Juniper Research, an international investments analyst firm focused in the mobile and digital tech sectors, and headquartered in the UK, has released research forecasting more than 1 in 10 adults worldwide will partake in online gambling by 2019, with the UK and Italy claiming almost half of that projected estimate.

The accelerated growth is expected due to two primary causes. The first being the migration of lottery purchases to mobile devices, and second an increase in liberalized online access for Europe and the U.S., driven by the anticipation of the legalization of online sports …