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Ten betting & gaming industry predictions for the next 3+ years.

I wrote a post nearly 5 years ago that gave some predictions around some of the areas where there would be growth in the betting & gaming industry. The summary from 5 years ago? Operators would need to focus on real-time delivery of a data-based customer experience. That there would be a huge focus on … Continue reading

Is social gaming the future of online gambling?

I’m still waiting to see how the US shakes out with its ongoing struggle to work out what it wants to do with online gambling. It’ll happen. My take is that poker will be first and it’ll regulated on a state by state basis. It’ll be for US companies, and as each state regulates, the … Continue reading

Memo about (alleged) Absolute Poker layoffs.

Another prediction hits the mark. I’m sorry it has. Well, things have moved on since yesterday’s post – and today a leaked memo has been published over at Two Plus Two that basically says that 95% of Absolute Poker’s staff is going to be laid off. You can see the full text of the memo … Continue reading

Canadian media does in-depth profile on elusive Pokerstars founder

The Canadian broadsheet “The Globe and Mail” has put together a piece on the founder of Pokerstars, Isai Scheinberg. It’s not particularly in-depth, but the the fact that they’ve managed to find out much at all, shows the level of mainstream media interest in the current Poker case. The Globe and Mail compares the Scheinberg … Continue reading

Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker: Domain update

Breaking news: The DoJ is going to return the suspended domain names, in the recent FTP/Pokerstars/UB case. It’s supposedly to allow the companies to facilitate withdrawals and payments back to US players that are looking like they could be waiting until the case is resolved – before they’d get their funds. A full news release … Continue reading

My take on the Full Tilt / PokerStars / Absolute Poker ban for US players.

If Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker (in particular) weren’t so focused on world domination, and trying to one-up each other in terms of player volumes, I think that the events of Friday the 15th of April may not have happened. Why? In the race to keep maintaining player deposits from US customers, and given that … Continue reading

Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker owners arrested & charged by feds

Big news. On Friday, two (as yet unnamed) owners, out of 11, from PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker were arrested and  all 11 charged with violating U.S. anti-Internet gambling laws, according to charges filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan. One of the others is due to turn himself in later today. The domain names … Continue reading

Back in the saddle of blogging. Some online gambling thoughts first.

It’s been too long. Blogging about the business of internet gaming / marketing /  gambling has just felt like extra work – and god knows, I’ve got enough real work to be going on with. What’s happening on the day-to-day business of online gaming front for me? I’m overseeing 2 x casinos, 2 x poker … Continue reading

>Blogiscpline – The discipline of Blogging

>Tipping point, friendquest, repurposing, and my current personal favourite – aquadextrous (the ability to turn off taps in the bath with both feet) may all be considered part of the current lexicon of buzzwords, to which I want to add my own – “blogiscpline”. It’s the discipline of blogging. I originally started this blog as … Continue reading

Online Gaming: My job rocks.

And it’s bloody interesting too… We’re at the bleeding edge of a lot of things that include online marketing, web development, global gaming legislation, online product development – the list goes on and on. Every day there’s something new in terms of what the internet + lots of customers throw at you. Today, it’s about … Continue reading

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