As revealed by Zion Market Research, the global online casino gambling and sports betting market were valued at over $61 billion in 2021. According to the latest projections, the iGaming market is expected to grow to reach a value of around $114 billion in six years from now. The projected annual growth rate of the market is 10.9%.
While online casino gambling activities are legal in many countries across the globe, Italy, the United States, Spain, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom lead the way when it comes to their gross gaming revenues collected by online casino operators.
In the following sections, we take a look at the three most prominent, most successful stock-listed online casinos and these are 888 Holdings, responsible for 888 Casino, Entain (GVC Holdings), responsible for brands such as Party Poker, Bwin, Ladbrokes, and Betbool, and Kindred Group responsible for Unibet Casino and eight other brands.
1. 888 Holdings
In the world of online casino gambling and sports betting, 888 Holdings remains the ultimate leader. The company, founded in 1997, is listed on the London Stock Exchange as LSE: 888. 888 Holdings owns and operates 888 Casio, 888 Poker, and 888 Sport. It is one of the most trusted, most reputable iGaming brands in the industry.
The casino was launched in 1997. It houses over two thousand online casino games by many different online casino content developers, including NetEnt, Blueprint Gaming, Playtech, Red Tiger, Play’n GO, and Pragmatic Play.
888 Holdings is mainly focused on serving online casino players residing in the UK and other European countries. Still, it also operates in the United States after receiving a remote gaming license issued by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
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2. Entain (GVC Holdings)
Founded in 2004, Entain, formerly known as GVC Holdings, is another major player in online casino gaming and gambling. The company is based in Douglas, Isle of Man, and traded as LSE: ENT on the London Stock Exchange. Entain owns and operates several high-profile iGaming brands, including Sportingbet, PartyPoker, Ladbrokes, Coral, and Bwin.
Entain is also responsible for Gamebookers, Betboo, Gioco Digitale, CasinoClub, Foxy Games, and Foxy Bingo. One of the company’s most successful brands is Bwin which is one of Europe’s leading online casino gambling and sports betting platforms. Party Casino is another successful Entain brand, and the same is true for Gala Casino, Gala Spins, and Gala Bingo.
3. Kindred Group
The list of the biggest stock-listed iGaming brands includes the world-renowned Kindred Group. Formerly known as Unibet Group Plc, Kindred Group has been around since 1997. The company is traded as KIND SDB on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Kindred Group operates in many countries, including the United Kingdom, Malta, Italy, Gibraltar, France, Estonia, Denmark, Belgium, and Australia.
Kindred Group is best known for Unibet Casino. Aside from Unibet Casino, Kindred Group is also responsible for Otto Kasino, Maria Casino, Bingo.com, 32 Red Casino, and several other brands. According to this Statista report, the global iGaming industry will be valued at over $92.9 billion by the end of 2023. The value of the three companies mentioned earlier is also expected to increase.