Research and Markets: Research Report – Global Online Gambling & Betting Market 2014

In Australia, which leads the world in terms of per person gambling, online sports betting and gambling has been growing by over 30% annually, while the growth of the total gambling market does not exceed 5%.

In France, online gambling and betting has been legal since 2010, but many gamblers turn to illegal sites. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.

Trends in online gambling and betting.

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In North America, online gambling was legalized in three US states by early 2014, with online gambling revenues surging to millions in the first months of legal operation.

Regional variations in legislation and acceptance of online gambling and betting

In the largest Latin American market, Brazil, gambling and betting is forbidden except for horse racing. In North America and major Asian countries online real-money games are yet awaiting progress in regulation. The authors observe: while land-based lottery and casinos still dominate the gambling scene, online real-money gambling and betting are growing rapidly.

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The major trends in online gambling and betting globally are mobile and social gambling. Total online gambling revenue in Italy recently reached a high number in hundreds of millions of Euros, with poker constituting the largest segment.

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- PokerStars

The spread of online betting and gambling is forcing governments to act to regulate. For example, a quarter of poker players chose to bet on unregulated networks.

- The authors provide secondary market research: By using various sources of information they ensure maximum objectivity for all obtained data. As a result companies get a precise and unbiased impression of the market situation.

Regulation of online gambling and betting in Germany and Russia lag some of their neighbours. This ensures that the content of the original studies is correctly interpreted.

- Paddy Power

- Bwin.Party

- 888 Holdings

Research and Markets is the world’s leading source for international market research reports and market data. In South Africa, online gambling awaits legalization in 2014.

Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2014 depicts the latest trends and developments in the field. In the USA, online gambling is legal only in three states and in many Asian countries gambling and betting is allowed only in casino resorts.

Online gambling is only starting to emerge in Africa.

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Italy has one of the most advanced regulatory arrangements regarding online gambling in Europe. The first regulated online gambling website in Kenya was launched in 2013. However, offshore gambling websites are popular among Brazilian gamblers, who spend several hundreds of EUR million annually on offshore sports betting sites.

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The leading online gambling and betting companies worldwide include PokerStars, Bwin.Party, William Hill Online, each of which annually generate online revenues of over EUR 0.5 billion.

Europe has been a leader in adopting regulation regarding online gambling, but as the activity spreads, new measures are being enacted.

Online gambling and betting is spreading in the Asia-Pacific region. Progress in online betting regulation in Germany is expected in 2014, as several operators have applied for the first online sports betting licenses.

- Betfair Group. The global online gambling market has a current value estimated at a medium double digit number in billions of Euros, with growth expected between +7 and 10% annually in the next few years.

The regulatory landscape on online gambling and betting is varied. The majority of Western European countries have some laws in place to channel online gambling and betting. Mobile gambling is expected to grow at double-digit rates and to reach over 40% of the total online gambling market by 2018, as the number of mobile gambling users increases by a hundred million.

- The analyses, statistical reports and forecasts are only based on reliable sources including national and international statistical offices, industry and trade associations, business reports, business and company databases, journals, company registries and news portals.

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- The author’s international employees research and filter all sources and translate relevant information into English. Among the findings of the reports researchers is that the online gambling and betting segment is increasing, enhanced by the spread of smartphones and tablet computers

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It is usually said that kids have more creative and fertile mind than adults; adults lose the creativity in the chores of everyday life. Do not forget to include your teachers who would tell the guest about your mischievous acts of childhood. All the guests may hide their gifts and ask birthday girl/boy to find them. Dressing up in Mexican style is easy and tortilla with salsa will make your snacks part.

You can convert your home to a virtual gambling place by putting up a blackjack table and supplying your guests with chips or monopoly money.There should be a special prize for the winner at the end of the evening. I am an expert in all aspects of successful marketing and public relations. Do not forget to set up a bar for the guests and hire a bartender.

“Happiest days are back again” theme can ask the guests to dress up as their mom/ dad used to dress up when they were kids. You can put the theme as “water world” or “jungle” (yes, this is definitely not only for kids). Ask your friends to dress up accordingly or at least put a mask of an animal. Think of some games that you could include in the party such as tug of war to prove who is the mightiest animal or fishing game.

