Emilia Torres
Jan 27, 2016 · 8 min read

The Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and new technologies

New technologies have changed our perception of hobbies. Gaming is the most popular hobby nowadays and is growing all the time. This kind of sport is usually referred to as esports and fantasy sports. Gambling has also changed through fantasy sports as its main idea is that participants assemble their virtual teams and then, based on the stats, their game results will improve or not.

Mergers of the year: Paddy Power Betfair, Ladbrokes Gala Coral

The gambling market will see some big changes in 2016, as they have already started this year. In August 201, the two companies, Paddy Power and Betfair, announced their merger and in a way it signalized that the market would change. The two companies, which until the announcement were great rivals, will join their forces under the name Paddy Power Betfair plc. When it happens (for now it is assumed that the merger will be completed in the first quarter of the next year) it will become the leading international sports betting and online gambling company in the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and Australia.

Net Entertainment enters USA

The gambling industry in the UK is not the only that saw huge changes in 2015. The US giant NetEnt and Gamesys US signed an agreement, by which a range of online casino games developed by NetEnt will be available at Tropicana and casVirgin casinos in New Jersey. Gambling lovers will profit from this agreement as NetEnt is world-leading provider of premium online casino content.

Macau’s gambling still in decline

The year 2016 will be quite exciting thanks to a series of new casino resorts that are planned to be opened in a few months or by the end of the year. However, Macau is still dealing with its biggest profit slump. When Beijing declared a campaign to fight against corruption, Macau gambling industry took the biggest hit. Ever since then Macau has lost a notable number of high-rollers and has been stuck in over eighteen (18) consecutive months of gambling market’s collapse. What was one of the fastest growing industries in China is now in desperate need of help, which the Chinese government promised to provide.

New additions to land-based casino club

The fact that James Parker has decided to build a brand new, diamond-shaped hotel in Melbourne will help the fact that tourism in Australia is increasing. The new building will have a luxurious hotel, restaurants, shopping center and a lot more, and will be a great addition to the Crown Resorts. However, Parker will not stop there as he has decided to expand his asset to the American ground as well.

Emilia Torres

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Silly girl who enjoys fashion but works in the gambling industry :)

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