River City Group, CCA Release
Annual I-Gaming Report
Friday, 16th March 2001
One of the Internet's money-making industries,
e-gambling, continues to thrive. According to gaming industry analyst Sebastian
Sinclair of Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC (CCA), the online gambling
business will grow from a $3.1 billion industry to a $6.3 billion industry
by 2003. The second edition of E-Gambling: Wagering on the Internet includes
growth projections, as well as I-gaming company profiles, information on
gaming Web sites and detailed descriptions of Internet gaming laws
and regulations for more than 50 jurisdictions.
A joint effort by CCA and The River City Group, LLC,
"Wagering on the Internet" is a comprehensive industry forecast. The report
covers interactive gambling from its inception through the year 2000 and
is an annual comprehensive study that describes the business of commercial
wagering/gambling in the world of electronic communications.
Overall, the study indicates that the outlook for
interactive gaming, even with efforts to halt its expansion in Australia
and prohibit it in the United States, remains positive. Sinclair explained:
"E-gambling continue to grow at an astounding pace and despite the threats
of limited moratoriums, potential prohibitions, and actions taken by credit
issuers, the future of this industry is bright.”
He added, "Technologies are now being developed to
effectively regulate new media gambling and an increasing number of nations
and states are exploring (and enacting) legislation to regulate the industry.
E-gambling is quickly becoming a mainstream activity."
Sue Schneider, CEO of The River City Group, added,
“Those looking for a complete background on the industry will find everything
they need in this one report.”
Comprised of research and analysis compiled over the last four years,
the report includes:
133 text pages (not including appendices).
More than three dozen charts and tables (not including appendices).
Eighty-seven in-depth company profiles*
Information on 1,400 Internet wagering domains*
Copies of U.S. court documents for industry-related cases*
Copies of all U.S. federal and state laws pertaining directly or indirectly
to Internet wagering.*
Information on 55 global jurisdictions with provisions for Internet wagering.*
Detailed information on 28 Internet gambling software suppliers.*
More than 110 PDF documents with policy and licensing procedures for Internet
* Available in electronic format.
To purchase "Wagering on the Internet," or to view
the executive summary and table of contents, go to: http://www.rivercitygroup.com/brochure/industry_studies_wageringoninternet.html.
The report can also be ordered over the phone by calling 636-946-0820.
About The River City Group
The River City Group LLC (www.rivercitygroup.com)
is an internationally recognized publishing and consulting firm that focuses
its products and services on the exploding interactive gaming industry.
The firm publishes Interactive Gaming News, an electronic industry publication
that offers daily stories and news on licensing jurisdictions, legal issues,
industry activities, new product developments and international industry
also produces the Global Interactive Gaming Summit & Expo (to be
held this year June 5-7 in Toronto) which gathers over 500 delegates
from around the world in one of the premier industry networking events.
Additionally, the company offers the following I-gaming services: executive
placement, brokerage of existing interactive gaming operations, marketing,
market research and start-up consultation.
About Christiansen Capital Advisors
Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC is a research
firm that is a source of information and consulting for the leisure and
entertainment industries. The principals and staff of CCA (formerly known
as Christiansen/Cummings Associates) have performed studies of the economics,
management, operations, taxation, and regulation of leisure and entertainment
businesses in more than fifty states, provinces, and foreign countries,
with particular focus
on gaming and wagering. The subjects of these studies have included
sports, entertainment, communications, casinos, sports wagering, lotteries,
and all segments of the racing and pari-mutuel wagering industries, and
Internet wagering. The company also provides investment banking services
and consults with major Wall Street firms for the gaming and entertainment