Guest Blog

A missed opportunity: Casinos are failing to take full advantage of cross-channel convergence. By Itsik Akiva

A missed opportunity: Casinos are failing to take full advantage of cross-channel convergence. By Itsik Akiva

Land-based gaming is regulated in more than 40 US states and there are more than 1,500 casinos across the country. Besides their brick-and-mortar casino and hospitality operations, real-money online gambling was expected to be the natural evolution for land-based brands. However, so far only three states have regulated real-money online gambling, and while others are often mooted as the next[Read More…]

Data from UK/FR/IT Now Show: Product Restriction and High Tax Create a Black Market – Guestblog by Regulus Partners

Data from UK/FR/IT Now Show: Product Restriction and High Tax Create a Black Market – Guestblog by Regulus Partners

Policy choices are becoming more stark – they are also becoming more disruptive. Italian and French regulators have published performance statistics for their markets for Q1 2016; the UK Gambling Commission has not yet (it does not provide quarterly stats), but results can be triangulated from public company filings. They tell a clear story which many in the industry have known intuitively, but now[Read More…]

The Principle of Exclusivity as Proposed by De Lotto is Outdated – Guestblog by Ad Maatjens of Sponsorreport

The Principle of Exclusivity as Proposed by De Lotto is Outdated – Guestblog by Ad Maatjens of Sponsorreport

Exclusiviteitsbeginsel: niet meer van deze tijd Beste vakgenoot, De ledenvergadering van NOC*NSF is gisteren akkoord gegaan met de regel dat een bond geen contract met een concurrent van De Lotto mag afsluiten zonder toestemming van de sportkoepel. Dat is een verregaande stap in de bescherming van Lotto en, zo hoopt men, van de Lottogelden. Volgens mij een stap te ver.[Read More…]

M+A in iGaming Affiliation, by Tom Galanis of TAG, courtesy of SBC News

M+A in iGaming Affiliation, by Tom Galanis of TAG, courtesy of SBC News

Having set up industry bespoke ‘Affiliate M&A’ advisory TAG Media, Founder and Managing Director Tom Galanis speaks to SBC on business consolidation entering the affiliate and player acquisition sector Galanis, an industry affiliates and player acquisition specialist, details the changing market conditions and business values of industry affiliate marketing practices that have led to M&A becoming a reality. ______________________________ SBC:[Read More…]

The Leicester Story : The Black Fox Theory –  by Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners

The Leicester Story : The Black Fox Theory – by Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners

Leicester City are Premier League Champions! Not a sentence that we thought we would be writing in a 2016 edition of The Winning Post. However, this result has now crept into practically every news story as a metaphor for ‘the impossible’ happening: the classic ‘Black Swan’ moment. Since the league was wrapped up on Monday night after Tottenham’s now (in)famous[Read More…]

The Full Report from Belgium: Plans to amend VAT regime for gaming transactions in Belgium –  by Pieter Paepe

The Full Report from Belgium: Plans to amend VAT regime for gaming transactions in Belgium – by Pieter Paepe

  Guestblog by Pieter Paepe of http://www.astrealaw.be/ To our clients and friends: As you may have heard or read elsewhere, the Belgian federal government has recently decided to amend the broad VAT exemption for games of chance, bets, lotteries and money games. At this stage it is still uncertain how exactly the amended VAT regime will take form. It seems that[Read More…]

Google PPC: 77 out of 100 most expensive keywords are gambling related

Google PPC: 77 out of 100 most expensive keywords are gambling related

  Back in the day, around 2003, somebody asked me a question regarding paid search: “Do you know what the most expensive keyword is on Google Adwords, and how much it costs?” I made a bunch of guesses, gradually increasing the amount I thought it might be acceptable to pay every time somebody clicks on an ad. £20? No? £30? Surely not! The grand[Read More…]

Spring Innovations – Startup updates, conferences, and eSports, by David Sargeant

Spring Innovations – Startup updates, conferences, and eSports, by David Sargeant

By David Sargeant of http://www.igamingideas.com/ Wow. It has been an exciting few months and iGaming Ideas has reached the grand old age of 3! It has been a roller coaster few years and can’t wait to see what happens next! The startups am involved with have all been busy too: BetUp launched with Unibet last week. Unibet reported 4,500 players playedin[Read More…]

Call for Guest Blogs

Call for Guest Blogs

Call for Guest Blogs In light of the upcoming parliamentary debate on the Dutch remote gaming bill, Gaming in Holland is opening its platform to contributions from guest bloggers. Interested? Please send an email with a brief synopsis in English to editor@gaminginholland.com. We are especially looking for discussions related to the proposed remote gaming bill, but articles on other topics[Read More…]

1% Kansspelbelasting op Krasloten / 1% tax on Scratchcards (incl translation option) – Guestblog by Wouter Gerrits

1% Kansspelbelasting op Krasloten / 1% tax on Scratchcards (incl translation option) – Guestblog by Wouter Gerrits

1% Kansspel Belasting op Krasloten Wie voormalig CDA lijsttrekkerskandidaat  Wintels noemt samen met kansspelen moet waarschijnlijk direct denken aan het rumoer rond de sponsordeal die hij als voorzitter van de KNWU presenteerde met Unibet. Maar dhr. Wintels had daarvoor nog meer met kansspelen. In juni 2015 schreef hij namelijk ook al een brief aan NOC-NSF. In zijn eigen column op[Read More…]