Online and mobile gaming investment vehicle MGT Capital Investments has linked up with M2P Entertainment to offer the games developer’s skill-based gaming platform to players in the US market by the end of the year.
Play It Gaming is a real money and social mobile gaming developer focusing on emerging markets and feature phones, co-founder Cory Cleveland explains why mobile and digital innovation, coupled with growing income levels among Indians, Brazilians or Chinese citizens, will lead the way in opening up the sheer volume of players in those markets.
The PMU on-offline split is a small but potentially significant victory in the wider struggles between private operators and monopolies across Europe and although PMU still has two years in which to lay the groundwork, the actions of France's Competition Authority should provide encouragement to the rest of the EU market.
As real money igaming becomes a reality in New Jersey, H2 Gambling Capital considers what the market potential for this first sizable onshore-regulated market will be and how this measures up in the context for the remainder of the United States, which has the potential to regain its position as the leading igaming market in the world should the anticipated rollout of further states take place. H2 goes through the NJ issues, what makes it distinct from regulated markets in Europe and looks into US igaming potential for the next five years.
The UK Gambling Commission has updated its 'Industry Statistics 2008-2013' and provides the latest information on each industry sector – arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine manufacturers, lotteries and remote gambling.
The UK Government has published its 'Response to Consultation on Proposals for Changes to Maximum Stake and Prize Limits for Category B, C and D Gaming Machines'. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport received over "9,500 consultation responses from a wide range of interested parties (...) 66 unique responses were received with representations from trade associations, businesses, faith and community groups, academics and think tanks, local authorities, charities, sports bodies and members of the public".
The smartphone has changed the online gaming sector beyond recognition and has opened up new avenues for operators and, most importantly, to consumers. This article looks at how the latest and future trends in online and mobile payments will impact online gaming operators and why trust is still so important with new payment methods.