web gambling still a hot issueMay 5, 2008, 5:13 am (10 years ago)
The important online and computer issues information and news site ZDNet published it's latest US statistics for Feb-Mar 2008 that indicate a growing interest in online casino and internet gambling market, currently showing as the third largest percentage monthly increase.
The Radio Entertainment category showed the largest visits growth from Feb-Mar 2008 with 27%, followed by the Sexual genders subjects (albeit at very low actual numbers) at 26% and Online Casino / Internet Gambling at 14% - an interest in March to 12,592 from 11,082 the previous month.
The only other category showing growth over 10 percent was Retail Health Care at 12 percent.
ZDNet also notes that the top five search engines for March 2008 were:
- Google with 58.7 percent of market share and a year-on-year growth of 25.5 percent.
- Yahoo! which was in negative year-on-year territory at -4.5 percent but still holds 18.1 percent of the search business.
- MSN showing impressive year-on-year growth of 36 percent to command a market share of 12 percent.
- AOL which lost Y-o-Y growth by -19.4 percent and now has a 4.1 percent market share.
- Ask.com tops the list in terms of Y-o -Y growth of 52.4 percent and now has around 2.4 percent of the market.
Other items of current Web interest on the informative ZDNet site include the fact that 68 percent of searchers click on entries in the first page of search results, 59 percent of Internet users make use of social media to vent on customer care issues, and Web 2.0 spend will reach $4.6 billion by 2013.
The current stats by ZDNET proves that Online Casinos and Internet Gambling issues are still a hot shot in the internet market today and many players still choose to go online placing their bets.
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