Lottery is a type of gambling where people pay a relatively small amount of money in exchange for a chance to win a huge prize. There are many kinds of lotteries. In particular, financial lotteries have been criticized as addictive forms of gambling. However, they are very popular among the general public. They provide a lot of entertainment, allowing you to have a chance at a lump sum of cash.
The market for lottery is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and LAMEA. Historically, lottery has mainly been a state-run game, but now there are some online lotteries available, as well. Online lotteries can be played from mobile devices and desktops. Some lotteries even offer video lottery terminals.
The lottery industry is expected to experience growth over the next few years, and will reach $353.1 billion in 2026. It is largely driven by increased per capita disposable income and the growth of dual-income households. Many states also use the proceeds from lottery tickets to fund public schools, veterans, and park services.
A growing awareness of lottery schemes will contribute to growth. Online lotteries will allow players to compare odds and choose the best lottery. Moreover, the rapid development of technology will fuel the expansion of the lottery business.
While the global lottery industry is dominated by countries like China and SAR, Europe and North America are also projected to see significant growth. Specifically, Asia-Pacific is predicted to experience an increase of 9.1% CAGR during the forecast period.
Online lotteries are expected to experience significant growth in Latin America, as a result of the proliferation of internet usage. This is expected to drive the global online lottery market. Despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the offline market, many countries are opening up their doors to the lottery. For instance, Maltese governments have allowed reopening of the lotto booths.
Asia-Pacific is also projected to experience growth over the next few years, owing to the increasing awareness of lotteries. Currently, 70-80 percent of adults in the region buy lottery tickets. Continued legalization and product innovation will drive the market. Also, the growing popularity of online poker will boost revenue in APAC.
While the United States leads the global lottery industry, other major markets are China and Hong Kong. According to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, the industry in the U.S. generated $71 billion in 2012. Interestingly, the industry in China generated $43 billion in 2012. Nonetheless, the United States will overtake the industry in 2015.
While the US is the leading revenue generator in the global lottery market, countries such as China and SAR are also estimated to witness strong growth. Additionally, the Chinese government is planning to consolidate its current lottery market. Several suppliers are engaged in the lottery market, which is expected to be a key driver of the market.
The lottery market is a highly competitive environment, with both suppliers and buyers battling for market share. The market report offers detailed analysis of the key segments and players, including their revenue contribution, as well as the application areas and trends in the market.