|Virtual casinos and bookmaking revenue will top $10bn in 2005 according to recent market research. |
The report by the firm eMarketer said the $10bn represents only the house cut, which means there is likely well over $200bn in play over the year.
The report found that in Europe - Germany had the largest number of users – whilst 14m Internet users across the continent visited gambling or sweepstake sites.
The report said: -15-18% of all US Internet users visited gambling or sweepstakes sites in February 2005.