10. New Zealand
7. Hong Kong SAR
3. “You can only lose what you have in your
pocket, and gambling is not a priority for poor people, it is
essentially a luxury purchase when all essentials have been paid for”
says Warwick Bartlett, GBGC’s CEO.
But the real gambling spend for Australia comes not from internet but
the widespread distribution of pokie machines (50%) played by locals and
then also casinos (20%) that host Chinese gamblers.
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The latest figures compiled by the Global Betting and Gaming Consultants
show that Australia is by far the biggest gambling nation on the planet
with a per capita spend of US$866 a year. United Kingdom
Italy has growth in stature as a gambling market with the growth of
various slot machines through deregulation as the Italian Government has
sought to gain a higher tax yield from gambling.
. British operators Paddy Power,
William Hill, Ladbrokes and Bet 365 have all been quick to recognise the
potential and have licensed their business in Australia to take sports
6. Forty six percent of Paddy Power’s group operating profits come
from customers based in Australia.
Canada comes in third with strong gambler support for casino, gaming
machines and lotteries. Finland
4. Ontario is the lead state almost double in terms
of gross gaming yield in front of Quebec.
Hong Kong Jockey Club are in second place even though many residents are
going to Macau to gamble in the casinos.
GGY per Capita
1. However we expect the UK
to rise in the ranking next year when we will see a full year of on
shore licensing for internet gambling which was previously allocated off
shore, mostly in Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Malta” said Warwick Bartlett
Chief Executive of GBGC.
GGY = Gross Gaming Yield (what the customer actually loses gambling)
All of the top ten listed are prosperous countries which destroy the
myth that the poor gamble most. Australia
9. “This is
because other countries have decided not to criminalise the gambler and
bring forth legislation to legalise gambling. United States
Singapore and Macau have been left out of the calculations because the
high gross gaming yields are predominantly created by tourists from
China and the rest of Asia.
The United Kingdom has dropped to tenth from third in 2008