“Golden Memories” theme can be created by creating a guest list from kindergarten friends, your primary, middle, high school friends, your ex-ones and/or your favorite neighbors. However, occasions like birthdays are right to blow away the dust from the creative cells of your mind and organize an unusual party which you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy. You will also get to hear many forgotten stories that would still be afresh in the mind of your guests.

Another option is the Mexican theme. They may mimic their parent’s behavior while you could serve the food which you liked as a kid.

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A birthday theme is meant to excite everyone in the party. Avital limousine is the premier Chicago wedding limousine company. You throw a surprise party for your friend and ask the guests to come 10 minutes before the scheduled time. Instead of writing your names on the gifts, you can ask him/ her to guess who has gifted it.. Decorate the room as per your theme; include the concept in the food. I enjoy interacting with people and advising on things to do in the city.

You can organize a “Treasure Hunt” on your friend’s birthday at your home

Sky sells controlling stake in betting business to CVC

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Sky said the sale would enable it to focus on the growth areas within its pay-TV business, where it has recently expanded into continental Europe with the purchase of Sky Italia and 90 percent of Sky Deutschland (SKYDn.DE).

Shares in Sky were up 1 percent in early trading.

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CVC, which is a major shareholder in Formula One motor racing, tried to buy online betting exchange Betfair (BETF.L) last year but a proposed billion pound deal foundered over price and strategy.

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Sky, which has 20 million customers in Britain, Italy, Germany, Austria and Ireland, would receive 600 million pounds in cash at completion and would retain a stake of around 20 percent in Sky Bet, it said on Thursday.

Sky Bet, the title sponsor of English soccer’s Football League, generated profit before tax of 50 million pounds in the year to June 30, 2014, on revenues of 182 million pounds.

It could also receive an extra 120 million pounds under the terms of a vendor loan and additional value based on private equity group CVC receiving a certain return on its investment.

CVC Partners, which has previously owned bookmaker William Hill (WMH.L), said Sky Bet’s management and staff would remain with the company, which will maintain its close ties to the Sky Sports network.

“In the final analysis, we think a sale of Sky Bet is a sensible strategic move and, although likely dilutive to consensus earnings per share, net/net probably positive for the overall investment case,” they said. Founded in 2001, the company operates sports betting and gaming sites in the growing online market.

Analysts at Citi said Sky could use the proceeds towards buying out the remainder of the minority shareholders in Germany.

“The partnership between CVC and Sky will provide a strong platform to support SkyBet’s ongoing success at this exciting point in its development,” it said.

LONDON (Reuters) – European pay-TV group Sky (SKYB.L) has agreed to sell a controlling stake in Sky Bet to CVC Capital Partners [CVC.UL] in a deal which values the online betting business at 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion).

A British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) logo is seen at the company's UK headquarters in west London July 25, 2014

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Roko’s Basilisk is Pascal’s Wager for Nerds


Roko’s Basilisk

If your brain hurts right now, don’t worry- you’re not alone.  I overcame Pascal’s wager two decades ago, and I plan to never head back into that dark territory again.

God, or a simulation of god, is much the same

Credit:’s_%22God%22,_from_%22the_Creation_of_Adam%22.jpg.  While it’s very important for us to consider the long term repercussions, and not just the vast, almost unimaginable opportunities that will no doubt arise from creating computers that can think for themselves far better than people can, it’s equally important not to fall into our own self-defeating philosophical traps.  At the fringes of scientific fact lies philosophy, and that has always been its role.  It goes like this:  a superintelligent artificial intelligence is running the universe right now, and you’re living in a simulation of said universe (realize that it’s really, really difficult to disprove this, although physicists are discussing how this might be possible now).  In this simulation, the hyperintelligent AI creator comes to you with a choice:  you can either devote your life to helping create a hyperintelligent AI (essentially, “strong AI” that thinks for itself and dramatically self-improves at unimaginably rapid rate until it is, to us, all-powerful), or you can either roll the dice on suffering a fate in “eternal anguish” or nothing happening.  In the meantime, it doesn’t hurt to look ahead and contemplate a strange and bizarre potential future, but don’t get caught up in a modern day Pascal’s Wager.

