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Alexandre Tomic
ALEA’s Alexandre Tomic discusses recommendation engines: the complex set of algorithms that suggest slot titles to players that they will really enjoy and therefore keeping them engaged and entertained.
Miguel Quesada
Miguel Quesada, business development and reactivation manager at online casino brand Mr Green, says Brazil has the potential to be the biggest regulated market in the world by tapping into its rich demographics and learning from the experiences of other jurisdictions.
Roberto Coppola
There has been a great deal of speculation and conjecture over the past year about what the future holds for the gaming industry. Quite a bit of the dialogue has focused on changing consumer demographics and the broader impact of technology on leisure and socialization within environments such as casinos. Are slot machines an endangered species or will today’s 30 year olds eventually gravitate toward products that they have shown little interest in to date? Is it really a question of...
Richard Schuetz
While a commissioner with the California Gambling Control Commission, I was on the distribution list for appointments made by the governor for the many boards, commissions, and like organizations throughout the state. And as I reviewed those appointments it was generally the case that there was logic between the background of the individual being appointed and the position for which he or she was being appointed. That is, if the appointed position addressed education, the biography of the...
Al Baldoz
Indeed both Ewa Bakun and Christina Thakor Rankin raise valid points in their blog posts last week. And that is exactly why you will see some industry players behave in either described manner. The clearest point is that gaming operators are in the business of revenue generation - this is not a fault, it is their purpose. I am still not sure why so many people have an issue with that.
Christina Thakor-Rankin
As Ewa so very eruditely indicated in her recent piece ‘It’s good to talk!’ despite the efforts and attempts of many to bring the two parties closer together, not least the regulators themselves via various mechanisms such as open forums and consultation, the perception that there is some sort of disconnect between regulators and industry continues to prevail.
Ewa Bakun
On the disconnect between regulators and the industry. As organisers of ICE, WrB, EiG, GiGse and other gaming events around the world, we attempt to provide a platform for industry’s various stakeholders, including regulators, to exchange expertise and progress dialogue. The topic of regulatory change frequently dominates these meetings. I was therefore surprised to find out, during the March meeting of the iGaming Industry Council, a group of 50-plus industry experts, recently assembled...
David Sargeant
"There hasn't been anything new since poker" is a lazy way to look at the iGaming industry and one which fundamentally misunderstands how companies evolve in smaller ways day by day. Disruption is a media-sexy word and by definition is about game-changing ideas that uncovers a brand new market. However just because you aren't disrupting doesn't mean we aren't innovating to make existing market places more effective.

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