Despite a disappointing end to 2019, the future looks bright for Betsson after the online casino and sportsbook reached a share purchase agreement with the Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). After a busy start to the year, we take a look …
Mobile money has been a huge transformative technology in Africa, particularly in East Africa, where it started ten years ago with the M-PESA project. In 2017, the take up of mobile money increased faster than anywhere else in the world,
Catena Media have continued their efforts to expand in the sports betting sector with the recent acquisition of the German company Baybets. The deal is thought to be worth €26.5m initially and is another signal of intent from the Maltese-based
One of the big egaming predictions for 2018 revolves around the football World Cup happening during the summer in Russia. The World Cup is always a massive spectacle and hugely popular with the billions of fans the game has across
In February it’s the 2018 ICE Totally Gaming Event, one of the most internationally inclusive and biggest B2B gaming events in the world. This hotly anticipated event is, as usual, being held at the Excel Centre in Central London. It
Significant sponsorship news in Africa has seen SportPesa pull out of its various Kenyan sponsorship deals. This is a big blow for the countries sports industry due to their many sponsorship interests there. Although this is a step not taken
In the last week of 2017, GVC – which owns Foxy Bingo, Party Poker and CasinoClub, amongst others – agreed to buy its online rival Ladbrokes Coral in a deal worth nearly £4bn.
Previously in 2016 the merger between Ladbrokes
A merging spree throughout Christmas looks set to change the face of the global gaming industry, with several new gaming giants created, potentially birthing the next set of industry leaders heading into 2018 and beyond. Multi-million dollar deals involving household
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. More than half of the eSports sponsorships are from the IT/computer space, according to Nielsen
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.
2005 saw the peak period for the number of
The 2016 UEFA European Championship is the 15th tournament of its kind, however, the way in which it’s consumed, and how sports betting wagering takes place has changed vastly since its debut in 1960.
The Global Web Index found that
According to research conducted by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market is estimated to top $2bn in revenue by 2020. There are a number of operators in this market, however, according to Bloomberg, talks have been
As England slumped to second place in Group B, the bookmakers will no doubt rejoice as the overwhelming favourites were held to a goalless draw against Slovakia.
With misfiring favourites, surprise goal-scorers and multiple late goals, Euro 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 …
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 …
Mobile phones have been rapidly adopted by countries across the globe since the late 1990s; so much so, that by 2003, many countries in Western Europe reached 100% penetration. Since then, mobile phones have further converged with innovative technologies and
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
Social networking giant Facebook could be set to add mobile gaming to Messenger, potentially opening up a vast new market for mobile gaming.
The firm is reported to be discussing the plans with a string of developers, which would make
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. The group employs over 2,000 people and is the largest private
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.
The format is being called Twitter’s “mobile app promotion suite”, Marketing Technologist Shawn Hartley wrote
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.
It scored the highest for; accessibility (7.6/10), product knowledge (8.4/10), personalisation (8.4/10)
Zynga is one of the largest providers of social games in the world. It was initially founded in 2007 by Mark Pincus and is now run by CEO Don Mattrick. In Q1 2014, Zynga reported;
- 28 million DAUs (Daily Active