Number Crunching - piracy, incubation and Japanese casinos

Number Crunching - piracy, incubation and Japanese casinos

Thursday, November 3, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
A breakdown of some of the more interesting figures to emerge from the gambling industry in the past seven days

£2m – the cost of lost subscriptions to SIS from the selling of unauthorised decoders adapted to enable access to encrypted transmissions by William Marston, who was sentenced to 12 months for the illegal act. Kevin Smith, General Counsel for SIS, believes the figure may have been even higher as the evidence only related to the decoders he sold using eBay. He added: “We welcome this conviction and hope it sends out a strong message to anyone looking to profit illegally from our channels. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement and the industry to protect our intellectual property and safeguard the business interests of both our customers and rights holder partners.”

80,000 to 100,000 – the number of daily customers needed at Tourist and Recreation Complex in Barcelona for a casino to be a viable project according to CIRSA CEO Joaquim Agut, figures that he doubts will be attainable. The new attraction is due to break ground next year, but the space for gaming has been drastically reduced with no more than two large scale casinos now planned for the complex.

30 – the number of start-ups supported by R. Franco Group’s new Wanajump startup incubator and accelerator which has been designed and created to support videogaming, betting and gaming-related projects. Wanajump Incube will focus on startups with an idea and a multi-disciplinary team. For a 6-week term they have training, mentoring, working space and other means of support to facilitate the development of their service, product or prototype and subsequent introduction into the market. Wanajump Accelerate is a 4-month programme addressed at startups which already have a service or product in the market

60+ - the number of new casino game titles available on EveryMatrix after a deal with Booming Games. Ebbe Groes, CEO of EveryMatrix, said: “We have been driven time and time again by a strong conviction to consistently provide our clients with a large selection of games that can respond to their commercial needs. The original portfolio from Booming Games allows our clients to address new audiences and positions our casino product as the largest casino aggregator in the market.”

1.3m – the number of unique markets available for users to create over a single round of English Premier League matches using Coral’s new sports betting product. ‘Player Bets’ is the only product in the world that enables customers to create and customise their own bets on player performance across a range of statistics and sports in real time. This is facilitated by Digital Sports Tech’s proprietary and patent-pending platform and algorithms that analyses each customised bet to generate accurate odds and also automatically result it.

$10bn – the amount MGM resorts has said it would be willing to invest in a large-scale casino resort in Japan if gambling is legalised. MGM CEO James Murren said in an interview with Reuters: “We think there would be a tremendous amount of demand, and ultimately a public listing of these types of Japanese resorts would be very appealing.”

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