In Part Two of the ‘Industry vs affiliates showdown’ series, David Donaldson from Blueclaw Media interviews leading sportsbook affiliate Andy Clark, from Thatsagoal.com, about key trends in the marketplace.
The acquisition of Playtika by the Shanghai Giant Network Technology for US$4.4bn shows that the social gaming sector is a serious, cash generative business. But the deal also has repercussions for the sector as a whole, writes Joanne Chrisite.
The esports vertical is booming, but controversy also surrounds it, says Peter Warman of Newzoo, who also provides demographic breakdown, main regions for action and audiences and what to expect from the vertical.
The transition from Facebook/web to mobile continued to shape publisher fortunes in Q4 of 2015, writes Adam Krejcik from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, with performances boosting full-year estimated global revenues by 19% to US$3.3bn.
The social casino sector experienced a second consecutive period of sub-par growth in the third quarter of 2015, with some publishers adapting better than others to the ongoing transition away from Facebook/web gaming to mobile, writes Adam Krejcik of Eilers Research.
iGB technical editor Justin Bellinger picks up on the most interesting and controversial elements of proposed surveillance legislation and rounds up the latest software, network, DDoS and malware and patches.
Betcade will launch an Android store for igaming apps in July 2016. Chief executive David Chang explains how he came up with the idea, why the gaming focus will help and whether there has been much dialogue with Google.