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    Betting on the Melbourne Cup was subdued this year, with taxes and animal cruelty concerns affecting enthusiasm for the big race, reports Joanne Christie.

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    6 November 2019

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ Champions League offerings, analysing their odds, markets, commission levels and promotions to determine the best in the UK

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    Through its acquisition of platform provider Optima, Sportradar can now claim to offer every link in the betting chain to clients. Chief executive Carsten Koerl and Optima boss Jacob Lopez talk Daniel O’Boyle through the deal

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    A project to automate betting strategies for personal use has evolved into Fireswan, an app that aims to disrupt the sportsbook market using artificial intelligence. Co-founder Maksym Shyroki talks iGaming Business through its development.

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    Between June and September, SBTech has signed three sportsbook deals with World Lottery Association members, announcing the business as a major new presence in the state-owned gaming market. Chief development officer Andrew Cochrane discusses the challenge of bringing legacy offerings into the 2020s.

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    The new Diamond Casino Resort in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online offers gamers a taste of the virtual high life. J Moses, director of Rockstar owner Take-Two Interactive, speaks to Jake Pollard about the release and explains his vision of betting, esports and video games interacting in a future US igaming ecosystem.

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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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    28 August 2019

    The summer’s lack of a major sports betting event slowed the growth of Spain’s regulated online gaming market, though the popularity of online slots ensured the market posted year-on-year growth during the second quarter.

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    20 August 2019

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ Premier League offerings, comparing their odds, markets, commission levels and features to determine the best in the UK

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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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    SkillCorner believes that within five years, football data collection will be fully automated. Co-founder Charles Montmaneix explains how the Paris-based startup aims to capitalise on this development.

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    12 August 2019

    iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Portugal iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue, product and game metrics on the dot.pt regulated market. The data is updated quarterly following the official release of the figures by Portuguese regulator the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ).

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    25 July 2019

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ MMA offerings, exploring their markets, odds, promotions and in-play options to determine the best in the UK.

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    16 July 2019

    The struggles of the Italian sports betting vertical have seen revenue from the country’s regulated market decline in June, according to the latest figures from Ficom Leisure.

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    9 July 2019

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ esports offerings, exploring their markets, odds and in-play options to determine the best in the UK

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    8 July 2019

    iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Portugal iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue, product and game metrics on the regulated dot.pt market.

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    La Française des Jeux’s (FDJ) acquisition of Sporting Solutions will see the French group use Solutions’ trading expertise to develop its B2C offering in its home market and its lottery-focused B2B activities internationally. But a clear vision of how to integrate the UK group into FDJ’s mega-structure will also be just as important if the deal is to be successful, writes Jake Pollard.

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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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    BNP Paribas’ involvement as a shareholder in France Pari is great news for the group and its future prospects. That doesn't mean the group will lose focus on the tasks at hand, namely launches in Spain and potentially Buenos Aires, chief executive Hervé Schlosser tells iGamingBusiness.com.

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    Much has been said of the potential returns for the bookmaker that brings esports betting into the mainstream. However despite numerous attempts, no company appears to be close to doing so. Those looking to crack the market discuss the challenges they face.

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