Sports betting is currently among the fastest growing industries in the world. With the presence of ever growing technology and the ease of government regulations on gambling, sports betting is on a non-stop surge and has become a massively lucrative field for sports gamblers and sportsbooks.
According to top analysts, sports betting currently takes up 40 percent of the gambling industry in terms of revenue and consumer size. The most popular sports for betting include: horse racing, football, greyhounding, cricket, baseball, basketball and golf.
Here’s our list of the biggest sports gambling agencies in the game:
888 holdings: Since opening shop in 2008, 888 holdings has cemented a place as one of the biggest companies in the game, offering betting services in poker, casino, bingo and 888 games.
GVC Holdings: GVC has been particularly lucrative through a system of partnerships with popular online betting brands such as Bwin, CasinoClub, Betboo, Foxy Bingo.
Kindred Group: This Stockholm based company majorly generates it’s revenue through casino games and online sports betting. These two industries have managed to generate a sum of $308.9 million dollars for the company. Kindred Group benefitted largely from the recently concluded FIFA World Cup and has a very active online consumer base to thank for that.
William Hill: This company is currently at the top of the US Market in the sports betting industry. Operating over 108 race and sports betting platforms in Nevada, it also possesses 30 percent of the market share.
Paddy Power Betfair: This is the market leader in the Australian gambling industry. Also, it has 623 shops across its UK – Ireland market. The company was formed in 2016 when Paddy Power plc merged with Betfair Group.
Bet365: Bet365 was one of the first sports betting companies to take their sports betting business to the digital space. They are currently one of the largest companies, having a very vast range of betting options and products to offer to their teeming clientele of over 23 million.
The company is of British origin and offers gambling services in poker, casino, bingo and games generally.
Stars Group: This online poker giant has recently acquired a large sports betting brand, the Sky Sports and Gaming (SBG). This deal is predicted to turn the poker company into the largest sports betting company in the world.
Drafts Kings: Drafts Kings provide the largest platforms of fantasy gaming to their consumers, having their services available in such platforms as the five largest American Sports, namely the NBA, MLB, the NFL, the NHL, the PGA. The company also deals with the NASCAR auto racing, Premier League, UEFA Champions League soccer, Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. This company’s services also extend to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Tennis.
Betsson: This sports betting giant offers services in casino, poker, bingo and various sports events. Having been around since 2006, the sports betting website now runs one of the world’s largest gambling enterprises.
BetAmerica: Considered as one most legal and secure sports betting companies in the United States, BetAmerica majors in horse racing and Fantasy Sports.