Emerging Markets Support Spike In Lottery-Operated Sports Betting

Fixed-odds betting turnover across World Lottery Association (WLA) members grew by 34 percent to around US$55.8bn in 2018, driven by more than $10bn of incremental betting activity in China alone and supported by higher volumes in Latin America and Africa.

According to the sixth edition of the World Lottery Association’s global lottery data compendium, data from which can be found in VIXIO GamblingCompliance’s newly-expanded WLA dataset, lottery and sports-betting sales across 142 contributing WLA members grew by 8.4 percent in constant currency terms to $306.5bn in fiscal 2018.

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