29 November 2019

End-of-year issues traditionally reflect the broader seasonal wind down, but iGB is rounding off 2019 with its strongest content line-up of the year. What started out as our people edition centred around the Salary Survey and Most Influential Women now also includes a series of articles driven by November’s Responsible Gambling Week.

The need for the sector to make gambling safer and being seen to do so by politicians and the public has become more urgent over the past year, as the industry battles rock-bottom perceptions and the imposition of ill-advised reforms that could have the opposite effect to that intended.

The headline of our annual benchmarking of sector pay in partnership with Pentasia is an 8.5% average rise, but this overlays a more complex regional and departmental picture which Pentasia’s experts unpack. We are also proud to present our second Most Influential Women rundown following a significant uplift in survey responses on last year.

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    22 July 2020

    While the Gambling Related Harm APPG was the first to plant its flag in the sand ahead of the GB legislative review, it was quickly superseded by reports from bodies closer to the legislative levers of government.

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    15 June 2020

    Following the raft of regulator-introduced controls aimed at protecting gamblers under lockdown, we are seeing the first data emerge on how play patterns are actually being disrupted.

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    15 April 2020

    The forces driving the review of the 2005 Gambling Act mean the resulting changes will be far deeper than former shadow culture secretary Tom Watson’s description of the law as “analogue legislation not fit for the digital age” suggests.

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    4 February 2020

    There’s no sugar coating the fact: 2019 was an incredibly difficult year for the gambling industry. The sector has a long way to go if it is to restore the trust of lawmakers and the general public across a number of territories. However, this should be viewed as an opportunity. The current climate creates scope for significant structural changes, which can ensure a sustainable sector going forward. For this reason the overarching theme of the magazine is: where next?

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    17 September 2019

    While much recent analysis of igaming in African markets has focused on the barriers of poor payments and internet penetration, the main story has been of explosive sports betting-led growth and relatively open access.

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