UKGC report says eSports betting in UK increased significantly during lockdown. A new report has been released by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which shows the significant growth that Esports betting has seen in recent months. The report shows a massive increase in sports betting of 2992 per cent year-on-year.
The statistics show that while other parts of the gaming industry have been suffering during the pandemic, betting on esports has risen considerably. In March 2019, just £50,223 ($63,493) was the total gaming yield for Esports betting. Twelve months on, when the pandemic took place in Europe in March 2020, it had risen to £1,517,548 ($1,918,541). In April 2020, that then rose further to £3,393,637 ($4,289,767) and increased yet again in May 2020 to £4,616,610 ($5,835,764).
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