Pentasia on Ice: Our take on ICE Totally Gaming 2014

11 March 2014 By Alastair Cleland

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​Insights and updates from across the iGaming industry: what we learned from this year's ICE Totally Gaming conference.

With ICE Totally Gaming now over for another year, it seems a good idea to reflect on what exactly we learnt from the huge exhibition. We also would like to share a few snaps of our lovely consultants at our stand this year!

At this year’s ICE exhibition it was revealed that the recent authorisation of online gaming in New Jersey has had a huge impact on the number of players moving from non-approved to approved sites. Research has in fact found that of the 65% of New Jersey online players using non-approved sites, 37% have switched to using approved sites.

Furthermore, regulated gaming in New Jersey has shown to have had great rewards in terms of tax yields, encouraging other US states to look at the possibility of regulation for themselves. The movement towards using regulated sites, coupled with the increase of new online gamblers in New Jersey also indicates that other US states looking to cut their budget deficits will be interested in possibly introducing new legislation.

The iGaming industry is now of course looking towards other events such as the Japan Gaming Congress to get excited about. It was announced during the Asia Breakfast focus at ICE that JCM, the international currency validator would be a commercial sponsor of Japans huge event in May.