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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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    In the second part of iGaming Business' deep dive into the revised Wire Act opinion, ICE Sports Betting USA speakers stress the need for clarity from the Department of Justice as they look to work out the best way to interpret the ruling.

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    The Department of Justice’s decision to revise its interpretation of the Wire Act could have a major impact on the nascent US iGaming industry. Or, as some suggest, its impact could be felt in gaming verticals that are well-established and generating money for operators and states alike. A selection of speakers from ICE Sports Betting USA discuss the DoJ’s about-turn.

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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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    Erik Gullstrand is at the forefront of a changing of the guard for Quickspin, with two of its founders departing the business. The Playtech-owned slot studio’s new product chief discusses the current state of slots and how social can help future-proof suppliers’ operations.

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    17 January 2019

    iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the state’s regulated market. The data is updated monthly following the official release of figures from New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE).

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    Massachusetts and Rhode Island headline this week’s update as the industry weighs the fall-out from the DoJ's revising its opinion on the Wire Act

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    iGaming Tracker managing director Ken Muir explores how industry M&A has affected the content mix on a range of high-profile operators' sites. 

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    10 January 2019

    PokerStars finished 2018 as top dog in Italy’s largest online segment of casino, claiming 9.6% or €6.82m of the €710m GGR generated by licensed operators, according to estimates exclusively provided to iGB by Ficom Leisure. 

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    Michigan, New York and Washington DC headline this month’s roundup, with the latter becoming the seventh US jurisdiction to legalise sports betting

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    31 December 2018

    Slots drove a highest-ever return for regulated operators in the dot.pt market in the third quarter of 2018

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    Ken Muir provides a review of the year in slots for iGB, including the top games and new releases

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    The newly regulated US environment will set high standards for affiliate marketeers. Mark Balestra offers seven tips for those bold enough to take the leap

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    Segev LLP tracks the fast-moving regulatory scene in the US since PASPA’s repeal

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    Caesars CEO Mark Frissora discusses rescuing the casino and resort operator from bankruptcy, tribal collaboration and his faith in gaming’s popularity, even among Millennials

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    Slots creators too often forget the formula for what makes a game popular, argues social slot consultant Guy Hasson

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