Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Online gambling growing fast

The Register reports: [edited]

Internet gaming is now the fastest growing segment of internet commerce, according to a report from Revenue in the sector is growing at a rate of 22 per cent per year. cited a Merrill Lynch study that concluded the global internet gaming market could reach - wait for it - $528bn annually by 2015.

Online gambling currently accounts for only about 3 per cent of the global gambling market.


ConradGempf said...

I blame Microsoft who got so many computer-users comfortable with games of chance via their versions of "plug 'n' play" and "security" and "PlaysForSure".

brett jordan said...

I guess the Apple equivalent is 'Will Steve announce a PDA/phone/Hypercard upgrade at the next expo'?