In The Spotlight
The winners of the annual Gaming Intelligence Awards were revealed this week in London, with Gala Coral and Playtech leading the charge with two awards each, while Scientific Games and NetEnt retained their crowns for a second year.
It wasn’t a great year for the world’s financial markets, but the companies making up the Gaming Intelligence stock list saw their combined share price increase by an impressive 57 per cent over the course of 2015.
Virtual sports is evolving into an increasingly competitive sector, with the fight for supremacy set to heat up further in 2016. Vermantia CEO Filippos Antonopoulos explains why he believes focusing on developing a strong customer base will ultimately lead to success.
The past twelve months have seen continued consolidation in the social casino space, with land-based operators dominating the market. But perhaps the most intriguing trend is a resurgence of Zynga and social sports, two much-maligned components of the sector.
Sweden’s Betsson has reported strong results for the full 2015 year with revenue increasing 23 per cent to SEK3,772.0m (€402m), while the company has also revealed the acquisition of three new iGaming brands from Nordic Entertainment.
Titanbet.co.uk is trialling a new sponsorship agreement with Irish all-weather racing venue Dundalk Stadium and its schedule of Friday night race meetings.
Sports data solutions provider Sportradar has extended its partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) to offer its clients a range of darts event streams.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has has issued an opinion stating that daily fantasy sports contests are permissible under state law, bucking the trend set by other state Attorneys General.
B2B daily fantasy sports (DFS) software supplier iTEAM Network has acquired the insolvent FantasyUp.com site, with the brand to be relaunched on the iTEAM platform and all money owed to existing players paid out.
This week has seen the release of new gaming and lottery content from the likes of Inspired, Genesis Gaming, Microgaming, Commologic, Easter Island, Magnet Gaming, Pariplay, World Match, and Pollard Banknote.
UK National Lottery operator Camelot is looking to revamp its customer services as part of its digital transformation initiative by launching a new solution provided by cloud-based customer engagement specialist eGain.
PokerStars owner Rational Group has confirmed that it is conducting a global search for a new head of sportsbook following the departure of Stephen Fisk.