As novel coronavirus (Covid-19) swept the globe and lockdowns followed, concerns were raised over a potential “boom” in online casino. But to what extent has play in the vertical actually grown, and is it sustainable or does it represent a growth in higher-risk behaviour?
The second day of ICE North America Digital focused on sports betting, looking both at the regulatory prospects in the wake of Covid-19’s disruption, as well as examining the new products growing in popularity during the shutdown.
With single event betting once again on the agenda, and momentum towards regulation building in Ontario, Canada’s igaming market looks set to be opening up. However, don’t expect similar progress in other provinces, writes Jake Pollard.
With Germany having announced plans to nationally regulate online casino for the first time in 2021, Ken Muir looks at how the current online slots market breaks down in terms of supplier share, top games and the changing content mix across leading operators. He also provides a snapshot of the live casino space ahead of German state lotteries being given the option to extend their monopoly into table games
While Italy’s sports betting market struggled after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) resulted in a nationwide lockdown and the suspension sporting events, the market grew year-on-year in March, thanks to online casino and poker.
By branching out into publishing, Yggdrasil has effectively licensed out of every aspect of its business. Chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist and head of publishing Björn Krantz explain why the supplier feels this will pioneer a new approach to online casino partnerships
The ban on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling is due to come into force from April 14. Jake Pollard examines what sort of impact it is likely to have on the industry – and on problem gambling rates
iGaming Tracker's Ken Muir analyses the state of play in the NJ online casino space, looking at supplier share and also how the top games and content mix across leading operators compare to the world's arguably most mature igaming market of the UK
One of the most anticipated events of the year will be the process to select the operators and cities for Japan’s three integrated resorts, which will see the country’s first commercial casinos open. Ayako Nakayama, chief executive of the Japan Integrated Resort Association (JIRA), discusses the current state of affairs
Novomatic celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020. Over this time, it has grown from an Austrian business importing pinball machines from the US to a global operation with hundreds of thousands of gaming terminals and more than 30,000 staff. Novomatic AG chief executive Harald Neumann tells Robin Harrison how the business will ensure it stays relevant for another four decades
Despite fierce competition, Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon believes there are still opportunities for smaller studios to disrupt the market leaders - but only with effective game distribution.