Pandemic Doubles Online Betting in the US Due to Casino Closures

September 11, 2020

Online gambling comes out the winner thanks to the pandemic’s forced shutdown of casinos and sporting events worldwide.


In the United States, online gambling activity has doubled since March this year and continues to increase, according to statistics from a report which was published by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Panel.


The US has a limited operation of legal, with a presence in just a handful of states, unlike in the UK where it is much more widespread. Sports betting is an exception, with many more states opening up to allow legal online sports betting. Due to the pandemic, however, sporting events ceased with a total suspension of all sports around the world.


Online gambling operators are taking the opportunity to ensure more new customers sign up to their online casinos and keep returning. Lucrative incentives and bonus schemes that make wagering online have always existed, but now the loyalty rewards and prizes are even better, which makes it even more enticing for the users.


At this uncertain time, it’s a no brainer, online gambling is instant and can be done in the safety of the home from either a computer or mobile device.