daylight Time)

1:00 p.m.                           Qualifying show live (not available on WEC or 24 Hours of Le Mans channels)

1:10 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.       Qualifying GTE

1:40 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.       Qualifying LMP

Saturday, October 16, 2021:

04:00 a.m.– 6:00 a.m.     Warm up

7:30 a.m.                           Le Mans Virtual Series show live

8:00 a.m.                           6 Hours of Spa – RACE

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The venue for the official Russian-language broadcast of PGL Major Stockholm 2021 is announced

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The Russian-speaking talent crew will broadcast the tournament from the WePlay Esports studio.

WePlay Esports will be the official Russian-speaking streamer of the tournament, in a deal brokered by IMG on behalf of PGL. The talent team and broadcasting studio will be working from the WePlay Esports studio.

WePlay Esports has experience in organizing analytics studios in-house: BLAST Premier: Fall Season 2021, the WePlay Academy League, WePlay! Clutch Island etc. are cases in point. The broadcast will be organized in accordance with the standards and best traditions of the company, matching the visual identity of the English-language broadcast from PGL. The studio is equipped with the latest technology, and the company is in the final stages of preparation for the broadcast, adding finishing touches to the graphics, augmented reality (AR) elements, and content.

“We are ready for any kind of challenge, even for broadcasting several tournaments from different venues simultaneously. Our studio and arena in Kyiv, Ukraine, and the arena in Los Angeles, the U.S., which will be opened soon, allow us to create high-quality engaging content, which the esports community appreciates a lot.I can say with confidence that the quality of the broadcast, its content, and the set-up will be on par with the level of the Major,” comments Maksym Bilonogov, chief visionary officer and general producer at WePlay Esports.

The main tournament of this year in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, will take place from October 26 to November 7. The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 will be the first CS:GO Major after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The total prize pool of the tournament is $2 million.

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BGaming upgraded Dig Dig Digger slot with new features!

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BGaming continues improving its popular titles by adding new extra features! So, the Dig Dig Digger slot now offers players the opportunity to buy a bonus and double the chances!

In addition to the set of standard features, the new Buy Bonus feature allows players to start a Free spin round with Expanding symbols immediately. To make it more captivating, BGaming gives exclusive opportunity to choose the number of Expanding symbols they want: from 1 to 9! The other game’s novelty is Chance x2 feature that increases the bet and gives the player more chances to play bonus games. These two new bonuses cannot be used at the same time, however, each of them provides many opportunities for great winnings!

From release to release we analyze players’ preferences, and we see that it’s always a good idea to give players the opportunity to choose extra bonuses. We have already added buy bonus and double chance feature to Aloha King Elvis slot. We received great results! Our next step was to upgrade Dig Dig Digger. The slot which was launched in May shows good feedback from players!” noted Katherine Puteiko, CS Marketing Manager at BGaming. 

With HD graphics and a 5×3 scheme, Dig Dig Digger has a popular “book of” mechanics. Moreover, the charismatic and hilarious archeologist – the main character – сompletes spins with jokes and funny moments! By the way, every player can try on the role of the charming archaeologist on Instagram too. BGaming studio has prepared a Dig Dig Digger’s Instagram mask that you can find by searching for the name of the game or by following the link

Inspired by the story of funny Digger, BGaming team is going to launch the sequel of the slot. The release date of the new adventure will be announced later. 

 

BGaming is a creative and forward-thinking game provider converting gaming into gaming. Thanks to an expert team and a player-driven approach the studio creates innovative and engaging products featured on reputable platforms and 550+ online casinos worldwide. BGaming is the world’s first to support cryptocurrencies and offer Provably Fair games. Today the brand’s portfolio includes 70+ products with HD graphics and a clear user interface for every device.

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