Online Gambling Set to Expand in Australia, Ireland, Isle of Man
Those parts of the world that have regulated online gambling continue to reap the fruits of gaming’s popularity.
In Ireland, Full Tilt Poker, the world’s second-largest poker website in terms of traffic, has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Dublin. “This growth trend is estimated to continue at this strong rate for all of 2011 and beyond,” a company spokeswoman told the Irish Times.
And even though online gambling is unregulated in Australia, it’s not restricted, either, and Tabcorp sees opportunity for expansion.
The company has announced it’ll invest “$20 million in upgrading its internet gaming platform over the next six to nine months, on the back of 30 per cent half-year growth in its internet business,” per the Business Spectator.
Tabcorp offers a sportsbet iPhone/iPad app, which has received 170,000 downloads, the article explains.
The UK’s backyard
Meanwhile, Manx Telecom, announcing a new UK Development Sales Manager, Tony Wilkinson, also revealed its plans to invest £20 million in building another data center on the Isle of Man, with the goal of winning “a bigger slice of the eGaming market.
Targest telecommunications and Internet provider on the Isle of Man, Manx Telecom’s clients “currently include some of the world’s largest eGaming companies, online bookmakers, global payment processors, global banks, international insurance companies, music platforms, and government departments,” the company explained in a news release.
“Tony’s recruitment is part of our strategy to strengthen our marketing, sales, and new business development teams as we gear up to expand our business, both in the UK and globally,” said Marcus Warren, Manx Telecom’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Part of that expansion will be a heightened focus on eGaming.”