GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 27 - February 2014

BY THE NUMBERS $384 million Size of California’s online poker market in its 10th year if the state regulated the industry, as estimated by Academicon and PokerScout. Amount won by a 26-year-old Stockholm man, equivalent to €4.1 million, playing Arabian Nights at Unibet. 37 million SEK Jackpot won by a Finnish player playing Mega Fortune at Kolikko Pelit Casino. €2.6 million The jackpot in the Dec. 17, 2013 Mega Millions drawing. It was the second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot. $648 million A tax proposed by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) on deposits to Internet gambling accounts, should the U.S. Congress act to regulate the online gambling industry. 12% 33.5 million Number of people that play fantasy sports in the U.S., according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Matching donation offered by the Calvin Ayre Foundation to support super typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Ayre personally pledged $200,000 of his own money to the relief efforts. $1 million William Hill’s price on odds-on favorite Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Marco Rubio is listed at 6/1. 2/1 30% Share of traffic PartyPoker’s Jeffrey Haas expects to see from mobile devices by the end of 2014. 21% Drop in revenue in the third quarter of 2013, due in part to Greek authorities blocking access to over 400 online gambling sites in the country. 500 Number of simultaneous players New Jersey online gambling operators could allow on their sites during the state’s “soft play” trial period from Nov. 21-25, 2013. Number of online gambling accounts set up in New Jersey, as of Jan. 5, 2014. 148,487 By the Numbers