News analysis

  • article
    2 November 2012

    How technology is advancing player verification and business strategy in igaming, by Lindsay Kininmonth, North American Operations Manager at GeoComply

  • article
    17 October 2012

    Sports sponsorships by betting companies are dominated by football deals, with new ones seeing established betting companies targeting newly-regulated markets such as Italy and Spain and through the support of local clubs. 

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    16 October 2012

    Corruption in sports betting is, with doping, the major issue to affect the sporting world. A match-fixing scandal has a huge impact on the credibility of any sport and by its very nature, illegal or corrupt betting is virtually impossible to quantify. So what are sporting bodies and online bookmakers doing to stop corrupt betting?

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    15 October 2012

    Football clubs in newly-regulated markets such as Spain and countries such as Germany which tolerate sponsorships by online bookmakers have been numerous in signing up betting partners and sponsors. 

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    15 October 2012

    Some sports properties that will not associate themselves with sportsbooks for moral reasons, but relationships between betting companies and sports rights owners are becoming increasingly important.

  • article
    8 October 2012

    This mobile betting overview is an extract from the 2012  Digital sports betting report published by iGaming Business

  • article
    5 October 2012

    With personalisation and localisation of services high on the agenda of many gaming operators, understanding the demographics and motivations of sports bettors can greatly enhance the effectiveness of product development strategies and customer retention initiatives. 

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    4 October 2012

    Mobile betting or gaming is now ubiquitous and all encompassing as data and information is available at the tip of our fingers. This excerpt from the iGaming Business Digital sports betting report looks at 'Betting and connected portable devices', notably how smartphones are getting even smarter and download for mobile apps.

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    3 October 2012

    This following article is the introduction to the iGaming Business report: ‘Digital sports betting: a market assessment and outlook’, which examines the main issues surrounding the growing digital sportsbook industry including betting market overviews; areas of opportunity; factors affecting growth in the industry; marketing strategies of online and mobile sportsbooks, regulatory issues and the growing role of smartphones, social media and in-play betting. 

  • article
    3 May 2012

    Dennis Van Maanen, managing director of Esanda Recruitment, explains why preparing now is critical to giving operators the edge in the US market.

  • article
    2 May 2012

    the London 2012 Olympics present firms with a great opportunity to advertise and reach out to millions of people across the world, but you'd be well advised to read the advertising small print that comes with ysing the Olympics to back up your message, as specialist gaming lawyer Peter Wilson explains

  • article
    11 April 2012

    Technology, regulation and other legal issues all play key roles in the growth of online sports betting. In this chapter, the Digital sports betting report looks at how operators have addressed these challenges. 

  • article
    10 April 2012

    How do you compete in an already congested but lucrative market? Simon Trim, Managing Director at Sporting Solutions and Grant Storry, VP Business Development at Bet Smart Media, offer their thoughts. 

  • article
    2 April 2012

    Cristina Romero de Alba, Partner at Spanish Law Firm, LOYRA Abogados, reports on a Spanish market that is still awaiting its first federally issued igaming licence

  • article
    1 April 2012

    At KPMG’s second Online Gaming Summit on Isle of Man in November 2011, there were several sessions that addressed the direction in which the online gaming sector is currently headed, with some analysis on what this is likely to mean for both operators and regulators. Items that provoked the most discussion were: the long heralded day of mobile and how this is being delivered, the impact of the cloud and how gaming is likely to be taxed in the future. Some eye-watering statistics on the impact of austerity measures in the eurozone were also delivered, and this is something that operators will need to take account of in their business planning for approximately the next three years.

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    12 March 2012

    On December, 23, 2011, the Office of Legal Counsel of the US Department of Justice wrote to the New York State Division of the Lottery in terms which were as far-reaching as they were unexpected. Their letter was in reply to a letter dating back to December 2009 relating to concerns arising out of the transmission of state lottery transaction data across state lines by wire and the Internet, so it was hardly a hasty or ill-considered response. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) stated that it had analysed the scope of the federal Wire Act 1961 and concluded that it was limited only to sports betting. At the time of writing, the implications of this stunning reversal of the DoJ’s long held interpretation of the Wire Act (that it is not limited to sports betting and can be applied to other forms of interstate gambling) are still being assessed, but the early indications are that it will act as a further catalyst for the legalisation and regulation of online gaming on a state-by-state basis and undermine the case for federal legislation, at least in the short to medium-term. 

  • article
    2 March 2012

    Will ISP blocking survive recent legal challenges to become an effective weapon against the black market? Stephen Ketteley and Ruth Hoy, partners at DLA Piper, consider the latest legal developments. 

  • article
    2 March 2012

    Joseph Kelly and Frank Catania explain why a patchwork of regulation is better than no Internet gambling regulation at all

  • article
    17 February 2012

    The growth in mobile internet presents a golden opportunity for gaming companies to launch new mobile-focused services and engage connected users with offers and promotions while they’re on the move. Partnering with trusted technology experts means the gaming industry can use SMS in innovative ways to promote services, gain users and grow revenue, says Oisin Lunny, Senior market development manager at OpenMarket.

  • article
    15 February 2012

    There has been a noticeable and dramatic increase of in-play betting content in recent years. It is now expected that there will be over 100 in-play markets offered for any major football match. For operators competing in this dynamic market, the questions being asked to the technology directors and chief operating officers is: what comes next, how much, and what do we need to do to maintain momentum and market share? Will Slater, founder of sportsbook software specialist Geneity, reports.

     

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