Online Gambling Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)
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The 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 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.
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.
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.
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 Inc., 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.