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    To talk of a one-size-fits-all solution for Africa ignores the nuances in each market. With so many differing economic climates and technological infrastructures, suppliers must prepare for a range of contrasting eventualities in different territories, Altenar chief operating officer Dinos Stranomitis tells iGB.

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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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    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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    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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    Much of the gambling industry has ground to a halt as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). However, this can be used as an opportunity to upgrade and enhance underlying technology, allowing operators to future-proof their systems, says DataArt's Russell Karp.

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    iGB’s technology columnist Vigne Kozacek interrupts his series on DDoS attacks to provide readers with a run-down of how to maintain the highest cybersecurity standards when working remotely

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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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    Josephine Watson discusses the results of the inaugural iGaming Business Futures Survey to better understand the industry’s sentiment towards innovation and disruptive technology

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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 technology and innovation specialists

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    Startups showcase their offer to investors at Pitch ICE

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    A move by one UK bank to allow customers to block gambling transactions has led to both a ripple effect in the financial services industry and an awareness that a cross-sector approach is needed to reduce gambling-related harm, reports Joanne Christie

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    iGB’s new technology columnist, Vigne Kozacek of IT and telecommunications specialist Innovation Squad, provides in-depth analysis of key technology issues, starting with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks

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    While gambling mechanics have been around for centuries, ways of delivering them are constantly evolving. And social casino is the perfect place to experiment to tap into an expanding audience, writes KamaGames’ Sam Forrest

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    La Francaise des Jeux’s acquisition of Sporting Group added an interesting component to the French giant’s B2B business, and one that could be increasingly important in a largely homogenised industry.

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    What role can technology play in responsible gaming? Suren Azatyan assesses whether artificial intelligence and machine learning can help protect vulnerable players

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    The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling’s Responsible Gambling Week has grown rapidly since its 2017 launch. Chair John Hagan explains its aims to Daniel O'Boyle and says the sector needs to prove its year-round commitment to safer gambling

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    A project to automate betting strategies for personal use has evolved into Fireswan, an app that aims to disrupt the sportsbook market using artificial intelligence. Co-founder Maksym Shyroki talks iGaming Business through its development.

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    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport's investigation into loot boxes concluded that the popular video game mechanic should be classed as a form of gambling. While Tom Grant of Grant Law argues that this may be overly drastic, he says the video gaming industry will need to take action if it is to avoid a regulatory crackdown.

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