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    Online casino and sports betting provider Webis Holdings has cited the success of its WatchandWager.com deposit wagering subsidiary as one of the main reasons behind year-on-year growth during the 12 months through to May 31.

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    The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) national regulatory body has announced that all operators licensed in the UK must display a customer fund protection rating within their terms and conditions.

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    Betting company Betsson has purchased a 20% stake in Swedish start-up mobile gaming developer Rush Sports.

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    Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has cited the impact of this year’s Fifa World Cup national football team tournament as the main reason behind a year-on-year jump in national online gaming revenue in the three months through to September 30.

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    California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking a District Court injunction to block the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Native American tribe from offering real-money online gambling in the US state.

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    Californian Native American tribe the Pala Band of Mission Indians is set to launch an online gaming service in the US state of New Jersey next week through a partnership with Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel & Spa.

Intelligence Centre

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    20 November 2014

    As Spain initiates a new round of licensing that will see online slots and exchange betting regulated in 2015, Alan Campbell and Jake Pollard look back on how the market has fared since regulation came in just over two years ago.

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    13 November 2014

    While operators will need to strike a balance between implementing new player protection measures for slots and providing a satisfactory player journey, the next wave of regulation in Spain should transform it into a leading online gambling market, writes Albert Agustinoy of DLA Piper Spain.

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    13 November 2014

    A highly competitive gaming landscape means an ever-increasing number of operators and players going from one brand to another. Therefore it is more essential than ever to capture players' attention; one of the best tactics for deepening player loyalty and engagement is a concept called gamification, explains Pini Yakuel, chief executive and founder of Optimove.

     

News Analysis

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    On the surface very little has changed for the Isle of Man with the UK’s PoC regime only days from becoming reality. But under the surface, it is clear that the island has seen some important changes in the make-up of its licensees, if not the overall number in the last 12 months, Scott Longley reports.

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    Mexico’s new gaming bill was drafted with cross-party consensus to maximise its chances of passing. It should drag the country’s antiquated gaming legislation into the 21st century, writes Alfredo Lazcano.

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    The Senet Group is a new self-regulatory set up to promote responsible gambling. Chief executive Ron Finlay explains the work it plans to undertake on behalf of the industry.