For the past 12-15 years, online betting has been taking over from physical betting houses. The convenience of betting from a player's location and making payments online is satisfying. It has led to the growth of the number of people playing bets online.
It has also enabled live gaming where people bet on in-game events. This trend looks to continue evolving into the future. Live and 3D sampling, as well as simulation, will continue making online sports betting sites more popular.
The range of betting platforms and markets will also increase. Italian laws now allow people to bet in houses outside the country. More people will continue to flock to overseas providers and bet on games that are not traditionally popular in Italy.
Esports are taking a prominent role in sports betting going into the future. Increased and stronger internet connections in the 60-million people nation will also lead to an increased number of punters. Between 2020 and 2021, for instance, there was a 1.1 million growth in the number of people using the internet in Italy.
The government is also likely to take action to prevent online betting from getting out of hand. This new form of betting is still evolving; laws will need to evolve and adapt to it. For the next decade, the country will alter laws severally to control emerging forms of sports betting.
The availability of online esports betting has made betting easier. Punters can follow and bet on esports competitions and websites outside Italy. The relaxation of betting laws could not have come at a better time. Esports gaming/betting is among the very few industries that found a silver lining in the pandemic.