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    Gaming company Amaya Gaming has announced that its Innova Gaming Group subsidiary has filed and obtained a receipt for a preliminary prospectus in respect of Innova's proposed initial public offering (IPO) with the regulatory authorities in Canada.

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    The world famous Grand National racing festival will soon be upon UK betting enthusiasts so iGaming Business and Blueclaw decided to look at the search presence of operators and affiliates within that segment. We used Grand-national2015.co.uk, a relatively new affiliate site with links to Paddy Power mainly, as referring domain.

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    The UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published a new report that outlines a number of possible changes put forward by UK National Lottery operator Camelot in order to improve activities in the UK’s lotteries market.

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    Nevada and Delaware have formally launched an online poker network that will enable players in two US states to connect and take part in internet poker gaming activities.

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    Virtual games specialist Kiron Interactive has been awarded a remote supplier’s licence by the UK Gambling Commission.

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    Mobile and tablet casino operator LeoVegas Gaming has opted to sign up with games development and content marketplace Odobo.

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Intelligence Centre

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    27 March 2015

    With 888 publishing another excellent set of results earlier this week and William Hill announcing its own 'online schematic' shortly before, the in-house vs. outsourcing tech debate continues to hold sway in the igaming sector.      

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    16 March 2015

    Esports attract huge audiences and for the igaming sector offer operators and betting platforms the possibility of promoting peer-to-peer bets. However, beyond the opportunities for online betting entrepreneurs to harness the potential offered by these huge player numbers, it is worth wondering whether e-sports can enter the commercial mainstream. 

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    11 March 2015

    Sweden remains a key market for Nordic operators such as Unibet, Betsson and Mr Green and in many ways offers an optimal environment: minimal regulation and taxation and a population keen on gambling. However, those companies appear reluctant to divulge much detail about their activities there, but with regulation at least 18 months off, will some investors be tempted to take a punt early on one of those operators?

News Analysis

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    Spain’s licensed betting operators expect to have recorded some €20m in stakes during last Sunday’s Barcelona-Real Madrid clasico, but for former Juego Online chief executive Dina Niron, operators are still waiting for the roll out of online slots later this year.

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    bwin party’s results announcement yesterday were not overly positive but at least the group can fall back on its sportsbook platform to turn things round. However, all the hard work that is going on indoors needs to translate into performance.

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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.