Number Crunching – Wimbledon, Hard Rock and the iGaming Super Show

Number Crunching – Wimbledon, Hard Rock and the iGaming Super Show

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Posted by James Walker
A breakdown of some of the more interesting figures to emerge from the gambling industry in the past seven days

€2 billion – The cost of the new Hard Rock Entertainment World resort proposal, which is slated to open in Catalonia, Spain. It will feature hotels, convention areas, entertainment, dining and shopping, along with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tarragona.

£20 million – The “feared industry payout” should Andy Murray and Johana Konta both achieve a Wimbledon 2017 ‘Double Brit’ victory. Bookmakers will be nervously watching the culmination of Wimbledon on Sunday, as patriotic punters have eagerly backed a ‘Brit double’. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes told SBCnews.co.uk that Konta and Murray both earning victories, would be “bad news” for the industry.

£5.5 million – The amount raised in venture capital by Easy Payment Gateway, the simple API integration processor targeting “aggressive expansion” within the online gambling and betting sectors. The integration payment specialist detailed that its funding round was led by two seasoned tech investors, Andreas Mihalovits and Alejandro Betancourt, who believe the company could become a major force in the saturated online payment provisions sector.

21 – The minimum age that Belgium’s centre-right Christian Democratic Party (CDV) wants to introduce on all forms of gambling activities, amending the country’s 2009 Gambling Bill. The party has requested that Parliament reviews its new proposal to increase the age limit on gambling to 21 years, having tabled new measures on limiting gambling advertising on all Belgian media verticals.

2 – The number of online games being showcased by land-based gaming equipment specialist Belatra at this week’s iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam. The Belarusian company has marked its entrance into the online sector, following an exclusive partnership with SoftSwiss. The titles will be made available at participating online casinos running on the SoftSwiss platform, and Belatra says two new games will be added each month.

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