News analysis

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    6 August 2020

    As Europe’s major football leagues concluded in July following their novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced breaks, did customers flock back to betting operators?

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    On 14 July 2020 the Ukrainian Gambling Law finally reached the end of its six-year journey to adoption. Alina Plyushch and Dmytro Hotsyn of the gambling desk of law firm Sayenko Kharenko explain the nuances of the new Gambling Law.

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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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    4 August 2020

    When major sports leagues were suspended as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), some hoped virtual sports could help make up the shortfall. Mark Israney of Bookies Matrix looks at how they were used by operators during this period.

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    With Catena bucking its earlier warnings and flying through the Q2 crisis months with ease, its subsequent comments on affiliate compliance are instructive of how the terms of debate are shifting on licensing of affiliates in GB and elsewhere, writes Scott Longley

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    Following the decision to shelve further development of its Esports Directory, Bayes Esports Solutions chief executive Martin Dachselt discusses the need to constantly adapt and evolve in the process of establishing a start-up.

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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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    Jamie Nettleton and Samuel Gauci of Addisons take a look at how the gambling sector in Australia has been affected by Covid-19 and outline how the industry is reopening for business

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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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    The absence of live traditional sports during the pandemic forced many through the open gates of esports, but while the surge in activity is now over for many sportsbooks, the phenomenon is no bubble, argues Nai Ng

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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.

  • article
    15 July 2020

    Spain’s igaming market put in an impressive performance in the first quarter, despite the shutdown of sporting events from the middle of March impacting betting activity in the tail end of the period
     

  • article
    13 July 2020

    The reopening of retail venues last month boosted Italy’s sports betting market but thus far revenues have rebounded only to around the levels seen during the first month of the lockdown

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    The International Betting Integrity Association’s call for a set of sports betting data global best-practice standards for sports betting data comes at a pivotal moment for the sector. The sporting shutdown shone a light on the importance of the integrity of data, yet for a consensus to emerge far greater cooperation and agreement between suppliers and the sports is needed. Scott Longley speaks to the IBIA and other stakeholders

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    7 July 2020

    In June the key metrics returned to pre-Covid-19 levels, which is good news for the industry. Now is an ideal time for operators to implement best practice-based methodologies to reap the benefits of their new and existing players

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    GiG’s chief strategy officer Cristina Niculae says the crisis caused by the pandemic presents a good opportunity for igaming businesses to reassess their culture, use of technology and value innovation.

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    2 July 2020

    iGB, in partnership with Bayes Esports Solutions, is proud to present a regular list of fixtures for some of the most popular esports competitions, helping operators looking to expand into the esports market at a time when interest in the vertical is hitting new heights.

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    1 July 2020

    The extent to which the monopoly operators around the world are clearly maximising margins on their sports-betting products is highlighted for the first time by data from new sports-betting information portal BookiesMatrix.com.

  • article
    30 June 2020

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ offerings for the recently reopened football leagues, exploring their markets and odds to determine the best in the UK

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

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