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    Integrated global gaming firm Novomatic has announced that Jens Halle is to leave his joint positions as managing director, Austrian Gaming Industries and chief executive of Novomatic Americas Sales.

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    The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported that revenue generated by online poker operations in the US state fell again in October, following on from the market’s worst monthly performance of the year during September.

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    The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) has appointed John Allen as its new chief executive officer.

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    Russia-based online gaming solutions provider Connective Games has moved to expand its presence in the European market by opening a new representative office in Malta.

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    French tennis official Morgan Lamri has been given a lifetime ban by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after he was found guilty of various betting-related offences.

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    Online betting operator Sportingbet has entered into a partnership with social betting provider Wikibetting.

Press Releases

Intelligence Centre

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    26 November 2014

    The wallet sits at the heart of the stack in your gaming platform, but most gaming companies wallet technology is so bad it’s stifling innovation, argues Alex Butcher, chief technology officer at Bede Gaming.

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    26 November 2014

    From 2015, new rules will shift the VAT burden on EU cross-border e-service transactions from location of supplier to place of consumption. Graziella Demanuele Bianco and Russell Mifsud of KPMG in Malta analyse the implications for the sector.

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    24 November 2014

    There were high hopes for the launch of real-money gambling on Facebook by Gamesys, 888 and Paddy Power, but all have been withdrawn in the past year. Consultant and social gaming expert Aideen Shortt analyses the factors underlying their failure, not all of which were within their control.

News Analysis

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    While the UK’s big hitters have had to make some tough calls ahead of the new PoC regime, grey markets may be the only survival route for others, whether in parallel with a UK licence or not, argues gaming industry consultant Christina Thakor-Rankin.

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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.