In this issue the focus is principally on European markets, and as ever there is much to report. We have country specific contributions from leading advisors in the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. But the global nature of the gambling industry is reflected in articles on Brazil and India.
Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey are pioneering the way forward with their individual intra-state programmes, and their conjoined multi-state liquidity compacts, and it would seem only a matter of time before America’s nationwide spectrum of iGaming regulation becomes more colourful.
As you know, the NBA and NHL have allowed PartyPoker to sponsor the New Jersey Devils, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Prudential Center. In my mind, this is more than just a savvy commercial deal for all paries involved.
The floodgates have opened in New Jersey and with over 50,000 accounts registered at the time od this magazine going to print, the launch of iGaming in the Garden State seems to have been an overwhelming success.
As 2014 comes to a close, the iGaming community looks back on a year of change. The EU, and especially the UK, has in many ways regressed, forming iGaming policy based on tax generation rather than on principles of a unified European market.
In this issue of iGaming Business North America, not only do we welcome Geoff Freeman, the new President and CEO of the AGA, and Mitch Garber, CEO of Caesars Interactive, but we enter a new age of American gaming. With New Jersey’s November online
In this edition there are a number of contributions updating readers on important developments in various jurisdictions including the Republic of Ireland, France and the United Kingdom as well as a comprehensive review of the position in Norway.
Online casinos were among the first online gaming sites to appear on the internet when they launched in the mid-1990s thanks to the pioneering efforts of software companies such as Microgaming and CryptoLogic (see Case Studies, Chapter 11).
Digital Casinos: A Market Assessment and Outlook examines the main issues surrounding the growing digital casino industry including game genre overviews; areas of opportunity; factors affecting growth in the industry; marketing strategies of online and mobile operators, regulatory issues and the growing role of smartphones, social media and live dealer gaming.