Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite a minor hiccup in 2009 when the global economy suffered, the Global Casinos and Online Gambling industry has fared well in the past five years. Strong growth will continue as more casinos open in China and other Asian countries. Established markets have reached maturity and have less room for revenue growth, new markets will open up and increase access to gaming activities... read more
Starting a New Business
The industry has moderate barriers to entry, primarily in the form of initial capital investment and regulations. There are significant construction costs associated with establishing a casino and its other support facilities. For example, a casino with hotel accommodations can cost hundreds of millions to construct and outfit.
Casinos operate in a very strict legislative and regulatory environment. However, some countries have decided through referendums not to allow casinos to operate due to concerns about problem gamblers and other potential social impacts... read more