North America is the leading region for casino gaming revenues with almost half of the global market (47%). Asia, home to large gaming resorts in Macau and Singapore, is a distant second with a 31% share.

But GBGC’s forecasts in the latest edition of the Global Gambling Report suggest that the gap could have closed by 2022. In that year the market shares of North America and Asia are predicted to be 41% and 37% respectively.

In Asia GBGC believes gaming jurisdictions like the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam have more potential over the next four years than those in North America.

If Japan has an active casino market by 2022, then it is entirely possible that Asia will have overtaken North America as the leading casino gaming region.