Research and Markets: Research Report – Global Online Gambling & Betting Market 2014

Europe has been a leader in adopting regulation regarding online gambling, but as the activity spreads, new measures are being enacted.

In the largest Latin American market, Brazil, gambling and betting is forbidden except for horse racing. As a result companies get a precise and unbiased impression of the market situation.

– William Hill Online

Online gambling is only starting to emerge in Africa. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.

– Paddy Power

Regulation of online gambling and betting in Germany and Russia lag some of their neighbours. Among the findings of the reports researchers is that the online gambling and betting segment is increasing, enhanced by the spread of smartphones and tablet computers. This ensures that the content of the original studies is correctly interpreted.

Italy has one of the most advanced regulatory arrangements regarding online gambling in Europe. The first regulated online gambling website in Kenya was launched in 2013. Total online gambling revenue in Italy recently reached a high number in hundreds of millions of Euros, with poker constituting the largest segment.

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– The authors provide secondary market research: By using various sources of information they ensure maximum objectivity for all obtained data. The majority of Western European countries have some laws in place to channel online gambling and betting. The authors observe: while land-based lottery and casinos still dominate the gambling scene, online real-money gambling and betting are growing rapidly.

The leading online gambling and betting companies worldwide include PokerStars, Bwin.Party, William Hill Online, each of which annually generate online revenues of over EUR 0.5 billion.

– PokerStars

– 888 Holdings

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Product Information:. In North America and major Asian countries online real-money games are yet awaiting progress in regulation. Progress in online betting regulation in Germany is expected in 2014, as several operators have applied for the first online sports betting licenses.

– The author’s international employees research and filter all sources and translate relevant information into English. For example, a quarter of poker players chose to bet on unregulated networks.

Trends in online gambling and betting.

The major trends in online gambling and betting globally are mobile and social gambling. Mobile gambling is expected to grow at double-digit rates and to reach over 40% of the total online gambling market by 2018, as the number of mobile gambling users increases by a hundred million.

The regulatory landscape on online gambling and betting is varied. In Australia, which leads the world in terms of per person gambling, online sports betting and gambling has been growing by over 30% annually, while the growth of the total gambling market does not exceed 5%.

– Ladbrokes

Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2014 depicts the latest trends and developments in the field. The global online gambling market has a current value estimated at a medium double digit number in billions of Euros, with growth expected between +7 and 10% annually in the next few years.

Regional variations in legislation and acceptance of online gambling and betting

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Research and Markets is the world’s leading source for international market research reports and market data. In the USA, online gambling is legal only in three states and in many Asian countries gambling and betting is allowed only in casino resorts.

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Online gambling and betting is spreading in the Asia-Pacific region. However, offshore gambling websites are popular among Brazilian gamblers, who spend several hundreds of EUR million annually on offshore sports betting sites.

In North America, online gambling was legalized in three US states by early 2014, with online gambling revenues surging to millions in the first months of legal operation.

– The analyses, statistical reports and forecasts are only based on reliable sources including national and international statistical offices, industry and trade associations, business reports, business and company databases, journals, company registries and news portals.

The spread of online betting and gambling is forcing governments to act to regulate. In South Africa, online gambling awaits legalization in 2014.

– Bwin.Party

In France, online gambling and betting has been legal since 2010, but many gamblers turn to illegal sites

Baccarat, the Chinese way: Rituals you won’t see in Vegas

or a 3 percent advantage for the house,” Rody said.

Baccarat brings in the lion’s share of Macau’s casino revenues.


Baccarat is game of choice for the majority of gamblers in MacauSuperstition still plays a part in the way that many Chinese gamblers play the gameBaccarat brought in 86 percent of Macau’s $11.8 billion gaming revenue in 2008

Macau, China (CNN) — Baccarat is not just for James Bond anymore.

“We have 70 percent of our floor space of mass market dedicated to baccarat tables,” he said, noting he has seen individual VIP baccarat players win or lose between $7 million to $10 million in a day.

Each time, they crease the cards rendering the cards unusable for another round (Macau casinos seem to tolerate this). The monitors show a chart of who won the last 20 or 30 rounds at that table. So there’s a lot of superstition,” said Scott Milburn, vice president of table games at City of Dreams. That nature is on full display at the baccarat table.

Scott Milburn said baccarat is by far the casino’s crown jewel. The gamblers who believe in this type of luck walk around the casino searching for tables showing a trend.”

