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The Timing with US Market Legalising Online Gambling 

2020 was a huge year for online gaming legalization, and nowhere is this more true than in the United States. Ballot initiatives from the November presidential election added new states to the growing list of US states that allow online casino betting, adding billions of dollars to the potential size of the US online gaming industry. The election of Joe Biden was also good news for the industry, as the President-Elect has signaled support for opening up the online gambling industry and reducing federal restrictions. More legal breakthroughs are expected in 2021 and this has been a huge momentum driver in the online gaming industry. Companies like Bragg Gaming Group (TSXV:BRAG) (OTCQX:BRGGF), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM),Flutter Entertainment (OTCPK:PDYPF), and Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) are seeing new opportunities in the US market that could mean big things in 2021 and beyond.

“The current rate of expansion for regulated sports betting in the United States supports the idea that there is both an audience and a financial incentive for states when adopting the practice. Sportsbooks operate at much lower margins, and legislators are quickly catching onto the fact that taxable revenue from virtual casinos could dwarf that of the sports wagering markets.” – Source – Forbes

The Covid- Pros & Con’s

The spread of COVID19 has accelerated the demand for online gambling. Moreover, increasing digitalization coupled with secure digital payment options are also some factors contributing to online gambling market growth. The market is further expected to gain momentum over the forecast period attributed to the rising use of digital currency and websites provided by companies for betting and gambling.

One of the fastest-growing industries

iGaming is any activity that involves betting online, for example betting on a live event or a game outcome. In the modern day, this timeless activity is carried out through sports betting, online casino gambling and other skill-based games like poker or blackjack.

“Data states that there are close to 400 registered casino hotels in the United States, with an estimated value of $54.8 billion this year. The 465 registered non-hotel casinos reported a gross gaming revenue just over $43 billion in 2019. The interest is there,” added one online casino operator.

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Casinos have long been the key site for the industry of exhilerating, high-stakes gaming. Revenue from casino gaming comprises an enormous industry valued in the hundreds of billions, and is enjoyed by millions of consumers worldwide, in real world-casinos and resorts as well as online gaming services. In the US alone, more than 86% of people in the United States have gambled at least once.

The .CASINO domain extension is a winning bet for the online presence of established brick-and-mortar casinos. A great domain name is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get new and returning customers through the door. With the dependability and relevance of a .CASINO domain extension, real-world casinos can create a dependable and relevant web address for their existing sites. Visitors searching for casino-related content will be sure they’re connecting with a relevant site once they see your web address capping off with the unmistakable .CASINO extension.

Of course, for many casinos these days, there’s a lot more to the experience than just gaming. Loads of casinos are closer to full-blown resort experiences, offering a staggering array of services like hotel accomodations, fine restaurant dining, spas, large-scale performance venues hosting A-list entertainment, and sprawling shopping malls. With so much to offer visitors, casino websites can employ a .CASINO web address to specify just gaming-related attractions and better organize their users’ experience.

Facts & Stats:

  • Accoring to the American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. *Source
  • America’s commercial casino industry enjoyed another record-setting performance in 2019 prior to Covid-19
  • Total nationwide consumer spending on casino gaming increased for a fifth straight year to reach a record $43.61 billion, up 3.7 percent from 2018.
  • Approximately 105 million Americans are estimated to have visited a casino in the past year, versus 53 million in 2001, according to 2019 AGA polling data.
  • 86 percent of Americans consider gaming to be a fully acceptable form of entertainment, while 71 percent recognize the casino industry’s role as a job-creator.
  • Tribal Gaming – Notably, the above gaming revenue and direct gaming tax totals do not include contributions from the 524 tribal casinos operating across 29 states. However, figures for 2018 showed tribal casinos reaching a record total of $33.72 billion in annual gaming revenue.
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United States Online Gambling Market Report 2020-2026:

The United States online gambling market was valued at USD 1,978.57 million in 2020, and it is is projected to register a CAGR of 17.32% during the forecast period, 2021-2026. The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the gambling industry on an international level, including the United States. This led to the closure of casinos, lottery outlets, and gambling venues. Source: ReportLinker.

Pennsylvania is The Fastest Growing Market

Pennsylvania is the fourth and biggest state to legalize and regulate online gambling. The new law allows for online casinos, online poker, sports betting, and more. Casino gaming (including slots and casino table games, such as roulette and blackjack), poker, sports/horse race betting, and fantasy betting are regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, whereas lotteries are regulated by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Also, as per the data published by the American Gaming Association, the total gross gaming revenue of Pennsylvania casinos amounted to approximately USD 3226.92 million in 2017, which was the second-highest after Nevada. Source: BusinessWire.

