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Gambling on gaming With a massive global audience and betting activity that is expected to quadruple by 2020, could eSports, also known as competitive video gaming, be the way of the future for the gaming industry? By Charles Anderer   Last month, the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee gave the state’s regulators a g...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:55

Cloud with a silver lining Amazon’s decision to open up its cloudbased Amazon Web Services to gambling operations has provided online gaming sites a unique opportunity to achieve the agility and simplicity they have craved.   It took just a single, simple update of Amazon’s terms of service early last year to pave the ...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:35

Phil Stormonth: New horizons IAG Managing Editor Ben Blaschke catches up with IGT’s System Sales Manager for Asia, Phil Stormonth, to discuss his journey into Macau’s gaming industry.     Ben Blaschke: Hi Phil, can you tell us a bit about your background? Where did you grow up and what are your main memories from your ...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 04:43

Final fantasy It’s been an eventful year for Daily Fantasy Sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel, resulting in the revelation that they will now merge to create an industry superpower. IAG takes a closer look at their path to marriage. In a surprise twist to the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) saga, industry giants...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 18:36

Paying to the base The improving economic fortunes of the casino industry were reflected in overall CEO compensation, according to AETHOS Consulting Group and its annual report on gaming executive salaries. By Keith Kefgen, AETHOS Consulting Group The gaming industry is a dichotomy of large and small. At one end of ...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 18:32

Games of the future By Prof. I. Nelson Rose Every single form of legal gambling was invented in the 19th century, except bingo. You know your industry is in trouble if the most current product you offer your 21st century patrons is bingo. Of course there have been technological developments. But these have been evolut...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 18:28

MGS debuts its new look Boasting a brand new name and featuring a number of new sectors to reflect Macau’s growing diversity, the MGS Entertainment Show celebrated its fourth year in 2016. Held at the Venetian Macao from 15 to 17 November, the gaming trade show and exhibition – formerly known as the Macao Gaming Show ...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:26

Battle Royale The changing face of iGaming acquisition and retention   With the goalposts constantly shifting, developing an effective strategy to both find and retain players in the online gaming world is more difficult than ever. By Ben Blaschke   It’s no great secret that online gambling is the fastest...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 09:35

Inter-national ambition Inter-national ambition IAG sits down with Interblock CEO John Connelly to discuss the gaming machine manufacturer’s rapidly expanding portfolio. By Andrew W Scott   Andrew W Scott: Thanks for chatting with us John. Interblock is a little different from other global gaming equipment m...
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 05:43

Back to the future Back to the future As gaming revenue growth returns, questions remain on whether Macau has created the foundations for a sustainable recovery. By Muhammad Cohen   Signs of Macau’s rebound abound. October saw a third consecutive month of rising year-on-year gross gaming revenue after 26 ...
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 05:17