In fact, City of Dreams has installed computer monitors at the baccarat tables to help gamblers track trends.

Some Chinese players even blow on the cards, hoping to “blow away” bad numbers.

If you watch many Chinese gamblers play baccarat in Macau, there is a good chance you will see the players squeeze the cards tightly between their fingers, slowly peek at the cards by lifting the vertical end just enough to see the suit and number, then turn the card horizontally to peek at the number again. It is the game of choice for Chinese gamblers from mainland China and Hong Kong. If a trend starts appearing, that table will most likely draw a big crowd. A “player bet” has a little less favorable odds with a 1.24 percent disadvantage against the house.

“The Chinese like to bet with a player when they win and against a player when they are losing because they believe in the luck of other players as well as their own,” said Rody.

The other reason players like baccarat is because it’s considered the table game with the best odds against the house. The slow dance of peeking and creasing is to increase the suspense as the player hopes for a good pair of numbers that close in on the magic number: 9.

“(Baccarat) is the best option for the player for their money to last the longest because most other table games run about a 3 percent disadvantage for the player …

. At one table with a sizeable group, a woman exclaimed “hoi, hoi,” (“turn it over, turn it over”) as she watched a player perform his ritual. Both groups make up the majority of gamblers in Macau.

“They look for trends of three or more straight wins for the banker or player and then bet for a 4th or 5th straight win.

“Sometimes, you almost believe that they can actually change the outcome of a card by the way they squeeze the card.

Rody said a gambler who places a “banker bet” in baccarat has the best odds with a statistical disadvantage of 1.06 percent. In baccarat, one player is dealt a pair of cards and the other gamblers at the table can choose to bet with or against that player. And they bring some unique, superstitious rituals with them that you won’t see in Las Vegas.

Ray Rody, a gaming professor at Macau Millennium College who studies gambling’s cultural history, agreed that the typical Chinese gambler is superstitious. According to the latest government statistics available from 2008, baccarat brought in 86 percent of Macau’s total gaming revenues, ringing up $11.8 billion

Online Bingo Games for the New Generation of Players by Bobby McNeil

In the bingo hall you could probably play for a couple of hours a few nights a week but with online bingo you can play any time that suits you, day or night. Online bingo enthusiasts are looking for sites like Bingo Vega which offer both 75 and 90 ball bingo as well as a variety of other games. As bingo grows in popularity, sites are forced to find new and interesting ways to attract and entertain their gamers. Play the best games, win the biggest jackpots, and meet interesting people when you play online bingo!

. In fact, most players are looking for sites that offer more than bingo alone. While traditional bingo halls brought small communities together for decades, online bingo has brought international communities together.

Online bingo has revolutionized the way we play bingo. Where you might win a few hundred dollars at the local bingo hall, you might win a few thousand dollars playing online. As such, online bingo games have evolved in order to entertain a new generation of players.

The first challenge faced by developers of premier bingo sites is creating new variations of old classics. You can find video poker, slots, pull tabs, online keno and even table games at the best sites. This means that the new generation of players can get their kicks from the standard online bingo games or branch out and try roulette, craps, poker, and even blackjack for a change of pace.

Ultimately, when it comes to playing online bingo, today?s players are looking for choices. A variety of games with impressive jackpots are a must for any site that?s hoping to thrive. Clearly, online bingo is changing the way we play one of the most popular games in the world

Excuses and Excuse-Makers

While people normally will use excuses after a negative outcome presents itself, others become adept at making excuses in anticipation of poor performance. The purpose, according to the authors of the 1997 book from Springer, Social Cognitive Psychology, David F. R. Carey quotes James McElroy of Iowa State University, summing up his research into the perceptions of self-handicappers by others like this: “What happens here is that if you do it often, observers attribute your performance to you, but begin to view it as part of your disposition, i.e., you’re a whiner.”

. Whether excuses are used to shift blame or improve what other people think, it may be easier for excuse-makers to live with excuses than think about living with having tried at something and failed.

Chronic Excuse Making Can Damage Relationships

Apparent-responsibility – The excuse-maker is striving to break the linkage to the negative outcome. Barone, James E. A common phrase people use when engaging in this type of excuse is “Yes, but…,” after which they elaborate on why they shouldn’t be strongly associated with the negative outcome.

