|Carmen Media, owner of the Belle Rock Gaming Group, has spoken out against the wave of media hysteria that followed the publishing of the recent GBGC on gaming. The press, particularly in the UK, responded with alarm at the report’s suggestion that gambling revenue had grown fivefold in the last three years fuelling fears of a ‘gambling frenzy’.|
Carmen Media CEO, Tim Johnson, commented: 'We always find GBGC's annual report makes interesting reading. The media response is naturally sensationalist: We can certainly confirm that there is increased interest in online gaming as an entertaining leisure pastime, and that many of our customers - and interestingly our most successful winners - are women.
'What was not highlighted by the media, and in my view needs emphasizing, is how this report makes clear that clever online gaming operations are facing a very rosy future indeed. Companies like Carmen Media are leading the industry in developing ever more watertight security. We take our position with regard to responsible gaming very seriously, and believe that we offer adults across the world a new, fun and highly entertaining leisure option.
'As the report underlines: those companies that are likely to be winners in the future are those possessing a combination of best marketing and cost effective technology. It just so happens that my company, Carmen Media, is centred on both these skills.'
The report also stated that while the world’s economy is slowing, gambling is continuing to grow as economies begin to regulate gambling in order to raise taxes.