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While forecasts for online poker and casino revenue continue to be cut, one-day fantasy sports is on a torrid growth path that could push the industry past $2.5bn in total annual revenue by 2020.
As with any bull case, there are a number of conditions to Eilers’ eye-popping projection, including:
That’s an aggressive assumption, in that it requires many powerful players (ESPN, commercial casinos and the NFL come immediately to mind) to either sit on the sidelines for the next five years even as DFS continues to experience stratospheric growth or to partner with FanDuel / DraftKings.
Should one or more of those players enter on their own, they could easily fragment the market in a way that might inhibit growth.