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Tuesday, February 12, 2019, by Lorien Pilling

In 2005 Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs gave a speech in which he said “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards”. For the last 20 years Global Betting and Gaming Consultants (GBGC) has been using is expertise and experience in gambling to help its clients connect the dots and understand the events and issues in the sector.  Read More

Thursday, January 17, 2019, by Lorien Pilling

After almost two decades the online sector’s share of global gambling is around 10%-11%. A few factors have influenced this market share. First, online gambling’s rise coincided with the growth of Macau as a land-based casino market. Second, various gambling sectors in the USA e.g. lotteries have not been able to offer online activities for much of those two decades. There last few years in the US brought some hope that the situation might be changing but the new opinion on the Wire Act by the Department of Justice in 2019 throws some doubt on that.   Read More

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, by Lorien Pilling

Investors in betting companies with UK-exposure had a dire year in 2018, almost entirely due to Government intervention.   The stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) will be reduced to £2 in April 2019, accompanied by a 6-percentage point tax increase for internet gaming, and a plethora of regulation bringing forth new fines.  Read More