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Bingo Down Under

Bingo Down Under

Bill Healey catches up on Bingo down-under with Leeonn Rieck, Owner Operator of Bingo Club Australia

Considered to be the biggest gambling nation in the world (per capita), Australian gaming & bingo venues have been allowed to proliferate throughout the country. Seeing a niche in the domestic market, Bingo Club Australia has provided a unique service by helping players locate a bingo venue anywhere in the country.

Bill Healey spoke with Ms. Leeonn Rieck, Owner/Operator of Bingo Club Australia. With more than 20 years experience it the Australian Bingo industry, her insight is invaluable.

How long have you been involved with Bingo in Queensland (Qld), and what has your involvement been?

Boutique Bingo

Boutique Bingo

Bill Healey talks to Freddie Reyes, Head of Investor Relations at Leisure and Resorts World Corporation Manila

We are fortunate to catch up with Mr. Freddie Reyes, Head of Investor Relations at Leisure and Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) since 2006. Based in Manila, LRWC and its wholly-owned subsidiary Bingo Bonanza are market leaders in domestic gaming, and were featured in the December (2014) issue of Bingo Life Magazine.

Leisure and Resorts World Corporation is a leader in gaming in the Philippines. What is the firm’s present position in both bingo and casino gaming?

Bingo Love Variety!

The Bingo Association has a long established and award winning track record of supporting charitable causes and has previously worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind, Macmillan Cancer Care, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Alzheimer’s Society, with members’ staff and customers helping to raise millions of pounds.

The Association generally works with an agreed national charity for a couple of years, before then canvassing members for their views on potential beneficiaries of the industry’s support. As club bingo is community based, highly sociable and has a customer base that is approximately seventy percent female, it important that any cause strike a chord with the core audience of potential supporters and works both nationally and regionally.

CYBER CRIME

 

ISP and hosting companies have joined the gaming and gambling sector to be the biggest victims of cyber crime in 2014, a trend that will likely continue in 2015. That’s according to Radware, the leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centres. The findings are from its fourth annual ‘Global application and security report’, which surveys 330 companies globally*, on cyber attacks on networks and applications and act as a strong warning to the betting industry to ensure they do not become a cyber-domino as a result of the security failings of their suppliers.

Bingo Bonanza

 

An archipelago consisting of more than 7,100 islands, the Philippines is a tropical paradise that has become one of Asia’s most progressive and popular gaming and bingo destinations.

Though several domestic and international companies have stepped in to meet market demand, Leisure and Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) has clearly emerged as the number one supplier to the gaming and bingo sectors.

AB Leisure Exponent (ABLE) - Bingo Bonanza

Coingaming

Online Bingo Life editor Mark McGuinness caught up with Tauri Tiitsaar, the COO of Coingaming.io, a leading platform provider which specializes in the provisioning of Bitcoin cryptocurrency solutions for the iGaming sector. Tauri has been working in the gambling industry for a decade and has direct management experience with all parts of the business having worked in the affiliate, provider and operator environments of the industry.

Bitcoin - how can you best describe the sector for those that are unfamiliar with this new form of currency?

Scheduling systems

Mike, can you tell us a bit about what Shopworks is and why our readers need to know about it ?

The Shopworks rostering and scheduling system is a cloud based software product, which has led to huge wage savings for major UK leisure operators. It’s designed to make the whole process of sorting out week to week staffing levels easier for operators and staff alike. It started in the betting shop industry, but we’ve found it fits really well into any staff intensive, shift-work based leisure industry – Shopworks is used by the biggest casino operator in the UK, Grosvenor Casinos, and is in all 56 of their Casinos – it is also  in a number of bingo clubs for other operators and going into more as we speak.

So what are the key benefits to an operator?

The rise, fall, and rise again of X2 Computing

A lot has happened in the last 12 months with X2 Computing, could you tell us more about the company and where Captec fits into this story?

The last 12 months had seen some challenges for X2 computing as they went into liquidation having overstretched finances following significant growth. In part this rise was the result of some major successes in the bingo market which resulted in the supply of over 35,000 tablets into the gaming industry worldwide.  A liquidation is never easy, there is always pain involved for all stakeholders, employees, customers and suppliers.

Boost for UK Bingo

 

Bingo life’s Online Editor Mark McGuinness chatted recently with Miles Baron, Chief Executive of the Bingo Association to discuss the landmark success of the Boost Bingo Campaign.  

How’s life since the Chancellors decision to cut Bingo Duty to 10%?

ISD 25 Years of Service & Support

Nick it has been a while since we’ve spoken, how is business in 2014 for ISD?

This year has been another great year for ISD. This is our 25th year providing products and services to the Bingo and Casino industry. We’ve been profitable each year and this year is no exception. ISD’s financial year end is August and we’re on target to grow our top line by over 30%. We continue to see high demand for our products and services.

For organisations not familiar with ISD Computer Services would you just remind of us your products and services?

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