New Jersey’s sportsbooks used the return of major sports to catapult to the best month in the history of any legal jurisdiction. And in generating nearly $670 million in August wagers, New Jersey surpassed $8 billion in sports bets since launching in June 2018 and again staked its position as the largest and most dependable U.S. market, according to PlayNJ.

The biggest climbers were internet gambling and sports betting.

Google Trend 
Last May 2021, the search term US ONLINE CASINO hit 100 which is the peak popularity for a search term. Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means there was not enough data for this term. *Source

US Companies Online Market Share 

Source – RoundHill Investments

1. DraftKings

DraftKings is number one on the list with 16% of the U.S. online casino GGR market share. DraftKings, famously known for daily fantasy sports, is also becoming a dominant player in the U.S. online casino market. The company operates online casinos in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In its first month of business in West Virginia, DraftKings Casino brought in 75% of the $50 million in total online wagers for the state. According to DraftKings IR, their online casino app now offers over 360 different games.

Related Companies: DraftKings

2. SugarHouse-Rivers

SugarHouse-Rivers is number two on the list with 16% of the US online casino GGR market share. Sugarhouse-Rivers Casino is owned by Rush Street Interactive. The company operates online casinos in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. SugarHouse Casino was one of the first casinos to apply for an online gambling license in PA. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the license in 2018, allowing SugarHouse to offer online slots, tables games, and poker for Pennsylvania residents and visitors.

Related Companies: Rush Street Interactive

3. Betfair-FanDuel

Betfair-Fanduel is number three on the list with 15% of the U.S. online casino GGR market share. In 2018, Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel merged their U.S. businesses. Together, they operate online casinos in Pennsylvania (FanDuel operation) and New Jersey (Betfair operation). Both companies are owned by their parent company, Flutter Entertainment. Flutter is an online gaming powerhouse with over 13 millioncustomers worldwide. Other notable brands under the Flutter umbrella include Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, SkyBet, and FOXBet.

Related Companies: Flutter Entertainment


ROAR is number four on the list with 13% of the US online casino GGR market share. ROAR Digital is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings and consists of the BetMGM, Borgata, PartyCasino, and PartyPoker brands. According to ROAR Digital’s CEO, BetMGM is on track to generate over $130 million of net revenues this year, predominantly from iGaming (online casino) in New Jersey, given the impact of COVID-19 (i.e. lack of live sports). ROAR Digital has live online casinos in New Jersey and West Virginia under the BetMGM brand and plans to enter the Pennsylvania market this year.

Related Companies: MGM, GVC

5. Golden Nugget

Tilman Fertitta’s Golden Nugget online casino comes in at 5th place. At the moment, Golden Nugget operates its online casino exclusively in New Jersey, where they are a market leader. The company saw record high user activity in the third quarter and may surpass $100 million in GGR in New Jersey in 2020. The company recently received approval from the New Jersey Casino Control Commision to complete its merger with the SPAC Landcadia Holdings II.

6. PokerStars

PokerStars is number six on the list with 5% of the U.S. online casino GGR market share. Like BetFair-FanDuel in the number two spot, PokerStars is under the Flutter Entertainment umbrella. The popular European poker website launched in New Jersey in 2016. PokerStars offers users access to online poker, slots, and casino games in New Jersey.

Related Companies: Flutter Entertainment

7.Wynn Interacive

Wynn Interactive projected an online revenue of $708M for 2023, based on a 5% to 7% share of the U.S. market.

Recent Sales

  1. bought in 2005 for up to $90 Million Dollars. That is 16 years ago and that is one US city only.
  2. was up for grab for $20M in 2017.
  3. sold for $5.5M in 2003. A bargain when you compare with LasVegas.Com deal around the same year.
  4. Online.Casino this domain was under valued and sold in 2018 for only $500,000. Probably the best SEO domain which has a Global Market Value in excess of $100M. The new owners made the deal of the century for 500K, a true bargain on this one word EMD. The most searches type in keyword combination for Online Casino. Hence why USONLINE.CASINO is so valuable and key for ay US or overseas operator who wants to have a share of the US ONLINE CASINO market.


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