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    The final part of iGamingBusiness.com's run down of the proposals put forward by the UK’s main political parties concludes with the Scottish National Party - potentially a key power broker in a hung parliament - and the Liberal Democrats.

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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's examination of the manifesto pledges being put forward by the UK’s leading political parties, the proposals from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour are scrutinised by our industry panel.

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    This week, iGamingBusiness.com is scrutinising the gambling-related pledges from the UK’s leading political parties. Speaking to a panel of industry experts, we have gathered insight on the manifesto pledges either directly targeting gambling, or that may affect the sector. We kick off this three-part series with a look at the Conservative Party’s policies

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    5 December 2019

    A sharp year-on-year drop in poker revenue led to Italy’s regulated online gambling market reporting a marginal decline in October, the latest figures from Ficom Leisure show.

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    In the second part of his deep dive into key regulatory reforms being made in a number of African jurisdictions, Law Allianz founder Yahaya Maikori examines developments in a number of smaller markets.

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

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    12 September 2019

    Italy’s online gaming market has recovered from a summer lull in June, to grow across July and August, according to the latest figures provided by Ficom Leisure.

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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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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's interview with Vermantia chief executive Filippos Antonopoulos, he discusses the importance of a diversified geographic footprint, and explains why he sees the supplier's majority shareholder Arena Racing Company as one of the most exciting businesses in the industry.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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