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How Online Gambling Gained Momentum in the USA Amidst Covid-19



How Online Gambling Gained Momentum in the USA Amidst Covid-19


With the lingering Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing quarantine, people constantly get bored at home; hence they frequently turn to online sites, games, and platforms. The recent lockdown(s) led to the closure of Lottery Stalls, Gambling Lounges, Bingo Halls, and Casinos. The gambling industry transitioned from offline to online gaming and gambling at the comfort of your home.

One can distinguish online gambling by getting involved in betting in casinos or sports over the internet. People referred to this as Internet Gambling or e-gambling. Usually, you use credit cards to place the stake, and you can enjoy wins or losses thereby. And with the current popularity of online gambling, a must-do is to find a safe and reliable online gaming site like CasinoVibez.

Online Gambling Facts And Statistics

Statistics say that in 2020, the online gambling market in the USA was at an estimated value of USD 1,978.57 million and projected to register a 17.32% in a 5-year CAGR. And the online gambling industry statistics show that the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 put many bettors at the risk of consuming either more time or money venturing online.

Here are some current facts about online gambling in the US:

About 96% of online bettors find it convenient to play at home, and 64% consume more time and wealth gambling online. More than 10 million Americans have a gambling addiction, and 85% of Americans divulged to having gambled at least once in their lifetime.


Looking at the online gambling data, more than half of the online gamblers in the USA are female, and they are 31% more at risk of developing problems due to online casino gambling.

And while it’s true that online gambling is widespread globally, it doesn’t inevitably mean that all of it is legal. In America, 16 out of 50 states are not even intending on approving a bill, the illegal gambling statistics show. Some of these states include Texas, Wyoming, Washington, and Utah, to name a few.

Why Online Gambling Became The New Normal

The aptitude of placing a stake or taking part in a card game from the solace of one’s home appeals to many patrons worldwide. As a result, the international online gambling market scope reached almost 59 billion USD in 2019, and they foresaw its further growth. And with casinos and gambling halls closed because of the pandemic, the investors and owners found another way to revive the industry in the form of online gambling games and online gambling sites. Now, you don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to experience gambling at its best.

Whether you’re in bed or out on your patio drinking coffee, you can relive the feeling of being there in the safety of your home. Just like wearing face masks and the 6-feet-away rule, online gambling is one of the new normals that we have to encounter.

Top 5 Popular Online Casino Games That Boosted Online Gambling

From face-to-face gaming to online gaming, these games played a big part in boosting the online gambling industry. You could check below some of the most famous and best casino games that you could try.



One of the oldest and considerably famous gambling games to play, online slots will provide you with hours of leisure and allow you to earn real cash on one of the many generated jackpots available. Online slots are also one of the simplest games to play, so it’s a crowd favorite.


The game Roulette is one of the oldest and most common casino table games out there. When playing, you have to spin the wheel and see if your number comes up. There are three traditional types to choose from; American, European, or French roulette.


Also known as 21, it is undoubtedly one of the most popular classic games of skill. This hugely famous card game is an online favorite and is available in many variants that will keep you occupied for months and months.

Video Poker

Poker is another of those top-rated gambling games accessible online. Video Poker is a game based on the five-card draw poker where you play by betting coins in hopes of building the most substantial possible hand. Winning will add money to your bankroll.



Keno is simple to understand and quick to play. It’s a lottery-style game that has become a favorite at online casinos everywhere. Like the lottery, this is a game of chance, and the outcome is entirely random. So if you’re interested in bingo or lottery-style games, be sure to check this out.

Online Gambling Reminders

Online gambling has a significant impact on the world as we know it today. The upgraded gambling industry accompanies pros and cons. People only need to be vigilant and learn to have the self-control required to enjoy the game and not turn it into addiction. As the online gambling market gains momentum and grows alongside Covid-19, seize the moment and enjoy what life has to offer. Be it apples or online casino chips.

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BIG Cyber Names Heather Lee Senior Director of Sales




Gaming Industry Marketing and Sales Professional Joins BIG Cyber to Help Company Continue its Growth as a Cybersecurity Defense Technology and Services Provider

BIG Cyber, a BMM Innovation Group Company dedicated to providing robust cybersecurity services and solutions to the global gaming industry, today announced the appointment of Heather Lee as Senior Director of Sales.

BIG Cyber Chief Executive Officer Amit Sharma said, “As BIG Cyber continues to grow, we are excited to add experience to our team by welcoming Heather to drive our sales initiatives. She brings six years of experience in Gaming sales and is well recognized for her focus on customer service and building trusted partnerships.”

Lee previously served as Vice President of Casino Sales & Partnerships at Engaged Nation, where she spearheaded revenue growth and marketing excellence through the award-winning REACH customer-engagement platform.


Before that, she was the Manager of Sales, Loyalty Marketing at Everi, and also worked for Atrient Technology.

Lee was recognized as one of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 class of 2022. Her commitment to gaming extends through her membership in the Global Gaming Women organization and her previous involvement in Everiߣs Women in Leadership Initiative.

