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Online Gambling Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Device, By Region And Segment Forecasts, 2023 – 2030

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Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Online Gambling Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Device, By Region And Segment Forecasts, 2023 – 2030”

Online Gambling Market Growth & Trends

The global online gambling market size is predicted to touch USD 153.57 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 11.7% from 2023 to 2030, based on a report. The emergence of freemium modes of online gaming, following the trend of betting applications and websites, is expected to drive market growth. The freemium model generates revenue via users and integrated advertisements.

The increased smartphone and internet penetration and easy access to casino gaming platforms are positively influencing the market.For instance, according to GSMA, the Asia Pacific region will witness 333 million new mobile internet subscribers by 2025.

Moreover, the availability of cost-effective betting applications is expected to favor market growth over the forecast period. According to data published by the New York state government, over 650,000 unique accounts were created on mobile betting apps in 2021.

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Online gambling developers have partnered with online casino software suppliers to cater to the demand for immersive casino games. For instance, in April 2022, Real Luck Group Ltd. partnered with Microgaming to create more than 100 casino games with branded titles. Moreover, legacy online gambling platforms are entering new markets through partnerships. For instance, in January 2023, PokerMatch entered the Indian market through a partnership with Playtech plc due to the growing number of online players in the region.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic played a key role in expediting the online gambling demand as people spent most of their time indoors and opted for online games for their leisure.For instance, in May 2021, a study by the University of Bristol showed regular online gamblers were more than six times more likely to gamble online as compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Besides, the adoption of various options for digital payments with safe payment gateways is also stimulating the adoption of online gambling applications. The market growth will be further accelerated by the increased adoption of digital currency and websites provided by betting and gambling companies.

Online Gambling Market Report Highlights

  • The sports betting type segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period from 2023 to 2030 as a result of the increasing popularity of professional sports leagues and competitions
  • The mobile device segment is expected to record the highest CAGR over the forecast period from 2023 to 2030 due to the emergence of immersive betting applications and the convenience of gambling via mobile devices
  • The increased advertisement of online gambling websites through online agencies, third-party ad servers, and networks and exchanges is expected to drive market expansion over the subsequent years
  • Europe dominated the online gambling market in 2022 by accounting for a revenue share of around 41.0%, owing to the legalization of online gambling, and the presence of stringent regulations and safe practices in the region
  • Asia Pacific is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 12.0% through 2030 in the market, owing to the increased smartphone usage, a larger population of youngsters, and the legalization of online gambling in the region
  • The major companies operating in the online gambling market include Paddy Power Betfair PLC and William Hill PLC

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Galaxy Gaming Appoints Steve Kopjo as Chief Financial Officer

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Galaxy Gaming has appointed Steve Kopjo as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Amid an impressive career in the gaming industry, Kopjo joins Galaxy Gaming on May 28, bringing extensive experience from senior finance and accounting positions held at various publicly traded gaming companies. With a proven track record of success, Kopjo is set to assume a pivotal role on the Executive leadership team, steering Galaxy Gaming through its next phase of growth and evolution.

With over 15 years of experience in the gaming industry, Kopjo began his career at Ernst & Young as an auditor for casino operators, acquiring his CPA license. Kopjo developed an eclectic skillset in Technical Accounting, Investor Relations, Corporate Finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions through a series of roles with both operators and suppliers, including SHLF entertainment, Wynn Resorts, Play AGS, and most recently as Vice President of Finance at Everi Holdings. Kopjo was a key member of the Play AGS team that led the company’s successful IPO in 2018. At Everi Holdings since 2021, he managed debt restructuring, investor relations, FP&A, and board of director communications, and played a pivotal role in several successful mergers and acquisitions.

The appointment of Kopjo represents a significant move for Galaxy Gaming, as the Company looks to maintain its recent momentum while transitioning long-serving CFO, Harry Hagerty, to a Strategic Advisor role, from which he will continue to serve the company as a resource and contributor on strategic initiatives. Galaxy has been fortunate to have had Hagerty in the CFO role for the past seven years, during which he helped the company grow while negotiating the redemption of the founder and helping to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are thrilled to welcome Steve as the latest casino gaming expert to join our talented and ambitious Galaxy Gaming team. His experience, leadership, work ethic, and contagious energy will without a doubt contribute to our continued growth and success. While it is never easy to replace someone like Harry Hagerty, we are proud of how we have supported his transition from a full-time C-suite role and continue to leverage his valuable experience as a strategic advisor,” Matt Reback, President and CEO at Galaxy Gaming, said.