Anticipatory Excuse-Making

Research discussed in the January 5, 2009 New York Times article by Benedict Carey, “Some Protect the Ego By Working on Their Excuses Early” reveals that men are more prone than women to self-handicapping, according to work done by Edward R. Hirt, a psychologist at Indiana University.

The discussion of excuses in Social Cognitive Psychology breaks excuses into two main categories.

In the short-term, excuses are merely an exercise in self-delusion, but over time, those who engage in repeated self-handicapping can damage relationships.

Chronic excuse-makers seldom fool anyone for long, with observers viewing the tendency to make excuses as a negative part of the excuse-maker’s personality. Snyder, is to move “…the source of negative feedback away from the protagonist.”

Impression Management – The excuse-maker is attempting to look good in front of someone they want to impress, or there is a gap between their real and ideal selves.

Situation Management – The excuse-maker believes an excuse might improve the outcome of some situation, salvage his/her self-image, or satisfy an authority figure.

Types of Excuses

Studies Reveal Who Uses Excuses Most and Why

And in a study by Sean McCrea, a psychologist at the University of Konstanz, Germany who was cited in the same article, it was shown that given the opportunity and the right incentive, most people will claim a handicap when things don’t go well, primarily because it helps them cushion the blow that failure can land to their self-confidence.

It Wasn't Me! Reasons for Making ExcusesExcuses are a common part of life, from the familiar “the dog ate my homework” to more complex psychological or emotional arguments over why something did or did not happen.

While most human beings will engage in making some excuses in their lives, the common Ben Franklin saying “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else,” may be more of a self-fulfilling prophesy for excuse-makers than simply avoidance or laziness. Maddux, and C. “I didn’t do it” is a common assertion of personal innocence that blames outside forces or cuts connection to group that has performed negatively. This type of excuse absolves one of personal responsibility by “cutting off reflected failure.”

Transformed-responsibility – The excuse-maker admits to being linked to the negative outcome, but tries to steer clear of responsibility. Avoiding activities or situations where one might not do well is one way of anticipatory excuse-making.

Primary Reasons for Making Excuses

Another excuse strategy, called self-handicapping, is where an individual introduces an impediment that supposedly hinders adequate performance, thus providing a ready-made place to transfer blame when things go wrong.

The California State University Classroom Management Resource website states in an article called “Excuse and Responsibility Psychology” that there are two primary reasons why people make excuses:

People are motivated to make excuses for a variety of reasons and under a multitude of circumstances, yet psychologists have begun to examine why some people become chronic “excuse-makers” as a way of coping with perceived inadequacies or fears.

McCrea goes on to say that handy excuses are also used as a way to rationalize that an individual did the best they could, and can cause a drop in motivation to improve performance on subsequent tasks by removing the potential for embarrassment.

While the definition of the word “excuse” is somewhat slippery, an excuse is generally defined as a message transmitted from one person to another that either shifts blame for some situation or occurrence away from oneself or is made to help protect one’s self-image

2011 NBA draft: Winners and losers

4 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. They pulled in another Euro center to add to their collection, Brad Miller and his too-long, too-expensive contract, and ditched Jonny Flynn. Then, miraculously, Chris Singleton tumbled all the way down to No.18 where the Wizards jumped all over him. Not a great haul, there. Walker creates a complication at point guard with D.J. They managed to not overcomplicate the combination of two top-five picks. Smith may work out well, but he’ll never be starter caliber. His workouts showed how he would translate on the next level, and with that kind of athleticism, he provides a good running partner for Irving. And they just added Klay Thompson.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Yes, again. Shelvin Mack in the second round was a great value pick for backup point guard.


Josh Selby: If there was no age limit to the draft, Selby would have been a top ten pick last year. I’ve never been big on either of the Bobcats’ draft picks, but when you consider the balance between an athletic super-freak who is unrefined and an established winner with limited upside, the Bobcats managed to grab two of the most hyped players in the draft. Smith had his proponents as the draft got closer, and certainly isn’t a terrible pick. After an underwhelming crop of draft choices led to a flurry of trades, the dust has settled and the picks are wearing the right hats, finally. While not getting Mirotic is a lot better than drafting him, they did all that and wound up with a first later, Malcolm Lee, and Targuy Ngombo. But David Kahn reportedly says they’re not moving Williams. Rodney Stuckey problem: solved.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Irving is mostly a case of winning by default, but they wouldn’t have been the first team to be unable to get out of their own way with an obvious pick. Going for Derrick Williams would have been sheer hubris in order to burn LeBron by choosing a replacement forward. Then he said “I like the John Wall game” in his TV interview. Augustin already being an undersized point guard. But, again, they opt for the usual. The result is a reformed back court as the Blazers had promised, but not nearly as good as one you would have thought they could carry with the pieces available. A great start for the Cho era in Charlotte.

