It’s official! The statistics are in, and we can now examine what took place in the world of gambling throughout the year of 2019. Here are the most notable stats of which to take notice!
The online gambling industry is now worth close to $50 billion
Research has shown that the industry has continued to grow all across the globe, particularly over the last few years. In 2012, the industry was worth around $33 billion. That equates to a $17 billion growth in total over the course of seven years.
China spends the most money on online gambling
Of all of the countries in the world, it is the Chinese who are spending the most money on gambling online.
Over a quarter of the world’s population takes part in gambling
It is estimated that around 26 percent of the world’s population gambles on a semi-regular basis. This statistic encompasses both online and traditional gambling.
Online gambling websites in the USA make approximately $306.5 billion every year
This is a big indication that online gambling is on the rise. A few years ago, only three percent of the 4.2 billion people who claimed that they gamble regularly made use of online gambling websites.
Australians spend the most on an individual scale
Australians topped the list in terms of countries that spend the most money on gambling on an individual scale. Stats say that they spend approximately $916 per person. Singaporeans come in second, and Americans come in third, spending $891 and $505, respectively.
Slots are still the most popular game to play
Slots have taken the top spot for many, many years now – and 2019 was no exception. When asked what their favorite game is to play, 48 percent of gamblers said slots, 16 percent said blackjack, 6 percent said poker, and five percent said roulette.
Bingo is rising in popularity
Bingo is undoubtedly the number one game that has experienced the most growth in the online gambling market in 2019. This may be because there are many different types of online bingo games to choose from or the fact that it is a game of luck that can be enjoyed by everybody. According to research, there are reportedly around 100 million online bingo players from around the world, over 70 percent of which are women between the ages of 30 and 50 years old.
It is not surprising that the online gambling industry is on the up and up. After all, as long as you endeavor to gamble responsibly and safely, it can provide you with hours of entertainment and fun. Just remember to do your research before selecting an online gambling website or app to download. It is always recommended to choose one based on an endorsement from a reputable and respectable third party. You should make certain that the website or app is properly licensed and regulated, too. It is also worth playing the free trial version on offer to make doubly certain that you like the online casino before you sign up.
Guest Post by James Daniels.