News analysis

  • article
    13 May 2013

    The age of Information-Highway robbery, by Ashley Stephenson, CEO, Corero Network Security.

  • article
    13 May 2013

    Devan Govender, chief software architect at BetOnSoft, analyses how gaming system architectures have evolved over the years.

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    12 May 2013

    US consumers spend billions of dollars gaming online every year. In five years, the projected annual spend will range from US$6bn to US$11bn. With billions in potential additional revenue just a few years away, many companies are turning to US patents to slant the odds of higher profits their way, write DLA Piper’s Paul Taufer, Claire Bennett and Michael Burns.

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    10 May 2013

    2013 has already been a year of significant change for the online gaming industry in the US, with Delaware issuing a request for proposals (RFP), Nevada adding inter-state legislation to bolster its pending online poker industry and New Jersey finally coming to the table with is own legalised intra-state online gaming regulations. Rachel Hirsch, an associate at Washington DC-based law firm Ifrah PLLC, takes a look at the changing igaming landscape in the US and how events in Nevada and New Jersey could affect activity in other states.

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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

  • article
    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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    7 May 2013

    What do the National Gambling Office and TV bingo have in common, besides a new piece of national legislation? Bringing more money to Romania’s state budget, write Ana-Maria Baciu and Iulia Ghita of the law firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen.

  • article
    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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    5 May 2013

    With several governments taking steps to address their position on social gambling, iGaming Business sought insight from three markets where the social gaming discussion has reached parliament. We start with Australia, where Senator Nick Xenophon recently announced that he will introduce a private member’s bill to close the ‘legal loophole’ which excludes certain virtual gaming apps from Australia’s gambling laws. By Judith Miller and Jennifer Tetstall of DLA Piper’s Australian practice.

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    23 April 2013

    Wulf Hambach and Maximilian Riege of law firm Hambach & Hambach explore the dawn of a new age for online gambling in Germany as Brussels looks at the country’s regulatory landscape

  • article
    22 March 2013

    The Department of Justice’s clarification that the 1961 Wire Act only applies to sports betting has opened the doors for those US states in the pro

  • article
    20 March 2013

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

  • article
    19 March 2013

    What strategies can operators employ to safeguard against the visible and non-visible threats in regulated markets, and what are the biggest concerns in operating a multi-region business for a company and its end-users? Gavin Wright is Business Development Manager at Callcredit Information Group

  • article
    19 March 2013

    A frequent complaint heard among online gaming companies is the lack of uniformity in rules and regulations from country to country. The same could be said of the Internet itself. 

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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. 

  • article
    8 March 2013

    Just as Near Field Communications (NFC) technology has started to pop up for payments in retail outlets ranging from newsagents to coffee shops, a growing number of gamers will soon be able to benefit from this same technology.  

  • article
    2 December 2012

    Specialist igaming lawyer Martin Owens explains why, at long last, this may be the year that California authorises an expansion of licensed Internet gambling (beyond horse racing bets, which have been legal online for about the past 10 years).

     

  • article
    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. 

  • article
    2 November 2012

    How technology is advancing player verification and business strategy in igaming, by Lindsay Kininmonth, North American Operations Manager at GeoComply

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