Gambling Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 3/12/2018
SIC Codes: 7011, 7993, 7999
NAICS Codes: 7132, 72112
Chapters Include:
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Companies in this industry operate gambling facilities or offer gaming activities. Major companies include US-based casino operators Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands, and MGM Resorts, as well as Galaxy Entertainment and SJM Holdings (Hong Kong), Tatts Group (Australia), and UK-based IGT and William Hill.

The global gambling industry’s gross yield — gaming income minus payouts to winners — is more than $430 billion per year, according to Global Betting & Gaming Consultants. Major casino gaming markets outside the US include Macau, Singapore, Australia, and South Korea. Revenue is expected to grow steadily as casinos continue to expand in new markets, specifically in Asia.

The US gambling industry includes more than 3,200 establishments with combined annual revenue of about $100 billion. Major segments include about 515 commercial casinos, about 500 Indian casinos, and more than 40 state lotteries, as well as bingo parlors, off-track betting facilities, electronic betting arcades, and sports bookmakers. The casino operations of casino resorts and hotels are included in the industry.


Demand for gambling is driven by consumer income growth and state spending. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and effective marketing. Large operators have the financial resources to make significant investments in facilities and efficient computer operations; they may also enjoy cross-marketing opportunities. Small gambling facilities can thrive by catering to local residents, who may not be able to afford travel to such ...

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