Worldpay, a global provider of payment and risk services, has linked up with online gaming firm Play’n Go to launch a new platform that will enable gaming operators to support a wider range of payment methods and currencies.
Online gaming and sports betting provider mybet Holding has cited the impact of its expanding sports wagering and online horse racing businesses as the main reasons behind a year-on-year jump in revenue during 2014.
With 888 publishing another excellent set of results earlier this week and William Hill announcing its own 'online schematic' shortly before, the in-house vs. outsourcing tech debate continues to hold sway in the igaming sector.
Esports attract huge audiences and for the igaming sector offer operators and betting platforms the possibility of promoting peer-to-peer bets. However, beyond the opportunities for online betting entrepreneurs to harness the potential offered by these huge player numbers, it is worth wondering whether e-sports can enter the commercial mainstream.
OPAP dominates Greek gaming and betting, a situation replicated in neighbouring Cyprus. However, its status as a newly-privatised entity, resistance from local bookmakers and a legal challenge by Betfair could mark the start of a new battle.
Spain’s licensed betting operators expect to have recorded some €20m in stakes during last Sunday’s Barcelona-Real Madrid clasico, but for former Juego Online chief executive Dina Niron, operators are still waiting for the roll out of online slots later this year.
bwin party’s results announcement yesterday were not overly positive but at least the group can fall back on its sportsbook platform to turn things round. However, all the hard work that is going on indoors needs to translate into performance.