Japan Online Gambling Market Report by Game Type (Sports Betting, Casino, and Others), Device (Desktop, Mobile, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

Japan Online Gambling Market Report by Game Type (Sports Betting, Casino, and Others), Device (Desktop, Mobile, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

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Market Overview:

The Japan online gambling market size reached US$ 7.7 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 12.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% during 2024-2032. The rising popularity of online sports betting and virtual casinos, advancements in technology and mobile accessibility, and legalization of certain online gambling activities, are among the key factors driving the market growth.

Report Attribute
Key Statistics
Base Year
Forecast Years
Historical Years
Market Size in 2023 US$ 7.7 Billion
Market Forecast in 2032 US$ 12.6 Billion
Market Growth Rate 2024-2032 5.5%

Online gambling refers to the practice of participating in various betting and gaming activities over the internet. It allows individuals to place bets, play casino games, poker, bingo, or engage in sports betting through online platforms accessible via computers, smartphones, or other internet-enabled devices. Players can wager real money or virtual currency on games of chance or skill, and the outcomes are determined by random number generators or live dealers in the case of live casino games. Online gambling provides convenience and accessibility, enabling people to enjoy gambling entertainment from the comfort of their homes or on the go, but it also requires responsible gaming practices to prevent potential risks of addiction and financial loss.

The easing of regulations and the legalization of certain online gambling activities has contributed to their uptake in Japan. Moreover, the rising popularity of online sports betting and virtual casinos among Japanese consumers is positively influencing the market growth. Apart from this, numerous technological advancements, including improved mobile accessibility, have made online gambling more convenient and attractive to a broader audience, thereby propelling the market growth. Additionally, several companies offering users with the facility of playing online casino games for real money through mobile apps has catalyzed the market growth. Besides this, the development of online gambling applications that can be easily accessed through mobile devices is another major growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, the integration of virtual reality (VR) in gambling creating the simulation of surroundings, thus improving the consumer experience is contributing to the market growth. Other factors, including rising reliance on smart phones, inflating consumer disposable incomes, and the advent of online gambling are also anticipated to drive the market further.

Japan Online Gambling Market Trends/Drivers:

Increasing legalization and regulatory developments

The progressive legalization and relaxation of regulations surrounding online gambling activities in Japan have been instrumental in driving the market growth. As the government embraces the potential economic benefits and addresses consumer demand for online betting and gaming options, it opens doors for both domestic and international operators to enter the market. This favorable regulatory environment provides a secure and stable foundation for operators to offer a wider array of online gambling services, attracting more players and stimulating market expansion. Additionally, with regulatory clarity and consumer protection measures in place, players feel more confident and secure when participating in online gambling activities, fostering a sense of trust and encouraging sustained engagement.

Rapid Technological Advancements

Japan's rapidly expanding tech-savvy population and the proliferation of advanced technologies have propelled the adoption of online gambling platforms and services. The increasing accessibility of high-speed internet and the widespread use of smartphones have made online gambling more convenient and attractive to consumers, enabling them to enjoy betting and gaming experiences on the go. Technological advancements have also enriched the online gambling experience, with interactive and immersive features like live casino games, virtual reality betting, and personalized gaming content. This seamless integration of cutting-edge technology and user-friendly interfaces enhances player engagement and satisfaction, establishing a strong appeal for both novice and seasoned gamblers, ultimately fueling the growth of the online gambling market in Japan.




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Japan Online Gambling Industry Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the Japan online gambling market report, along with forecasts at the country and regional levels from 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on game type and device.

Breakup by Game Type:




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  • Sports Betting
    • Football
    • Horse Racing
    • E-Sports
    • Others
  • Casino
    • Live Casino
    • Baccarat
    • Blackjack
    • Poker
    • Slots
    • Others
  • Others

Sports betting (horse racing) represents the most popular game type

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the game type. This includes sports betting (football, horse racing, e-sports, and others), casino (live casino, baccarat, blackjack, poker, slots, and others), and others. According to the report, sports betting (horse racing) represented the largest segment.

Sports betting, particularly in horse racing, plays a crucial role in driving the Japan online gambling market. Horse racing is deeply ingrained in Japanese culture and has a long history of popularity and excitement. The online platform offers a convenient and accessible way for enthusiasts to place bets on their favorite horse races from the comfort of their homes or on the go. Furthermore, the widespread adoption of advanced technologies and mobile accessibility further accelerates the adoption of online horse race betting, attracting a broader audience. With the easing of regulations surrounding online gambling, Japanese consumers can now enjoy a wide range of betting options and interactive features on reputable online platforms. Apart from this, rising thrill of horse race betting, coupled with the convenience and innovations of the online gambling market, contributes significantly to the market's growth and continued expansion in Japan.

