Illegal gambling in Israel is estimated to be a $4.1 Billion business (15 Billion Israel Shekels) a year, according to law enforcement agencies in the country.
An estimated $93 Billion (600 Billion Yuan) is illegally gambled in China each year, according to the China Center for Lottery Studies at Peking University. Gambling is illegal in China, and illegal gamblers connect to oversea betting books over the Internet. If gambling were to be legalized n China, an estimated 5.6 million jobs would be created.
In the first six months of 2011, police in the Malaysian state of Selangor conducted 3,876 raids on illegal gambling dens. The number of raids was higher than the 1,366 conducted over the same time period the year before.
There are over 250 Internet sports books companies registered in Costa Rica. The gambling sites employs 10,000 people and handles $12 Billion a year in sporting bets. The industry loosely regulated.
Although technically illegal in the United States, up to 10 million Americans play online poker each year.
During the 2010 World Cup, police in Asia arrested over 5,000 people for illegal gambling activities and seized more than $10 Million. Police in Malaysia, China, Thailand and Singapore raided 800 illegal gambling dens where $155 Million in illegal bets were placed during the World Cup.
Around 600,000 people were arrested in China for illegally gambling in 2009.
Organized crime groups in Japan earn about $21 Billion a year through various black market activities such as prostitution, illegal gambling, loan-sharking and stock manipulation.
Up to $7 Billion around the world was estimated to have been illegally gambled on the NFL Super Bowl in 2009.
Between $80 Billion to $380 Billion is illegally gambled on National Football Games each year.