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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. Bulgaria, Germany, Great Britain and Spain are among those updated for this edition

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    SportPesa’s sudden withdrawal from a string of sponsorships at a time when rumbling discontent over gambling’s commercial ties with football has prompted some to question their long-term viability, but in the absence of concrete legislative intervention, don’t expect the allure to fade any time soon, writes Scott Longley

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    As the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the French online gaming market nears, licensees appear to have finally adapted to extremely difficult operating conditions

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    The final six months of the decade saw talk of regulatory crackdowns continue, with pressure growing on operators across a number of markets and verticals. Elsewhere M&A activity rose to the fore, with a number of high-profile acquisitions announced during the period

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    The legal environment for online gambling in Russia has, in a few short years, gone from a closed market to one with a framework for online bookmaking and totalisator gambling. Michael Malloy reports on how it is developing in a unique way

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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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    As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from regulatory specialists

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    4 February 2020

    London’s iconic Tower Bridge was the setting for the World Regulatory Briefing’s drinks reception.

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    Last year saw the rapid expansion of sports betting across the US, but also clampdowns in Europe. As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their views on the future

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    WrB’s free monthly webinar series continued into October with operators Rank Group, Kindred and other stakeholders analysing how to interact with at-risk players and VIPs. Gabriela Martins da Silva rounds up proceedings for iGB

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    The arrival of the Betting and Gaming Council comes at a time when the industry finds itself under pressure to demonstrate its commitment to safer gambling, with marketing compliance at the centre of the debates. Income Access' Erica Anderson discussed the path forward with three experienced stakeholders

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    The stated aim to the Danish government in raising online gambling taxes is to level the playing field with land-based gambling taxes and raise extra tax revenue. However the move is also likely to cause a fall-off in gambling advertising as smaller and medium-term operators exit the market, according to market participants and commentators, writes Scott Longley.

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    Political upheaval has thrown the future of Buenos Aires’ planned roll-out of online betting and gaming into doubt. Jake Pollard looks to provide clarity on an increasingly murky situation.

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    A move by one UK bank to allow customers to block gambling transactions has led to both a ripple effect in the financial services industry and an awareness that a cross-sector approach is needed to reduce gambling-related harm, reports Joanne Christie

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    The world may be in turmoil, and the gambling industry faces a tricky start to the new decade. Nevertheless, there is sufficient cause for optimisim, writes RB Capital’s Julian Buhagiar.

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    The enactment of Federal Law No. 13,756/18 in December 2018 was followed by progress on developing regulations over the course of 2019. Now the stage is set for a successful launch in 2020, writes Neil Montgomery of Montgomery & Associados.

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    The final part of iGamingBusiness.com's run down of the proposals put forward by the UK’s main political parties concludes with the Scottish National Party - potentially a key power broker in a hung parliament - and the Liberal Democrats.

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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's examination of the manifesto pledges being put forward by the UK’s leading political parties, the proposals from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour are scrutinised by our industry panel.

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    This week, iGamingBusiness.com is scrutinising the gambling-related pledges from the UK’s leading political parties. Speaking to a panel of industry experts, we have gathered insight on the manifesto pledges either directly targeting gambling, or that may affect the sector. We kick off this three-part series with a look at the Conservative Party’s policies

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    What role can technology play in responsible gaming? Suren Azatyan assesses whether artificial intelligence and machine learning can help protect vulnerable players

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