Breakup by Device:

  • Desktop
  • Mobile
  • Others

Desktop accounts for the majority of the market share

A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the device has also been provided in the report. This includes desktop, mobile, and others. According to the report, the desktop accounted for the largest market share.

Desktop as a device plays a significant role in driving the Japan online gambling market. Despite the rise of mobile devices, desktop computers remain popular among Japanese consumers, providing a larger screen size and enhanced user experience for online gambling activities. The desktop platform offers a stable and reliable environment for accessing various online gambling websites and platforms, ensuring smooth gameplay and uninterrupted betting experiences. This is particularly important for complex casino games or live betting, where a larger screen allows players to enjoy the intricacies and details of the games.

Moreover, desktop computers offer better processing power and internet connectivity, enabling seamless streaming of live casino games and facilitating multiple betting actions simultaneously. As a result, the continued usage of desktop devices in the Japan online gambling market maintains a significant influence, appealing to a wide range of players seeking immersive and high-quality gambling experiences.

Breakup by Region:

  • Kanto Region
  • Kinki Region
  • Central/ Chubu Region
  • Kyushu-Okinawa Region
  • Tohoku Region
  • Chugoku Region
  • Hokkaido Region
  • Shikoku Region

Kanto region exhibits a clear dominance in the market

A detailed breakup and analysis of the Japan online gambling market has been provided based on region. This includes Kanto, Kinki, Central/Chubu, Kyushu-Okinawa, Tohoku, Chugoku, Hokkaido, and Shikoku region. According to the report, Kanto accounted for the largest market share.

The Kanto region, encompassing Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures, plays a pivotal role in favoring the growth of the Japan online gambling market. As the economic and cultural center of the country, Kanto hosts a large and diverse population with significant disposable income, contributing to a robust consumer base for online gambling services. The region's technological advancement and high internet penetration further propel the demand for online gambling platforms and innovations. Moreover, Kanto's progressive stance towards regulations and its growing acceptance of online gambling as a form of entertainment create a favorable environment for operators to establish a presence and attract players. The region's vibrant lifestyle and bustling urban centers also contribute to the popularity of online gambling, as residents seek convenient and accessible ways to indulge in betting and gaming activities. As the economic and cultural powerhouse of Japan, the Kanto region continues to drive the online gambling market in Japan, shaping its dynamic landscape.

Competitive Landscape:

The key players in the market have made several innovations and advancements to meet the evolving demands of consumers and businesses. Market players have integrated blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. This disruptive trend aims to enhance transparency, security, and efficiency in online transactions, ensuring a fair and tamper-proof gambling experience for players. Blockchain-powered platforms offer decentralized systems that eliminate the need for intermediaries, providing faster payment processing and reducing transaction fees. Additionally, the use of cryptocurrencies as betting currencies allows for increased privacy and anonymity, attracting a broader range of players. Furthermore, key players have introduced smart contract enable automated and trustless execution of wagers, ensuring that payouts are automatically processed based on predefined conditions.

The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided.

Japan Online Gambling Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Game Type
  • Device
  • Region
Game Types Covered
  • Sports Betting: Football, Horse Racing, E-Sports, Others.
  • Casino: Live Casino, Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker, Slots, Others.
  • Others
Devices Covered Desktop, Mobile, Others
Regions Covered Kanto Region, Kinki Region, Central/ Chubu Region, Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Tohoku Region, Chugoku Region, Hokkaido Region, Shikoku Region
Customization Scope 10% Free Customization
Report Price and Purchase Option Single User License: US$ 3699
Five User License: US$ 4699
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Post-Sale Analyst Support 10-12 Weeks
Delivery Format PDF and Excel through Email (We can also provide the editable version of the report in PPT/Word format on special request)

Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the Japan online gambling market from 2018-2032.
  • The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the Japan online gambling market.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the Japan online gambling industry and its attractiveness.
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.

Key Questions Answered in This Report

The Japan online gambling market was valued at US$ 7.7 Billion in 2023.

We expect the Japan online gambling market to exhibit a CAGR of 5.5% during 2024-2032.

Various technological advancements, such as the development of virtual reality and blockchain tools, that maintain the transparency of gambling activities, with providing immersive experience to the players, are primarily driving the Japan online gambling market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increasing demand for online gambling owing to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across the nation, resulting in the temporary closure of physical casinos.

Based on the game type, the Japan online gambling market has been segregated into sports betting, casino, and others. Currently, sports betting, including horse racing holds the majority of the total market share.

Based on the device, the Japan online gambling market can be bifurcated into desktop, mobile, and others. Currently, desktop holds the largest market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into Kanto Region, Kinki Region, Central/Chubu Region, Kyushu-Okinawa Region, Tohoku Region, Chugoku Region, Hokkaido Region, and Shikoku Region, where Kanto Region currently dominates the Japan online gambling market.

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