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    Follow the link for the latest figures on the global igaming industry brought to you by H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business.

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    Mobile gambling applications from a number of major operators have reportedly been removed from Apple’s App Store in Sweden due to concerns from the Lotteriinspektionen national regulatory body.

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    Pools and sports wagering operator Sportech has announced that despite the wider business having suffered year-on-year losses during 2014, its Sportech Racing and Digital division was able to post growth.

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    Business-to-business mobile gaming platform provider Nektan has struck a deal with UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 to develop a freemium bingo game based on popular television programme ‘Come Dine With Me’.

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    Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has boosted its position in the Canadian national market by entering into a partnership with Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC).

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    Online gaming and sports betting provider bet-at-home has reported “above-average” year-on-year earnings growth during the 12 months through to December 31, 2014.

Press Releases

Intelligence Centre

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    Sam Altman, President at YCombinator will lead us through 20 sessions with the likes of startup experts like Peter Thiel, Aaron Levie, and Reid Hoffman to discuss how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.

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    25 February 2015

    Henrik Tjarnstrom took up the chief executive job at Unibet in the wake of the group's exit from the French market in 2010. Since then he has masterminded Unibet’s re-entry into regulated markets across Europe - and in Australia - without sacrificing growth or destroying shareholder value. iGaming Business spoke to Tjarnstrom about how he has achieved this balance, why not giving up on poker was the right decision and why potential Swedish regulation is about so much more than tax and duty.

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    24 February 2015

    As Jenny Williams prepares to leave her position as chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission, she spoke with John Hagan of Harris Hagan about the state of the UK's gambling industry, the introduction of the point of consumption (PoC) regime, the fight against illegal operators and how involved she is in the process of finding her replacement.   

News Analysis

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    William Hill and Ladbrokes share some similarities but when it comes to online betting and gaming, they move in totally different circles. And following its results announcement that it would pay a dividend in 2015 without increasing online marketing spend, Ladbrokes has its work cut out if it wants to make a dent in its arch-rival's lead. Scott Longley goes through the figures.

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    Playtech has the cash reserves to carry out serious M&A but the speed at which markets are regulating is still slow. Asia meanwhile remains a risk for the group, Scott Longley reports.

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    Richard Glynn’s final set of full year results as Ladbrokes chief executive illustrate one of the key flaws of his tenure at the helm: it has taken too long for the group to reach anywhere near this stage, writes Jake Pollard.