News analysis

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    Building great games is no longer enough to succeed in online casino. Suppliers must build around the games, to provide a range of engagement and retention mechanics that boost wallet share. SG Digital’s chief creative officer Tom Wood discusses how the role of a studio has evolved from a supplier to a long-term partner

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    If gaming is a form of entertainment, then it’s the entertainment giants such as Netflix that point to the road ahead for the igaming industry, argues SG Digital’s senior vice president of gaming Dylan Slaney.

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    NetEnt’s acquisition of Red Tiger Gaming was notable not only because it was the company’s first M&A activity in its existence, but also because it sees it take charge of one of the sector’s most exciting suppliers. Jake Pollard discusses the rationale behind the deal, and how the two businesses will work together going forward, with chief executive Therese Hillman.

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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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    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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    In the second part of iGB’s extensive interview with Global Gaming chief executive Tobias Fagerlund, he discusses the operator’s plans to fight back against the decision to revoke its Swedish operating licence.

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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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    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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    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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    With turnover rising to SEK1.07bn in the first quarter of 2019, AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has made a major splash in the newly regulated Swedish igaming market. Some of the key staff behind the launch of its new multi-vertical offering explain how a customer-focused development process allowed the operator to establish itself as the country’s early market leader.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' rundown of the year to date's most popular news stories, we see that viewers were particularly interested in US developments, while regulatory progress in Germany also attracted a lot of hits. 

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    Half the year has now passed, with the year dominated by advertising crackdowns, new regulatory restrictions and signs that long-awaited market openings may finally be moving into view. iGaming Business looks at the biggest stories from the first six months of 2019, and examines their impact on the igaming industry.

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    13 June 2019

    Italy’s regulated gambling market has been hit by a weaker performance from the sports betting vertical in May, according to the latest figures supplied by Ficom Leisure.

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    Warren Steven, senior director of product and operations for Golden Nugget, discusses how striking a balance between high quality user experience and engaging content has led to the brand establishing an unassailable lead in New Jersey's online gaming market.

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    7 June 2019

    Spain's online gambling market enjoyed a strong first quarter, with February in particular a standout, driven by the strong performance of the sports betting vertical. 

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    4 June 2019

    May's exclusive look at Optimove's iGaming Pulse data sees research lab team lead Omer Liss examine a steady increase in customer activity across sports and casino 

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    30 May 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to present your monthly overview of the global mobile igaming sector in numbers

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    In the second part of iGB’s roundtable with slot studios in the early stage of their fight for market share, we discuss M&A, innovation and content aggregation

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    Following iGB’s roundtable with the studios looking to take on the market leaders, we speak to some of the newcomers to find out why they have decided to enter one of the most competitive verticals in igaming

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    Igaming regulation in Colombia highlighted the poor access of the gaming industry to banking and appropriate payment solutions across the region. So what can other countries learn from the Colombian experience when designing their regulatory frameworks? Joanne Christie investigates

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