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Europe: distribution of online gambling in 2018, by type

Since 2008 the gross gaming revenue (GGR) from online gaming has increased dramatically, a significant proportion of which can be attributed to an increase in mobile gaming.

The growth of online gambling

Online gambling consists of playing casino games, poker and sports betting over the internet. Due to technological advancements of and the development of legislation that legalizes many forms of online gambling, Europe is expected to witness a notable growth in the online gambling & betting market due to the legalization of online gambling in various European countries. After the UK passed legislation to legalize online gambling, many other European countries such as Italy, Spain, and France followed the trend. Proposals for legalizing online gambling have been made in other European nations such as the Netherlands and Germany. As such the global online gambling market is anticipated to be valued at more than 94 billion U.S. dollars in 2024.

Current distribution

The online gambling market can be categorized on the basis of game form into poker, casino, sports betting, bingo, lottery, horse race betting, and others. The statistic displays the distribution of online gambling revenues in Europe in 2018, by game form. In 2018, approximately 42.5 percent of the online gambling market in Europe was made up by online sports betting.

Distribution of online gambling revenues in Europe in 2018, by type

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Release date

December 2019



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