Growing up with religion

Pascal’s Wager and strong AI

When I was coming of age and considering whether there was an omnipotent god who judged us based on our belief and love in him or her, I came across what was essentially Pascal’s Wager without actually knowing what Pascal’s Wager was.  It’s also a debate that has been well articulated for three and a half centuries, and probably had for generations (centuries?  millennia?).  Having said that, if the strong AI is malevolent, it will know whether you helped create it or not, and if you chose not to help create it, it might cause you to suffer essentially an unimaginable eternal damnation, so you might as well hedge your bets and believe that you are helping to create such an all-powerful AI.  In my own 17 year old brain, I came to the conclusion that the only reason I clung to such a belief was because of a fear of going to hell, and a god (or God, if you prefer- I don’t) who forced us to live under a microscope of his own creation would actually be a pretty crappy god indeed.

All of this may sound like it borders on philosophy, and it certainly does.  However, we’re constantly working to close that gap.  I’ve lived the rest of my life accordingly and never looked back, never buying into the “god works in mysterious ways” line, viewing it as more of a fail-safe against thinking. 

In a tongue-in-cheek article, David Auerback outlines a new philosophical concept called “Roko’s Basilisk”, essentially a technophile’s version of Pascal’s Wager

Andy Rooney and the Gambling Business

I’ve never won but that doesn’t stop me from thinking “maybe next time.”

The gambling casinos keep something like 20 percent of everything bet for themselves, so there’s no chance of anyone but the casinos winning over a period of time. According to an American Gaming Association report, revenue from casino gambling fell by almost two billion dollars last year.

A lot of people are out of work and it turns out that when people are unemployed, they gamble less. Gambling produces nothing.

In 2008 the casinos earned $32.5 billion. I have good news for you tonight. All rights reserved.

Written by Andy Rooney

There’s only so much money in the world and if it’s lost at a gambling table, it’s money that isn’t spent on things America makes. They make billions – and where do the billions come from? They come from all of us because we’re the losers. I mean, suckers is what we are.

It’s a law for people to protect themselves by wearing seat belts for their own safety when they’re in car. You’d think they might gamble more but they don’t. I use the words “earned” and “only” loosely but casino income was down a lousy little two billion dollars last year. How come the government doesn’t protect citizens from losing their money by making gambling in casinos illegal? There should be a sign in front of every casino that says “enter at your own risk…of losing your shirt.”. Last year they earned only $30.7 billion. I mean who’s best for this country – a machinist at an automobile plant in Detroit or a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas?

If I write as though I was above all this, I’m not writing right. There’s some good things about everything, I guess.

The thing that bothers me most about gambling is that people fritter away money so they don’t get to spend it on things that someone else has been paid to produce. I think I can win. I’ve gambled half a dozen times in Las Vegas and even though I know how dumb it is. It’s enough to bring tears to your eyes.

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2010 NBA Finals: L.A. Lakers vs Boston Celtics Game 5 NBA Odds & Picks

The Lakers shot a respectable 45 percent from the field, but they were limited to just 71 shots where the Celtics got off 83.

2010 NBA Finals Betting Trend: The Lakers are 2-8 straight up in their last 10 games as a road dog with a total between 185 and 190.

Los Angeles, which was outrebounded 34 to 41, got 33 points from Kobe Bryant and 21 points from Pau Gasol. 2010 NBA Finals Game 5 Odds & Picks at have Boston listed as a -3 against the spread home favorite and the total set at 188.2010 NBA Finals: Lakers at Celtics Game 5 Odds & Picks. However, Boston has not won back-to-back home games since its Conference Semifinals series with the Cavaliers. 2010 NBA Finals Lakers at Celtics Game 5 Odds & Picks:

The Celtics also got incredible production from their bench as backup point guard Nate Robinson had 12 points and power forward Glen Davis scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting. The win was typical of most Boston triumphs in that it was characterized by a solid defensive effort. Paul Pierce led the starting unit with 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists.

The NBA Finals continued its back and forth nature on Thursday night as the Celtics evened things up with a 96-89 game four victory. If they fall tonight they will head back to Los Angeles on the brink of elimination facing the only team that has beat them at the STAPLES Center in the postseason. Game three hero Derek Fisher had six points and two assists in 31 minutes of action.

