In 2011, the worldwide gaming market confirmed the recovery trend already anticipated in 2010. Worldwide gaming receipts, net of disbursed winnings was approximately EUR 417 billion with a 5.6% increase compared to the previous year. Forecasts developed by GBGC for the subsequent years foresee additional growth of the gaming market, in particular a 6.3% increase is predicted for 2012, for a global value of USD 444 billion. World market prospects for 2012 see a significant growth in the Asian market (+ 14%) followed by Central America and South America (+ 11.5%) and Africa (+ 6.9%), whereas in Europe and North America this performance will be moderate (+ 1.1% and + 3.5%) and entrusted mainly to the gaming machines and interactive gaming segments. On the global level casinos represent to date the most important business with a 34% increase.