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    Betting on the Melbourne Cup was subdued this year, with taxes and animal cruelty concerns affecting enthusiasm for the big race, reports Joanne Christie.

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    7 November 2019

    Autumn brought with it a wave of cool air but it was mainly sports betting that caught a chill, with casino continuing its upward trend, according to the latest data from Optimove’s iGaming Pulse

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    6 November 2019

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ Champions League offerings, analysing their odds, markets, commission levels and promotions to determine the best in the UK

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    Through its acquisition of platform provider Optima, Sportradar can now claim to offer every link in the betting chain to clients. Chief executive Carsten Koerl and Optima boss Jacob Lopez talk Daniel O’Boyle through the deal

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    23 October 2019

    A solid casino performance and the second calendar month of action in Europe's major football leagues pushed the Italian igaming market to a return of €146.3m in revenues last month, representing an approximate 8% year-on-year improvement

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    A project to automate betting strategies for personal use has evolved into Fireswan, an app that aims to disrupt the sportsbook market using artificial intelligence. Co-founder Maksym Shyroki talks iGaming Business through its development.

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    If gaming is a form of entertainment, then it’s the entertainment giants such as Netflix that point to the road ahead for the igaming industry, argues SG Digital’s senior vice president of gaming Dylan Slaney.

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    Flutter Entertainment's mega-merger with The Stars Group is likely to be the first deal in the latest wave of industry consolidation, with investment bankers eager to spearhead more M&A activity. While this may disrupt the growth trajectories of some of the sector's leading lights, it's unlikely to stop any time soon, writes Scott Longley. 

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    8 October 2019

    Leading tipster site bettingexpert.com considers the deposit and withdrawal options offered by 25 of the UK’s most popular bookmakers

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    7 October 2019

    While headline KPIs for sports remained broadly stable on the prior month, September saw a 14% (YoY) fall in average monthly revenue per player, ostensibly due to bonuses being increased over the year, according to the latest data from Optimove’s iGaming Pulse

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

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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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    10 September 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the September 2019 Mobile Dashboard.

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    6 September 2019

    The lack of a major sporting event may have led to a drop in player activity in August 2019, but as the latest data from Optimove's iGaming Pulse shows, players acquired during the month may actually have greater longer-term value than those acquired around events such as the World Cup

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    While many questions remain unanswered regarding the future of igaming in African’s most populous nation, the growth fundamentals remain solid for operators with the right acquisition and retention strategies, writes Sarafina Wolde Gabriel

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    4 September 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business present your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers

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    The new Diamond Casino Resort in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online offers gamers a taste of the virtual high life. J Moses, director of Rockstar owner Take-Two Interactive, speaks to Jake Pollard about the release and explains his vision of betting, esports and video games interacting in a future US igaming ecosystem.

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    Mathew Symmonds’ meetings with affiliate managers at conferences used to come to an abrupt end when he revealed he was generating most of his traffic from Africa. Not so today. We find out how he entered the affiliate business and established WinDrawWin and PredictZ as the leading portals focused on these markets

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