Exclusive extracts from this 69-page-long report:
- Who are the key players?
Gambling's international regulatory environment is highly fragmented. Virtually every country has its own set of rules when it comes to the licensing and operating of gaming and betting. Regulations can also differ between states, regions, and localities, as is the case in the US and China. As a result of this regulatory maze, gambling companies tend to be active only in their domestic markets and the world's largest markets, shying away from regions where entry costs – including regulatory compliance – are too high. In some cases – as in France with FDJ – states have created monopolies to organise and distribute draw-based games. [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts, Galaxy Entertainment Group, SJM Holdings, Wynn Resorts, William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, Ladbrokes Coral, FDJ and IGT.
- What are the players' strategies?
Las Vegas Sands has earmarked Asia, and Macao in particular, as the market with the highest growth-potential in the world. The company therefore aims to continue expanding its presence in the region. In 2017, Las Vegas Sands announced that it would invest more than $1bn in Macao to upgrade one of its resorts and turn it into a London-themed attraction. In 2016, Las Vegas Sands opened Parisian Macao, one of the largest integrated resorts in the semiautonomous territory. […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
William Hill's operating margin fell in 2016, as the company faced a number of unfavourable sporting results. Revenues have remained on a stable trajectory over the past few years, as growing online sales compensate for falling retail sales [...]