It’s is one of those bizarre ‘truisms’ that the porn industry and the gaming industry tend to be early adopters of any new communication technology. We have been involved in gaming and lotteries for nearly 40 years, starting out with mail-order lottery games, moving through mark-sense cards (as still used in most national and state lotteries today) and touch-screen terminals to online gaming as we know it today. Allowing for detours through slot machines, quiz games and scratchcards, it’s a pretty comprehensive background into the gaming business.
Much is being made right now of the opening up of the US online gaming market, akin to the gold rushes of the past. But whilst the cynics may say that the folk making the most money were those selling the picks and shovels, the truth is that the gold is out there somewhere and someone is going to find it.
It’s fascinating, having one foot on each side of the Atlantic as we do, to see how the best of British and European technology is being adapted and imported wholesale into America. Helping suppliers to make that move, as well as helping those with new opportunities and a clean sheet of paper to make the best of the new world order is hugely exciting.
One of the most frequent requests we hear is ‘what’s involved in getting started in online gaming?’. I was asked this again recently and tried to cover the basics in a document. I have edited this to protect the innocent and, if you’re interested, have made it available to download here.
Getting started with an online casino is one thing, but then moving into sportsbook – betting on sports and other events – is another step up in cost and complexity. If you’re still with me, here’s the second half of the document for download.
I hope these are of interest. As always, if there’s anything we can help with, or you just want to know a little more, get in touch.