It promised to be bigger and better than ever and ICE Totally Gaming delivered. Thousands flocked to the Excel centre for 3 days of conferences, networking events and to meet new and existing clients. In its 22nd year, 23,891 unique visitors attended the show despite London Underground Tube strikes, to set a new record attendance and confirming this event as the largest trade show in the industry.

The Isle of Man delegation was represented by local companies supporting the work of the Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC). It was great to see the Department of Economic Development’s Political Member Howard Quayle MHK, and the Chairman of the Gambling Supervision Commission Ron Spencer soaking up the atmosphere and supporting the Islands eGaming ecosystem.

Bruce Elliott, Boston Limited’s Head of eGaming, was asked what exciting products were launched during ICE that will affect the Isle of Man, he commented that “Many of the hottest new products launched at ICE 2014, had a strong social gaming component; none more so than social betting exchange Tedbets.com. This Isle of Man headquartered start-up won the inaugural Game To Watch competition with a distinguished judging panel, comprising industry executives from William Hill, Freemantle Media Group, and Unity Technologies, declared Tedbets as The Game to Watch 2014”.

Boston’s client Tedbets is being heralded as the “first real money site that lets you bet your mates on anything”. Licensed in the Isle of Man and launching in February 2014, Tedbets allows users to bet against their friends for real money or virtual currency on sports, entertainment, politics and anything else they can think of. It is the first site to be licensed to let users create their own unique bets on anything they can imagine. CEO Scott Burton said: “Tedbets is thinking big for our first year as an online operator. We have some amazing features planned for Tedbets that will help us create the most complete wagering offer ever.”

ICE Totally gaming has been a successful conference for Boston, filled with high quality meetings with existing and new clients. Boston’s eGaming team continues to go from strength to strength, offering clients a top-class service. If you are interested in licensing please contact me loneill@boston.co.im

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