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Think Gaming is based in St Helier, Jersey. Our team provide independent gaming consultancy services to online, mobile, social and eGaming companies across the globe.

Mobile money in Africa
February 12, 2018

In 2017, the take up of mobile money in Africa increased faster than anywhere else in the world, and over 40% of the population actively use this service

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Catena Media targets Germany with Baybets acquisition
January 26, 2018

Catena Media have continued their efforts to expand in the sports betting sector with the recent acquisition of the German company Baybets.

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Predictions within egaming for 2018
January 18, 2018

The World Cup is always a massive spectacle and hugely popular with the billions of fans the game has across the globe. With the best players and teams on show and the sheer excitement involved, it is sure to have a knock-on effect on both the sport's betting sector and egaming too.

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What’s hot at ICE Totally Gaming 2018?
January 10, 2018

Over 30,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from 150 countries are expected to descend upon the Excel Centre in just a few weeks. Read on as we take a look at the hottest new things to expect at this year's upcoming event.

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SportPesa pulls Kenyan sponsorship
January 10, 2018

Following the companies failed appeal against the 35% Kenyan government tax, SportPesa has pulled out of its various Kenyan sponsorship deals.

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GVC agree to buy Ladbrokes Coral in £4bn deal
January 10, 2018

In the last week of 2017 GVC agreed to buy its online rival Ladbrokes Coral in a deal worth nearly £4bn.

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Mergers and acquisitions in 2017 are a game changer
December 29, 2017

A merging spree throughout Christmas looks set to change the face of the global gaming industry.

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Malta Gaming Authority to announce new license framework
December 29, 2017

The Government is proposing to 'future proof' the legal framework behind Malta's gaming laws, repealing all existing legislation and replacing it with a single Gaming Act, with which it aims to modernise the system.

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eSports Sponsorship Continues to Grow
December 11, 2017

There have been hundreds of new eSports sponsorship agreements secured over the past two years, and most of them have come from the IT/computer industry.

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Online gambling proves valuable for UK
October 17, 2016

In a 10 year period since 2004, the UK gambling and betting industries have more than doubled in both turnover and gross added value (GVA); growing by 132.9% and 153.6%, respectively.

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Second Screen Sports Betting During Euro 2016
July 19, 2016

4 in 10 internet users reported watching the Euros on TV or online with close to 90% of Euro Viewers reported using another device while they watched the game.

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Fan Duel and DraftKings Discuss a Possible Merger as 2015 New York Bill is ‘Reversed’
July 15, 2016

Jason Robins, DraftKings CEO, described the possible merger between his company and Fan Duel as a "very interesting idea" that could provide customers with a better service at a better cost and add value for shareholders.

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Euro 2016: England Sports Betting Update
June 21, 2016

Euro 2016 can be seen as a bookmaker’s dream and England’s results are far from an exception.

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Global eGaming Markets and Regulations
June 13, 2016

eGaming is still an emerging market and regulations are varied from region to region. Think Gaming Global has broken it down to a few key areas.

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Amaya owned PokerStars Launches New Betting Brand BetStars
May 13, 2016

In June 2014, PokerStars, the world’s biggest online poker company, was acquired by Amaya Gaming for $4.9 billion. It was a game changer and the entire industry speculated on what next.

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eGaming is now The Isle of Man’s Biggest Business Sector
May 11, 2016

The Isle of Man’s economy has now achieved over 4 decades of continual growth according to its latest report on national income. The recent rise in annual GDP has been the greatest increase since the 2008/9 recession.

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'Exploding Kittens' game on iOS – Kickstarter Fundraise
April 25, 2016

Exploding Kittens spent a lot of time in the limelight in 2015. When Matthew Inman, the creator of the online comic – ‘The Oatmeal’ wanted to launch a new game called ‘Exploding Kittens’, he set up a Kickstarter account asking for $10,000!

