Monday, November 28, 2022

Tag: Comment

Indian gaming law: Ludo needs a bit of luck … or not!

Indian Gaming Law Ludo Ashima Obhan
Gambling is a big and burgeoning business in India. Yet in most cases, it’s only legal if players are able to apply an unstipulated quantum of foreknowledge to predict the outcome. For Delhi-based corporate lawyer, Ashima Obhan, this peculiar position has led to a jigsaw of overlapping legislation that desperately needs a rewrite.

Dear Santa, can Finland please fix its gambling policy?

Finland Comment Maarten Haijer of the European Gambling and Betting Association
Finland’s gambling policy is at a crossroads and the government faces a clear choice: stick with the failings of the current policy and its monopoly system, or change course, writes Maarten Haijer of the European Gambling and Betting Association (EGBA).

Gamblers Anonymous: Overlooked and undermined?

Warwick Bartlett Gamblers Anonymous
Warwick Bartlett, chief executive of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, highlights a lesser-known but longer-standing, successful and self-funded alternative to Gamble Aware - but whose existence is threatened by competition from this state-backed leviathan

When China rules the world

China rules world
With the leader of the free world saying his “power is absolute” while in the same breath refusing to take “any responsibility” - the world has become bereft of global leadership through its most universal of crises.

Operators and affiliates need to work together on compliance

Operators and Affiliates work together compliance
With regulators turning the screws on the unscrupulous through covid-19, James Ashton, head of content at, says affiliates must up their game when it comes to responsible gambling – but greater collaboration with operators is required.

Comment: Laying a foundation for the future

lockdown governments Laying foundations for future
Governments around the world have an unprecedented crisis on their hands, and how they treat workers and industries in the toughest times imaginable can tell us a lot about what sort of society they want to be in the future

Is the APPG generating more heat than light?

Houses of Parliament APPG
Emotive headlines certainly help build profile, but the issue is actually how we can give players the tools to manage their play. iGaming Times delves into the argument.

Can tighter regulation drive innovation?

advertising comment
As lawmakers crack down on advertising practices around Europe, it seems businesses are heading for an even tighter squeeze on margins, but could creative thinking be key to turning challenges into opportunities?

Eastern Europe: A region of contrasts

As Eastern European markets begin to surpass their western counterparts in terms of gaming yield this year, GBGC’s Tihana Jurican takes a closer look at..

Ardous abdications sports-betting stocks and a rueful Rooney

Comment MediaWatch sportsbetting Rooney
This month in the news, Forbes explores the cut-throat world of Megxit markets, Fortune tells investors to bet on the underdogs and The Age reports on a new responsible betting campaign featuring Wayne Rooney on behalf of 32Red.

GBGC: Picking the best of a bad bunch

Warwick Bartlett GBGC election manifesto UK
Warwick Bartlett, chief executive of the Isle of Man based consultancy firm, GBGC, give his rather gloomy assessment on what this election means for the future of British gambling

Tickling the dragon’s tail

The exodus of Chinese immigrants from Cambodia in September is another illustration of how little of Asian gaming is irrespective of China.

Betting with borrowed money on borrowed time

Credit Cards
British consumers could soon be facing a ban on betting with credit cards. But is credit card betting really any less safe than taking out short-term..

Digitain’s tale of US: 2019 sports betting predictions

digitain sports betting
Digitain, the leading iGaming software provider casts eyes over the US sports betting market and unveils its predictions for the years ahead.   Digitain: "There have been some major, if not historic developments regarding gambling in the United States in 2018. New Jersey’s eight years of litigation have finally led to success with the highest court in the land, as That victory...

Capturing the attention of millennials

James King, chief marketing officer at Conquer Casino, highlights four techniques online casino operators can use to attract those elusive millennial players. Online casino operators have, for some time now, made a lot of noise about the huge...

Peter Hannibal: Counting casualties from UK review

Peter Hannibal GBG department
Peter Hannibal, CEO of the Gambling Business Group in the UK, seeks any scraps of comfort as reputations are trashed in an internecine war. Isn’t it fabulous that at last we now all know the outcome of the DCMS’s Gambling Review. Whilst some are still inevitably...

King Gaming on why it’s never a case of ‘one size fits all’

King Gaming Mark Robson
The Asian gaming market is filled with opportunity but for some it can be a tough nut to crack, something which hasn’t stopped the newly launched King Gaming from making its mark in the region.

EquiLottery CEO talks next level lotteries ahead of GiGse

GiGse EquiLottery Brad Cummings lotteries
Ahead of his dedicated lottery presentation at this year’s GiGse, the CEO of EquiLottery explores the potential to engage with Millennials, how experiential equals positive PR, the sector’s digital footprint and why, if you are itching to play…

Comment: How playing the Danish way can keep the regulators at bay

thomas_nielsen cozy denmark Magnet Gaming
  A cozy approach to slots provision may be the way forward for a gambling industry under increased regulatory scrutiny, according to Thomas Nielsen, head of game licensing at Magnet Gaming.   For many, Danes “Hygge” means warming bowls of porridge and candle-lit dinners, or anything that gives you a cozy feeling of contentment and well-being. The word has become something of a...

Adverts deemed ‘misleading’? We told you so.

Betting Business John Samuels IBAS misleading
At least two Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) judgements have recently been levelled against bookmakers for ‘misleading’ details of cash-out T&Cs in advertisements. According IBAS’ John Samuels, this only proves what the dispute resolution firm has been saying for some time: transparency is everything.   At IBAS, we find ourselves increasingly often watching developing issues facing the betting industry and thinking: “we...

BtoBet CMO finds the power of Blue Mind in Malta

BtoBet Blue Mind Malta
The CMO of BtoBet, Sabrina Solda, discusses why the company chose Malta for its HQ and why the Blue Mind brings calm and disruptive thinking to the gambling industry.   Sabrina Solda, CMO of technology and iGaming pioneer BtoBet, has detailed the importance of the company’s base in Malta and her vision about “blue mind” in a detailed blog. In the blog,...

In Vegas, the NHL will prove that gaming and sport go hand-in-hand

Las Vegas
With the advent of its own NHL team, Las Vegas has a chance to show that a regulated sportsbetting industry can perfectly complement a thriving sports scene, argues Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association.   After years of hoping for a bigtime sports franchise, Las Vegas has officially joined the ranks of a major league sports city. It’s...

Bangkok bettors, Machiavellis of poker and gaming bill with growing Paynes

Poker, Cartoon, John Payne
The Bangkok Post takes a strong line on the European football betting epidemic; Science Daily uncovers the secrets of scheming card players and Online Poker Report scratches its head over John Payne's online gambling bill.   The prime minister of Bangkok came under political pressure last month as campaigners demanded a crackdown on betting in the country - and some preemptive...