A Happy New Year to all our readers and, as we head into 2023 and even people born
in the 1990s start to feel old, it feels like an important one for US gaming. Every year
can be said to be important, of course, but there are definitely some industry-defining
talking points to consider for the 12 months up ahead.
The first is the mainstream discussion around responsible gambling. Following the media storm caused chiefly by the New York Times in November regarding college campus advertising of gaming, both Caroline Ponseti and Paul Sculpher write about the topic in this issue of Gaming America. Is the fact this topic has gone mainstream actually a good thing for the industry? And will the US learn from the UK's mistakes by self-regulating advertising before it's too late?
Naturally, the growth of online gaming is another talking point set to create column inches in 2023 and we consequently have several cyber security articles in this edition. We also have an exclusive interview with Howard Mittman, 888's US President, along with several other insightful interviewees from across the industry.
Our cover feature, meanwhile, is inspired by another huge trend within iGaming; the high growth of tech firms versus their almost-equivalent high losses. Operators such as FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Interactive and, in particular, DraftKings, have worked for years to build a huge player database, with the plan to become profitable once that market is conquered. But when will investors want their money back if, quarter after quarter, the profits still don't come? It's all about 'riding the wave,' and Stephen Crystal and Brian Wyman help us analyze this key topic in what we hope you find an insightful Q&A discussion.
As highlighted by an American Gaming Association report, the gray market is siphoning hundreds of millions from regulated industries. Gaming America asks - what should be done about this?
Gaming America discusses an overlooked sports betting demographic with 888 US President Howard Mittman.
Gaming America sits down with Internet Vikings Head of US Elena Kvakova to discuss interstate gaming partnerships.
Knowledge is power and XLMedia Director of Partnerships Cody Darwick discusses how his company intends to spread this knowledge to as many US bettors as possible.
TransUnion Head of US Gaming Declan Raines tells Gaming America how higher responsible gaming standards could accelerate the iGaming industry to new levels of success.
SmartSearch Managing Director Martin Cheek sits down with Gaming America to discuss the Enablers Act and why compliance regulation will only get stricter.
Herald Group Senior Director Caroline Ponseti talks to Gaming America about the limits of responsible gaming standards and how the industry can morally mature.
Gaming America sits down with FlowPlay President and Co-Founder Derrick Morton to discuss AI and social casinos – and how land-based operators will react to them.
Sportsbooks must spend big to win over US bettors. Gaming America looks at whether this approach is sustainable – for both operators and their investors.
Gaming America sits down with Menlo Security Senior Director Mark Guntrip to discuss predatory cybercriminals who target global sports events: and what can be done to safeguard against them.
TMT Analysis Co-Founder Fergal Parkinson sits down with Gaming America to discuss how operators can proactively avoid controversy and fines.
Cipher Sports CEO Adam Fiske talks predictive analysis in sports betting and why there's still room in the US affiliate market.
Game Day joins Gaming America to discuss how sports betting legalization remains an unstoppable force – despite facing setbacks.
OddFlex CEO Colin Dew-Becker sits down with Gaming America to discuss the modernization of sports betting via the 'social casino model.'
Gaming America speaks to casino operators about the importance of VIP programs in regards to customer retention.
US gambling has come under fire from the media recently. Industry expert Paul Sculpher discusses why this may be a 'watershed moment' for the industry.
There is a gigantic appetite for esports betting, but its progress in the US has been lethargic. Gaming America takes a closer look.
Gaming America speaks to David Ball (Kambi), Leighton Webb (PayNearMe), Joe Pappano (Sightline Payments) and Lindsay Slader (GeoComply).
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