According to the Global Gaming Outlook report published in 2015 by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom, gambling industry in 2010 showed revenue of $117, 579 millions worldwide. That included $57,488 millions in the USA, $34,280 millions in the Pacific Asia, and $16,307 in Europe, Middle East and Africa combined. Overall, the industry demonstrated growth of 9.6% compared to 2009.
However, for some online casinos this year was not very successful, and they had to close or perform major reorganizations. Of those casinos that were closed for good, some got rebranded, others have transferred player accounts to more successful brands via redirect, or merged with another brand of the same group. Some casinos were temporarily closed for maintenance due to updates and strategic improvements. The list of all casinos closed in 2010 for various reasons mentioned earlier are available below.
Closed for good
In case the online casino does not show any steady positive growth regardless of any measures taken to revive it, the owners can make a decision to close this casino for good. In some cases the casino may be closed by the supervising authority due to the licensing violation or other reasons. Things that can happen to the player's account and player's funds depend on the gambling authority that supervised this casino. UK Gambling Commission, for example, is one of the best licensing authorities that protects players' rights, and all closed casinos licensed by it always pay the balance.