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    The emergence of mobile gambling has been stellar to say the very least, yet in the ‘early days’ much of the heavy lifting was done by a combination of the organically evolving gambling and consumer environments, regardless of how much or little effort was put in at the time by the operators in their mobile platforms.

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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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    7 May 2013

    In Great Britain, the Gambling Commission has been stimulating the debate in considering the potential risks posed by social gambling and as chief executive Jenny Williams explains to iGaming Business, challenging the industry to demonstrate their social responsibility so that further regulation is not needed.

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    6 May 2013

    No one will deny the fast and important growth and popularity known by social media platforms as well as by activities provided thereto. The number of users of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) as well as the diversity and number of games offered, do not stop increasing. However, this new trend brings certain risks and, thus, has to be regulated. For Philippe Vlaemminck, Head of the EU Regulatory/Gambling and Trade Practice at Altius, the main issue is to know exactly how to qualify activities such as social gaming and how, based on the example provided in Belgium, such activity should be regulated.

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    20 March 2013

    Mark McGuinness, managing director of eMainstream Marketing, looks at what social betting and gaming has to offer. 

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    19 March 2013

    Manjit Singh Gombra, the newly appointed Senior Vice President of Platforms at Aristocrat Technologies, returns to explore the fundamental concept that enables the orchestration of cloud computing: virtualisation. 

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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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    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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    10 January 2012

    Social media is no longer experimental, it’s fundamental, says igaming consultant Aideen Shortt.

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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 January 2011

    As all things social gather increasing momentum across online gaming, Michael Katz of Sociarati Media assesses the strategies for operators looking to execute a social media plan in 2012.

     

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