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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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    25 June 2020

    Megaways games have taken the market by storm since being launched in 2016, the real step change coming two years later when Big Time Gaming started licensing the underlying mechanic to other developers. Ken Muir tracks the growth via games launches and the licensee roll-out and also looks at how titles built on the mechanic have grown their market share on operator lobby pages

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    11 May 2020

    April saw all monetary metrics on the rise as the global lockdown continued, even in fixture-starved online sports betting, where only the most valuable players remained active and spending

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Spain and Sweden are among those updated for this edition, with a number of these related to the Covid-19 pandemic

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    24 April 2020

    With Germany having announced plans to nationally regulate online casino for the first time in 2021, Ken Muir looks at how the current online slots market breaks down in terms of supplier share, top games and the changing content mix across leading operators. He also provides a snapshot of the live casino space ahead of German state lotteries being given the option to extend their monopoly into table games

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

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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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    6 March 2020

    iGaming Tracker's Ken Muir analyses the state of play in the NJ online casino space, looking at supplier share and also how the top games and content mix across leading operators compare to the world's arguably most mature igaming market of the UK

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. Bulgaria, Germany, Great Britain and Spain are among those updated for this edition

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    Novomatic celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020. Over this time, it has grown from an Austrian business importing pinball machines from the US to a global operation with hundreds of thousands of gaming terminals and more than 30,000 staff. Novomatic AG chief executive Harald Neumann tells Robin Harrison how the business will ensure it stays relevant for another four decades

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    14 February 2020

    Portugal’s regulated operators generated their highest ever quarterly revenue total of €65.4m in the final three months of 2019, driven by a 55% year-on-year increase in sports betting GGR

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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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    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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    17 December 2019

    Portugal’s online gambling market has seen the strong performance in the first half of 2019 continue into the third quarter, with total revenue up 39.4% year-over-year.

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    16 December 2019

    The strong performance of Italy’s online casino market offset a year-on-year decline in online betting revenue in November, according to Ficom Leisure.

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    In the second part of his deep dive into key regulatory reforms being made in a number of African jurisdictions, Law Allianz founder Yahaya Maikori examines developments in a number of smaller markets.

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    Despite fierce competition, Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon believes there are still opportunities for smaller studios to disrupt the market leaders - but only with effective game distribution.

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    Red Tiger chief executive Gavin Hamilton argues that NetEnt’s £200m deal for the slot specialist wasn’t a result of market forces. However, he adds, those forces mean it might have come at a perfect time.

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    23 October 2019

    A solid casino performance and the second calendar month of action in Europe's major football leagues pushed the Italian igaming market to a return of €146.3m in revenues last month, representing an approximate 8% year-on-year improvement

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    NetEnt’s acquisition of Red Tiger Gaming was notable not only because it was the company’s first M&A activity in its existence, but also because it sees it take charge of one of the sector’s most exciting suppliers. Jake Pollard discusses the rationale behind the deal, and how the two businesses will work together going forward, with chief executive Therese Hillman.

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