News analysis

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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's interview with Vermantia chief executive Filippos Antonopoulos, he discusses the importance of a diversified geographic footprint, and explains why he sees the supplier's majority shareholder Arena Racing Company as one of the most exciting businesses in the industry.

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    Filippos Antonopoulos built Vermantia from a startup challenging the leading land-based and online gaming suppliers to part of the industry establishment, after Arena Racing Company (ARC) bought into the business. With a new venture in the payment sector now underway, he discusses how being a latecomer to a mature market is no barrier to growth.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' rundown of the year to date's most popular news stories, we see that viewers were particularly interested in US developments, while regulatory progress in Germany also attracted a lot of hits. 

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    Half the year has now passed, with the year dominated by advertising crackdowns, new regulatory restrictions and signs that long-awaited market openings may finally be moving into view. iGaming Business looks at the biggest stories from the first six months of 2019, and examines their impact on the igaming industry.

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across the EU. Cyprus, Germany and Slovakia are among those updated

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    The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.

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    The Gambling Commission’s penchant for levying ever more punitive fines means any operator stepping out of line will need deep pockets, writes Joanne Christie. But are the penalties warranted – and are they having the desired effect?

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    Revealing the first three women featured in iGB's inaugural most influential women list

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    With no major international tournament this summer Scott Longley looks at how bookmakers are planning to keep punters betting through June and July.

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    1 June 2017

    UK Gambling Commission executive director Tim Miller’s keynote on responsible gambling to the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit this week followed hard on the heels of recent and highly publicised actions by the regulator against 888 and BGO. Read it here.

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    Looming regulations and marketing, mobile and machine advances, read Part 4 of our industry experts' predictions for the year ahead.

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    VR, data, UX, increased regulatory pressures and unreasonable regulations, read Part 3 of our industry experts' predictions for 2017.

     

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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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    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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    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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    1 May 2014

    Automated feeds and fully managed platforms have transformed the industry since the last World Cup and opened up new opportunities for operators, writes Erik Lorenz, Managing Director Sales for Sportradar.

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    The recent furore over fixed odds betting terminals in the UK raises many valid points for bookmakers, but for Graham Wood lottery products are just as harmful as the much-maligned FOBTs. lt's just that they generate so much in tax revenues that politicians will never admit the obvious.

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    1 March 2014

    An M&A outlook for the social casino gaming sector in CY14, by Adam Krejcik, Managing Director of Digital and Interactive Gaming at Eilers Research, LLC.

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    1 March 2014

    By R Paul Davis, LL.D, Barrister and Solicitor, and Managing Director of Counting House (IOM) Ltd.

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    1 March 2014

    Open source technologies are the future for online gaming, writes Andy Britcliffe, CTO at Sporting Solutions.

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