2020 began with a series of unfortunate news and has now peaked with the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition to affecting lives, it has also hampered various livelihoods. Offices and businesses have shut their doors to the public for safety reasons, and gaming houses are not left unscathed. Across Canada and the USA, governments have ordered the closure of land-based casinos, including popular gambling destinations like Las Vegas, Montreal, and Ontario.
For a very long time, Europe has been the world leader in online casino gaming, online sports betting, and all other forms of iGaming. Now, while the competition across Europe is already tremendous, new regions are opening up to online gambling, creating new battlegrounds for major brands that have already established themselves in Europe.
Over the past few years, gambling has grown in popularity. More and more people are adopting it as a pastime activity or a way of earning a few extra dollars on the side. With the current CoronaVirus (COVID-19) crisis, online gambling is currently one of the most indulged in online activities.
Technological advancements have also revolutionized all sectors of our economy, and the gambling industry has not been spared. Some significant changes have taken place in the past few years, and these trends have continued into 2020.
With the recent lock down of land-based casinos all over the world, the search for alternative revenue streams intensified. People and businesses as well mostly like to stick to what they know or what they think they know, so they search for these revenue sources in gaming alternatives such as
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