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Consider A Long Term Bet On Global iGaming And Sports Betting Via BETZ


  • Global online gaming ('iGaming'), including sports betting, is gaining in popularity. In the USA, sports betting is gaining traction as more states legalize it.
  • The global online gambling market is forecast to be worth US$102.97 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 11.5%.
  • Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF looks to be reasonably valued as the sector looks set to take off, also helped by new COVID-19 habits of gambling online.
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The Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF (NYSEARCA:BETZ) looks well placed to ride the growth in the global sports betting (online & offline) and iGaming (online gaming) sectors in the years ahead. Sports betting in the USA is increasingly gaining

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Comments (10)

Interesting article as always with your publications, but in this field (games) it would not be surprising to see the blockchain alternatives and related NFTs take away a lot of business from the companies in this ETF. The blockchain/ crypto world is fostering a whole new model where participants also benefit from the value they create thanks precisely to their participation instead of giving up everything to a company’s mgt/shareholders. It is still a trend in its infancy but when the DAOs (decentralised app organisations) develop, they may very well be a formidable competition for the “traditional “ gaming industry.
luckylalo profile picture
@candylaftis Nice observation, but do you have an alternative investment? Or just generally, "buy crypto?"
Apple Dan profile picture
It's a decent theory, but in fact all gambling and betting in the US is strictly regulated. You may not need a regulator to run a blockchain (not yet, anyway) but there is an audited blockchain could not legally run gambling or betting without prior regulatory approval. If a blockchain did so and it was discovered, I can guarantee you it would end up in litigation. The gambling lobbies would be sure it was.
From that standpoint what is more likely is that the incumbents adopt blockchain for the purposes you mentioned. States and the feds may permit blockchain to operate transactions, but there is NO WAY they are going to let somebody take away their tax revenues that they earn on gambling/betting handle. Their interests are aligned with the gambling/betting operators whom they have licensed.
Apple Dan profile picture
@Apple Dan
delete "there is" in sentence 2.
luckylalo profile picture
BETZ seemed like a good momentum, trend play.

But the stock has done ZILCH for the last 3 months.
Apple Dan profile picture
I like the thesis, but it is worth noting that several of the names in the top 10 are up enormously over the past year and are not boasting reasonable valuations. E.g. Flutter has a PER of 510.70 according to Yahoo Finance. I'm not sure how they reached an average of 26x PER unless it is based on forward-looking estimates. Or perhaps a number of the smaller holdings are out of favor and balancing out the top 10.
Long Flutter
Good piece. I have been in BETZ since Day 1 and I am in it for the long haul. There will be a lot of volatility in the sector, but there is no denying that the sector will grow in the long run as all states will have to legalize sports gambling. I also own some of the individual names.
I have owned BETZ since last year with no regrets.
I did a double take when I saw your name and no mention of minerals of EVs. But I quickly recognized the clear and concise writing and valuable insights. Thanks, Matt. Continued success!
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