Online casino attendance increased by 25% in March
Online casino audience increased due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and related self-isolation people. Yuri Mikhailov, BetGames.TV Sales Director, stated this in a conversation with Kommersant. According to him, casino traffic has grown by about 20-25%.
Mikhailov said that the total number of bets has doubled, but the average bet size has decreased. Experts say that the main reason for the growth of the online casino audience is the fact that people are in self-isolation and the associated sharp increase in the popularity of interactive entertainment. The closure of gambling zones and land-based establishments is also important. Finally, clientsbookmakers where the number of bets dropped sharply due to the cancellation of most sporting events.
“New users began to come to online casinos at the very beginning of the pandemic, when Macau closed. In Georgia, some casino hotels have been turned into hospitals. Minsk was one of the last to close. Clients of gambling zones are used to betting, and under quarantine conditions, excitement is pushing them to switch to the online format,” Mikhailov said.
The statistics of queries in Yandex also indicate the growing popularity of online casinos, according to which in March users online casinos were searched for 978 thousand times. This is almost twice as much as in the same period last year.