News analysis

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    Regulators’ lack of understanding of the scale of affiliate marketing or even how it works is already hitting the sector hard, and the situation is only going to get worse before it gets better, according to Responsible Affiliates in Gambling chair Clive Hawkswood.

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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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    Leading Brazilian gaming lawyer Neil Montgomery of Montgomery & Associados analyses the draft Decree regulating fixed-odds sports betting.

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    Law Allianz founder Yahaya Maikori looks at the established and emerging regulatory frameworks in a number of key African markets

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    Gambling on lotteries has long been viewed differently to other forms of gambling. But as the lines between the different types of operators, games and verticals become increasingly blurred, is it time for a rethink? Joanne Christie reports

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    While thus far igaming payments in Africa have largely been funnelled through mobile providers, the Kenyan clampdown has accentuated a growing awareness that other options are needed, says Joanne Christie.

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    Growing concerns about the rise of gambling addiction in some African nations has led to calls for more stringent regulation across the continent. Jake Pollard assesses the severity of the situation and asks two leading industry figures how they would go about tackling the problem

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    Anambra State Gaming Company chief executive Benjamin Yarnap explains how the state regulator is working to encourage gaming companies to invest in the state, while ramping up player protection efforts.

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    The strange case of a texting Hull City fan being confronted by security guards on the hunt for unlicensed data collectors has nothing to do with sporting integrity or illegal betting. Instead, writes Scott Longley, it should spark a debate on whether a monopoly on live football data is permissible, and sustainable.

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    Looking at the current state of Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market, RB Capital’s Julian Buhagiar says savvy investors will be steering clear, and those with an interest looking for an exit.

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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 iGB’s extensive interview with Global Gaming chief executive Tobias Fagerlund, he discusses the operator’s plans to fight back against the decision to revoke its Swedish operating licence.

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    Global Gaming suffered what every operator fears most, when its operating licence was revoked by the Swedish gaming regulator. Chief executive Tobias Fagerlund explains why the business is far from finished.

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    Wiggin's Sarah MacDonald examines the conclusions that can be drawn from GambleAware's interim report into the effect of gambling marketing on children, and what action should be taken by operators.

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    The second day of debate at iGB Live! saw panel discussions focus on how affiliates can make an impact in new markets.

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    The spread of betting and gaming across Africa is in danger of being halted by politicians and authorities taking a tougher stance towards operators, says Clarion Gaming’s Dan Tyler.

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    11 July 2019

    This month’s edition of the RP iGaming Index sees Regulus Partners’ Paul Leyland cautiously optimistic about an upswing in the performance of igaming stocks. Market consolidation, meanwhile, has boosted a number of constituent companies.

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    While Ireland proved a positive test case for the lottery betting sector’s collective approach to lobbying, its highest profile exponent has found the going far from easy in other territories following product bans in the UK and Australia. But this is no reason for Lottoland to deviate from its core markets strategy, chief executive Nigel Birrell tells Joanne Christie.

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    While casinos may not yet exist in Japan, what does the gaming market look like now? Natalie Meyer, founder and chief executive of cultural insight agency Tokyoesque, provides a breakdown on the current size and perception of the country's gambling industry.

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