EU RANKED: THE SPORTS BETTING CAPITALS OF EUROPE



There has been a recent +2,850% surge in searches for “new sports betting sites Hungary”, according to Google Trends. Which led TopRatedCasinos.co.uk to ask, what European countries are most interested in sports betting?

To find the sports betting capitals of Europe, TopRatedCasinos inputted several keyword variations into the keyword analytics section of SEMrush. 27 EU countries were inputted and analysed individually and searches per capita were considered, before final results were listed, to make findings more accurate*.

​Interestingly, TopRatedCasinos’ research found that although Google Trends shows an increase in sports betting in Hungary, Hungarians are among the least interested in placing a bet on sporting events, ranking 20th overall for interest around the sports betting topic, with only 0.43 searches on average per 1,000 population.



The Results

TopRatedCasinos found average monthly searches like “sports betting” are currently highest per capita in Malta. In fact, in the last 30 days, there have been 2,420 individual searches around the topic, which equates to 5.48 searches on average per 1,000 population.

This is followed by high search results per capita in Ireland and Cyprus, with 16,610 and 3,470 sports betting searches on average per month, respectively.

At the other end of the scale, we find countries like Slovakia, Germany, and Poland.

In Slovakia, there are 1,690 searches (0.31 searches per 1,000 population) a month containing keywords like “sports betting.” While in Germany and Poland, we find interest around the sports betting topic to be seemingly very low in accordance with population size. Germany for instance only had 0.29 searches on average per 1,000 population.



Methodology

To find out the sports betting capitals of Europe, TopRatedCasinos inputted several keyword variations into the keyword analytics section of online visibility and marketing tool SEMrush. The variations included: “sports betting”, “sports gambling”, “bet on sports”, “online sport bet” and “online sports gambling”. Results for all 27 EU countries were inputted and analysed individually before final results were listed. All 27 EU countries were ranked in accordance with searches per capita, to make findings more accurate. Worldometers was used to get the estimated population size of all 27 EU countries considered.



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