News analysis

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    30 April 2020

    bV1sion provides an exclusive overview of the social casino market, including market GGR forecasts, regional split and growth rates, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown with bV1sion now forecasting upside to 2020 growth expectations

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    Free-to-play has existed for two decades now, so why do questions persist over its sustainability? Sam Forrest argues that the model can be profitable, provided that operators focus on engaging players for the long term and treat payers and non-payers fairly

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    While gambling mechanics have been around for centuries, ways of delivering them are constantly evolving. And social casino is the perfect place to experiment to tap into an expanding audience, writes KamaGames’ Sam Forrest

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    7 January 2020

    bV1sion provides an exclusive overview of the social casino market in 2019, including market GGR forecasts, regional split and growth rates, as well as operator and game performance

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    Chalkline Sports, despite its African heritage, is making a major play for the nascent US sports betting market, and with a client base already featuring the likes of Churchill Downs, Parx Casino and Tropicana, it’s off to a good start, writes Robin Harrison

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    India has retained a resolutely local culture, preferring homegrown entertainment to international imports. But as KamaGames’ Sam Forrest explains, gaming businesses that acknowledge these regional quirks could tap into a massively valuable market

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    10 July 2019

    bV1sion and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the Q2 2019 Social Gaming Dashboard, tracking the development of the free-to-play gaming sector.

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    With a proprietary peer-to-peer platform, Wager aims to crack the conundrum of making sports betting truly social. Co-founder Leo Barnes shares the story behind its creation.

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    Predictions games are emerging as a useful way for sports betting operators to acquire customers in regulated or soon-to-regulate markets across the US. SportCaller is at the forefront of this movement, and digital performance director Paddy McDermott believes free-to-play sports games may finally be rising to prominence.

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    Having reported a 33% increase in revenue for 2018, KamaGames chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov outlines what he believes will be the key drivers of growth in the social casino market in 2019. 

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    KamaGames embarked on something of an industry first by launching a token sale in late 2018, an experimental process to test the viability of cryptocurrency in the social casino market. However, as chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov explains, the process taught the Dublin-based studio some harsh lessons

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    7 February 2019

    The latest social casino rankings from Eliers & Krejcik Gaming signal that market leader Playtika is seeing revenue stagnate as it broadens its focus beyond casino-style games

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    NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman gives an unvarnished account of the supplier’s struggles in 2018 and explains how she plans to turn the business around in 2019.

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    Erik Gullstrand is at the forefront of a changing of the guard for Quickspin, with two of its founders departing the business. The Playtech-owned slot studio’s new product chief discusses the current state of slots and how social can help future-proof suppliers’ operations.

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    In the traditionally quiet Q3, only SG Digital and Playstudios showed any kind of standout form. Adam Krejcik from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming delves deeper into the numbers

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    Operators could be missing a trick by focusing too much on reaching out to new players instead of tapping up their existing player base, says Guy Hasson

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    Standout performers in the last quarter included Playtika, Huuuge Games, KamaGames and DGN Games as the market grew 19.1% year-on-year

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    The year is off to a flying start, with market growth outstripping the forecast for 2018, reports Adam Krejcik of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

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    A recent US ruling that social casino games played at Big Fish Casino constitute illegal gambling should be monitored closely, says legal firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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    Adam Krejcik at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming unpacks an unseasonably slow Q4 for many social casino publishers

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