Gambling is no longer limited to physical spaces. Thanks to technology and the proliferation of the internet, gambling has made its way into the online world. Online gambling is a broad term that covers betting, as well as casino and lottery games played on computing and mobile devices. With the popularity of smart phones and digitization, several vendors have launched gaming apps for mobile devices in order to expand their consumer base. In spite of stringent gambling laws, which vary from state to state, the online gambling market has grown tremendously. According to analysts at Technavio, the online gambling market in the US, which stood at $540 million in 2015, is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 52% by 2020.
Key vendors in the online gambling market in the US
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment
Delaware’s leading luxury casino hotel, Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. provides offline as well as online gambling services. With more than 2700 slot machines, 40 table games and Rollins Center, players win real money at Dover Downs. Poker, casinos and horse racing are some of the most popular gambling services offered. The company’s gambling is limited to Delaware residents and visitors only.
One of the largest and most trusted online casino and poker game providers, 888.com was launched in 1997 and is based in New Jersey. Operated by 888 Holdings, the company provides online casino games that are web-based and can also be downloaded on personal computers, mobile devices and tablets. Their app is available for both Android and iOS platforms. Blackjack, roulette, video poker and classic slots are some of the many games offered by 888.com. At present, the company offers online gambling services in New Jersey only.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Another major vendor in the online gambling market is Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Borgata offers offline and online casino and poker games along with accommodation facilities. Owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, the company has over 3475 slot machines and more than 250 table games. Its online games through mobile apps are available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Betfair Online Casino
A subsidiary of the world’s largest betting company, Betfair Group, Betfair Online Casino is based in New Jersey. Launched in May 2016, the company provides players with secure, legal, and fully regulated online casino games for free as well as for real money. Its mobile apps are available on both Android and iOS devices.
Golden Nugget Online Casino
An online offering from the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Online Casino is also based in New Jersey. The company offers five different variations of blackjack and roulette along with 19 variations of video poker. Primer slots, keno and table games are its other offerings. The site is available on both Android and iOS platforms.
A subsidiary of GSN, WorldWinner is a Nevada-based online company that offers skill-based games. Players can choose from more than 35 games across several genres, including Arcade, Card, Game Shows, Sports, Strategy, and Word. Bejeweled 2, Cubis, SCRABBLE Cubes, Solitaire and Wheel of Fortune are some of the most popular games available on WorldWinner.
Real Gaming provides online poker games and is the first company in the United States to receive a license for online poker. Known for its interactive gaming platform, the company is backed by the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its games are available on web as well as mobile devices.
Based in New Jersey, Pala Casino offers over 140 online casino games. The company’s casino apps are designed for both iOS and Android platforms and allow users to conveniently make deposits, check balances, and manage their accounts. Slots, poker, blackjack and roulette are some of the popular games that the company offers.
Acronym for Television Games Network, TVG is based in Delaware. Currently the largest interactive horse racing network, the company is owned by the BetFair Group. It is the first and only television network in the United States to be devoted to horse racing. TVG’s online services include horse and greyhound betting.
An acronym for World Series of Poker, WSOP offers online poker games. Based in Nevada, the company began its online gaming services in 2009. Its real money online game is available only in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. Games are available on both iOS and Android devices.
Another Delaware based prominent provider of online gambling services is Twinspires. The company is the official online wagering site of the Kentucky Derby and offers online horse and greyhound betting services, among other services.
BetAmerica is one of the prominent providers of online horse and greyhound betting services. It allows betting on all major horse races, including the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup. The company is the partner of the Federal Sport Trade Association and is regulated by the North Dakota Racing Commission.