The Gaming Machines Review published by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport welcomed the progress made by casino operators in promoting responsible gambling – yet rejected every one of the sector’s proposals for modest, sensible reform of the industry. This is a missed opportunity, which will prevent operators from modernising their venues, thwarting their attempts to innovate and preventing their customers from enjoying the same experience they routinely find when they visit casinos abroad.
Rolf Slotboom, Communicatie KNBB, Beleid & Strategie Centrum voor Verantwoord Spelen, Woordvoerder PokerBond chats to Peter White
Former poker pro Rolf Slotboom, now involved at the Center of Responsible Gaming, on the importance of prevention and earlydetection of problematic gambling. 2002: Columnist @ Card Player 2004: Teacher @ Poker School Online 2005: Dutch Poker Champion 2006: Bureau Chief @ Card Player Europe 2006: Poker commentator @ Eurosport 2008: Author “Secrets of Professional Pot-Limit Omaha” @ D&B Publishing 2011: Spokesperson @ Dutch Poker Federation 2014: Marketing manager @ Center of Responsible Gaming 2015:Project leader @ Ik Ben KOA (player platform regulation online games of chance)
Can we start with an introduction to the Center of Responsible Gaming?
But before you delve into the land of Internet-based gaming, it’s critical that you weigh up each website’s pros and cons, promises and pitfalls, and hidden dangers. Don’t be lured by their shady sign-up offers. Do your research first.
The status of gambling in Atlantic City was not looking good in the previous years. However, this has changed thanks to the growth of online gambling. Reports have it that casinos in Atlantic City experienced a 1.7% increase in revenue for the month of October.
Though this might not sound much, it’s still a considerable growth as the city hasn’t experienced this in the years prior. If it was not for the $20.4 million revenue from online gambling, all the seven casinos in the city would have experienced a 0.3 % decline in revenue for October. The casinos in the city earned $203 million in October of 2016.
As the online gambling market is set to continue to enjoy exponential growth up until 2020 and beyond - Statista predicts a revenue increase up to $59.79 billion by then - it's interesting to note that the pastime's widespread popularity is a lot more far-reaching than people may think. Many of the most successful artists and creators of other original content have been fans of the casino and it has been suggested on many occasions that there is a link between the creative arts and risk-taking. Whilst the reason for this supposed link has yet to be fully explained, it's possible to speculate as to why this is the case when looking at the various examples, both past and present, of figures who have indulged in a spot of casino gaming.
There are many ways to get rich in this world. However, some are not accessible to all people. Most of us have an idea but not the abilities to put this into practice. This privilege is reserved for a handful of people. Therefore, many people trying their luck otherwise.
Online casinos have already turned many players into winners but how about getting a cashback every time you lose? In the spirit of attracting more customers and standing out from the competition, it seems that some internet casinos will now do exactly that. Let's see how it works.
Combining his passions for software engineering and gaming, Rob Ambrose introduces Paragon Technology Solutions at G2E
Casino Life recently had a conversation with Rob Ambrose, an employee/owner of Paragon Technology Solutions (ParagonTechSolutions.com). Paragon specializes in financial technology and payments-related IT consulting, system architecture and design, and software application development. They have an international footprint providing a variety of IT solutions and consulting services for a list of global clients that includes commercial banks, ATM/POS processors, and private equity firms.
Since their expertise can be applied to the gaming industry, it seems only natural that Rob, as the company’s software engineer and gaming specialist, takes the company introduction to the G2E community.
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