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Internet Vikings Expands into Latin America with New Data Center

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Internet Vikings Expands into Latin America with New Data Center

 

Internet Vikings, the leading licensed hosting provider, announces its entry into Latin America with a new data center. Signaling a beneficial move forward for the company, it continues to broaden its service offerings in response to the growing licensed iGaming and online sports betting sector in the region.

Seeing the potential in the regulated Latin America’s iGaming and Sports Betting market, Rickard Vikström, Founder and CEO of Internet Vikings, led the company’s efforts to establish a presence in the continent. “Entering into Latin America was not only a strategic decision for growth but also a commitment to provide local regulated operators with access to VMware cloud hosting, compliant with instant scaling on-demand,” Vikström stated.

New regulations and a steadily growing gambling industry position Latin America prominently within the global iGaming arena. Internet Vikings is ready to leverage these opportunities by offering reliable and secure hosting services that enable operators to develop in this competitive environment.

Kristoffer Ottosson, COO of Internet Vikings, emphasized the company’s obligation to support its clients’ efforts in new territories. “Our launch into Latin America underscores our dedication to providing the industry with a heightened level of cybersecurity, and infrastructure to support our clients effectively”, Ottosson remarked. “We are confident that our partnership with local stakeholders, combined with our VMware cloud hosting services, will enable us to deliver value to current and potential operators in the area.”

As Internet Vikings extends its global presence, with the introduction of tailored VMware cloud hosting services in Latin America, its focus remains on providing innovative solutions that fuel growth and improve user experiences to meet the specific needs of the market.

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Casino Management Systems Market size worth $ 30.36 Billion, Globally, by 2031 at 15.5% CAGR – Report By Verified Market Research®

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The Global Casino Management Systems Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.5% from 2024 to 2031, according to a new report published by Verified Market Research®. The report reveals that the market was valued at USD 9.59 Billion in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 30.36 Billion by the end of the forecast period.

Scope Of The Report

REPORT ATTRIBUTES DETAILS
STUDY PERIOD 2021-2031
GROWTH RATE CAGR of ~15.5% from 2024 to 2031
BASE YEAR FOR VALUATION 2024
HISTORICAL PERIOD 2021-2023
FORECAST PERIOD 2024-2031
QUANTITATIVE UNITS Value in USD Billion
REPORT COVERAGE Historical and Forecast Revenue Forecast, Historical and Forecast Volume, Growth Factors, Trends, Competitive Landscape, Key Players, Segmentation Analysis
SEGMENTS COVERED
  • Module
  • Application
REGIONS COVERED
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
KEY PLAYERS International Game Technology, Scientific Games Corporation, Everi Holdings Inc., NCR Corporation, Micros Systems, Konami Gaming, Light & Wonder, Astra Gaming Group, Novomatic AG Group, Gauselmann Group, Gamesys Group plc, BetConstruct, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Galaxy Entertainment Group, SJM Holdings Limited, Suncity Group, Paradise Entertainment Limited
CUSTOMIZATION Report customization along with purchase available upon request

Casino Management Systems Market Overview

Technological Advancements Propel Growth: Technological advancements play a crucial role in driving the ever-changing Casino Management Systems Market. Advancements like AI-powered analytics, integration with IoT, and mobile compatibility contribute to improved operational efficiency and increased customer engagement. These advancements fuel the need for businesses to improve their operations and provide exceptional customer experiences, leading to the growth of the market.

Rising Demand for Enhanced Security Solutions: Security is a major concern in the Casino Management Systems Market, leading to a high demand for cutting-edge security solutions. Given the rising number of fraudulent activities and data breaches, casinos are actively looking for strong security measures to protect their assets and ensure the safety of customer information. Addressing these concerns, solutions that provide biometric authentication, encryption, and real-time monitoring can foster trust among stakeholders and contribute to market growth.

Increasing Regulatory Compliance Requirements: The Casino Management Systems Market is seeing a notable increase in demand due to the growing importance of regulatory compliance. Comprehensive compliance solutions are required to meet the stringent regulations in the gaming industry. By utilising systems that provide regulatory reporting, audit trails, and age verification capabilities, casinos can ensure compliance with legal requirements and prevent potential penalties. The increasing emphasis on compliance highlights the significance of advanced management systems, driving the growth of the market.

High Initial Investment Costs: One of the main challenges in the Casino Management Systems Market is the significant upfront costs involved in implementing comprehensive management solutions. Acquiring, integrating, and customising these systems can result in significant upfront expenses for casinos. The financial obstacle hinders the expansion of the market, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Nevertheless, companies that offer adaptable pricing structures and scalable solutions can help alleviate this limitation, thereby expanding the market’s accessibility to a wider array of businesses.

