GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 32 - June 2015

BY THE NUMBERS 14.6% Revenue growth in the Australian online gaming market from 2013 to 2014. 19.3 million Number of wagers handled by sports betting software provider OpenBet during the Grand National in April. $1,000 Buy-in for the first World Series of Poker bracelet event to be held on, scheduled for late June in Nevada. $1.52 million Amount that a New Jersey player won playing Let It Ride at Betfair Casino in February, the largest payout since the state regulated online gaming in November 2013. $239,400 Amount won by poker pro "potta_x_potta" for taking down Full Tilt's FTOPS XXVIII Main Event in March. $10,086,400 The prize pool for PokerStars' Sunday Million ninth anniversary tournament in March. 98% Frequency that New Jersey online casinos' geolocation technologies correctly located customers in the state's first year of operation, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. 7801 The new Merchant Category Code launched by New Jersey online casinos in an effort to get credit card companies to allow deposits to their sites. €5.7 million Jackpot won by a Swedish player on Mega Fortune Touch at Leo Vegas. $2.7 billion Revenue total Morgan Stanley gaming analyst Thomas Allen projects the U.S. online gambling market will reach by 2020, a decline from his previous projection of $5 billion. $1.2 billion Amount that Optimal Payments paid to acquire Skrill. $250 million Amount ESPN will invest in DraftKings. As part of the deal, DraftKings has committed to spending more than $500 million advertising on ESPN's platforms. $40 million Revenue earned by daily fantasy sports site DraftKings in 2014, up 1333 percent from $3 million in 2013. By the Numbers