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    The final six months of the decade saw talk of regulatory crackdowns continue, with pressure growing on operators across a number of markets and verticals. Elsewhere M&A activity rose to the fore, with a number of high-profile acquisitions announced during the period

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    Having watched the backlash against the industry develop in other jurisdictions throughout the world, India’s rummy industry is taking proactive steps to self-regulate, discovers Joanne Christie

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    GVC distinguished itself in 2019 by putting its head above the parapet and speaking out in favour of wholesale industry changes to better protect players from gambling harms. As director of regulatory affairs, Martin Lycka has taken a leading role in this push

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    The industry’s reputation is in the doldrums and while stakeholders recognise the need to act decisively to reverse this trend, industry infighting and prevarication is not helping. By Jake Pollard

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    12 February 2020

    Italy’s regulated igaming market has kicked off the new decade with a record-breaking monthly total for January 2020, aided by strong growth across a number of key verticals

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    There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about how lotteries need to attract younger players and move online to stay relevant. But they mustn’t forget about their core player base, the audience heard at various panels at ICE. Joanne Christie reports.

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    11 February 2020

    January is a special month for many reasons, and one in which some businesses flourish. But while it’s obvious the New Year brings a boost for industries such as fitness, it’s not typically a strong period for the gaming industry.

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    Ahead of the return of TV show Hunted this week, one of its hunters told a panel at ICE that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting humans rather than networks and that this has implications for igaming. By Joanne Christie

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    As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from regulatory specialists

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    As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from technology and innovation specialists

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    As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from recruitment specialists

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    As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from marketing specialists

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    As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from those in finance 

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    Last year saw the rapid expansion of sports betting across the US, but also clampdowns in Europe. As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their views on the future

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    31 January 2020

    The Italian igaming market grew by 13.3% to €1.73bn last year, as PokerStars and Bet365 retained their market share leads of the two dominant verticals of casino and sports betting

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    Ori Zilbershtein, chief business development officer at Hyperion Tech, highlights how a lack of talent and rising living costs in Malta is leading to more companies outsourcing departments

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    28 January 2020

    December saw Italy’s dot.it market shrug off the country’s gambling advertising ban to end 2019 on a high, setting new monthly revenue records for igaming, sports betting, casino and bingo

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    The Gambling Commission chief's warnings about problem gambling in a speech last week were at best, an over simplification of a complex issue, and at worst, an indication that he fails to grasp the nature of his brief, writes Scott Longley

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    WrB’s free monthly webinar series continued into October with operators Rank Group, Kindred and other stakeholders analysing how to interact with at-risk players and VIPs. Gabriela Martins da Silva rounds up proceedings for iGB

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    The arrival of the Betting and Gaming Council comes at a time when the industry finds itself under pressure to demonstrate its commitment to safer gambling, with marketing compliance at the centre of the debates. Income Access' Erica Anderson discussed the path forward with three experienced stakeholders

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