Los Angeles Lakers +3 (-110), Over 188 (-110), +130 (Moneyline)

Boston Celtics -3 (-110), Under 188 (-110), -150 (Moneyline)

The Celtics will host their last 2010 NBA Finals contest tonight as the series has arrived at game five knotted in a 2-2 tie.

The Lakers have dropped back-to-back games twice in these playoffs (Oklahoma City, Phoenix), but they have yet to trail in a series. Lamar Odom was the only other Laker to reach double figures as he dropped in 10 points. Tip off in this evening’s pivotal meeting is set for 8:00pm ET at the TD Garden; the game will be broadcast live on ABC

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House OKs Anti-Internet Gambling Bill

Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., is leading support for the ban in the Senate. However, the lottery exemption wasn’t in the bill back in 2000. Online lotteries are exempted this time around at the behest of states.

Critics argued that regulating the $12 billion industry would be better than outlawing it. That law was written in the 1970s to set up rules for interstate betting on racing. Said Rep. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. All Rights Reserved. Barney Frank, D-Mass., “Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol. In a World Trade Organization case involving Antigua, the department said online betting on horse racing remains illegal under the 1961 Wire Act despite the existence of the more recently passed, and updated, Interstate Horseracing Act.

The Internet gambling industry is headquartered almost entirely outside the United States, though about half its customers live in the U.S.

Avioli said the racing industry has a strong future in the digital age and suggested the bill would send Internet gamblers to racing sites and away from the banned sites.

The American Gaming Association, the industry’s largest lobby, has opposed online gambling in the past but recently backed a study of the feasibility of regulating it.

The House voted 317-93 for the bill, which would allow authorities to work with Internet providers to block access to gambling Web sites.

Supporters of the measure argued that Internet betting can be addictive and can lead people to lose their savings.

The House passed legislation Tuesday that would prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online and could block access to gambling Web sites.

The legislation would clarify and update current law to spell out that most gambling is illegal online. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Greg Avioli, chief executive officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, said the mention of horse racing in the bill is merely “a recognition of existing federal law.”

Reps. They argue that Web wagering could hurt the integrity of their sports.

Internet gambling is a multibillion-dollar worldwide industry that is legal in many countries, notes Magid. The issue has not been debated in that chamber this year, and the measure hasn’t been identified by Senate leaders as a top priority.

Leach said the problem is particularly acute for young people who are frequently on the Internet. “Most of the casinos that Americans use are legal in the countries where they’re located.”. She said it was unfair to allow online lotteries and Internet betting on horse racing to flourish while cracking down on other kinds of sports betting, casino games and card games like poker.

The Justice Department has taken a different view on the legality of Internet betting on horse races. But there would be exceptions — for state-run lotteries and horse racing — and passage isn’t a safe bet in the Senate, where Republican leaders have not considered the measure a high priority.

Like the racing industry, professional sports leagues also like the bill. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Jim Leach, R-Iowa sponsored the bill. If it had been, Abramoff’s client probably would have backed the bill. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., pushed for removal of the exemptions. They successfully beat back an amendment to strip out exemptions in the legislation for the horse racing industry and state lotteries.

Goodlatte called that “a poison pill amendment,” aimed at defeating the larger bill.

Sen. “Never before has it been so easy to lose so much money so quickly at such a young age,” he said.

Congress has considered anti-online gambling legislation in the past.

In 2000, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff led a fierce campaign against it on behalf of an online lottery company. It won’t work for gambling.”

If the horse provision were stricken from the bill, there’s a good chance the measure would run into objections from Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and others from racing states.

One of the problems with Internet gambling is that it’s possible for minors to get access, says CBS News technology analyst Larry Magid. Supporters of the bill brought up that history Tuesday and suggested that a vote for the bill was a way to make a statement against Abramoff’s influence.

Under the provision that relates to horse racing, betting operators would not be prohibited from any activity allowed under the Interstate Horseracing Act. “There is technology that can be used to verify the identity and age of adults, but it’s a bit cumbersome to use,” he says. “It’s mostly used now with online credit reports.”

© 2006 CBS Interactive Inc. It’s really Congress picking winners and losers,” said Michael Bolcerek, president of the Poker Players Alliance, a San Francisco-based group that opposed the bill.

The department hasn’t actively enforced its stance.

Supporters of Internet gambling agreed.

