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Trust is a must: The role of trust, personalization and context in online gambling

Something slightly different today and the first in what I hope will be a series of posts from Professor of  Gambling Sudies at the Nottingham Trent University….. Until recently there appeared to be a commonly held perception that consumers viewed the Internet as an information gathering tool rather than a place to spend money. The explosive growth in online gambling shows this is no longer true. Historically, the two things that have had the power to drive any new consumer technology were pornography and gambling. These activities have helped satellite and cable television, video, and then the Internet. For me, the interesting question is how online gaming companies use as […]

Beer or Bollinger?

Its time for another guest contribution, this time from “pom in oz”. Be warned you may want to “cyber smack him” at the end! —————- Well you’ve got to hand it to the Aussies they’re not a pretentious lot are they…they love their beer over here, however this time I reckon their cricket selectors have had a bit too much!! Michael Beer has only played 5 first class games and has taken a couple wickets at an average that would embarrass most part-time Saturday afternoon village pie chuckers. Nathan Hauritz has been taking wickets for fun and scoring tons every week in the State games….go figure. As a Pom living […]