Online and mobile casino platform and content supplier Flow Gaming has added additional firepower to its management team with the appointment of former Betsoft manager, Joya Dixon. Joya joins Flow Gaming as Asian Business Development Manager, and will be responsible for growing the supplier’s footprint across the region, and forging close relationships with new/existing clients, […]
Asia’s multi-billion dollar online gambling industry is an opportunity too big to ignore when it comes to the expansion plans of many global players, yet technical issues ranging from latency, through to security and payment systems can prove to be costly challenges for newcomers.
The rising cost of acquiring new online players is forcing operators in Asia to ramp up their customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities in a bid to build deeper bonds and gain more value from existing customers. In the past, limited competition and high volumes have provided little incentive for Asia facing operators to build a long-term clientele, but that is changing fast.
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have long been used by Chinese gamblers as a sort of invisibility cloak, allowing them to walk through the digital doors of offshore online casino, poker, bingo and sports betting sites undetected. VPNs straddle a legal fence, they are not illegal and many businesses use them legitimately to skirt the country’s “Great Firewall”, which blocks access to material on the internet that is considered politically sensitive. The clampdown on VPNs in China has dealt a blow to online operations in the country, but it won't stamp out illegal gambling.
After struggling for a generation to make serious headway in Asia’s online markets, a new breed of random number generator (RNG) game is finally surmounting a number of issues which had previously stalled the growth of online slots. However, this might finally be changing as technology, demographics and better game design make slots a viable proposition.