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    Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has moved to strengthen its position in the Danish gaming market by expanding its partnership with domestic online casino and lottery operator Danske Spil.

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    Sports and betting-related data company Sportradar has entered into a multi-year partnership with the NFL American football league.

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    The Ladbrokes Australia arm of UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has claimed it is to become the first betting operator to launch an application for the Apple Watch, a new wearable device developed by Apple.

     

     

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    The Irish government has finally approved the passing of the Gambling Act 2015, in a move that will enable the country to implement new online gambling tax rules.

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    Adam Silver, commissioner of North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) league, has reiterated his stance on the legalisation of sports betting in the US, stating wider regulation of such activities would be “good for business”.

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    Playtech to undertake major recruitment drive as part of effort to support large-scale omni-channel projects both in the UK and emerging markets.

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Intelligence Centre

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    20 April 2015

    Whether it's Amaya buying up the PokerStars and Full Tilt brand from Rational Group, further provinces launching igaming sites or looking at a European-style regulatory framework, 2014 has been momentous for Canada's igaming sector and 2015 promises to be just as busy, says Ron Segev, partner at the Vancouver-based law firm Segev Holmenick.

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    16 April 2015

    iGaming Business is pleased to publish the 2014 Internet Gaming in New Jersey report written by the Rutgers Centre for Gambling Studies. The report was written for the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and looks into problem gambling patterns linked to online gambling.

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    14 April 2015

    The growth of both the 'omni-channel' customer and operator marks another step in the evolution of the igaming industry but brings with it many questions, in particular for the retail betting vertical and whether it is ready for changes that are coming anyway, Scott Longley investigates. 

News Analysis

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    Germany remains one of the biggest igaming markets in the world, whether operators are licensed or not to take bets from players there. As the regulatory situation remains unclear and further court challenges loom on the horizon, the uncertainty is set to continue there, writes Paul Voigt of Taylor Wessing.

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    Ana-Maria Baciu and Oana Albu of the Romanian law firm NNDKP report on the country's latest draft regulation for its igaming sector. Of note is the proposal by the authorities to introduce retrospective taxes on operators who have been working there on their dot com sites, pari mutuel products will be available and player accounts will have to be transferred from dot com to  dot ro sites.         

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    The UK's Financial Conduct Authority will eventually be tasked with regulating binary options once the consultation and interim period are done with. However, the resulting uncertainty as to which regulations binary options fall under as an igaming product will leave the FCA, Gambling Commission and operators unhappy and in limbo.