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.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published its recovery plan for horseracing and it wants Levy reform to be part of measures to help the sport in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic closed down many of the world’s gambling markets, the top 5 gambling jurisdictions accounted for more than half of the world’s gambling revenues.
Leading jurisdictions by gambling spend per capita. This week’s graph shows the leading gambling jurisdictions by gambling spend per capita, plotted against their total populations.
China lottery sales offer hope for recovery. The monthly sales figures from China’s state lotteries offer hope for other jurisdictions when gambling sectors are able to recommence.