The online gaming sector has seen an increased amount of M&A activity in the last 12 months. There is no doubt that significant industry consolidation is taking place, and there is nothing to suggest that the pace of acquisitions will slow down. In fact, it could well speed up.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a widespread problem in the iGaming industry with hackers betting that they can make money from online gambling merchants by threatening to take down their primary revenue source: the gambling website.
Before further analysing the Belgian legislation, which aims to regulate social gaming activities, certain distinctions have to be drawn. Indeed, there is a clear difference between social gaming and so called ‘social gambling’.
The emergence of mobile gambling has been stellar to say the very least, yet in the ‘early days’ much of the heavy lifting was done by a combination of the organically evolving gambling and consumer environments, regardless of how much or little effort was put in at the time by the operators in their mobile platforms.