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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Football DataCo's recent switch of data supplier may have gone largely under the radar, but how enforceable is the “exclusive" aspect of the deal and could it mark the point where official data starts becoming a cost too far for UK-focused operators?

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    Having explored the need for an overhaul of the look and feel of the UK’s licensed betting offices, the second part of the feature looks at the technology that could help shape the sector’s sports-led future.

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    The B2 maximum stake cut to £2 has led to a lot of gloom about retail betting in the UK. But the enforced changes to the sector could be offset if bookmakers invest in making shops more welcoming

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    In an exclusive extract from iGB’s Brazil e-zine, Scott Longley runs the rule over the various gaming bills now in play and how they are likely to translate into the market

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    This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, sees a bill to legalise sports betting in Indiana head to Governor Eric Holcomb for ratification, while a Colorado bill is racing through the state legislature. Elsewhere, Nevada and Mississippi’s legal sports betting markets enjoyed strong months, driven by activity around basketball, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has suggested he will allow a bill to pass into law without his signature.

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, sees Pennsylvania set a launch date for igaming, while Delaware North has taken legal action in the wake of its sports betting struggles in West Virginia. Elsewhere, Iowa is one step away from legal igaming and a bid to regulate sports betting is underway in Colorado.

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    24 April 2019

    Italy's online gaming market has posted declines for both February and March, largely due to fluctuations in the core online casino and sports betting verticals, according to the latest figures from Ficom Leisure.

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at the performance of the regulated Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets, as well as the progress of bills in Indiana and North Carolina.

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers the latest twist in New Hampshire's challenge to the revised Wire Act opinion, Indiana closing in on legal wagering, West Virginia's first six months of legal sports betting and more.

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    This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, reports on West Virginia Governor Jim Justice allowing igaming regulation to pass into law, an update on the New York budget, and new bills in Indiana and Louisiana.

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    Jason Paradise, head of trading at Digital Sports Tech, highlights why local expertise within the US sports betting market is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the world’s most exciting emerging territory

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    While it may have shied away from the industry arms race seen in the weeks following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA, Amelco has quietly been carving out a niche in the nascent US sports betting market. The supplier’s chief executive Damian Walton discusses the current state of the market.

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