In Europe, Finland leads the way when it comes to gambling spend per capita, with Italy just behind in second place.
The progress of internet gambling regulation in jurisdictions around the world has meant that the percentage of revenues earned under local licences has steadily increased over the last decade.
Racing in Hong Kong continued during the pandemic lockdown but attendance at meetings was heavily restricted to essential people only.
The casinos in New Jersey were required to close on 16 March 2020, as part of measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. They were allowed to re-open on 2 July.
The new chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Philip Chen has suggested that consideration should be given to expanding the number of sports upon which the HKJC can accept bets.
Lotteries have proved to be resilient to the global pandemic lockdown, faring better than their gambling competitors in the difficult operating conditions of 2020.