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The UK National Casino Forum (NCF) Playing Safe Forum

The panel comprises the Chair - Professor Yvonne Guerrier, BA. MA. Ph.D, Dr Guy Bohane and Mr Tom Kavanagh, CBE. It’s main function will be to ensure the responsible gambling programmes developed and delivered by casino operators meet the standards established in the Playing Safe program. The panel will also provide professional guidance to the Playing Safe Forum.

Ainsworth Groundbreaking

Ainsworth founder Len Ainsworth, CEO Danny Gladstone, President of North America Mike Dreitzer, Miguel Cuadros, President of Latin America and other Company executives were joined by Governor Brian Sandoval, Congressman Heck, County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, Representatives from the offices of Harry Reid and Dean Heller, UNLV president Don Snyder, and other gaming industry leaders at this ceremonial event.

With so many companies running from Atlantic City, perhaps the best ideas will come from those running towards it.

I started my career in the Atlantic City gaming market. Through the 80 and 90’s there was a “build it they will come philosophy,” which led to an arrogance of business behavior. We can blame all parties involved from stake holder companies to the state; or we can blame no one. We can speak endlessly about the great record of casino gaming revenue of 2005 or we can place it all in the past and move on.

Comment from Stephen Upstone, CEO of LoopMe Media and UK Chair of the Mobile Advertising Association on Amazon’s acquisition of Twitch:

With mobile gaming becoming and $100bn market by 2017 this is big business that is going through a rapid transformation creating the ability for large companies like Amazon to profit. Other similar moves from Facebook to purchase Oculus, the purchase this month of Chinese Games company Funplus for $960m and the recent Supercell acquisition by Softbank for $3bn continue to show that mobile gaming is hot and defining mobile advertising.'