The 11th edition of GBGC’s comprehensive Global Gambling Report is available now. The current edition continues to report on gambling activities in more than 250 individual gambling jurisdictions on every continent.
Since the global economic crisis of 2008-2009, numerous jurisdictions in Europe and beyond have turned to gambling as a means of trying to boost their economies and earn extra tax revenues.
For gambling operators and suppliers it has never been more important to keep on top of events in global gambling, be it trends in market size, opportunities afforded by new regulation, tax changes or new licence holders.
Isle of Man-based Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC) has been assisting the sector with gambling reports and data for over 15 years and published the first edition of its Global Gambling Report in 2001.
The global gambling market fell by 3.4% in 2015, mainly due to the performance of the key markets in Asia. In assessing the global gambling market the trio of China, Macau and Hong Kong is an influential force. Between them they amassed nearly US$ 80 billion in GGY from their various gambling activities in 2014, contributing around 18% of the GGY of the entire global gambling market. These three markets had a combined GGY of US$ 63 billion in 2015, a fall of 22%. The future fortunes of these markets will have an influence on the overall global gambling picture.