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“I’ve known Steve for years as a versatile finance professional with a history of navigating complex financial landscapes, executing successful merger and acquisition transactions, optimizing resource allocation through financial, planning and analysis, cultivating strong investor relationships, and ensuring precision in technical accounting. His skills and personality are a strong fit for Galaxy Gaming,” Reback added.

“I was honored to be considered and ultimately selected for this role by Galaxy Gaming. I am excited to join a company with such a respected board of directors, talented leadership team, and robust business foundation. I have watched Galaxy Gaming from afar and always believed it was poised for continued growth, further solidifying its leading position in the gaming industry. I can’t wait to join the team and support the commitment to strategic product innovation. I look forward to bringing my experience to bear as we explore ways to maximize shareholder value, ensuring Galaxy Gaming remains at the forefront of industry excellence,” Steve Kopjo said.

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Illinois Gambling Debate Marred By Dubious Claims

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Prominent gambling companies have been actively lobbying against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker proposal to increase the tax on legal sports betting and leaning on several questionable assertions ranging from unproven to untrue. The Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG) is an independent gambling reform group with deep knowledge of the gambling sector’s business practices, both in the UK and now in the US.

Closely monitoring gambling initiatives in states across the US, CFG has taken particular note of the current battle in Illinois, where Gov. Pritzker proposed a tax increase on legal sports betting from 15% to 35%. This measure is aggressively opposed by the Sports Betting Alliance (SBA), comprising Fanatics, Draft Kings, FanDuel (Flutter), and BetMGM (Entain).

SBA has lobbied against Gov. Pritzker’s proposed tax increase under the messaging banner “Why It Matters,” but has not substantiated its claims. SBA claims to have demonstrated public support for its agenda, but CFG believes signatures of support were collected under false pretenses.

“It’s no feat of strength to push a fantastical narrative, then collect signatures and proclaim a mandate. Global gambling conglomerates are expert at positioning sports betting as a foot in the door before the real floodgates inevitably open. Sports betting often serves as a gateway to slots and table games down the line, because they bring in even more revenue — not to mention harm,” said CFG founder and funder Derek Webb.

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“In Britain, there’s been a long history of gambling trade bodies making misleading representations. In fact, one group with shared ties to some SBA members is now defunct after having libeled a reform advocate. CFG is here to urge policymakers and the public to proceed with caution and not rely upon gambling companies who are globally notorious for exaggerating benefits and not owning the harm they create,” Webb added.

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Kunal Mishra Joins ODDSworks as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Strategy Officer

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ODDSworks, a North American iGaming technology and content provider, announced that Kunal Mishra has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer, enhancing its leadership team.

Prior to joining ODDSworks, he was Chief Operating Officer – Americas, for Bragg Gaming Group where he was instrumental in expanding the company’s day-to-day business operations throughout America.

Mr. Mishra came to Bragg via their acquisition of Spin Games LLC where he held the position of President and Chief Financial Officer. Spin Games was a pioneer in the North American iGaming space and he managed the company’s strategy, finances, and operations, along with being a partner in the company.

In his new role with ODDSworks, Mr. Mishra will be tasked with leading the Company’s growth and will be responsible for the overall strategy. He will help lead the ongoing execution of ODDSworks’ plans.

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Larry DeMar, President of ODDSworks, said: “We are incredibly fortunate to bring a generational talent like Kunal to the ODDSworks’ team. We expect great vision and leadership as we drive forward with new markets and operators.”

“Having evaluated the opportunities in the iGaming market, I am excited to take on this role to further ODDSworks evolution and momentum. As demonstrated by the Company’s progress including an expansion into new markets and focus on delivering high-performing iGaming content – ODDSworks has already established a framework to deliver consistent growth. I look forward to contributing to our long-term success,” Mr. Mishra said.

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