4 February 2019

This is the first iGaming Business issue that is on our exciting new digital platform.

It is also the first issue that is completely free digitally. 

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If many operators had failed to realise that the freedom to advertise they currently enjoy in regulated markets needs to be wielded sensibly, they certainly do now.

New restrictions in response to public and political concerns over the pervasiveness of the sector’s advertising and its perceived impact on consumer protection are spreading across Europe, with Spain and Denmark the latest to table proposals.

Self-regulation, such as the new whistle-to-whistle TV ban in the UK, is clearly the way to regain control over its messaging and head-off government interventions. But with outgoing RGA chief Clive Hawkswood stating that if parliamentary questions about gambling continue to be off the scale “it’ll reach a point where the government finds it easier to ban gambling” (p108), time clearly isn’t on its side.

How the sector addresses this shift in sentiment and works with governments and regulators in the months ahead could decide its long-term future.

 

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    1 November 2013

    As 2014 comes to a close, the iGaming community looks back on a year of change. The EU, and especially the UK, has in many ways regressed, forming iGaming policy based on tax generation rather than on principles of a unified European market. 

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    1 September 2013

    Deal time! It seems like the age of consolidation may be upon us as we look at the billion dollar super-deals that have turned Scientific Games and Bally Technologies into mega-suppliers. 

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    1 July 2013

    This ‘Technology Issue’ prints as New Jersey announces its iGaming software vendor partners – the companies that will be providing the technological infrastructure for iGaming in the Garden State. And while you will read this magazine from your offices in Europe and Asia, you may be thinking that there will be limited impact from US iGaming on your business. 

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    1 May 2013

    It’s clear that social gaming is the buzz phrase for 2013, and this issue, we explore the different approaches governments are taking toward gambling-themed social games. More than just a passing fad, gambling-themed social games are some of the most popular and most profitable games online and on mobile. 

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    1 March 2013

    While Nevada has reformed its gaming legislation so that its poker rooms no longer need to wait for federal regulation or DoJ approval to go online, New Jersey and Delaware have successfully passed legislation bringing their full suites of casino products online. But what impact will this have on operators in European markets? The expertise of existing iGaming operators will now be greatly sought after in the three aforementioned states. 

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