Fantasy sports identified as one of the fastest-growing industries

In the information age, industries that are able to leverage the internet are going to be able take advantage of unprecedented growth. So it is no surprise that fantasy sports was identified as one of the fastest growing industries by IBIS World with a projected annualized growth rate of 11.9%  from 2008-2018 on top of the $1.6 billion in revenues for 2013. Joining fantasy sports were industries in social networking, e-commerce, e-books, and online recruitment.

FtSb says: Another industry of note that was identified in the report was online payment processing. There have been several service providers that also believe that it will be a lucrative market with fantasy sports such as LeagueSafe.

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There does seem to be leveling off of the rise of fantasy sports. In the next five years, annual growth is only projected to be 7.6% after experiencing an absolute growth rate  of 241% in the past decade. Thus the question then becomes what other areas of growth are possible for fantasy sports.