The gambling industry has stayed largely silent since UK regulators launched an investigation into unfair practices. But behind closed doors, operators are concerned, and with similar issues arising in Spain, the problem seems to be growing.
There were decent returns to be made by shareholders in the iGaming sector during the first quarter of 2017, with listed operators and suppliers seeing their combined share price grow by 3.60 per cent by the end of March.
With Prime Minister Theresa May set to trigger the start of Britain's exit from the European Union today, we look at the issues most likely to affect the remote gaming industry, from the free movement of people to the broadcasting of Scandinavian TV channels from the United Kingdom.
It was a turbulent start to the year for shareholders across the gambling industry as political events weighed on the markets, with listed operators and suppliers seeing their combined share prices fall by 2.46 per cent during the first month of 2017.
Stride Gaming has captured 10 per cent of the UK online bingo market, making it the fourth largest operator. Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 winner Darren Sims, Stride’s chief operating officer, explains that it’s people rather than technology, which are driving this bingo powerhouse.
February proved to be a rewarding month for shareholders across the online gambling industry, with listed operators and suppliers seeing their combined share prices increase by 6.22 per cent by the end of the period.
Lottoland’s success with its bet-on-lotteries concept has already attracted the ire of UK National Lottery operator Camelot. Lottoland UK managing director James Easterbrook and Home agency’s Nick Harrison explain how their new ad campaign is set to further boost UK operations.