At KPMG’s second Online Gaming Summit on Isle of Man in November 2011, there were several sessions that addressed the direction in which the online gaming sector is currently headed, with some analysis on what this is likely to mean for both operators and regulators. Items that provoked the most discussion were: the long heralded day of mobile and how this is being delivered, the impact of the cloud and how gaming is likely to be taxed in the future. Some eye-watering statistics on the impact of austerity measures in the eurozone were also delivered, and this is something that operators will need to take account of in their business planning for approximately the next three years.
The growth in mobile internet presents a golden opportunity for gaming companies to launch new mobile-focused services and engage connected users with offers and promotions while they’re on the move. Partnering with trusted technology experts means the gaming industry can use SMS in innovative ways to promote services, gain users and grow revenue, says Oisin Lunny, Senior market development manager at OpenMarket.
There has been a noticeable and dramatic increase of in-play betting content in recent years. It is now expected that there will be over 100 in-play markets offered for any major football match. For operators competing in this dynamic market, the questions being asked to the technology directors and chief operating officers is: what comes next, how much, and what do we need to do to maintain momentum and market share? Will Slater, founder of sportsbook software specialist Geneity, reports.
With the London Olympics looming large on the horizon this Summer, Nicky Senyard, chief executive of affiliate management specialist Income Access, explains how operators and affiliates can make the most of the biggest sports event in the world.
Global Gaming Outlook, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) latest study, assesses the current and future trends and revenue growth in the land-based casino and online gambling markets over the short-term period to 2015. Here, PwC kindly provides iGaming Business with an excerpt addressing the eastern and digital migration of a new global gaming landscape that will become dominated by Asia.
iGaming Business continues its series of articles that seek to better understand the roles of the industry’s chief executives. Regular columnist Simon Burridge assesses his own role as CEO of Virgin Games
Walter Bugno, President and chief executive of GTech G2, talks to iGaming Business about the convergence of the SPIELO and GTECH G2 brands, the challenges of driving down acquisition costs, improving lifetime player values and creating an immersive consumer experience.
Frank Fahrenkopf has been a leading figure in American Politics and in American iGaming throughout the development of online gaming. Having seen the full transition from conception until today, Frank's unique position as President of the AGA has given him an overview into the world of iGaming that most of the indiviudals looking at this sector from the inside will not have seen. See Frank Fahrenkopf speak to the audience at the iGaming Super Show in June 2013.
Tribal gaming in North America has been the most significant factor in the growth of gaming over the past 20 years. With Canadian Tribal iGaming having been launched in 2012 and the US Tribal interests getting prepared for iGaming in 2013, you cant miss this opportunity to find out how tribal gaming will influence the development of online gambling in North America.
This is an analysis of land based gaming companies that have already gone online. The session will look at who did things right, and who did things wrong in their online gaming migration. Big companies don’t always get it right straight-away, and small companies are not always at the disadvantage.
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