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    With the share prices of some of the major online players currently proving more resilient than expected following a period of vastly divergent performances across the sector, David McLeish analyses the immediate opportunities and likely drivers of consolidation plays over the next 12-18 months

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    14 May 2020

    The merger of Flutter and Stars and DraftKings’ addition helped the Index rebound by 31% vs. the Nasdaq’s 17% during last month, but much remains at stake, writes Paul Leyland. Tabcorp is this month's stock in focus

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    The inaugural edition of ICE North America opened with an overview of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from H2 Gambling Capital, while expert panels explored how igaming is being leveraged by a crisis-hit land-based sector and digital transformation in the US lottery space

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    12 May 2020

    Despite the absence of live sporting events caused by Covid-19, Italy’s regulated market proved its resilience last month by managing a performance almost in line with that of last April

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    7 May 2020

    Portugal’s regulated operators generated their highest ever quarterly revenue total of €69.8m in the first three months of 2020, 47% up year-on-year

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    1 May 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to bring you the April 2020 Esports Betting Dashboard, including GGR estimates and growth to 2024, regional breakdown and the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

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    23 April 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to present your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numbers

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    20 April 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to bring you the April 2020 iGaming Dashboard, with 2020 forecasts adjusted to reflect the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

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    One necessary adjustment by the sector to the unprecedented global lockdown now laying waste to balance sheets will be appropriate levels of debt, writes Scott Longley

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    15 April 2020

    While the initial market reaction to the pandemic disruption was indiscriminate, the 29% fall in the Index in the period to 3 April also reflects the return of more nuanced considerations on the part of investors, writes Paul Leyland

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    9 April 2020

    While Italy’s sports betting market struggled after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) resulted in a nationwide lockdown and the suspension sporting events, the market grew year-on-year in March, thanks to online casino and poker.

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    31 March 2020

    After a record-breaking start to the new year, Italy’s igaming market fell back in February as coronavirus and sporting cancellations started to bite

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    22 March 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to present your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numbers

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    There are clear reasons why the smart money is shifting east, but as we found with Europe, this grey honeymoon is not indefinite, writes Julian Buhagiar

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    11 March 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to bring you the March 2020 iGaming Dashboard, with 2020 forecasts adjusted to reflect the impact of the novel coronavirus

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    5 March 2020

    The marketing push by Spanish operators at the end of last year saw active players and new player registrations hit record highs in December

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    Novomatic celebrates its 40th birthday in 2020. Over this time, it has grown from an Austrian business importing pinball machines from the US to a global operation with hundreds of thousands of gaming terminals and more than 30,000 staff. Novomatic AG chief executive Harald Neumann tells Robin Harrison how the business will ensure it stays relevant for another four decades

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    The final six months of the decade saw talk of regulatory crackdowns continue, with pressure growing on operators across a number of markets and verticals. Elsewhere M&A activity rose to the fore, with a number of high-profile acquisitions announced during the period

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    14 February 2020

    Portugal’s regulated operators generated their highest ever quarterly revenue total of €65.4m in the final three months of 2019, driven by a 55% year-on-year increase in sports betting GGR

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    12 February 2020

    Italy’s regulated igaming market has kicked off the new decade with a record-breaking monthly total for January 2020, aided by strong growth across a number of key verticals

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