Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The past five years for the Global Casinos and Online Gambling industry has brought a major shift in the industry's key markets. More specifically, the five-year period has signaled a shift of revenue growth from the United States toward Asia. While new markets in the United States are opening up as state governments look for more sources of revenue, the shift in revenue toward Asian markets has increasingly gained permanency for industry operators. Going forward, industry performance is expected to accelerate just slightly over the next five years. Economic volatility in China is expected to continue to hamper industry revenue growth... 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