News analysis

  • news_analysis

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the February 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

  • news_analysis

    William Hill hasn't had the best of years but remains far ahead of Ladbrokes when it comes to performance, growth and strategy, says Graham Wood.

  • news_analysis

    As Real Gaming launches in Nevada as the third regulated poker site in the state, Marco Valerio speaks to the company to get its perspective on online poker and to NGCB chairman AG Burnett to find out more about the state's plans to publish monthly revenue figures.  

  • news_analysis

    Ladbrokes' full year figures for 2013 were never going to make for easy reading but the company must deliver in 2014, reports Graham Wood. 

  • article
    19 February 2014

    Graham Wood reports on France’s igaming façade and its decision to reject pooled poker liquidity with Italy and Spain, another indication that the authorities have very little desire to encourage private investors to set up in France and make the country’s igaming market truly ‘open’.

  • article
    13 February 2014

    Grant Humphrey, assistant director of transaction support at Ernst & Young, asks whether there is a correlation between UK betting and gaming revenue and the performance of the UK economy and how listed companies' shares are affected by the ups and downs of economic cycles. 

  • news_analysis

    Following up on H2 Gambling Capital's first set of data-led articles that looked at the US igaming market and the global gambling sector, the sector's leading data specialists look at the potential value of the Japanese land-based casino market. Japan is already the third largest gambling market in the world with an estimated gross win of US$31.4bn for 2013 and with permissive upcoming casino legislation a real possibility, H2 founder and director Simon Holliday provides a detailed breakdown of the country's gambling landscape.

  • article
    6 February 2014

    bwin.party became the first igaming company to sign a sponsorship agreement with major US professional sports teams when it announced its sponsorships of basketball team the Philadelphia 76ers (known locally as the Sixers) and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League in January. iGaming Business finance editor Melissa Blau spoke exclusively with all the parties involved in the partnership to learn more about the story behind this ground-breaking deal and what it means for the future of online gambling in the United States.

  • news_analysis

    Simon Holliday, founder and director of H2 Gambling Capital, looks at the overall growth for the gambling sector in 2014 in the second of the four data-led articles H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are publishing this week to coincide with the ICE trade show in London.

  • news_analysis

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business present the first of a series of four data-led articles to coincide with ICE, the world’s largest gambling industry event, taking place this week in London. Joel Keeble, head of special projects at H2, starts off with an in-depth look at the US igaming sector. Look out for further installments on Japan's land-based casino market and a detailed look at the key dynamics of the EU market.

     

  • news_analysis

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you their first iGaming Dashboard of 2014. The Dashboard is your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of the igaming sector since 2003 with projections up to 2018.

  • article
    29 January 2014

    The next 12 months and the implementation, or not, of new regulations, will define much of the Spanish igaming industry's future, write Albert Agustinoy and Elisa Lorenzo of DLA Piper Spain.

  • news_analysis

    Whether AAMS is successful in fighting illegal operators will have a major impact on Italian igaming in 2014, while observers will watch closely to see how exchange betting competes with traditional sports betting, writes Giulio Coraggio of DLA Piper. 

  • article
    23 January 2014

    All igaming operators would like to be active in the US market, but as recent regulatory developments have shown, the road will be long, winding and very sinuous, to paraphrase the Beatles. Christina Thakor-Rankin asks if EU operators should worry about their key domestic markets first before they venture out west.  

  • news_analysis

    Jean-François Vilotte’s somewhat sudden departure as president of France’s online gaming regulator ARJEL has left industry observers wondering who will succeed him in what is a high profile role regulating a sector that is still young and attracts a lot of attention in France, even if much of it is negative.

     

  • news_analysis

    As the new year gets underway, it is a good time to reflect on how the industry will look in 2014, a year that will shape even further winners and losers in this exciting arena. For Vicenç Martí, chief executive of Akamon Entertainment, the social casino space will continue to drive strong growth but should also look beyond the English-speaking markets.

  • news_analysis

    Match-fixing and corrupt betting are high on the agenda across Europe's igaming markets and the European Commission and the Council of Europe are understandably looking at ways to minimise the associated risks. For James Scicluna and Robert Zammit, partners at WH Partners law firm in Malta, new measures to prevent these damaging practices must be introduced on objective parameters while sports organisations must also shoulder play an active role in preventing and investigating wrong-doing.

  • article
    8 January 2014

    Ivor Jones, Director of Leisure and Research at Numis Securities, looks at the year ahead for the iGaming sector. Although wary that the UK point of consumption tax will be introduced at 15% of gross profits, the fact that operators are sitting on piles of cash reserves doesn't mean they are more likely to carry out acquisitions in 2014. Share buybacks and dividends being likelier outcomes.  

  • article
    8 January 2014

    Listen to the press conference held by New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak on 22 November where he discusses plans to turn New Jersey into an international igaming hub. 

  • news_analysis

    Check out the second instalment of the H2-iGaming Dashboard for your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers. As part of the iGaming Business Intelligence and Analysis Centre, H2 and iGB are working on new projects to provide you further datasets and market overviews in 2014. 

     

Pages