Lee said,”I am excited to bring my experience and passion for sales to this dynamic organization. I look forward to driving growth, building strong customer relationships, and contributing to the continued success of BIG Cyber and its host of solutions focused on defending the gaming industry and protecting all who play.”

Lee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate from Florida Atlantic University.


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BetMGM Ranked #16 on Fortune Media and Great Place To Work’s 2024 Fortune Best Workplaces in Metro New York




BetMGM jumps 40 places from previous ranking; joins Fortune 100 companies in “large” workplace category

BetMGM announced today that Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have recognized the operator as one this year’s Best Workplaces in New York. The leading sports betting and iGaming operator landed at No.16 and secured the spot on the prestigious list by surpassing rigorous benchmarks, establishing itself as one of the best workplaces among companies headquartered in the New York region. About 92% employees surveyed said that BetMGM is a great place to work, 35 percentage points higher than the average U.S. company.

“Landing on this prestigious list is a reflection of BetMGM’s ongoing commitment to fostering a great work environment,” said Adam Greenblatt, CEO, BetMGM. “I am honored to lead an organization filled with dedicated and talented employees who have created a place where people feel welcomed and supported.”

To determine the Fortune Best Workplaces in New York™ List, Great Place To Work® collected nearly 140,000 confidential survey responses from employees at eligible companies. Via the Trust Index™ Survey, employees shared honest feedback about their experience by responding to 60 statements about the employee experience and answering two open-ended questions. To be eligible for the list, companies must be Great Place To Work Certified™ and headquartered in the New York region.


Some other figures from the survey revealed that 96% of BetMGM employees were made to feel welcome when they joined the company and 94% of employees surveyed are proud to tell others that they work at BetMGM.

“Congratulations to the Best Workplaces in New York,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO, Great Place To Work®. “As the business landscape is disrupted — from AI, global conflict, and market pressure — companies who have built a reservoir of trust with their employees will be more resilient and, ultimately, more successful.”

In 2022, BetMGM was No. 56 on the Best Workplaces in New York™ list and in 2023 they were Certified™ as a Great Place To Work®.

In 2024, BetMGM also was shortlisted by SBC North America and EGR North America for “Employer of the Year” honors.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation. When surveyed, employees overwhelmingly mentioned the people, inclusive culture, benefits, and work-life balance as reasons why BetMGM is a great place to work.


According to Great Place To Work® research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified™ great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified™ workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion. Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace.


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Stake Colombia Partners with NetRefer for its Casino and Sportsbook Affiliate Marketing Platform




Stake Colombia, the Latin America division of Stake, has entrusted its Casino and Sportsbook brands to NetRefer’s Affiliate Marketing Platform.

Colombia serves as Stake’s operational base for expansion throughout Latin America. Their influence in the booming LatAm iGaming market began in 2023, through the strategic acquisition of Betfair Colombia and its license. “Expanding into the Colombian market is a strategic decision that aligns perfectly with our vision for growth and innovation,” said Brais Pena, Chief Strategy Officer at Stake.

This vision underscores Stake’s commitment to establish itself as a key player within Colombia’s market, increasing the assertion of the nation’s status as a home for innovative foreign investments.

Stake has multiple high-profile sponsorships, and missing the iGaming giant is almost impossible. It sponsors the likes of Everton FC, the UFC Franchise, and now in 2024, they announced their biggest move to date: their very own Stake F1 Team. The company’s redefining of brand partnerships also includes a deal with Megastar rapper Drake. Now, with the establishment of Stake Colombia, the company is accelerating its massive influence in the LatAm market.


In iGaming, it takes more than high-profile sponsorships to get to the top and stay there. To win that battle, Stake Colombia has an armada of popular Casino Games, Slots, Live Casino, Blackjack, and Drake’s favourite, Roulette, to accompany its extensive Sportsbook and keep the iGaming business skyrocketing to success. Apart from providing their customers with world-class games, how-to guides, and display boards promoting the best paying-out games, their easy-to-use platform allows players to place bets on various sporting events with minimal clicks and effort.

Stake works hard to maintain its dedication to fair play, legal operation, and transparency. This is demonstrated in their verified status with the Crypto Gambling Foundation and projects to promote responsible gambling. Their status as a ‘Crypto Casino’ is backed by all the cryptocurrency giants, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin, to name a few, in the jurisdictions in which this payment method is allowed.

Also noteworthy is the company’s commitment to security. State-of-the-art encryption methods and 24/7 customer support come as standard with Stake Colombia. Their priority to maintain player satisfaction is achieved through unique reward programs and campaigns, including their superb betting events with the rapping legend Drake, enhancing a better gambling experience and contributing to overall affiliate commission earnings.

Being a Affiliate means earning commission for all bets placed on its Casino and Sportsbook, which, unlike traditional affiliate programs, means earning money even if players win. This ability to go above and beyond industry practices in various sectors has surely paid dividends to Stake’s rise to power.

Stake Colombia has partnered with NetRefer as their Affiliate Marketing Platform provider with Casino and Sportsbook brands. NetRefer expresses its delight to have such a renowned market leader join their client portfolio and become part of their journey to continued success.



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