Global gambling revenues rose by 6% in 2017, based on initial calculations by GBGC for its Global Gambling Report. Total revenues were US$ 446 billion with much of the increase attributable to the Asian gambling sector which grew by 9% after a few lacklustre years from the key market of Macau.

Global Betting and Gaming Consultants’ current forecasts suggest that global gambling revenues will pass US$ 500 billion by 2021.