Gambling Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This study is first to investigate the behavior of a sample of online sports bettors before and after COVID19 measures were put in place by European governments. The findings suggest that there was a significant decrease in the amount of money wagered by sports bettors during the COVID-19 pandemic and that sports bettors did not switch to playing more online casino games. There was also a significant reduction in playing online casino games among sports bettors.