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    Online lottery has seen a raft of new entrants recently in the US or via secondary lotteries. Martyn Hannah talks to Michigan Lottery and affiliates to find out more  

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    As 2017 gets underway iGaming Business talks to leading igaming experts to hear what they believe will be key developments for our industry in the next 12 months. See

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    Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP provide a regulatory snapshot of igaming markets across the EU.

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    The UKGC’s report into problem gambling in young people told us little we didn’t already know. For real insight we must dig deeper, says Christina Thakor-Rankin.

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    13 December 2016

    The recent spat between Camelot and Lottoland showed the dominance of national lottery operators is under threat. iGaming Business talks to Zeal Investments about its potential and its views on investing in early stage igaming ventures.

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    24 May 2016

    With online regulation now under serious consideration in Brazil, Deekla Schechter of SimilarWeb analyses the traffic of the leading sites across betting, casino and poker  to provide a picture of the competitive landscape in Brazil. 

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    Chris Elliott and Jane Ashford-Thom of Wiggin provide a regulatory snapshot of igaming markets across the EU, including regulated products and legalised operator types within each country and impending market updates.

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    18 March 2016

    The EU regulatory update includes regulated products and legalised operator types within each country and any impending market updates.

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    5 November 2015

    iGaming Business is pleased to provide a regulatory snapshot of igaming markets across the European Union in partnership with Chris Elliott and Verity Young of DLA Piper London. The report includes regulated products and legalised operator types within each country, and any impending market updates. Hungary, Poland and Portugal are among the countries updated for this edition, with information correct as of 20 August, 2015.

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    The Gambling Commission recently issued guidance for operators offering betting on lottery-style products. Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan looks at the background to these changes and the next steps operators need to take in order to remain compliant. 

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    1 May 2015

    Lotteries still have a lot to learn about digital and have much to gain by looking sideways at successfully executed strategies in other industries for inspiration, argues Zuriñe Sáez de Viteri of Lottovate.

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    1 October 2014

    While mobile development has slowed in the iGaming space due to slower than- expected regulation, horse racing and iLotteries have seen continued momentum towards greater mobile usage, writes Rachel Hirsch of Ifrah Law.

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    1 August 2014

    Despite a third consecutive monthly decline, NJ’s revenue numbers do not give significant cause for concern, argues iGaming Business North America’s Management & Marketing Editor, David Briggs.

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    1 August 2014

    Digital offers limitless opportunities for engaging with players, and so are the ways lotteries can connect and grow their base through the interactive channel, according to Scientific Games.

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    Turkey is undertaking its third attempt at selling off its lucrative Milli Piyango national lottery but the deal is far from done as observers criticise the low sale price, reports Graham Wood. 

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    2 July 2014

    Internet lottery sales may have got off to a slower-than-expected start, but the potential of the channel to capture fresh demographics and revenues remains undiminished, writes Michael Jones of the pioneering Illinois Lottery.

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    2 July 2014

    In conjunction with Ash Averill of DLA Piper London, iGaming Business provides a regulatory snapshot of the European online gaming and betting markets, which includes all regulated gambling products and legalised operator types within each country and impending market updates (where applicable).

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    9 June 2014

    The regulatory framework for Dutch igaming is becoming clearer, although the first licences are unlikely to be issued before 2016. But as Younes Moussaoui and Justin Franssen of Kalff Katz & Franssen write, a tax rate of 20% gross gaming revenues or lower will depend on how much of the illegal market is driven out once regulation comes in.

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    13 February 2014

    Grant Humphrey, assistant director of transaction support at Ernst & Young, asks whether there is a correlation between UK betting and gaming revenue and the performance of the UK economy and how listed companies' shares are affected by the ups and downs of economic cycles. 

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    Check out the second instalment of the H2-iGaming Dashboard for your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers. As part of the iGaming Business Intelligence and Analysis Centre, H2 and iGB are working on new projects to provide you further datasets and market overviews in 2014. 

     

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