Integration Challenges and Legacy Systems: The Casino Management Systems Market faces significant challenges due to the complexities of integration and the presence of legacy systems. It is common for casinos to have a wide range of IT infrastructures, some of which may be outdated and incompatible with modern management solutions. Implementing new systems and ensuring smooth compatibility with current infrastructure demands significant time, resources, and specialised knowledge. The integration challenges mentioned can impede market growth as they result in longer implementation timelines and higher deployment costs.

Concerns Regarding Data Privacy and Security: In the ever-growing landscape of data breaches and privacy scandals, the Casino Management Systems Market faces significant challenges when it comes to data privacy and security. Casinos are responsible for managing extensive amounts of sensitive customer data, which includes personal and financial information. This makes them highly attractive to cyber threats. With increasing regulatory scrutiny, casinos are under growing pressure to maintain data protection standards and ensure the privacy of their customers. Tackling these concerns necessitates strong security measures and adherence to data privacy regulations, which introduces additional complexity and expenses to system implementations, thereby limiting market expansion.

Geographic Dominance:
The forecast period is expected to see the Asia Pacific region experiencing the most significant growth. Several countries in the Asia Pacific region, such as Macau, Singapore, the Philippines, and South Korea, have experienced significant expansion in their casino industry. Emerging markets are actively expanding their gaming sectors in order to attract more tourists and boost revenue. This expansion requires sophisticated management systems to optimise operations, enhance visitor experiences, and ensure compliance with regulations.

In addition, the Asia-Pacific region has experienced a notable rise in middle-class populations and disposable incomes. As a result, there has been a growing trend of increased leisure spending, with a particular focus on gaming and entertainment. With the increasing number of casino visitors, there is a growing need for cutting-edge casino management systems. This has led to the creation of innovative technologies that enhance customer service, marketing strategies, and overall operational efficiency.

Casino Management Systems Market Key Players Shaping the Future

Major players, including International Game Technology, Scientific Games Corporation, Everi Holdings Inc., NCR Corporation, Micros Systems, Konami Gaming, Light & Wonder, Astra Gaming Group, Novomatic AG Group, Gauselmann Group, Gamesys Group plc, BetConstruct, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Galaxy Entertainment Group, SJM Holdings Limited, Suncity Group, Paradise Entertainment Limited. and more, play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the Casino Management Systems Market. Financial statements, product benchmarking, and SWOT analysis provide valuable insights into the industry’s key players.

Casino Management Systems Market Segment Analysis

Based on the research, Verified Market Research® has segmented the global Casino Management Systems Market into Module, Application, And Geography.

  • Casino Management Systems Market, by Module
    • Slot Games
    • Table Games
  • Casino Management Systems Market, by Application
    • Accounting
    • Security & Surveillance
    • Players Tracking
    • Marketing & Promotions
    • Gaming Analytics
    • Others
  • Casino Management Systems Market, by Geography
    • North America
      • U.S
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • U.K
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • ROW
      • Middle East & Africa
      • Latin America

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MONEYMAKER TOUR LAUNCHES COACHING PARTNERSHIP WITH FARAZ JAKA

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Collaboration will offer Tour participants and fans resources to improve poker skills 

The Moneymaker Tour, which was founded in 2023 by former 2003 World Series of Poker Champion Chris Moneymaker, has partnered with notable poker player Faraz Jaka’s coaching programme, JAKAcoaching to offer Moneymaker Tour players and fans with exclusive coaching offers, materials and access to tools, insights and resources to build and elevate their poker skills.

Faraz Jaka, who won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 NLHE Shootout at the 2023 series and who has more than $12 million in tournament winnings to his name, will provide analyses of hands from the livestreams of Moneymaker Tour stops exclusively for JAKAcoaching members and on his Instagram channel. This analysis will start from the next Moneymaker Tour stop, which kicks off today at the Daytona Beach Racing & Card club and runs until April 29th.

“We are excited to join forces with the Moneymaker Tour to provide participants with practical resources and impact their game in a meaningful way,” said Faraz Jaka, founder of JAKAcoaching, who is also a member of the PokerOrg Player Advisory Board. “Through our partnership, we aim to empower players with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive poker landscape.”

To kick start their learning journey with JAKAcoaching, the site is offering Moneymaker Tour participants access to an exclusive, free training video featuring Florida poker legend Scott Baumstein which can be found at JAKA.poker/moneymaker.

