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SMS to Open Opportunities for Gambling Industry

A new report released by Textlocal, one of the UK’s leading SMS platforms, reveals today that mobile gambling is set to revolutionise the industry as operators increasingly embrace the SMS platform to help drive activity and integration.  The report also highlights how an estimated 4m people already use their smartphone to gamble and that that figure is growing by more than 10% year on year.

Bacta President urges regulators to take more progressive approach to responsible gaming entertainment

Leading the sector into his second year at the association helm, Gabi Stergides, National President of Bacta, talks about challenges past and present, and for the future, it’s knowledge that may well be the defining battleground.

Reflecting on 2017, what do you regard as being the high points of your first year as bacta President?

ICE London learning opportunities continue with free to attend seminars

ICE London (6th – 8th February, ExCeL London, UK) has underlined its credentials as a centre of learning for the international gaming community with confirmation of the free entry Seminar Programme that will take place both close to the show floor in the South Gallery of the ExCeL Centre, and on the show floor itself. The eight strong seminar programme, which has been curated to complement the pay-to-attend ICE VOX conference stream, covers contemporary issues including Affiliate Marketing, Casino Trends, Diversity in Gaming, Research in Gaming, Gaming Start-Ups, Training, Opportuni

Shaping the future of money at ICE London

Cryptopay MD, Eric Benz is consumed by a desire to ‘shape the future of money.’ A Founding Director of the UK Digital Currency Association, Benz looks ahead to ICE London (6th – 8th February, ExCeL London, UK), where he will be part of the new 4,000sqm section dedicated to the fast moving world of payments
 
ICE London 2018 will comprise over 500 exhibitors from 62 nations occupying a record 43,500sqm of net space. How important is it therefore for Payments to have its own dedicated feature within what is the world’s biggest gaming expo?

M&C Saatchi Board Director to share insights at first ICE VOX eSports Conference

The eSports industry is here and it’s massive. Ahead of his appearance at the ICE VOX eSports Conference (Tuesday 6th February), John Parker, Board Director, M&C Saatchi, shines a light on a phenomenon which is projected to attract bets totalling in excess of $23 billion by 2020.
 
Can eSports really be described as a mainstream activity and what’s the evidence to either confirm or deny?

UK gaming machine consultation maintains status quo for casinos

by David Clifton, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited
 
Great Britain’s casino industry will have been hoping for better news in terms of gaming machine deregulation from the UK Government’s yearlong review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures, but it now has an opportunity to press home its case when responding to the 12 week DCMS consultation announced on 31 October, that is presently running until 23 January 2018.
 

Show your Mettle: How Much is Integrity Worth in Sports and Games? By Peter Naessens, Director at The Belgian Gaming Commission

In 2009, as a legal advisor for the Gaming Commission, I provided support for the amendment of the Belgium Gaming and Betting Act, including betting and online gambling under the existing regulatory framework for land-based gambling. The growing impact of online gaming was already emerging at the time, but the impact of online betting on sports, was far less in evidence.