GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 51 - November 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves through the entire gaming industry and remnants of its impact remain. The sports betting vertical was among the hardest hit as live events all over the world came to a screeching halt last year, something that has never happened before simultaneously. While the volume of betting took a major nosedive initially, the situation wasn’t entirely bleak. Many retail sports bettors turned to online platforms as brick-and-mortar sportsbooks were shuddered. Meanwhile, with unexpected “down time,” casual sports fans always intrigued by betting on their favorite teams finally took the plunge and opened online accounts to help pass the time during lockdown. During unpredictable times like these, it’s valuable for those of us in the industry to have a resource at our fingertips where you can clearly analyze the numbers and see the tangible impact of outside factors. And that’s exactly one of the reasons we launched back in 2017. The site is not only the world’s most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date guide to the websites, contacts, owners, operators, software suppliers, payment processors, regulatory jurisdictions, affiliate programs and other industry businesses, but this vast amount of data is presented in an easy-to-use format. Thanks, in part, to the support of our longtime friends at bet365 Partners, we offer private GPWA members and sponsors free access to the site and its massive amount of data. As an example, for this issue, we present the top 25 sports sites on a global level, with rankings based on the weighted power mean of a variety of independent andmulti-sourced traffic-based statistics, such as number of visitors, visits and page views, and total estimated time spent on a site by all visitors. You can also see the change in rankings from Q1-Q3 2020 to the recently ended Q1-Q3 2021 time period. On the opposite page, we list the top sports sites for Q1-Q3 2021 from Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America, once again, with their change in ranking compared to Q1-Q3 2020. As this issue went to press, the database featured more than: • 1,700 businesses that own online gaming sites • 4,000 casino, poker, sports betting, bingo and game sites with traffic rankings • 1,000 affiliate programs and affiliate networks • 13,000 web portals and their owners • 1,000 game and platform suppliers • 19,000 games • 200 regulatory jurisdictions • 1,800 annual reports of online gaming businesses • 900 payment methods • 16,000 gaming executives with their associated LinkedIn profiles For more details and free access, please visit: Sports Site Rankings Free access to for GPWA members Global Q1-Q3 2021 Change from Q1-Q3 2020 Website Owner 1 bet365 Group 2 Grupo Caliente 3 13 Aquila Global Group 4 8 SV Gaming 5 2 DOL 6 3 Corredor Empresarial 7 3 Kindred Group 8 Lynton 9 5 William Hill 10 7 Betway Group 11 9 KC Gaming Networks 12 6 Flutter 13 Bonnal 14 4 Hong Kong Jockey Club 15 SportyBet Kenya 16 28 bet365 Group 17 6 Shop and Deliver 18 13 Entain 19 5 bet365 Group 20 1 Tabcorp 21 14 Entain 22 1 Fon 23 22 Rush Street Interactive 24 186 MGM Resorts International 25 9 Betway Group G P W A t i m e s . o r g 18