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    Another day, another megadollar acquisition. But what is the end goal here, and how might Evolution realise the synergies? Kevin Dale from Egamingmonitor.com takes a look at the history of gaming M&A and whether the old guard might have something to share with this relative newcomer.

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    James Ashton from FindMyUKCasino.com says there is a major issue with content theft and plagiarism and suggests ways affiliates can protect their most valuable asset

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    A storm of regulatory change and economic uncertainty is brewing for the GB gambling industry, and operators should prepare for a punishing second half of the year, writes RB Capital's Julian Buhagiar.

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    GiG’s chief strategy officer Cristina Niculae says the crisis caused by the pandemic presents a good opportunity for igaming businesses to reassess their culture, use of technology and value innovation.

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    As the industry begins to emerge from the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), ESA Gaming's Zorica Smallwood looks at how operators can retain customers that migrated to new products amid sporting shutdowns.

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    James Ashton, Head of Content at FindMyUKCasino.com, suggests ways the relationship between affiliates and operators can be improved for the benefit of both parties.

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    In the second part of Joanne Christie's analysis of how lotteries must evolve after lockdown, discussion turns to the content and channels of marketing campaigns, and the importance of a digital fallback for the core retail offering.

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    Many lotteries have reported an increase in online players due to retail shutdowns in place across the world. But will this lead to a permanent shift in player behaviour, asks Joanne Christie

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    Newgioco has plans to dominate the industry in the coming years, but expansion efforts in markets such as the US and its native Italy have been slowed by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). However, as chief executive Michele Ciavarella tells Robin Harrison, rather than deterring the business, it has instead prompted a temporary shift in approach.

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    The third day of ICE North America Digital focused on the brick-and-mortar industry, namely the path back to business for an industry shuttered since mid-March by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The second day of ICE North America Digital focused on sports betting, looking both at the regulatory prospects in the wake of Covid-19’s disruption, as well as examining the new products growing in popularity during the shutdown.

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    The inaugural edition of ICE North America opened with an overview of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from H2 Gambling Capital, while expert panels explored how igaming is being leveraged by a crisis-hit land-based sector and digital transformation in the US lottery space

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    The launch of legal igaming in Sweden has been a reality check for an industry grappling with stricter approaches to regulation and proved more fraught than it would have liked. But Camilla Rosenberg, director general of the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen, argues it has strong and constructive dialogue with the sector. And, she adds, it’s only the first stage in a process that faces yet more twists and turns ahead. By Robin Harrison

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    Sazka CEO Robert Chvatal talks to Joanne Christie about the company’s strategy of pushing online sales to overcome the worst effects of novel coronavirus.

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    As strange as it may seem, the real root cause of gambling addiction is not gambling, writes Jason Shiers of UK addiction rehabilitation provider UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT). However, there are steps operators can take to help those showing signs of a serious problem

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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has placed the sports betting sector and clubs under tremendous pressure. But it has also shown how the industry can respond responsibly to events, with some regulators working closely with the sector to provide some much-needed adjustments in these extraordinary times, says Hervé Schlosser, founder and CEO of Sportnco.

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    The betting industry is renown for being a technologically advanced beast, but it faces an unprecedented challenge and an uncertain future. The impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on operators’ businesses is being revised daily, and whilst the ever-present financial threat of corruption remains, there are reasons to be optimistic, writes International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) chief executive Khalid Ali.

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    By branching out into publishing, Yggdrasil has effectively licensed out of every aspect of its business. Chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist and head of publishing Björn Krantz explain why the supplier feels this will pioneer a new approach to online casino partnerships

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    Germany recently approved regulations to expand its online gambling market, but by setting out such restrictive operating conditions, it risks making the same mistakes as Sweden, writes BonusFinder.com managing director Fintan Costello.

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    Following last week's news that the simmering dispute around data rights for English and Scottish football is now headed to the UK competition court, Scott Longley runs the rule over the main arguments set to be aired during proceedings

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