ANALYSIS BLOGS INSIGHT KNOWLEDGE BASE NEWS OPINION 1 Poker: Blogs Archive Name Published Italian poker up 19.6% in September Oct 2011 AGA calls for regulation Sep 2011 Steve Heller, WPT CEO Sep 2011 Playtech, Ladbrokes and 888 Mar 2011 Balkanization Not Consolidation? Feb 2011 Poker: the New World Order Feb 2011 888, Ladbrokes and the future Jan 2011 Why is 5 the magic number? Nov 2010 Calling for a security alliance Nov 2010 Forget skill, remember drama! Oct 2010 Only the Strong Survive Oct 2010 The Future of Europe Sep 2010 The Future of [...]
Poker down 8% at WHO April 2012
Poker bucks positive trend at William Hill Online
Poker revenues were down 8% in Q1 2012 for William Hill Online, in a quarter that saw online revenue grow an impressive 33% in the period.
WHO, which is minority owned by software firm Playtech, posted impressive 33% growth in online revenue thanks mainly to a huge 58% rise in sports betting revenues.
All other verticals, with the exception of poker, also reported growth with casino up 26% and bingo up 7%.
The firm stressed the importance of mobile to its growth in the period with amounts wagered on mobile up more [...]
The importance of technical stability April 2010
Sonja Lindenberg from Fenlex looks at the reasons why ICT and business-savvy is a winning combination.
What kind of online gaming character are you? The techie? The gamer? The entrepreneur? Techies are attracted to the online gaming industry because of the heavy dependence on underlying technologies and the vast budgets that companies throw at building and maintaining systems. The gamer has a passion for gaming and betting. Their knowledge of the psyche of players, the game itself, and the people within the networks encourages them to set up their own business. For [...]
European regulators discuss liquidity July 2012
Regulators from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal discuss shared liquidity
Regulators from Spain, Italy, France and Portugal are discussing the possibility of pooling liquidity in their online poker networks.
The four regulatory bodies,France (ARJEL), Italy (AAMS), Portugal (Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa) and Spain (DGOJ), met at the end of June in Spain to discuss information sharing and other issues.
But in a statement from Arjel they confirmed that plans for some form of shared liquidity were also raised at the meeting.