News analysis

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    Leading Brazilian gaming lawyer Neil Montgomery of Montgomery & Associados analyses the draft Decree regulating fixed-odds sports betting.

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    Law Allianz founder Yahaya Maikori looks at the established and emerging regulatory frameworks in a number of key African markets

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    Growing concerns about the rise of gambling addiction in some African nations has led to calls for more stringent regulation across the continent. Jake Pollard assesses the severity of the situation and asks two leading industry figures how they would go about tackling the problem

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    Anambra State Gaming Company chief executive Benjamin Yarnap explains how the state regulator is working to encourage gaming companies to invest in the state, while ramping up player protection efforts.

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    Looking at the current state of Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market, RB Capital’s Julian Buhagiar says savvy investors will be steering clear, and those with an interest looking for an exit.

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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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    Global Gaming suffered what every operator fears most, when its operating licence was revoked by the Swedish gaming regulator. Chief executive Tobias Fagerlund explains why the business is far from finished.

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    The spread of betting and gaming across Africa is in danger of being halted by politicians and authorities taking a tougher stance towards operators, says Clarion Gaming’s Dan Tyler.

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    11 July 2019

    This month’s edition of the RP iGaming Index sees Regulus Partners’ Paul Leyland cautiously optimistic about an upswing in the performance of igaming stocks. Market consolidation, meanwhile, has boosted a number of constituent companies.

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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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    The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority (Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet) has stepped up enforcement action against offshore operators. 
The regulator’s deputy director general for gambling and lotteries Henrik Nordal explains how effective these efforts have been.

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    RB Capital's Julian Buhagiar warns executives negotiating a sale of the importance of doing due diligence on prospective acquirers, as failure to do so can lead to serious issues post-acquisition.

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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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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is becoming increasingly strict in how it enforces a ban on sportspeople under 25 years of age being featured in gambling advertising. This should make operators think twice about how they advertise, especially around football, says Tom Edmonds of Northridge Law.

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    Phil Blackwell asks whether high membership fees and a structure that appears to benefit only the biggest in the sector will effectively undermine new trade body Responsible Affiliates in iGaming's (RAIG) efforts to become the voice of the industry.

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across the EU. Belgium, France, Italy and Sweden are among those markets updated this month

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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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    Just months after ending his 14-year tenure with the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Clive Hawkswood is back, now chairing Responsible Affiliates in Gambling, a new body established to promote social responsibility in the affiliate sector.

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    Spain’s consumer rights ombudsman has called for a ban on gambling advertising and the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) has pledged new restrictions on the industry. One of Spain’s leading gambling lawyers offers some insights into what the country’s licensees are facing in the year ahead.

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