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Research shows growing interest in esports gambling

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Research from global consumer research agency 2CV and market researcher ProdegeMR has revealed that esports gambling revenue is set to double from $7bn (€6.5bn) in 2019 to $14bn worldwide in 2020 as gamblers seek new avenues for betting during the Covid-19 crisis.

2CV and ProdegeMR’s survey of 1,028 gamblers aged 18-64 looked at how the pandemic has impacted the gambling climate and the role esports can play in driving revenues for the industry.

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