Online Gambling Market in Canada
It has been 20 years since the first online casino, Internet Casinos Inc., was launched, and now there are more than 2,000 online gambling websites offering numerous gambling opportunities, such as casino games, sports betting, bingo, poker and others. Because 85 countries has already decided to give the green light to gambling and introduce laws to regulate gambling games, the popularity of online gambling industry is getting higher across Europe, Asia and South America.
According to 2006 Merrill Lynch research, online gambling industry will probably be the most active in 2015, and annual revenue will rise to $528 billions.
In 2009, 78% out of all online gamblers were male players, and their average age was 45.
In Canada, according to the data provided by uleth.ca, online gamblers are people of various educational backgrounds, they have average household income of $74,600 and their average household debt is $78,056. Average age of online casino players in Canada is 35.5. Besides, online gamblers use internet more frequently and perform wider range of tasks online compared to land based casino players.