Czech Business carried an interview with Bwin Interactive regarding the Czech government’s stance on online gaming and Bwin’s successful European operations. “Foreign online gambling companies are betting they’re onto a Czech business jackpot because government officials will never be able to stop their Internet activities run from abroad. Austria-based bwin Interactive Entertainment AG is one enterprise benefiting from laws that have only served to block competition from domestic entities. Company attorney Jindøich Rajchl teases that if Web-based betting was legalized here, bwin would be the first to apply for a license… “
“Czechs gambled some Kč 3.5 billion (€ 124.04 million) through Bwin last year… The frustration generated by the situation–contrasting with that of the United States where public morality laws have largely kept out foreign online betting firms while allowing some American companies to do business–in March led the Office for Protection of Economic Competition (ÚOHS) to say it may challenge the state over the discrimination…”
Bwin has run their Czech Web site since 2002 offering sports betting, poker, casino, java games, table tennis and golf options. Bwin is confident Czech Internet gambling law will remain subordinate to the European courts’ line on the issue.
Casino content provider, Pragmatic Play, has partnered with Pin Projekt to make all of its slot content available under the WWin operator's brand. The sports betting brand will see its online casino based on the Pragmatic collection, including the newest game Christmas Carol Megaways, the Wolf Gold and Deluxe series. In addition, the deal will also provide WWin customers with access to a suite of player engagement tools that are designed to increase customer attention.
One of the leading technology suppliers to the regulated iGaming sector, SBTech, has expanded its platform offering by adding innovative live dealer betting games provided by BetGames.TV.
The extensive portfolio by BetGames.TV that will be available on the operator’s site includes card games such as Speedy 7 and War of Bets. Players will also have the option to place bets on baccarat, poker, dice games, and a variety of lottery draws taking place every five minutes.
The Global iGaming industry is very large and very profitable. All around the world, people are betting on sports events, horse races, and enjoying casino games or interactive video slots.
The industry seems unstoppable, but exactly what is driving this growth and how will it all look like in the future?
Now, a new market report by Zion Market Research answers these questions and reveals some surprising statistics about the industry and the factors at play in its growth.