October 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 08:49
The online gambling industry has standards and if those standards aren’t met the watchdogs start to bark.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:18
The internet betting industry has been an innovator of many new entertainment opportunities driven by technology and creativity. Cutting edge technology, product development and digital marketing are massive elements that bring ideas to reality for the online gaming industry.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:49
Scandinavians are known for their love of casino games and poker and now Norway has opted to remain a nation that will not be re-structuring the internet betting industry.  Despite other Scandinavian countries such as Denmark deciding to re-structure their gambling industries and welcome foreign investment Norway feels that keeping the nation’s state-run gambling model will maintain player safe
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:32
Privately owned, free-to-play mobile, social and web-based developer Plarium Global Limited was recently acquired by Aristocrat Leisure for $500m (€426m) in cash. Plarium Global is headquartered in Israeli and the company employs as many as 1,200 people with multiple offices throughout Europe, Israel and the US.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:47
Facing the fact that gambling operators have been bending the rules regarding advertizing for their products has created a new awareness of the extent to which adverts for gambling is aimed at youth.
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:34
The customers of online gambling are always looking for something of interest that adds to the value of the entertainment accessed. Content variety and innovation keeps the player coming back which is the ultimate goal of the operator.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:06
In 2015 Intralot confirmed that its Intralot Global Holdings subsidiary had acquired a 35% stake in sports book and casino platform Bit8. Included in the deal was a call option for Intralot to increase its participation in Bit8 up to 60% in the next two years if certain financial targets were met.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:00
The age of internet gambling has possibly reached a peak according to those venture capitalists looking for opportunity in the industry. The merger and acquisitions activity has been strong in the online gambling world with some smaller firms and some very large ones making purchase deals.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 09:22
The European jurisdictions that are holding their own in the competitive and difficult online betting industry are in the Balkans. Those eastern European nations such as Bulgaria Hungary and Romania are becoming tech hubs with a population of educated people supporting the growing consumer base for gambling services and products.
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:43
Russia is a new frontier for the online gambling industry and there are those who see the gap in availability and are trying to fill it with services and gambling products. Last June it was reported that Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut was planning to join with GVC Holdings and bwin GVC’s main sports betting brand to launch an online sports betting platform in the jurisdiction.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:28
The state of the online gambling industry in the USA has been a gamble for politicians who see the potential revenue gains of a regulated and licensed system. Governments in the various jurisdictions in America need more funding for social programs and are looking at betting products available online as a way to obtain the needed funds.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 10:36
The internet provides global access to news sports and entertainment which online gambling is a big part of for many people. The number of jurisdictions that allow or don’t allow the use of the internet to place real money bets is staggering. There are places that allow certain kinds of online betting and those that don’t allow it at all.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:31
The problem of bad gambling habits has been left out of the health services educational loop for some time and the industry needs to do more.  The issues of the past which were drugs and alcohol received the attention of the research funders but gambling remained a tolerated habit that goes unnoticed.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:54
Sponsorship of sports teams especially football is big business both for the team and the sponsor. The internet has provided a vast new venue for viewing and wagering on sports so the rewards attached to advertizing with a top notch football team can be advantageous in spades.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:31
It is always a good sign for the online gambling industry to see the new launch of a virtual casino offering come on stream successfully. The pressure from all directions in this extremely competitive business can overcome and make a project go sideways very easily.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 09:53
The National Problem Gambling Clinic released the findings of a report they have done that reveals the extent to which mobile smart phone use has impacted the occurrences of problem gambling. The number of individuals being treated for gambling addiction on tablets and smart phones has gained ground significantly recently.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 08:51
The recent launch of the newest smart phones has some gamblers having to make some hard choices. The selection is interesting and these computers in the palm of one’s hand are not inexpensive so with the idea of budget in mind the choice may be somewhat limited.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 08:00
Looking for trouble is not what a person looks for when choosing an entertainment venue such as online gambling. People are social creatures who like to punt with others by purchasing a ticket for the lottery or putting a few down on the game. There is an art to being a gambler that takes some instruction and retention.
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:39
Branding is an important part of the online gambling industry to attract customers. Knowing your destination on the internet gives the punter a sense of security similar to coming home after a long day at work.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 08:30
Based in Tallinn, Estonia, with offices in Sweden, Foxium is a creative game production studio founded in 2015. Velo Partners evaluates and manages investing in all segments of the global gaming and gambling industry. A recent announcement has revealed that UK based Velo Partners will invest in the game development studio allowing Foxium to access to RNG Foundry’s team and network.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 09:12
GambleAware is an independent charity tasked to fund research, education and treatment services to help minimise gambling-related harm in Great Britain. GambleAware is a commissioning and grant-making body, not a provider of services.
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:13
The sometimes controversial practice by some online casinos that limits the winnings on certain games has been investigated and proven as being unworthy of approval by consumers. Although the warning that a software provider may be producing games that are basically unfair is not always heeded by the punter.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:17
Online gambling can be addictive and the people running the industry are totally aware of the fact. The new internet and the advanced use of cell phones now called a smart phones has taken its place as one of the world’s most constantly used devises.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:30
Although it took many years to change the outdated Swiss gambling laws to include the digital age there is still some doubt that the recent new legislation will go ahead as planned.
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:26
It has been reported recently that the number of the virtual currency bitcoin ATMs is on the rise in Russia. Ten of them were just installed in five districts of Novosibirsk by a local startup. Last week, a different company announced their plans to install a hundred cryptocurrency ATMs in selected Moscow hotels and airport terminals beginning very soon.