Sunday August 19, 2012 : ONLINE GAMBLING CONTINUES TO GROW
Times may be tough, and anti-gambling action heavy, but you can't keep this industry down
The respected Silicon Republic publication is currently carrying an infographic article highlighting the continued growth and development of the global online gambling industry despite tough economic times and – in some regions – determined attempts to knock the industry down through enforcement actions.
Global revenue from online gambling is estimated to have been nearly US$30 billion in 2011, a new study on the growth of online gambling in the UK and the US found.
In some cases the growth of online gambling has surpassed the growth of social media. For example, from 2010 to 2011, online gambling attracted 32 percent more users, leaving social media way behind, with a 4.5 percent increase in usage during the same time period.
The infographic also takes a look at the top 5 UK sports betting sites, the UK and US gambling market, and internet traffic around major sporting events.