GERMAN ONLINE GAMBLING NUMBERS UP
GERMAN ONLINE GAMBLING NUMBERS UP 2.2 millions Germans gamble online, Forsa study finds The German research body Forsa reports that some 2.2 million Germans regularly gamble online, with over 700 000 accessing the lotto over the Internet and around 430 000 playing online poker. Forsa's study for ICT and Bitkom also discovered that 500 000 Germans bet online on sports events, with 96 percent of those betting on Bundesliga matches and every sixth gambler gambling on large football events. Research and Markets numbers in its survey "The German Betting Market in Transition: Enormous Growth or Return to the Old Model?" indicates that the German betting market will grow from currently Euro 2.2 billion annually to about Euro 5 billion by 2010.