More states are expected

to adopt rules concerning online gambling as revenues continue to grow,

though at a somewhat more moderate level than was forecasted a year ago.

In Australia, where the regime is more liberal, foreign companies are

particularly attracted by the interactive betting sector.

- 888 Holdings Plc

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- Amaya (incl. This number is set to increase, as countries like the

Netherlands adopt new online gambling regulations, seeking additional

tax revenues. In Germany,

the co-existence of separate gambling regimes in the state of

Schleswig-Holstein and the rest of the country was upheld by the ECJ in

2014. In Russia, online gambling remained illegal, but a separate regime

is being formed for online betting under a self-regulatory organization

and the nature of online poker was debated.

In the Asia-Pacific region, some governments have gone to lengths to

limit online gambling. In Singapore, all forms of remote gambling were

forbidden under new regulations in 2015, and in China and South Korea, a

number of organizers of illegal online gambling websites were arrested. Across the UK, France and Spain, betting, in particular

sports betting, was the largest segment of the online gambling market in

2014, while in Italy it was outperformed by casino games. One trend in

online gambling is the use of mobile devices. Some gambling sites report

increasing shares of their total revenues stemming from mobile and

gambling search words, which are increasingly originating from phones

and tablets. Among the findings of the

report are that mobile devices are increasingly being used to access

gambling sites and that the growth of online gambling has led to

consolidation in the companies offering gambling.

Europe was the largest online gambling market in the world, owing to a

large number of countries with established regulations regarding this

sector. Another important factor is a wave of acquisition deals

which has taken place in the past two years; for example, Canada-based

Amaya Gaming Group acquiring the parent company of PokerStars and Full

Tilt Poker. Rational Group)

- Unibet Group

In the USA, of the three states allowing online gambling, New Jersey

generated by far the largest revenues in 2014. The performance of the leading global companies in the

online gambling and betting segment varied last year, with William Hill

and Paddy Power showing growth rates in online net revenues of close to

+20%, while Betfair showed only moderate growth and Bwin.Party

registered a decline in total revenues.

- Paddy Power Plc

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (

has announced the addition of the “Global

Online Gambling and Betting Market 2015″ report to their


- Betfair Entertainment Ltd.

Research and Markets is the world’s leading source for international

market research reports and market data. Meanwhile, on the African continent, the

government of South Africa, regional leader in land-based gambling

revenues, announced in early 2015 that it had no plans to legalize

online gambling despite calls to do so.

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- Playtech

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- WHG (International) Limited

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- Bwin.Party

- California State Lottery

- Ladbrokers Betting & Gaming Ltd.

- Net Entertainment

- Betsson

The latest publication Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2015,

reports that online gambling is steadily increasing globally, with

governments moving to regulate the practice.

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The global market for online gambling is forecasted to maintain

one-digit growth rates over the next four years, expected to reach a

medium-high, double-digit number in billion Euros revenue.

In Latin America, in both Brazil and Mexico, new bills were put forward

in the legislature to regulate online gambling, but the legislation has

not yet been approved