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eSports Growth Continues at Pace
April 4, 2016

According to the UBM Game Network Report, in 2015, 79% of developers saw a ‘bright and sustainable future’ for the eSports industry. In their most recent (2016) report, this figure has already risen to 88%. Revenue growth is astonishing also, with reported $325 million in 2015 and expected to rise to $463 million in 2016 and then $1.1 billion by 2019.

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Social Gaming – The Global Hobby For Everyone
March 18, 2016

Originally, the stereotypical gamer was a young male. Then it all shifted and as social gaming took over, the stereotypical gamer was re-categorised as a middle aged, married female with 2 children. But then it all changed again. The reason for all the indecisiveness regarding the demographic of gamers is because nowadays, almost everyone has become a gamer of some sort.

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Advantage William Hill In Australia Following Tennis Sponsorship
February 17, 2016

The Australian Open is the first of four major Tennis Grand Slams and takes place annually during the last two weeks of January. In late October 2015, Tom Waterhouse, (William Hill Australia’s CEO) announced that they would be the first ever betting partner to sponsor the Australian Open. Here’s what Waterhouse had to say on the news:

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Mobile Payment Innovations Leap Ahead
December 11, 2015

The convergence of media and technology has had a significant impact on our everyday lives. It has unlocked incredible opportunities, transforming the way we communicate, entertain, work, socialize and most importantly, it has had a profound (but beneficial) impact on the way individuals game.

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Mobile Penetration Continues to Boom
November 19, 2015

The convergence of media and technology has had a significant impact on our everyday lives.

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eGaming is more rigorously regulated than you thought
September 2, 2015

If you thought online gaming was a final frontier of unregulated bandits, think again.

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The eMerging picture of eGaming’s future
August 26, 2015

It seems the eGaming industry in Britain is suddenly in “dog eat dog” mode.

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Facebook eyes Messenger mobile gaming
June 23, 2015

Social networking giant Facebook could be set to add mobile gaming to Messenger, potentially opening up a vast new market for mobile gaming.

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Original TestFlight System Closes
February 26, 2015

Today, Thursday 26th February 2105, the original TestFlight system acquired by Apple only a year ago is closing down.

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Entrepreneurs get opportunity to PITCH at ICE 2015
January 13, 2015

GamCrowd and Clarion Events have once again joined together to launch a content partnership aimed at giving entrepreneurs a platform with which to pitch live and direct to investors. this will take place over the three days of ICE 2015 at ExCel in London

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Discover ICE Totally Gaming in 2015
December 5, 2014

Reputed to be the largest and the most comprehensive trade event in gaming, ICE Totally Gaming is coming to London’s ExCel early next year.

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Jersey Innovation Fund (JIF)
October 28, 2014

Launched in November 2013 the Jersey Innovation Fund (JIF) is an important investment vehicle provided by the States of Jersey to deliver growth and diversification in the local economy by supporting investment into original business ideas thus improving Jersey’s international competitiveness.

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Bet365 relocate to Gibraltar
October 1, 2014

In major news announced in late September, one of the world’s leading gambling companies; Bet365 has announced that it is going to relocate its remote gambling operation to Gibraltar.

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Twitter launches exciting new mobile app promotion suite
August 7, 2014

Social networking platform Twitter recently announced the arrival of a new ads product for both marketers and developers to drive app installs and app engagements.

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Consider Jersey as a Hot Spot for eGaming
June 19, 2014

Think Gaming is encouraging the industry to consider the lucrative opportunities the Channel Island has to offer as a jurisdiction.

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Healthy U.S. online revenues for Boyd Gaming
June 19, 2014

Boyd Gaming is one of the leading corporations in casino entertainment.

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Customer service is king and 32Red lead the way
June 19, 2014

In 2013 a customer service quality audit by Etruvian Consulting rated 32Red top, outperforming 15 of the biggest online gaming and gambling operators, including 888 and Bet365.

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Zynga Strategy Update
June 19, 2014

Zynga is one of the largest providers of social games in the world.

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