Close to 110,000 Belgians place bets daily during World Cup
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Some 123,000 Belgians placed a bet on-line at the time of the Diables Rouges’ first World Cup match, which is a record. It is twice the usual number of gamblers, reported Wednesday L’Echo.
No less than 800,000 Belgians are registered as on-line gamblers. At the end of May, they were an average of 40,000 to 50,000 to have placed a bet daily. The World Cup has made this number skyrocket: 110,000 Belgians now place a bet daily.
The number registered has also exploded: some 8,000 accounts are currently open.
“The number of bets should yet increase as the Diables Rouges advance in the World Cup,’’ explains Peter Naessens, Director of the Gaming Commission.