On a high horse: The popularity of online and smartphone betting has driven revenue growth

The Horse and Sports Betting market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing popularity of online and mobile betting websites has aided industry revenue growth
  • Online betting has reduced industry employment, as less face-to-face interaction has been required
  • Industry profitability is anticipated to remain strong and improve marginally

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Horse and Sports Betting industry has undergone significant changes over the past five years. Online and mobile betting websites have gained a greater foothold in the market due to changing consumer preferences and the improved accessibility of these websites. Increasing internet connectivity and spectator sport participation have contributed to the industry's positive performance. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2016-17. Demand for other gambling activities, and declines in horseracing attendances and wagering have slightly restricted revenue growth. Other gambling activities such as casinos, lottery products and electronic gaming machines compete for gamblers' discretionary income...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Horse and Sports Betting industry exhibits a high degree of market share concentration. The four largest operators are estimated to account for approximately 82.2% of industry revenue. The high level of merger and acquisition activity from the sale of former state-owned TAB operations, like Tabcorp's acquisition of Tab Limited in 2004 and purchase of ACTTAB in 2014, contributes to the industry's high market share concentration.

    In addition, companies with TAB outlets effectively operate in regional monopolies, which provides the opportunity for firms to generate revenue from an entire state's wagering activities. As a result, Tabcorp alone is estimated to account for nearly 44% of total industry revenue in 2016-17. Con..

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    Additional Insights for the Horse and Sports Betting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Horse and Sports Betting Industry are

  • Market research and understanding
  • Experienced workforce
  • Production of premium goods and services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from casinos and Horseracing attendances in the Horse and Sports Betting industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Horse and Sports Betting Industry?

    Companies in the industry primarily operate gambling services, including totalisator and betting services. Wagers are generally placed on horseraces and sports matches. The industry includes online gambling services but excludes casinos and lottery operations.

    Industry Products
    Sports betting
    Horserace betting at TABs
    Harness race betting at TABs
    Other race betting
    Industry Activities
    Betting shop operation
    Bookmaker operation
    Gambling website operation
    Totalisator agency board (TAB) operation
    Totalisator agency operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from casinos
  • Horseracing attendances
  • Per capita gambling expenditure
  • Internet connections
  • Spectator sport participation
  • Demand from lotteries

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Competitive landscape
  • Online betting
  • Regional monopolies
  • Advertising
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Industry changes
  • Online betting
  • Table: Horse and Sports Betting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Horse and Sports Betting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Social Clubs
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Data Storage Services
  • Horse and Dog Racing
  • Pay Television
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Horserace betting at TABs
  • Sports betting
  • Other race betting
  • Harness race betting at TABs
  • Chart: Horse and Sports Betting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 50 and over
  • People aged 30 to 39
  • People aged 40 to 49
  • People aged 18 to 29
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Horse and Sports Betting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Horse and Sports Betting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Horse and Sports Betting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tabcorp Holdings LimitedPaddy Power Australia Pty LimitedTatts Group LimitedCrown Resorts Limited
  • Table: Tabcorp Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Paddy Power Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Tatts Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Crown Resorts Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Horse and Sports Betting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Horse and Sports Betting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Parimutuel Betting
  • Parimutuel betting determines the odds and payouts of the event only once all bets have been placed and the event has finished.
  • Totalisator
  • An automated system of betting on races. It dispenses and records betting tickets and calculates and displays odds. This system also provides a mechanism for cashing in winning tickets.
  • Totalisator Agency Board (Tab)
  • A gambling outlet that provides horse and sports betting facilities to consumers.
  • Wagering
  • The act of placing money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome, in attempt to earn money based on the likeliness of the outcome.
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