News analysis

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    2 July 2014

    In conjunction with Ash Averill of DLA Piper London, iGaming Business provides a regulatory snapshot of the European online gaming and betting markets, which includes all regulated gambling products and legalised operator types within each country and impending market updates (where applicable).

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    Operators that make up the membership of the European Gaming and Betting Association could be heard breathing a sigh of relief at the end of last week as news came through that, effectively, they could continue operating in the German market thanks to their Schleswig-Holstein licences. But what of EU igaming regulation? In many respects it manifests itself as more curse than blessing. iGaming Business spoke with Martin Haijer of EGBA to get the views of the European industry.

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    16 June 2014

    Spain’s forthcoming opening for online slots and exchange betting is much anticipated by Europe’s igaming operators, particularly those already in the market. Consultant Eduardo Morales Hermo updates iGaming Business on the process and likely timetable, based on information provided direct from regulator DGOJ.

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    9 June 2014

    After a frustrating few years, the momentum is there to take a leap forward towards a cohesive European policy for the online gambling sector, argues Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association

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    19 May 2014

    Continuation licences and HMRC registration should now be a priority for UK-facing operators ahead of the UK’s move to a point-of-consumption regulatory and tax regime for igaming from August, writes David Schollenberger of Healy’s.

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    19 May 2014

    After a frustrating few years, the momentum is there to take a leap forward towards a cohesive European policy for the online gambling sector, something that will benefit the industry and its consumers, argues Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association.

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    Could 2014 finally be the year when Sweden decides to regulate igaming? A number of factors would suggest so, not least the fact that online operators have been highly active in the market for many years already, writes Graham Wood.

  • article
    1 May 2014

    Customer experience and regulated markets have made an operator’s choice of gaming platform more important than ever before, as Aleš Gornjec of ComTrade Gaming explains.

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    1 May 2014

    Local archiving of operating data should be considered as a catalyst helping dot.com operators run an international business across multiple jurisdictions, writes Gabriel Dubois of Dictao.

  • article
    1 May 2014

    With responsible gaming top of national regulators’ wish lists, Michael Auer of Neccton shares insights from the research which has driven development of a new approach to player protection based on player-tracking and personalised communication.

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    French online betting is going strongly with 25% growth in Q1 2014, but how long can it go on for? And have the country's poker and horse racing operators got any reasons to be cheerful? 

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    A report published this week by Milan University's Observatory on Online Gaming presented a dramatic picture of the Italian igaming market for 2013, with poker GGR in particular dropping 35% on 2012. Giulio Coraggio of DLA Piper goes through the data and explains what the regulator AAMS and the industry are doing to address the issues.     

  • article
    25 March 2014

    The introduction of the Point of Consumption tax in the UK is a major milestone for the igaming sector, but integrating land-based and remote gaming activities, catering to the mobile and tablet punters and being able to work off strong customer loyalty and brand awareness will be just as important, explain Simon Oaten, lead partner, and David Perry, senior manager, Betting and Gaming Team at Deloitte.

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    In late February Portuguese media reported that despite opposition from within the government, the country may regulate online gaming as a way to raise revenues and alleviate some of the financial pressures the government is faced with as it tries to deal with its debt crisis. But even if igaming regulation does happen, Portugal is more likely to implement monopoly-type legislation than provide a good working environment for operators.

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    Beyond the banter and marketing chutzpah Paddy Power is reaping the rewards of its focused and "analytical strategy". It might not be to everyone's taste but the Irish operator is topping the results season, says Graham Wood.

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    1 March 2014

    The online gaming market in Canada is set for a year of change and development in 2014, write leading North American gaming regulatory experts, Michael D Lipton and Jack Tadman of Dickinson Wright LLP.

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    1 March 2014

    When is a penalty not a penalty? By Tom Grant of Harris Hagan.

  • article
    19 February 2014

    Graham Wood reports on France’s igaming façade and its decision to reject pooled poker liquidity with Italy and Spain, another indication that the authorities have very little desire to encourage private investors to set up in France and make the country’s igaming market truly ‘open’.

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    Following up on H2 Gambling Capital's first set of data-led articles that looked at the US igaming market and the global gambling sector, the sector's leading data specialists look at the potential value of the Japanese land-based casino market. Japan is already the third largest gambling market in the world with an estimated gross win of US$31.4bn for 2013 and with permissive upcoming casino legislation a real possibility, H2 founder and director Simon Holliday provides a detailed breakdown of the country's gambling landscape.

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    Simon Holliday, founder and director of H2 Gambling Capital, looks at the overall growth for the gambling sector in 2014 in the second of the four data-led articles H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are publishing this week to coincide with the ICE trade show in London.

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