UK operators would be wise to take advantage of the reprieve they were given when the government dropped its plans to tax free plays earlier this year, the findings of a report prepared by Opinium suggest.
Cryptopay’s Eric Benz argues that Japan’s adoption of bitcoin as legal tender has shown the way to other countries, but Regulus Partners’ Michael Ellen is betting against it reaching 'mainstream adoption' within two years.
For Jon Bruning from the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, a US igaming ban would confirm the fact Internet gambling is already illegal; while Caesars’ Jan Jones argues that regulation is the only viable way to control the activity and protect players.
Facebook is about to get serious about gaming on the Facebook Messenger Platform and will allow this to go viral, which is why social slot consultant Guy Hasson sees this as the biggest opportunity for social slot companies over the next few years.
UK Gambling Commission executive director Tim Miller’s keynote on responsible gambling to the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit this week followed hard on the heels of recent and highly publicised actions by the regulator against 888 and BGO. Read it here.