eGaming Review January 2014 - Page 7

ISSUE 116 [C O N T E N T S ] 26 7 MONTH IN MINUTES Bally’s senior executive team is reshuffled following its acquisition of SHFL, and Velo Partners’ Andrew Reader suggests social conversion will finally mature in 2014 prepare for a new regulatory regime, Gerard Starkey takes a look at the Gambling Bill’s recent progress 11 COLUMNIST FEATURES Former 888poker marketing director Gareth Edwards argues that early trends from New Jersey’s egaming launch shouldn’t be taken too seriously 26 COVER FEATURE BET365 PROFILE NEWS 37 12 PRODUCT NEWS “Socialising” sportsbook will drive growth according to bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger, while William Hill overhauls its mobile app payments system 14 FINANCE NEWS Find out why the UK PoC tax rate has been put back, and how Betfair’s move away from grey markets affected its H1 results 16 PEOPLE NEWS 60 Further cuts at Ladbrokes put 56 jobs under threat, while former Paddy Power head of egaming joins Australian operator Tom Waterhouse 19 NEWS ANALYSIS DIGGING DEEP Tom Washington assesses the need for operators to make substantial investments at home and abroad in order to survive in 2014 23 NEWS ANALYSIS WHAT’S THE POINT OF CONSUMPTION? As UK-facing operators and suppliers www.egrmagazine.com Co-CEO Denise Coates explains how the increasingly powerful operator plans to stay ahead of the competition by sticking to what it does best 37 TRADING PLACES Technological advances have transformed the odds compilation process over the last decade. Gerard Starkey finds out how the evolution of sports trading has affected the vertical 42 FEATURE 2013: WHAT WE LEARNED eGaming Review looks back at the biggest news stories, trends and talking points from an eventful 12 months in the industry, which saw the US take off and some major players show their strategic cards 60 EGR OPERATOR AWARDS ROUND-UP All the action and winners from the eGaming Review Operator Awards 2013 78 SPONSORED EDITORIAL Featuring Betsoft, Experian, Kalixa, Nektan, Scientific Games and Unibet 106 THE SMOKING GUN GalaBingo.com is streets ahead with its new advertising campaign, while PKR’s mobile poker award mysteriously disappears 05