Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
Since early 2008, the center of the Global Casinos and Online Gambling industry has progressively shifted from Las Vegas and Atlantic City to Macau in China, according to IBISWorld industry analyst Craig Shulman. This shift of the industry's activities to Asia is expected to continue. Assisting the shift has been the recent casino openings in Macau. Casino openings in other parts of Asia are expected in the near term as well. Singapore, with its two mega-casino developments, has already made a significant splash and now rivals Las Vegas. However, Chinese government activities, along with other Asian countries, limit domestic access to their casinos and thus these casinos are highly reliant on international and particularly VIP tourist gaming revenue.
In 2012, the Global Casinos and Online Gambling industry is expected to generate revenue of $126.6 billion, representing a 5.7% rise from the previous year, with annualized growth of 2.3% over the five years through 2012. This growth will be due to the continued rise of Asian gaming markets from the depths of the economic recession in 2009. However, established markets such as the United States and Europe, particularly Las Vegas, will remain flat, as they have struggled to recover from the economic turmoil, Shulman says. Over the next five years, the opening of new offline and online markets will continue to spur growth as the global economy recovers. The new markets will allow greater access to gaming activities, as governments seek greater access to money through gaming deregulation. Over the next five years, revenue is expected to grow.
IBISWorld estimates that the top four players account for about a quarter of the available market share, providing this industry with a low level of concentration. With the 2005 merger between Caesars and Harrah's and MGM and Mandalay, these two operators are estimated to have a dominant position in the US segment of this industry, and with the ability to expand internationally. The level of industry concentration is increasing significantly among mega-casino operators, which are expanding internationally. For instance, expansion by casino operators such as Las Vegas Sands and Genting Berhad to both North American and Asian locations during the past decade is leading to overall industry revenue growth as more locations legalize casino operations. The level of industry concentration is expected by IBISWorld to increase slowly over the next five years, due to some continuing mergers and international expansion and acquisition by the largest operators. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Global Casinos and Online Gambling industry report page.
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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics
This report relates to legal casino gaming within premises licensed and supervised by national or sub-national government. It also includes legal online gaming on casino-type games.
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