Crowds of people at this year ICE summit on February 2nd-4th are a vivid example of constantly rising interest to the industry and growing scale of event. Nine sectors of exhibition attract thousands of visitors coming to this big show around the world. Some of them came here with a demand; others to show their own product, but all of them create the latest trends in the industry of gaming. Ignite’s CEO – Aviram Eisenberg gives us a 360 degree look on what is top of mind this year:
The juggernaut of online betting shows no signs of slowing, with the market volume forecast to hit $56.05 billion by the year 2018, more than doubling since 2009. This is undoubtedly thanks in large part to a shift in technology, with more and more people accessing online betting platforms via their smartphone and tablet devices. In fact, by 2018, it is estimated that mobile betting will exceed $100 billion in wagers placed.
Despite sluggish economies around the globe - or perhaps because of them, lottery sales worldwide experienced a notable 8% surge last year. Such rapid growth in any $275 billion industry is sure to turn heads. When it occurs in an established industry that has only begun to tap into the digital marketplace, it will leave heads spinning. Such is the situation with digital lotteries.
With the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple has added a new dimension of interactivity to smartphones. 3D Touch is a pressure detection system that adds an extra layer of input to users and mobile app developers. By measuring varying amounts of force applied by the user's fingers, Apple has made it possible to design apps with intuitive multi-layered interfaces. This opens up the potential for games and apps that support full three-dimensional interfaces without the user having to lift a finger.
Hot off the heels of "the Cloud" is the tech world's next big buzzword: the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things promises to transform the way we live by connecting sensors, appliances, and other electronics to each other through local networks and the Internet at large. It's a way for individuals, businesses, and governments to automatically and seamlessly share and collect data on an unprecedented scale. For gaming operators, it's an opportunity to engage with players through a promising and highly-rewarding channel.
Online gaming platforms have a wide variety of tasks, services, and business practices to keep track of. From promotional marketing to payment management, online casinos need a way to manage the diverse set of managerial and administrative responsibilities that drive their everyday business. With the use of a back office system, many of these tasks can be made more efficient, or even completely automated.
XYRALITY is a leading German Development & publishing company of entertaining games available on multiple platforms (browser, smartphones and tablets).
Its famous game "Lords & Knights", an innovative strategy-building MMOG (massively multiplayer online gaming) gained millions of fans since it was published.
The company was repeatedly represented in "Best of Apple's App Store."