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Surging Esports

Surging Esports

Casinos and sportsbooks looking at esports as a potential new revenue stream should look at recent data from According to the news site, global esports viewership is expected to reach 665 million by 2025, with the entire market reaching an 8.5 user penetration rate.

According to a Statista survey, more than 210 million people worldwide started watching esports in the last five years, with the total number rising from 369 million in 2018 to over 580 million in 2023. Statista expects the global esports viewership to jump by another 85 million by 2025, with the total number of viewers reaching 664.5 million worldwide.

Nearly one-third of global esports viewership comes from China. The country had more than 189 million esports fans in 2023, expected to grow to 210 million in the next two years. According to Statista, the U.S. esports viewership will reach 36.2 million people in 2025, up from 30.5 million this year. The U.K. market follows with a 16 percent viewership growth in two years and 15.5 million esports fans by 2025.

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