Golden State Warriors: How many guards can they need? New head coach Mark Jackson and GM Larry Riley constantly talked about defense. But in taking him, they elected to create redundancy after trading too much (Andre Miller and Rudy Fernandez) for Raymond Felton. Biyombo provides length and athleticism to pair with Tyrus Thomas. From this vantage point, it doesn’t look great.

Joe Dumars: Lucks into Brandon Knight. If Williams turns out to be worthy of the No.2 pick, and count me among the people that think he is, and the Wolves recognize that versus burying him as they did Kevin Love, this can be salvaged. It’s a messy situation and Kahn should have taken one of the other offers made to him for the pick.’s Matt Moore presents the winners and losers of the 2011 NBA Draft:

Individual Losers:. That’s a win right there.


Jordan Hamilton: Something really bad must have been found on Hamilton, medically or otherwise. They wasted an opportunity to create more assets by moving either one, and instead, will now bullheadedly try to cram two similar players (three if you count Anthony Randolph) into a spot. Jon Diebler is 6-6 and can shoot. Disappointing.

Cavs take Duke’s Kyrie Irving No. Then there’s the other trade, which was just a mess all over. He can rebound and defend exceptionally well. He gives the Wizards the ability to move Andray Blatche if they can find a taker for his contract. All Rights Reserved.

Texas’ Tristan Thompson talks to reporters after being taken with the No. But Augustin has never won over the Bobcats organization and Walker will be given every chance to compete for the starting role. Williams is a great pick, if they were moving Michael Beasley. Masai Ujiri is better than you.

© 2011 CBS Interactive Inc. Then, with the fourth, they could have opted for Valanciunas, which would have been a good pick. 1 in NBA draft

It’s all over. Irving gives them a franchise point guard to build around and was the best player overall in this draft. That’s not a good look for the Texas ex.

Tristan Thompson: Congratulations, Tristan, you cleared about ten spots in three days! It’s a marathon, not a race.

Individual Winners:

Washington Wizards: The Wizards very quietly had a terrific draft. The Warriors have enough talent to not need the best player available. They got good talent both small and big. That’s about it.

Charlotte Bobcats: In a day, the Bobcats transformed Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, the No.9 and No.19 into Corey Maggette, Bismack Biyombo, and Kemba Walker. Saved the boss some cash, though. Team draft grades

Brandon Knight: Plummeted due to his attitude and wound up in dysfunctional Detroit.

Portland Trail Blazers: Where did that come from? The Blazers first take a huge reach on Nolan Smith at No.21. If his size issues aren’t as much a concern as they’ve been made out to be, and if his shot creation translates to the next level, the Bobcats have just instantly created their foundation for the future while ditching one of their biggest contracts. Another sterling night for the Wolves. Oh, yeah, and they nabbed Kenneth Faried, who perfectly fits their needs and is a great value pick where they took him. The only redeeming quality is the future first which may or may not be protected into oblivion. Vesely came off incredibly cool for a 21-year-old Euro who can’t shoot.

Denver Nuggets: Raymond Felton got flipped for Andre Miller’s non-guaranteed expiring contract and Jordan Hamilton, one of the steals of the draft who inexplicably fell. This for a guard the Nuggets didn’t want in the first place. First Jan Vesely was available, who fits a need for them at slashing forward. With his athleticism and aggression, he makes a perfect partner to run the break with John Wall. That’s a great haul. They used the 43rd on Malcolm Lee, and then traded for the 57th. Or if they were trading Williams. But there’s a reason so many teams were chasing Tristan Thompson. Singleton is a lottery talent that fell out of the top 14. They haven’t moved Monta Ellis, so now on the roster they have Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, Charlie Bell, Jeremy Lin, Acie Law and Reggie Williams. Singleton’s length and athleticism, combined with a chip on his shoulder from dropping, makes him a great pick for the Wizards. Now he falls all the way to the second round.

