News analysis

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    17 September 2020

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ offerings for the Tour de France, exploring their markets and odds to determine the best in the UK

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    Following a career as an SEO spanning two decades, Paul Reilly has spent the last six years learning about the practical uses of AI, applying his knowledge to the launch of a casino affiliate portal where the reviews are almost entirely generated this way. Here he summarises his experience for iGB readers

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. The Netherlands, Germany and Greece are among those updated

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    The British retail betting industry took a significant hit from the B2 machines stake cut in April 2019. Less than a year later, shops were shuttered by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Yet in Lee Drabwell's eyes, the sector is in the midst of an evolution that sets it up to survive.

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    From the ruins of Wirecard emerges an opportunity for an innovative and agile payment provider to replace it as the market leading payment provider, writes Julian Buhagiar. Unfortunately, no provider seems to be stepping up.

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    Last month's Social Market Foundation Report contained some reasoned contributions to the debate on GB gambling reform, but its proposal for affordability checks to be triggered by an arbitrary soft cap on deposits is not among them, argues Scott Longley

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    8 September 2020

    August saw the final rounds of the Uefa Europa League and Champions League take place, bringing the European football season to an end following long delays. Find out below how this affected sports betting metrics, in the latest edition of Optimove's iGaming Pulse.

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    Gambling sponsorship in sport has become widespread in recent years, but this ubiquity has drawn ever-louder criticism, Daniel O'Boyle writes. With bans either in place or incoming in Europe, will betting brands disappear from strips in the UK? And if so how can the industry adapt to the loss of a major marketing channel - and sport to a significant source of funding?

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    4 September 2020

    iGB and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the dot.dk regulated market.

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    Despite the Gambling Commission’s stated aims of attracting a number of bidders for the fourth licence competition, there’s a possibility of yet another two-horse race, says Joanne Christie.

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    3 September 2020

    As the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs continue, Bookies Matrix examines how global operators price and present the sport to their customer base.

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    The arrival of Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as president of France’s gambling regulator the Autorité nationale des jeux embodies the change the country’s industry has undergone in the past 12 months. She speaks to Jake Pollard about ANJ’s key projects, guidelines and what the sector can expect in the next 12 months.

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    Richard Schuetz argues that initiatives such as iGB’s Most Influential Women are necessary as they help bring attention to the systemic discrimination encountered by women in the gaming industry.

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    France’s gambling market is going through big shifts in terms of both operators and regulators as it nears the end of its first decade. These should leave the igaming industry in a stronger position, says Jake Pollard.

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    Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has changed the landscape of how venture capital (VC) firms carry out their day-to-day business, and Jamco Capital is no exception. However, the challenges are not insurmountable, as illustrated by our investments in two gaming companies since the start of the pandemic, writes Christopher Kape.

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    Some sports, upon returning from their novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced suspensions, have made significant changes to the structure of matches and tournaments. This in turn requires new approaches from odds and trading teams looking to provide operators with accurate products and services.

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    Hai Ng ruminates on the the elusive formula for success at the intersection of gaming with gambling and finds one Japanese term particularly useful in helping make sense of this challenge

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    The role of an affiliate is constantly evolving, and now sees them increasingly assume the role of an influencer that engages with consumers to help them connect with, and grow to trust, brands, says Sarafina Wolde Gabriel.

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    18 August 2020

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ offerings for Formula 1, exploring their markets and odds to determine the best in the UK.

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    James Noyes’ proposals for reforming key aspects of Great Britain's gambling industry have received major coverage. They show how sensitive the issues are for all stakeholders and why the industry must engage in a constructive manner.

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