News analysis

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    12 November 2013

    With several operators struggling with real-time product delivery, Luigi Giuri, founder and chief executive of Wirex, took the decision earlier this year to ensure his organisation was able to cope with the current and future demands of both new technology and customer needs. He explains how he implemented Lightstreamer, a software solution that enables real-time messaging on mobile, web and desktop apps.

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    The debate over whether PokerStars will be allowed to operate in New Jersey is raging as the Garden State approaches launch date (26 November) for its regulated igaming sector. 

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    3 October 2013

    Sports betting remains the key growth driver in mobile gambling currently, but many factors are falling into place, one of most notable ones being forthcoming regulation in the US, which will make mobile casino the leading vertical in the sector according to Juniper Research, and enable global stakes to go from US$19.5bn 2011 to more than US$100bn in 2017.

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    20 September 2013

    Advertising is a vital tool for recruiting customers and raising brand awareness bit when the issue of adverts appealing to children crops up, the factors that must be taken into account vary hugely according to the message, medium and product being promoted, as Tom Grant of the law firm Harris Hagan explains.

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    19 September 2013

    Jerry Bowskill, chief architect at Scientific Games, explains why the convergence of land-based and internet gaming sectors should provide fertile ground for enriching customer experience while hailing end of the anonymous gamer.

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    12 September 2013

    Holland is in the news at the moment as it takes action against the likes of Sheriff Gaming and Global Stars, but the country is also preparing its igaming regulations, with licences due to be issued in 2015. Alan Littler of Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam and Esteban van Goor, PriceWaterhouseCooper, also in Amsterdam, look at the legal implications of the server requirement as set out in preliminary texts.

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    John Kyriakides of Athens-based KG Law Firm explains why future licensing of the Greek market remains unclear while penalties and sanctions on illegal operators could be severe if enacted.

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    Real-money igaming operators have been jumping into the social gaming vertical while social companies are equally interested in the real money equivalent.

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    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.

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    The online gaming industry is uniquely competitive: every bettor is just one click away from hundreds of other gaming sites.

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    As far back as 2005, a proposal for the regulation of the Dutch online gambling market was released.

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    Competition is so fierce in the iGaming industry, most sites who want to rank for the ‘money’ keywords will have pretty good on-site optimisation.

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    In an industry as fast moving and progressive as iGaming, identifying, recruiting and retaining the most effective talent for your workforce is a vital and challenging process for any HR department. 

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    8 May 2013

    Big data is... big news for the online gaming industry and more specifically for the social gaming sector. Daniel Fiske, co-founder and chief technology officer of Clickfun Casino, explains why igaming companies should make more use of their metrics in order to offer an even better product to their players

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    8 May 2013

    Responsive web design (RWD) is constantly gaining traction in the igaming industry as well as in other sectors.

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    2 November 2012

    Stickyeyes’ latest market intelligence report on the igaming industry analyses who’s who in online gambling across the main verticals of sportsbook, bingo, casino and poker between July and December 2011. Phil McGuin, Head of insight at Stickyeyes, provides an overview of the findings and reveals that few operators are leveraging social media to develop an effective two-way dialogue with customers. 

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    12 October 2011

    Lorien Pilling, Research director at Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, previews GBGC's Global Gambling Report 2011 and says the increasing regulatory efforts of many markets are pushing online gaming operators to alter their business models and operations. 

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    11 October 2011

    Global Gaming Outlook, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) latest study, assesses the current and future trends and revenue growth in the land-based casino and online gambling markets over the short-term period to 2015. Here, PwC kindly provides iGaming Business with an excerpt addressing the eastern and digital migration of a new global gaming landscape that will become dominated by Asia. 

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    12 July 2011

    iGaming Business continues its series of articles that seek to better understand the roles of the industry’s chief executives. Regular columnist Simon Burridge assesses his own role as CEO of Virgin Games 

     

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