In this section, statistics, facts, market data, and Statista Dossiers about gambling are presented. This includes comprehensive information on casinos and the various forms of gambling that they offer, online gambling and sports betting.
Las Vegas and Macau are the top locations in the world regarding the number of casinos and the revenue generated through gambling. Gross revenue from gaming and gambling in Macau has risen strongly over the past few years to more than 40 billion U.S. dollars annually, up from around 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2007. The casino gaming market in the United States is estimated at around 60 billion U.S. dollars annually. Amongst the leading casino companies in the world are Las Vegas Sands, SJM Holdings, MGM Resorts, Caesar’s Entertainment, the Galaxy Entertainment Group, Genting, and Wynn Resorts.
Sports betting is defined as the activity of placing a bet, or wager, on the outcome of a game or any other sporting event. Bets can usually be placed on almost any sporting event happening anywhere around the world. They can also focus on not only the outcome of the event, but on many different incidents or occurrences that might happen along the way. The customers usually place their bets with a so-called bookmaker, or in more colloquial terms, a bookie. In many parts of the world, sports betting is either illegal or highly regulated.
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