Despite continuing problems with regulations, online gambling continues to rise in popularity — and earnings — all over the world.

A recent report by H2 Gambling Capital Group puts the increase at 12.5% for 2010. That’s healthy growth for any industry, and validation that casino affiliates still have the potential to earn big.

The “gross win” by the Internet casinos sector reached US$29.95bn in 2010, up 12.5% on the figure recorded in 2009,” EGR reports.

“While some of this increase was due to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the industry still would have seen an 11.4% increase in revenues even without the world’s largest sporting event,” reports

According to’s analysis of the report, online bingo and casinos were the biggest growth areas. Online bingo was strongest, “with wins in the industry up 28.4% to a total of $2.67 billion” compared to online casino growth of 13.3% over 2009.

Poker was at the bottom of the list — still growing, but not as much as bingo, casinos, or sports betting. At $5.06 billion, the Internet poker win grew by 7 percent from last year.

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