Sports betting (through judi online) and online gambling ETFs (“Exchange Traded Funds” or exchange-traded funds) are currently celebrated newcomers to the stock market. As the US news portal CNBC reports, investors are currently placing bets on an increase in the value of investment funds.

Funds such as the Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF, which includes listed companies such as DraftKings, Penn National, and GAN, offer investors the opportunity to invest in themed fields that differ from the traditional ETF sector.

ETF is an index fund that shows the development of the values ​​of indices (e.g. the Dow Jones or DAX). Equity ETFs can document the development of securities of listed companies. In the case of sports betting and online gambling ETFs, the development of this submarket is shown.

Are investors looking for a change?

Phil Mackintosh, the chief economist at exchange operator Nasdaq, told CNBC that investors are now more diverse. Sports betting and online gambling ETFs would be more attractive than other index funds.

The Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF, which has been trading since last week, comprises 30 gambling stocks worldwide. More than a quarter of these come from the United States. In addition, groups from Australia, Malta, Great Britain, and Sweden were included in the ETF.

Especially after the reopening of casinos and the continuation of the international sports leagues that had to be suspended in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, the share prices of casino operators and bookmakers could recover. The courses of the ETFs could also benefit from this.

The popularity of esports funds is increasing

In addition to sports betting and online gambling ETFs, the popularity of e-sports ETFs is currently increasing. Both the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF and the VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF have seen price gains in recent months.

The corona crisis has not only increased gaming on the Internet. Professional e-sports has also been discovered by sports betting providers as an alternative to traditional sports. It remains to be seen whether the trend will continue in the coming months.