GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 50 - August 2021

by the numbers $21.51 billion The amount bet by Americans on sports with regulated operators in 2020 , up from $13.07 billion in 2019 , despite the closure of land-based sportsbooks and the suspension of major sporting events due to the pandemic . $11 billion The amount of U.S. commercial gaming revenue in Q1 2021 , matching Q3 2019 as the industry’s highest- grossing quarter . 55% The percentage increase in U.K. Gambling Commission license application fees , beginning 1 October. 6 The number of times more likely regular gamblers were to wager online during lockdown in the U.K. , according to a study by the University of Bristol on 2,600 participants with an average age of 28 years old . €18.2 billion The amount the German online casinomarket is expected to grow to by 2024 , according to a report by BtoBet . 80.6% The percentage of all sports bets in the U.S. in 2020 that were placed online . g p w a t i m e s . o r g 8