Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: Online

Bingo report predicts live decline but sustained populartity

Bingo report
Online casino firm Leanbackplayer’s UK Bingo Industry Review 2021 has predicted a further decline in live bingo, despite the sector delivering 70 percent of the industry’s revenue. Is that wishful thinking from the online-backed study?

EAG Online delivers reasons to be cheerful

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It was an ugly duckling that is almost certainly going to turn into a swan following this week’s inaugural EAG Online event. A networking option designed to fill the gap until the live exhibition returns to ExCeL in January, this week EAG Online delivered far more than most had anticipated.

Is it time to separate the Gambling Commission into land-based and online regulatory bodies?

Gambling Commission HQ time to separate
Confidence in the regulatory focus at the Gambling Commission is diminishing amongst the land-based sector as amusements operators find themselves weighed down by online-crafted enquiries. Some are now questioning whether the regulator should be split into two: one for land-based operations, the other for online.

Gambling review: Scrap the Commission, insists IDS

Iain Duncan Smith gambling review suggestions
Sir Iain Duncan Smith has called on ministers to make “bold moves” in its review of the Gambling Act - including getting rid of the gambling watchdog altogether. But the industry will do well to beware: for IDS, bold often means ban when it comes to gambling.

EAG Online “shaping up nicely”

EAG Online 2021 registration
Visitor registration for the Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo 2021 has opened, with the event set to be held online for the first time in its history.

Time for a vital review: Flutter chief calls for regulatory overhaul

Flutter Gambling Act self-regulation
Peter Jackson of Dublin’s Flutter Entertainment group says that a review of the Gambling Act is vital to correct the “piecemeal” inconsistencies of online operators self-regulating.

EAG to launch an online event for January 2021

EAG Online 2021
Bacta has announced that its B2B trade exhibition - EAG Expo - will take place as an online event from 27 to 28 January.

Mecca’s online bingo operation hands out £404m so far for 2020

Mecca bingo online 2020 payouts
Mecca Bingo has announced its online platform handed out £404m in prize money this year - an average of £44m each month - through a record number of jackpots and smaller wins.

Eason preps for online UNIS 2020 Showcase

Ian Eason Instance Automatics UNIS 2020 Showcase online
Whilst UK tradeshows appear to be off-the-books for the considerable future, Ian Eason of Instance Automatics still plans to display his wares and rub (virtual) shoulders with fellow amusement professionals, having signed up for an online showcase event next month hosted by US games manufacturer UNIS Technology

Online launch completes a Majestic month for leading independent bingo brand

Majestic Bingo Covid-19 challenges
Majestic, one of the industry’s leading independent bingo brands, is responding to the challenges presented by Covid-19 with what Managing Director Mark Jepp is describing as ‘a mixture of vision, investment, creativity and hard work.

Gambling Commission releases industry stats that shows an industry in transition

Gambling Commission data industry statistics released
Contraction across the board was the key take-away from the regulator’s latest assessment of the size and scale of the gambling industry…and that was before the age of Corona. The Gambling Commission’s statistics through to September 2019 are now out

Commission issues new guidelines for online operators in lockdown

GC data online gambling during lockdown
The Gambling Commission has said new data suggests a hike in spend and playtime on gambling sites since the introduction of lockdown, prompting it to tighten regs on digital operators.

Gala offer free online bingo to help over 65’s stay connected during lockdown

GalaBingo bingo like a boss advert has confirmed that it will be providing games free of charge for those aged 65 or over until the current lockdown is lifted.

Bongo’s brings its bingo online

Bongos Bingo online
Following the restrictions placed on communal social activity across the UK, Bongo’s Bingo has brought its popular bingo evening online, allowing players across the country to compete for prizes worth up to £2,500.

Gambling APPG suggests £50 daily cap to online operators

Gambling APPG Parliament DCMS Committee
The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group has suggested that online operators self impose a £50 daily cap on players during the coronavirus..

Gambling-related Harm APPG – £2 for online?

Dan Waugh Regulus Partners £2 stake
Dan Waugh highlights the importance of high stakes for online operators, suggesting the path they must take to protect against a £2 stake limit.

Reports of record bingo site closures as living bingo halls bite back

online bingo site closures
The number of UK-facing online bingo sites closing this year has topped last year’s figure after only eight months, with BingoDaily reporting 44 closures..

GVC celebrates online growth as retail arm plummets

GVC, celebrates, online, growth, retail arm, plummets
GVC Holdings has reported that despite retail betting revenue falling six percent across its UK business during Q119, total net gaming revenue grew eight percent for the period. With online net gaming revenue jumping 17 per-cent, the Ladbrokes Coral owner looked set to ride out the new FOBT regulation thanks to the continued growth of online. “This trading update reflects a...

Reflex Gaming: Supplying sustainable success

Quentin Stott, Reflex Gaming GamePro slingshot Harris Hagan
By delivering the popularity of online titles to the core land-based market via its digital terminals, Reflex Gaming is establishing a new precedent for players and operators alike in PubCos up and down the country. Quentin Stott, managing director of the independent supplier, enthuses on the synergy between digital and pub play, the fallout of April’s cut and the...

Bricks and mortar gambling in jeopardy, say ABB

The betting industry has started the process of reforming its character after a torrid beating over FOBTs. And it’s going to be an uphill struggle. However, it has identified a cause: betting retail outlets on Britain’s high streets are dying, say the ABB. While some may quip that there are already too many, the case for 4,000 shuttered shops,...

Casino King optimising performance through online connectivity

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Since its 2017 debut, Casino King from G-Squared Games has established itself as a frontrunner in the digital AWP market.   With a frequently updated compendium of 16 top performing games and a slick player experience, the title has earned itself a loyal and expanding player base. G-Squared’s Nick Wheeler is convinced, however, that there are yet more fundamental reasons why revenues...

Club 3000 Bingo relaunch online presence with commitment to retail

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Online and retail bingo operator Club 3000 Bingo has recently had a radical relaunch of their online presence, both in the main website for retail operations and for the company’s e-gaming arm. Brian Fraser, owner of Club 3000 Bingo and an experienced veteran of the industry, explains the company’s new plans.   With the relaunch of your website, what kind of...