Online Gambling Around the World: The Most Popular Classic Lottery and Sports Betting
Enjoying and imagining what can make a lot of money is the most frequently cited motivation for online gambling. However, gamers and non-gamers are also aware of the problem.
In the last 12 months, more than 2 out of 5 Germans have participated in a game of chance online or offline. More can happen in the near future. In July of this year, the German online game market was legalized. Online offers such as sports betting, poker, so-called slot machine games are now allowed.
Online is superior to offline
The fact that online gambling is largely legalized in Germany also incorporates the desire of many players to bet online. 58% of all who already participate in online gambling prefer online to offline variants. In other countries, online gambling preferences are even more pronounced. In India, the United Kingdom, and Italy, 76-69% of the surveyed subjects are representative.
In summary, the following applies to all 13 markets analyzed: Classic lottery and sports betting are the most popular forms of online gambling. The exceptions are Italy and India. Sports betting and poker are especially popular in Italy, and fantasy sports are popular in India, see.
Why do people play
Anyone who plays the lottery probably has heard the question: what do you do with the money? And suddenly the dream of life begins, where money plays a completely different role than before. In fact, the most frequently quoted motive for winning the lottery among online gamblers in international comparisons is to imagine what you can do with all that money.
Other online gambling games are about something else: fun. It is the most frequently given answer (41%) in the world, even before the specific goal of making big bucks through wealth dreams and gambling. This is statistically impossible for very few people.
Automatically included in the gambling market analysis the problem of how to responsibly address risks such as gambling addiction and other problematic gambling addiction, gambling addicts care about customer well-being Few people believe they are. We also asked them, and the answer reflects a general inventory of how many people bet and gamble in which country.
Few respondents think the UK and Italian gambling rules are too strict. These are the two countries with the highest online gambling after India. From this, we can conclude that the tighter the rules, the fewer people may play.