GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 49 - April 2021

$1.6 billion The amount in revenue the esports industry is projected to reach by 2023 , according to Betenemy . 270 Cases of suspicious bettingtheInternational Betting Integrity Association reported to the relevant authorities during 2020 , a 48% increase from the number of cases reported in 2019 . 15 The number of countries GooglePlay began allowing real-money gambling and betting apps in beginning 1 March, including the U.S. and Japan . $127.3 billion The amount global online gambling revenues are projected to reach in 2027 , according to Grand ViewResearch . 460,000 The number of British online bettors using blackmarketwebsites , which has more than doubled from 210,000 users two years, according to the Betting andGamingCouncil . 56,329 The number of people who registered for the national self-exclusion online gambling programinSpain in 2020 , a 12% increase from 2019. New Jersey illustration by ducu59us/Shutterstock; Globe illustration by peiyang/Shutterstock 9 G P W A t i m e s . o r g