Study: Bettors not shifting to casino under lockdown iGaming Business · June 5, 2020 at 6:29 am The first empirical study examining player behaviour before and after countries locked down to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has found casino activity among sports bettors has declined since 7 March. This, the report argued, suggested there was “no relationship” between the lack of sports betting events, and increased frequency and intensity of casino play. The report, based on player data from a “large European online gambling operator” with players based in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany, found that many sports bettors with the operator were already casino players. In the absence of sports, these players reduced – rather than increased – casino spend. The study claims to be “the first to investigate the behavior of a sample of online sports bettors before and after Covid-19 measures were put in place by European governments”.