Rep. The industry successfully lobbied for legislation several years ago to clarify that horse racing over the Internet is allowed.

“They call it a prohibition

2010 Kentucky Derby Predictions: Devil May Care vs Awesome Act Betting Odds

Jockey Julien R. ItâEUR(TM)s a good spot. During his last work on Tuedsay, Awesome Act worked four furlongs in :48 1/5, galloping out five furlongs in a strong 1:00 4/5. Leparoux was pleased with his performance on the wet, sloppy track stating it was âEURoeperfect and very smooth. To start the 2010 horse racing season, Devil May Care came in fifth place in the Grade III Silverbulletday on February 20th. Julien rode him great in the Gotham. What do the horse racing betting and Kentucky Derby Predictions experts think about Devil May Care?

Running out of the sixteenth gate, Awesome Act is listed as a -130 odds favorite in his 2010 Kentucky Derby Predictions Match Up against Devil May Care. The decision was simple to enter the filly, since star jockey John Velazquez will not be riding Eskendereya.

2010 Kentucky Derby – Head to Head Match Up



The early betting action from horse racing handicappers has poured in on Awesome Act. It will just help her focus.âEUR.

2010 Kentucky Derby – Head to Head Match Up



And after last year’s meltdown of Derby favorite Friesan Fire finishing in 18th place, they all have learned something from the humbling experience.

What do the horse racing betting and Kentucky Derby Predictions experts think about Awesome Act?

2010 Kentucky Derby – Head to Head Match Up



2010 Kentucky Derby – Head to Head Match Up


DUBLIN: -130

“It was the deciding factor,” Pletcher said. He went over the track very good.âEUR

Pletcher is pleased with the filly starting from the 11th post position and stated: âEURoeI like her draw. “Not only that he was available but why he was available. The horse is doing everything right.âEUR

On Monday trainer Todd Pletcher announced that Devil May Care will run in the Kentucky Derby. The only caution I feel is the fact that sheâEUR(TM)ll be loading right near the start of it and will have to do some waiting. Obviously, with the big horse (Eskendereya) coming out yesterday, the field is wide open, and she deserves a chance.”

Online racebook has posted horse racing betting odds for various 2010 Kentucky Derby Predictions Match Ups:

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2010 Kentucky Derby – Head to Head Match Up



Devil May Care has won three of her five career starts, including the 1-mile Grade I Frizette Stakes on October 10th as a 2-year-old. In her only other race this year, the filly won the Grade II Bonnie Miss Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 20th.

Online racebook has posted horse racing betting odds on the 2010 Kentucky Derby Predictions Match Up between Devil May Care vs Awesome Act. Tom Ludt mentioned that Awesome Act has done nothing but improve since heâEUR(TM)s been at Churchill Downs. He did it very easy. Since she’s been here (at Churchill Downs) she has trained phenomenally. Devil May Care is owned by Glencrest Farm, LLC and her pedigree is Malibu Moon and Kelli’s Ransom by Red Ransom. The 2010 Kentucky Derby is now wide open for filly Devil May Care and the rest of the Derby field now that Eskendereya is out of the running.

Devil May Care will attempt to become the fourth filly to win the Derby, joining Regret (1915), Genuine Risk (1980), and Winning Colors (1988).

Awesome Act is ranked 15th in Graded Stakes earnings with $285,000 in two starts as a 3-year-old in 2010. When she made the lead that day she started easing up and looking around. Owners Susan Roy and Tom Ludt, president of Vinery Stables have been very happy with the workout performance on Kentucky Derby contender Awesome Act leading up to the 136th Run for the Roses.

âEURoeOne of the things we learned last year is to have a good time and hopefully weâEUR(TM)ll get a little racing luck.âEUR Ludt continued, âEURoeThis horse is hopefully going to rate back because that is what he does well. But other than that, itâEUR(TM)s fine.âEUR

Pletcher had this to say about the filly putting blinkers on: âEURoeWeâEUR(TM)ve been thinking about doing it since her (last start in the) Bonnie Miss (at Gulfstream March 20). âEURoeKnock on wood, but this horse keeps getting better and better. It was a very nice work. WeâEUR(TM)ve been training her in them (blinkers) since and now it has become a no-brainer. We had no speed in the Wood, but there will be plenty of speed here.âEUR

Leparoux is not concerned with the rain forecasted for Derby day considering Tuesday’s great work.

