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    India has retained a resolutely local culture, preferring homegrown entertainment to international imports. But as KamaGames’ Sam Forrest explains, gaming businesses that acknowledge these regional quirks could tap into a massively valuable market

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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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    10 July 2019

    bV1sion and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the Q2 2019 Social Gaming Dashboard, tracking the development of the free-to-play gaming sector.

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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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    With a proprietary peer-to-peer platform, Wager aims to crack the conundrum of making sports betting truly social. Co-founder Leo Barnes shares the story behind its creation.

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    Predictions games are emerging as a useful way for sports betting operators to acquire customers in regulated or soon-to-regulate markets across the US. SportCaller is at the forefront of this movement, and digital performance director Paddy McDermott believes free-to-play sports games may finally be rising to prominence.

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    Having reported a 33% increase in revenue for 2018, KamaGames chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov outlines what he believes will be the key drivers of growth in the social casino market in 2019. 

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    KamaGames embarked on something of an industry first by launching a token sale in late 2018, an experimental process to test the viability of cryptocurrency in the social casino market. However, as chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov explains, the process taught the Dublin-based studio some harsh lessons

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    7 February 2019

    The latest social casino rankings from Eliers & Krejcik Gaming signal that market leader Playtika is seeing revenue stagnate as it broadens its focus beyond casino-style games

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' deep dive into the revised Wire Act opinion, ICE Sports Betting USA speakers stress the need for clarity from the Department of Justice as they look to work out the best way to interpret the ruling.

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    NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman gives an unvarnished account of the supplier’s struggles in 2018 and explains how she plans to turn the business around in 2019.

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    Erik Gullstrand is at the forefront of a changing of the guard for Quickspin, with two of its founders departing the business. The Playtech-owned slot studio’s new product chief discusses the current state of slots and how social can help future-proof suppliers’ operations.

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    In the traditionally quiet Q3, only SG Digital and Playstudios showed any kind of standout form. Adam Krejcik from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming delves deeper into the numbers

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    Operators could be missing a trick by focusing too much on reaching out to new players instead of tapping up their existing player base, says Guy Hasson

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    The days when the igaming sector would be revolutionised by social betting on Facebook are long gone, but features that grew out of social are making waves, writes Jake Pollard

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    Standout performers in the last quarter included Playtika, Huuuge Games, KamaGames and DGN Games as the market grew 19.1% year-on-year

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    Guy Hasson offers some useful advice on getting started in the world of social slots

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    The year is off to a flying start, with market growth outstripping the forecast for 2018, reports Adam Krejcik of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

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    A recent US ruling that social casino games played at Big Fish Casino constitute illegal gambling should be monitored closely, says legal firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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    New shop networks are playing a key role in enabling omnichannel, explains Dario Fruk of SBTech

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