Frequently Asked Questions
Igaming refers to the online gambling industry, with the “i” denoting “internet” distinguishing it from land-based gambling.
Since the first online bet in 1996, the industry has rapidly evolved, incorporating innovative formats such as live dealer games, daily fantasy sports, and esports betting as well as the more traditional casino, bingo, poker, and sports betting.
The igaming sector is strictly regulated, prioritising responsible gaming to safeguard players from potential harm. With the gradual legalisation of online gambling in the US and other countries, the industry is entering a new and exciting era.
Launched in 2003, iGB (iGaming Business) is a magazine and website dedicated to the igaming industry. We now have 20 years of experience and expertise. Our content encompasses industry news, regulatory updates, and interviews, while also providing in-depth insights through expert analyses and data-driven dashboards, as well as hosting regular webinars to discuss the latest technology and regulation changes with industry experts.
In addition to iGB, we have two sister brands: iGB Affiliate, focusing on the affiliate aspect of the industry, and iGB North America, highlighting the exciting advancements in the US gambling market.
iGB has a long history of organising conferences and exhibitions. Currently, we host three major annual events: iGB Live in Amsterdam, bringing together operators, suppliers, and affiliates; iGB Affiliate London, dedicated to connecting affiliates and operators; and our latest addition, iGB Live North America, debuting in New York in December 2023 in partnership with the Indian Gaming Association.
Recognising that not everyone has time for daily website visits, we provide a daily newsletter featuring all the major headlines to keep you informed. Additionally, we offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly newsletters that delve deeper into various aspects of the gambling industry, such as affiliate updates, all the latest slots news, and US-focused stories.
For a more light-hearted weekly summary, don’t miss our editor Robin Harrison‘s “Something For The Weekend” newsletter every Friday, offering an irreverent roundup of industry news.
All of our digital magazine issues are free to read online in our publications section!
We no longer offer a subscription service for print magazines as our content is now all free. We still produce print copies at major events like ICE London, G2E, and all the iGB events so you can pick up a copy there.
At iGB, we offer a variety of advertising options to promote your brand, ranging from top-of-the-funnel brand awareness initiatives, such as on-site web banners, to more in-depth offerings like webinars and brand views. To explore all available options, consult our media pack or contact us or our sales director, Ian Larcombe, directly via email.
There are 48 states where gambling is legal in some format, with laws ranging from lottery-only to comprehensive online sports betting. The 2018 repeal of PAPSA has significantly transformed the US online gambling landscape.
Stay up-to-date with these changes through our US sports betting dashboard, which displays market size and revenue data for states with active commercial sports betting. Tune in to our World Series of Politics podcast, where leading regulatory affairs experts discuss upcoming US online gambling legislation. Don’t forget to subscribe to our weekly US Betting and Gaming newsletter for regular updates.
Gambling regulation in Europe differs across countries as there is no EU-wide legislation, but most European nations have some form of legalised gambling. To discover the legal gambling formats in each country and stay informed about upcoming regulatory changes, explore our European Regulatory dashboard, created in collaboration with the law firm Wiggin LLP.
With numerous slot games released monthly, it can be challenging to determine which ones to prioritise. iGB has you covered with our bi-monthly slots news newsletter. Additionally, you can find technical details, demos, and artwork for new slot releases in our slots hub. To explore slot game innovation further, watch our webinar, “Selecting The Slots of The Future,” where we discuss upcoming trends in slots with a panel of industry experts.
Numerous companies operate in the gambling industry, including sportsbook and casino platform providers, as well as payment and regulation technology providers. To connect with these businesses, consider attending events like ICE London, iGB Live, and iGB North America. Alternatively, iGB offers an online Directory to help you discover services and contacts from some of the leading companies in the igaming sector.
iGB publishes a selection of the top new igaming job vacancies in our Jobs section, provided by our partner Pentasia. For those interested in the job market within the igaming affiliate sector, consider subscribing to our monthly newsletter, Affiliate Eye, which covers notable personnel changes and opportunities.