JAKAcoaching also has a special 16% membership discount offer for Moneymaker Tour players and fans to subscribe and join the thousands of players, from beginners to experienced professionals, who benefit from the full range of coaching materials, expertise and resources offered by JAKAcoaching to take their game to the next level.

“Faraz teaches all skill sets within the game and with the majority of players lying in the mid major market, our partnership is a perfect match”, said Tony Burns, Executive Manager, Moneymaker Tour. “With Faraz’ well proven results and his high respect within the poker community from his peers, we felt our brands complimented each other nicely.”

The Moneymaker Tour, which saw its inaugural stop in May 2023, has been steadily increasing in popularity. Its third series at Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati in September was the first to draw a $1 Million guaranteed Main Event, with a strong 788 entry field eventually won by Joseph Bakun for more than $208,000.

The Moneymaker Tour was created by 2003 WSOP Champion and ACR Team Pro, Chris Moneymaker and Moneymaker Tour Executive Manager, Tony Burns. The Tour was conceived as a way for Moneymaker to give poker players opportunities to have their own ordinary to extraordinary moments as he did. One such player was Michael Rossi, who echoed Chris’s own story when he won the first Moneymaker Poker Tour $2,500 Buy-in Main Event at Palm Beach Kennel Club. Rossi, who won his seat via an online satellite for just $95, this time courtesy of ACR Poker, took down the tournament for more than $134,000 on May 23, the 20th anniversary of Moneymaker’s 2003 WSOP Main Event victory.

The Moneymaker Tour returns to Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club from April 17-29, and moves on to the Palm Beach Kennel Club from May 2-14.

For more information visit: moneymakerpt.com

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UNLV International Gaming Institute Announces Inaugural ESPN Research Fellows

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The resulting research will provide insights into the impact of responsible gambling messages used by media in covering the global sports wagering and gaming industry

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute (IGI) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2024 ESPN Research Fellowships. This year’s selection showcases a diverse group of scholars whose innovative project proposals will be pivotal in advancing knowledge on responsible gambling messaging in sports media.

Fellowships have been awarded to:

  • Dr Hannah Borenstein, Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Teaching Professor at The University of Chicago
  • Chance Dow, a Master’s student at the University of Memphis’ Tennessee Institute of Gambling Education and Research
  • Dr Eric R Louderback, Research and Evaluation Scientist in the Division on Addiction at Harvard Medical School
  • Dr Brian Petrotta, Assistant Professor of Sport Media and Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Dr Travis Bell, Associate Professor of Digital and Sports Media at the University of South Florida

Each of the Fellowship proposals address unique facets of responsible gambling messaging in sports media. As the intersection between sports and gambling continues to evolve, the work of these scholars is essential in promoting healthy gambling practices and awareness.

These projects will provide insights into practical strategies that policy-makers and the industry can adopt to help safeguard the wellbeing of sports enthusiasts and the public at large.

Dr Borenstein will explore the relatively untapped domain of track and field and marathon running. Dr Borenstein’s investigation focuses on the implications of integrating gambling into mainstream broadcasting and spectating of these sports.

Dow will investigate the nuances of gendered gambling and responsible gambling. Dow’s study examines how to enhance the effectiveness of responsible gambling messages, particularly among college student populations.

Dr Louderback will analyze video-based sports gambling advertisements on social media. Dr Louderback’s research looks at how responsible gambling messages influence advertisement effectiveness and demonstrates the use of publicly available social media data in advancing knowledge in responsible gambling.

Dr Petrotta and Dr Bell will analyze actual gambling broadcasts during ‘March Madness’ competitions. The study explores how responsible gambling messages are conveyed and will provide crucial insights into real-world practices during live sports broadcasts.

“The IGI is tremendously excited about these projects,” the Executive Director for the IGI, Dr Brett Abarbanel, said. “A key goal of this initiative is to support innovative and impactful research to better understand the rapidly changing global sports and betting environment. This research represents a broad range of perspectives on how gambling is represented in sports media and holds important implications for all gambling stakeholders.”

“ESPN is proud to work with IGI to advance responsible gaming standards through this comprehensive research,” ESPN Corporate Citizenship Vice-President Kevin Martinez said. “These diverse research projects will help to inform how the industry can continue to respond to and improve upon responsible gaming practices in the sports entertainment ecosystem.”

Each research fellowship lasts for a duration of six (6) months. The results of the research will be featured in an IGI webinar in early 2025.

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