Despite these obstacles, experts remained optimistic about esports potential as a betting vertical.
A Europol statement said the conspiracy originated in Asia and involved at least individuals - including match referees, club officials, players and members of organised criminal gangs. Market Share of Companies. What sports betting activities have you participated in in the past 12 months? He added that "China is becoming the epicentre of the problem" and up to one billion euros can be gambled on a single game of football. Size of the online gambling market from to in billion U. Download the latest Flash player and try again.Operators in this industry offer legal gambling on lotteries, including draw lotteries, Lotto, Keno and scratch tickets, as well as wagering on official sporting events. "The potential for corrupting those sporting codes, the potential for compromising players and officials is just too great," Senator Xenophon says. Gambling on football is a huge and growing global industry worth billions . 58 Chinese football officials were given match-fixing bans and last.