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    Having established itself as a thriving location for outsourcing, the gambling industry is increasingly looking to Ukraine when it needs a low-cost base for technology teams. iGaming Business talks to some of the companies established in the country.

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    Bettor Faster and Bet Blocks founders Jonny Robb and Nilesh Mistry have established GamblingStartup.Ventures, in a bid to connect early-stage gambling businesses around the world. Here, we meet some of the teams looking to revolutionise the way punters play.

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    NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman gives an unvarnished account of the supplier’s struggles in 2018 and explains how she plans to turn the business around in 2019.

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    Whether it's tweaks to Google’s algorithms or mobile-first indexing, igaming marketers are having to constanly adapt their approach to SEO with a re-focus on content, video or user engagement, says Martyn Hannah.

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    19 May 2014

    After a frustrating few years, the momentum is there to take a leap forward towards a cohesive European policy for the online gambling sector, something that will benefit the industry and its consumers, argues Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association.

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    1 May 2014

    Customer experience and regulated markets have made an operator’s choice of gaming platform more important than ever before, as Aleš Gornjec of ComTrade Gaming explains.

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    1 March 2014

    Jack Mizzi, CMO at BMIT, looks at the latest trends and technologies in hosting that could have a direct impact the iGaming sector.

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    1 March 2014

    Organisations across a variety of business sectors are using Big Data to learn more about their customers and their behaviour as a route to acquire new and retain existing customers, drive efficiency, and boost the bottom line. Ahead of his webcast in association with iGaming Business entitled ‘Big data, big decisions: Why analytics is the future of the gaming industry’, we spoke to Duncan Ross, Teradata’s Director of Data Science about why gaming companies are increasingly looking to Big Data as a means of gaining a competitive edge.

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    1 March 2014

    Stephen Trimble, Head of Product at Continent 8 Technologies, examines how DDoS and other malicious attacks can harm gaming networks, the specific risks and how differently gaming entities need to approach security to defend against attack.

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    1 March 2014

    This perfect storm is driven by the convergence of three key factors: the growth of online gaming with the added reach of mobile connectivity; the escalation in the resources and sophistication of cyber criminals; and the feverish excitement of an international sporting spectacle. Paul Taylor, MD, Global Enterprise Unit, JT, explores why it’s time for the online gaming sector to think hard about security.

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    1 March 2014

    Rene Magri speaks to Dr Angelo Dalli, CEO of Bit8, about the application of artificial intelligence in the gaming industry.

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    1 March 2014

    By Jag Bains, CTO of DOSarrest Internet Security.

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    1 March 2014

    In an increasingly data-driven business world, trends have become the go-to for companies and executives looking to make their mark, but is identifying trends and riding on them a formula for success or a curse in disguise? Hai Ng, co-Founder of Neomancer, offers an insight into the world of technology and consumer trends.

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    1 March 2014

    This issue’s round table discussion harvests opinion on the role that innovation plays in the production cycle, whether it is a reactive or proactive asset, and whether it informs, or is informed by, development. iGaming Business invited Bryan Kelly, SVP Technology at Bally Technologies; Dave McDowell, co-Founder of FSB Technologies; and Nicky Senyard, CEO of Income Access, to discuss the culture of technological innovation in gaming, and how differently companies approach and encourage its application.

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    19 February 2014

    Operators are now starting to take the identification and fixing of reputational issues that affect conversion more seriously, writes Nick Garner, chief executive of 90 Digital.

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    4 December 2013

    bwin party made the news in September when it announced the major re-launch of its PartyPoker.com to make if social media-friendly and hit all the right buttons when it comes to targeting the free-to-play demographic. John Wright, SEO and design consultant, goes through the new website and assesses whether Party is doing 'social' right.

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    Play It Gaming is a real money and social mobile gaming developer focusing on emerging markets and feature phones, co-founder Cory Cleveland explains why mobile and digital innovation, coupled with growing income levels among Indians, Brazilians or Chinese citizens, will lead the way in opening up the sheer volume of players in those markets.

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    3 October 2013

    The debate on what's best, mobile native app or HTML5, could go on forever and (understandably maybe) doesn't get everyone's juices going. But there are key criteria that must be considered when choosing between the two platforms and the reason is simple: users spend more time on their smartphones or tablets surfing the web, as Dr Chris Chrisostomidis of Intralot Interactive explains.

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    19 September 2013

    Jerry Bowskill, chief architect at Scientific Games, explains why the convergence of land-based and internet gaming sectors should provide fertile ground for enriching customer experience while hailing end of the anonymous gamer.

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    The emergence of mobile gambling has been stellar to say the very least, yet in the ‘early days’ much of the heavy lifting was done by a combination of the organically evolving gambling and consumer environments, regardless of how much or little effort was put in at the time by the operators in their mobile platforms.

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