Reports

  • report_content
    29 October 2013

    Poker on mobiles has gone through many ups and downs. From dropped connections to issues around player numbers and liquidity and a lack of product uniformity, the vertical has had its fair share of critics over the past few years. The rise of wi-fi, 3G and 4G networks however has been a boost for the sector along with the slow but happening regulation of the US market continues, even if that promise has yet to turn into real revenues. 

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    29 October 2013

    Casino and games, which, to date, have been a distant second to sports betting, are only now being seriously considered by the bigger brands with launches in the forst half of 2013.

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    17 October 2013

    Possibly even more so than on the internet, payments are the key to success for mobile gambling companies. In this extract from the Mobile Report she wrote for iGaming Business, Aideen Shortt provides an introduction to the payment options available to mgaming firms and looks at the size of an m-commerce market which looks likely to grow massively in the next few years.

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    30 August 2013

    Attempts are being made to standardise mobile contactless transactions in Europe. The GSM Association (GSMA) and the European Payment Council (EPC) have published a paper that could speed up the adoption of NFC-based mobile phone payments in Europe. 

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    29 August 2013

    The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is the area in which individuals and businesses can make and receive card and electronic payments, in euros, across Europe, simply, cheaply and efficiently, regardless of their location. In other words, it is an integrated euro payments market, across all EU Member States.

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    29 August 2013

    How do alternative and mobile payment methods stack up in terms of security against traditional payment methods? They are often pitched as a safer option than card transactions, but fraudsters are increasingly turning their attention to these methods.

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    29 August 2013

    Most online transactions take place without any fraud occuring but the perception of fraud is a hugely important concept in online payments. It remains a constant worry for consumers and merchants alike. 

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    29 August 2013

    Prepaid, direct debit, real-time bank transfer, there is no standard definition of an alternative payment is. For the purpose of this report, it is any non-card payment type but the alternatives to standard credit card payments are vast comprise a large variety of schemes.

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    29 August 2013

    Bill Gates is quoted as saying, “Banking is essential. Banks are not.” This has never been truer than it is currently when we consider the explosive growth of alternative payment mechanisms. WorldPay data shows that, today, alternative payment mechanisms account for €165 billion of global e-commerce transactions, representing 22% of total transactional value, and they are expected to enjoy a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13% in the run up to 2015

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    29 August 2013

    Payments related to social media, gaming and networking could reach US14bn by 2014 and all the major players, PayPal, Twitter and Facebook among them, are laying the groundwork. 

  • report_content
    28 August 2013

    Near Field Communications (NFC) are used in a wide range of settings (such as reloading your public transport card) and present obvious benefits for m-payments. iGaming Business's Payments Report provides the overview on NFC. 

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    28 August 2013

    The major card and financial services providers are also gearing up for the m-payments changes coming to market across numerous markets and regions.

  • report_content
    28 August 2013

    From Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile and Orange) and Vodafone to the major US operators such as AT&T, Verizon and internet giants like Google or eBay-Paypal, the big mobile and web players are all preparing the field for m-payments.  

  • report_content
    27 August 2013

    A lot of hype surrounds everything related to mobile and payments are no different. iGaming Business runs through what mobile payments actually entail and the different platforms making headway at the moment.

  • report_content
    27 August 2013

    Payments are an integral part of the igaming experience and possibly even more so for the mobile gambling sector. Aideen Shortt gives an overview of the mobile payments industry, the issues to must to gain wider acceptance and how mobiles are perceived in different regions of the world.   

     

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    23 August 2013

    European e-commerce is diverse and fragmented, and it would be dangerous for an operator to treat the continent as a single entity.

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    23 August 2013

    Aideen Shortt  explains how usage trends and habits within digital payments are driven by the users themselves.