News analysis

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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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    While lottery betting may have been banned in Australia this year, messenger services backed by the purchase of the matching ticket abroad are still active and entirely legal, according to experts. Joanne Christie considers if we can expect to see more players enter the market.

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    25 April 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the LatAm iGaming Dashboard, featuring growth projections for the Latin American region. With markets such as Brazil and Argentina moving towards introducing regulation, and the Colombian market already open for business, gross win for the region is expected to almost double from 2019 to 2024. 

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    Secondary lotteries have been hit by a number of setbacks recently, but with opportunities opening up in the German market, talk of decline is somewhat wide of the mark. Joanne Christie reports.

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    Zeal Network is preparing for major changes in its core German market, with its acquisition of Lotto24 to prompt a pivot away from lottery betting in the country. Chief executive Helmut Becker explains how the shift will position the business for future growth - and why lottery betting is far from dead.

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    This week's State of the Union covers developments across the US, with bills progressing in a number of states, the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Attorneys General taking on the Wire Act, and Rhode Island edging closer to approving mobile wagering.

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    The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.

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    Phil Blackwell says it is on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where many of the National Lottery’s most fundamental breaches of gambling regulations occur

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    While regulators have been clamping down on igaming operators left, right and centre for advertising infractions, it seems everyone is turning a blind eye when it comes to the National Lottery. Phil Blackwell reports

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' deep dive into the revised Wire Act opinion, ICE Sports Betting USA speakers stress the need for clarity from the Department of Justice as they look to work out the best way to interpret the ruling.

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    The Department of Justice’s decision to revise its interpretation of the Wire Act could have a major impact on the nascent US iGaming industry. Or, as some suggest, its impact could be felt in gaming verticals that are well-established and generating money for operators and states alike. A selection of speakers from ICE Sports Betting USA discuss the DoJ’s about-turn.

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    Massachusetts and Rhode Island headline this week’s update as the industry weighs the fall-out from the DoJ's revising its opinion on the Wire Act

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     Wendy Lawrence on innovation and the expansion of digital lottery

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    Secondary lottery operators are hoping they can successfully head off another ban. Joanne Christie reports

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    Lottoland’s record-breaking €90m jackpot winner was a PR win for the company. But its insurers aren’t likely to have been too happy, reports Joanne Christie

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    A crackdown on the advertising of gambling inducements in Australia’s NSW has repercussions that extend far beyond its boundaries, says Joanne Christie

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    Zeal’s Lottovate has today launched a lottery that gives players experiences rather than cash prizes. Will it attract the elusive younger generation?

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    The Australian government may be planning to ban the operator but its latest public spat shows the company isn’t giving up without a fight

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    Today's ban on taking bets on non-UK EuroMillions draws will still not shield Camelot from companies offering cheaper and more accessible ways to play these draws, writes Joanne Christie

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    The proposed shutdown of lottery betting firms Down Under has unsurprisingly been slammed by Lottoland but it also has some unexpected allies, reports Joanne Christie

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