According to a new market research report published by Transparency Market Research titled “Online Gambling & Betting Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018 – 2026,” the global online gambling & betting market is expected to reach a value of US$ 128.2 Bn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 11.8% from 2018 to 2026. Europe held the leading share of the online gambling & betting market in 2017.
Online gambling and betting refers to operators providing gambling and betting games, such as, casino, poker, sports betting, lottery, and other games to end-users through an Internet-based digital platform. This allows users to witness and engage in gambling and betting activities in real-time through their Internet-enabled electronic devices. Rise in penetration of Internet-based devices, trust on wagering through online mode of payment, and relaxation of laws have boosted the online gambling & betting market across the globe. Based on device type, the mobile segment is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR of around 16 % during the forecast period.
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Factors, such as, increase in prevalence gambling, disposable income of consumers, trust in a wagering through electronic payment mode of online gambling & betting, and growth in penetration of the Internet, along with adoption of Internet-based devices, are driving the growth of the online gambling & betting market. However, stringent regulatory laws for online gambling, insufficient facility for internet operations, and threat of cyber-attack are the major challenges faced by the online gambling & betting market. Furthermore, the online gambling & betting market faces threats from regulatory bodies implementing stringent laws and regulations in terms of social-political aspects and the availability of option to wager in traditional or offline gambling & betting. Nevertheless, integration of live streaming with online gambling and development of online gambling & betting sites with advanced technology as per requirement of end-users are likely to create new opportunities in the market.