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    The arrival of Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as president of France’s gambling regulator the Autorité nationale des jeux embodies the change the country’s industry has undergone in the past 12 months. She speaks to Jake Pollard about ANJ’s key projects, guidelines and what the sector can expect in the next 12 months.

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    Richard Schuetz argues that initiatives such as iGB’s Most Influential Women are necessary as they help bring attention to the systemic discrimination encountered by women in the gaming industry.

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    The role of an affiliate is constantly evolving, and now sees them increasingly assume the role of an influencer that engages with consumers to help them connect with, and grow to trust, brands, says Sarafina Wolde Gabriel.

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    The pandemic has posed a number of current and future challenges to high-performing execs in the real-money gaming space and certain behavioural traits will be advantageous in meeting these, writes Andrew Bulloss

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    The Good Causes element of lotteries is often overshadowed by the promotion of the opportunity to win life-changing sums. But recent events have shown there are results to be gained from making sure messaging includes both areas. Joanne Christie reports

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    With nominations for iGB’s Most Influential Women 2020 now open, iGB catches up with those who made last year's Top 10 to find out what they’ve been up to since, as well as get their views on who deserves to feature this year.

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    Christina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn of the All-In Diversity Project argue the pandemic is exacerbating gender inequality in the workplace and that it’s more important than ever to support initiatives such as iGB’s Most Influential Women

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    We’ve launched our third survey into the Most Influential Women in the industry and we want your nominations

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    Now the initial shock has passed, igaming businesses are finding their feet again. Focus remains on ensuring the safest possible returns to work, and reopening of premises where permitted. But the future of our industry has also been fundamentally shifted, and workforces are already beginning to transform in response, writes Alastair Cleland.

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    Responsible gambling has become a hot topic today, an essential item on every company’s agenda. But it hasn’t always been that way, says Kindred’s Maris Bonello.

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    When novel coronavirus (Covid-19) hit, ensuring business continuity was at the forefront of operators’ minds. But this was only phase one, writes Rebeka Mizzi. The igaming industry now faces a new challenge -  to continue innovating in a wholly new working world.

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    James Ashton from FindMyUKCasino.com says there is a major issue with content theft and plagiarism and suggests ways affiliates can protect their most valuable asset

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    And can they control it by setting limits in place, asks Jason Shiers of UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT).

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    Cognitive behavioural therapist Paul Dent discusses the importance of tackling past trauma in the treatment of gambling addiction

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    If employers in the betting and gaming industry don’t properly manage the transition out of lockdown, they risk alienating both their existing and prospective talent base, says Gambling.com Group’s Ellen Monaghan

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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has seen operators, regulators and governments in multiple countries take action to ensure players are protected from gambling harms during nationwide lockdowns. Ampersand, Clarion Gaming’s open source discussion forum, held its inaugural online edition to discuss what these efforts mean for the sector. By Ewa Bakun and Robin Harrison

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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has placed the sports betting sector and clubs under tremendous pressure. But it has also shown how the industry can respond responsibly to events, with some regulators working closely with the sector to provide some much-needed adjustments in these extraordinary times, says Hervé Schlosser, founder and CEO of Sportnco.

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    Using advance figures from the forthcoming second All-Index, Joanne Christie looks at how the lack of hard facts about LGBTQ representation in gaming companies could pose problems for operators

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    Recruitment may not be the first item on the agenda for employers at the moment but for those in a position to take a long-term approach, the market has resoundingly turned in their favour, writes Cara Kerr

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    Ahead of the return of TV show Hunted this week, one of its hunters told a panel at ICE that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting humans rather than networks and that this has implications for igaming. By Joanne Christie

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