Jan Vesely: Underrated as everyone talked about Kanter and Valanciunas, Vesely not only winds up with a good team fit for himself, but stole the highlight of the night with a kiss on the mouth of his lady friend. It was an unnecessary move with bigger players with more defensive presence available. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Update: Wolves wound up swapping Mirotic for the 28th and 43rd picks from the Bulls, then moved the 28th pick to Miami for the 31st pick, which they then sold as well as the 38th pick which was theirs. And, with as many talented guards as there were late in the draft, taking him was a bit of a shock. There was a nineteen-pick differential between Hamilton and a player who has rumors of being older than listed with a back issue and a contract problem. Then the Warriors took a shooter

Spain Odds to Win the 2010 FIFA World Cup

SpainâEUR(TM)s only loss of the 2010 World Cup play has come at the hands of Switzerland which was their first game of the tournament. Since then, SpainâEUR(TM)s Fernando Torres has been guaranteeing SpainâEUR(TM)s victories and has rallied his Spain teammates around him.

Spain 2-1 (17/2)

Draw 3-3 (66/1)

Spain 3-0 (18/1)

World Cup 2010 – Spain vs. SpainâEUR(TM)s betting odds on the Moneyline are currently set at +110, and HollandâEUR(TM)s betting odds on the Moneyline are currently sitting at +240.

Spain 4-0 (40/1)

Spain 2-0 (8/1)

Draw 0-0 (13/2)

Betting odds for a âEUR~DrawâEUR(TM) between Spain and Holland in the final day of action of the 2010 World Cup are currently set at +230.

Spain 3-1 (20/1). Sunday, July 11th will bring in the final day of 2010 World Cup action in Johannesburg, South Africa, where Spain is facing Holland (also known as the Netherlands). DonâEUR(TM)t forget to check out where all new players will receive an instant 10% Signup Bonus for all your World Cup betting needs!

Draw 1-1 (5/1)

Spain is currently picked as the heavy favorite (as a Pick -200) in this final World Cup game, although Spain has lost one game and has only scored a total of 7 goals, 5 less goals than what Holland has scored in the 2010 World Cup tournament. Holland – Correct Score Odds:

SpainâEUR(TM)s betting odds on the point spread are currently set at (as a Pick -200), and HollandâEUR(TM)s betting odds on the spread are currently set at (as a Pick +150). In total, Spain has scored 7 goals, and has allowed only 2 goals against in 2010 World Cup play.

Spain 3-2 (40/1)

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Draw 2-2 (18/1)

Spain 1-0 (5/1)

SpainâEUR(TM)s leading goal, David Villa, has 5 goals, 26 shots, and no fouls

The Internet Sports Betting

As you might know, a lot of companies in the world dedicated to the money transactions by private and public banks offer their services to all kind of business and the online gambling business are not the exception; sportsbook, racebook, online poker, and online casino usually keep around 9 or more money transfer companies in their list to show to the user the transparency and legal operations. It also offers multiple payment methods or options to all their online customers.

But remember it depends of the web site you chose to bet online with, all different online sportsbook have different ways to administrate their own established mounts and methods to develop their prices.

One of the most discussed themes in this area is the kind of sports are part of this and the percentage respect to the bet can be the price back to the player.

Some of the ways and sports in the Internet Sports Betting are the choice to make live wagers at anytime on your favorite sporting event as NFL, college football, NBA, college basketball, NHL, soccer and all of the other sports are available, also lines are available normally for every sport from regular pointspreads and totals to money lines, parlays and teasers.


The betting lines menu includes great as first halves, halftimes, quarters, futures, propositions, etc.

The online gambling offer not only a package of possibilities in every sport result, also a sane distraction way can also make anyone get safe money just playing and having fun from anywhere as your own home.

The ones who practice, enjoy, and understand all the different games and sports can give a valid opinion about what really happened in the bets, games, and ways it haves to be played.

Normally the way all companies elaborate all prices are respect to the bet for the different results in the sports or games, for example you bet $2 for a final result in a game and you match it if the online sportsbook previously offer increase the amount you bet x2,all winners will get $4 back.

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Gambling world always has been watched as a vicious sport or hobby by people really don’t understand the way it works, most recently it starts to grow for the newest internet online bettings which are one of the favorites for the easy way to play it..

Another very important aspect in the gambling world is the sports banking, or the way those companies have to process all money transactions