An audience of gambling fans is attracted by the statistics that best characterize the entire gambling business. Knowledge is a good help in achieving your goals. Today we will tell you about the top five countries in the world according to such an indicator as the total amount of earnings of gamblers for the year.
USA – the country with the most popular gambling
The real center of the gambling industry in terms of indicators and the general opinion of the gambling audience is the United States of America. The country has the largest number of wins each year, which brings its total winnings to $119 billion:
Online casinos are particularly popular. The spending of the latter is growing all the time. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized casinos in half a hundred states.
China is in second place in terms of winnings
The total amount of money won in China during the year is equal to $70 billion. This allows it to confidently take second place in the ranking. This despite the fact that China is different from the USA where gambling is illegal and is forbidden.
– The online gambling market in China is expected to reach almost $15 billion by 2027. Games such as Mahjong, card games and online gambling are important to local Chinese culture.
Japan and its third place ranking
Japan is notable for the fact that it has actually allowed gambling, characterized by some restrictions. For example, there is a ban on cash prizes here, so winners have to take their winnings with lighters or pencils, chocolates or cigarettes.
– Gambling winnings in Japan have reached 50 billion dollars. Thus, Japan is among the largest gambling countries. The online gambling market in Japan is already approaching the $7 billion mark.
Italy: the cradle of gambling
Italy has a rich history of gambling. Most of the game’s inventors are from here. For example, the popular Italian game of baccarat dates back to the 17th century. Italians are also the inventors of the roulette system such as Fibonacci.
– The prosperity of gambling especially started after the relaxation of laws in 2008. Milan and Venice have become the main gambling centers in Italy, with more than 15 casinos. Gambling provides a total winnings of 20 billion dollars.
The UK with a winnings of $19 billion
The fifth country in the ranking of countries with the largest total winnings is Great Britain, which is one of the largest players of the world’s gambling. After the pandemic, its gambling industry is experiencing a new boom.