2010 Kentucky Derby – Head to Head Match Up

ICE BOX: -125  


Running out of the eleventh gate, Devil May Care is listed as a +120 odds underdog in his 2010 Kentucky Derby Predictions Match Up against Awesome Act. With Leparoux aboard, Awesome Act won the Grade III Gotham Stakes on March 6th and then came in third place in the Grade I Wood Memorial Stakes On April 3rd.

âEURoeHe loved it, so I wonâEUR(TM)t be scared about it.âEUR Even the owners chimed in. She is an exceptional filly, and we have always felt that way

Sports betting in 2014 big winner in Nevada gaming industry

“But I don’t see a big decline on other gaming tables or slots.”

“We’re definitely growing the experience to keep you in the casino,” said Grodsky.

In Northern Nevada, revenue was essentially flat in most areas. Once that’s done, the bettor does not have to return to the sportsbook until the account is depleted and he wants to replenish it or he wants to cash out.

For example, it recently upgraded the sportsbooks at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks and the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Lake Tahoe to include 8-screen video walls. Baldini’s Casino, for example, last week announced that Station Casinos LLC will manage a new sportsbook at the Sparks casino, including Sports Connection Mobile, its remote betting application. Most casino sportsbooks are operated now by U.K.-based William Hill plc, which in 2012 purchased and merged Wagering, Inc., Brandywine Bookmaking LLC and the racing and sportsbook assets of Sierra Developments, known as Cal Neva.

The sportsbook also offers incentives such as dinner ticket for betting $50 or more on a parlay card that keeps people on the premises.

“It’s difficult to say exactly with no numbers and it would impact more the locally-oriented markets,” said Schwartz. In Reno, for example, gaming revenue rose .32 percent to $552.1 million while in Lake Tahoe’s South Shore area revenue fell .78 percent to $207.1 million.

David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said there is no hard data on sports bettors other gaming action, but he doubts flat gaming revenue can be attributed to reduced foot traffic at sportsbooks.

The company offers a mobile app, which in the first half of 2014 accounted for 36 percent of its total wagers.

Betting on sporting events rose 7.7 percent to $3.9 billion in 2014, and revenue hit a record, jumping 11.8 percent to $227 million, according to the Gaming Control Board.

Meanwhile, overall gaming revenue decreased 1.1 percent, falling to about $11 billion statewide.

That likely means fewer visits to the sportsbook’s casino by sports wagers, who may have been also playing the slots or tables or eating dinner at a restaurant.

The way it works is a bettor goes into a sportsbook and uses cash, as with all sports betting, to set up a mobile account to place bets. Four of the inside screens are used to broadcast games and four outside screens display lines on what is called live, in game wagering, which lets bettors continue to make different bets on a game as its being played.

“Sportsbooks are not much of a money maker for casinos in general, but it is a way to attract traffic to the property,” said Farahi. But mobile apps offered elsewhere have cut into its in-house business, Farahi said.

So less than a year ago, the Reno resort upgraded its sportsbook and added two, 13-by-7 feet LED TV screens as well as wall-to-wall 75-inch screen TVs to draw people in.

“We see it as a complement, not a substitute,” said Michael Grodsky, director of marketing at William Hill US in Las Vegas.

Grodsky said the company has been doing a lot to make its physical locations more appealing in order to attract and keep its clients walking through the door.

Grodsky said in game betting can be done via the mobile app, but it’s more fun to do it in the sportsbook.

RENO, Nev. — Sports betting was the big winner in Nevada’s gaming business last year, but did it come at the expense of other casino games?

Gaming is not a zero sum game, but many attribute the jump in sports betting, which has been growing every year for more than five years, to the proliferation of mobile betting applications that let bettors use their cellphones to wager remotely from anywhere in Nevada.

“The short answer is mobile apps have affected our sportsbook business,” said David Farahi, chief operating officer, Monarch Casino & Resort Inc., Atlantis’ parent company.. And the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno continues to operate its own sportsbook.

The Atlantis doesn’t currently offer a mobile app, although it has plans to soon. “During the Super Bowl, our sportsbook was packed.”

A handful of casinos use other sportsbooks