THE GAMING MARKET IN 2019
Exploring the latest trends in a fast-evolving market
To coincide with ICE London 2019, this brief overview of the gaming industry – home to many Acuris
Risk Intelligence clients – examines the sector’s rapid growth and recent dynamics.
Gaming has expanded massively in the past decade. The online business is now worth USD 50bn
globally and expected to increase to over USD 60bn by 2020, and drives 11% of total internet traffic.
Statistics from Casino.org illustrate the rapid growth of the industry from 2011-2017:
Figure 1 Global Gambling Industry: State Of Play In 2018 - Casino.org
In the UK, gaming has grown by approximately 300% since legislation changed in 2014, reaching a
total gross gambling yield of GBP 14.4bn by 2018 and with over 2,800 operator licenses allocated by
the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).
Figure 2 Industry Statistics, UK Gambling Commission
What’s driving this growth? First and most importantly, gaming has become easier and more