While thus far igaming payments in Africa have largely been funnelled through mobile providers, the Kenyan clampdown has accentuated a growing awareness that other options are needed, says Joanne Christie.
In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's interview with Vermantia chief executive Filippos Antonopoulos, he discusses the importance of a diversified geographic footprint, and explains why he sees the supplier's majority shareholder Arena Racing Company as one of the most exciting businesses in the industry.
The GB Gambling Commission has launched a 12-week consultation on potential restrictions on the use of credit cards for gambling, although an outright ban is likely to be robustly opposed by the industry.
Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, has partnered SiGMA Group for a new Asian gaming event under the ICE banner. The event will take place from 7 to 9 June next year, at the SMX Manila in the Philippines.
Igaming regulation in Colombia highlighted the poor access of the gaming industry to banking and appropriate payment solutions across the region. So what can other countries learn from the Colombian experience when designing their regulatory frameworks? Joanne Christie investigates
The Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lottstift) has ordered the country’s banks to cease processing transactions to a trio of igaming operators in February, taking the total number of payment blocking orders issued by the regulator to seven.
In the second part of iGaming Business' deep dive into the revised Wire Act opinion, ICE Sports Betting USA speakers stress the need for clarity from the Department of Justice as they look to work out the best way to interpret the ruling.
The Department of Justice’s decision to revise its interpretation of the Wire Act could have a major impact on the nascent US iGaming industry. Or, as some suggest, its impact could be felt in gaming verticals that are well-established and generating money for operators and states alike. A selection of speakers from ICE Sports Betting USA discuss the DoJ’s about-turn.
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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