Global Sports Betting & Lotteries: Market Research Report

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Global Sports Betting & Lotteries Market Research Report | Dec 2014

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Sports Betting & Lotteries global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Sports Betting and Lotteries industry has strongly recovered from the recession, as consumers have picked up their discretionary spending. Over the five years to 2019, growth will be driven by emerging economies, as regulatory barriers are reduced and rising per capita income spurs voracious consumer demand. Efforts to stamp out illegal gambling activities will intensify as governments and gambling agencies seek to capture revenue via legal avenues. Online gambling will become a far more prominent aspect of the industry as technology improves and internet penetration and smartphone ownership rates increase... read more

Industry Products


Lotteries are usually licensed to operate by government organizations, with a portion of gross revenue allocated for social or community programs, such as health and education. The most popular form of lottery play is Lotto (or Spiel), where anywhere between 40 and 45 numbered balls are placed in a barrel, with six usually drawn at random, with up to two bonus balls also drawn. Winners are determined by having tickets matching a pre-determined number of the main and bonus balls drawn. This is commonly the most popular form of lottery play, but usually has very low odds of winning the first prize of between 4.0 million and 8.0 million to one, depending on the variation of the game played... read more


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What is the Global Sports Betting & Lotteries Industry?

Operators in this industry offer legal gambling on lotteries, including draw lotteries, Lotto, Keno and scratch tickets, as well as wagering on official sporting events, including horse racing. The industry also includes noncasino video machines.

Industry Products
Lotteries - including lotto and instant scratch ticketsPari-mutuel wageringBingo, Keno, and VLTs
Industry Activities
Offering horse racing bettingOffering greyhound racing bettingOffering live sports bettingOperating draw lotteriesOperating ticket lotteriesLotto operationAdministering instant (scratch) tickets

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