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    Ahead of the return of TV show Hunted this week, one of its hunters told a panel at ICE that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting humans rather than networks and that this has implications for igaming. By Joanne Christie

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    A move by one UK bank to allow customers to block gambling transactions has led to both a ripple effect in the financial services industry and an awareness that a cross-sector approach is needed to reduce gambling-related harm, reports Joanne Christie

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    What role can technology play in responsible gaming? Suren Azatyan assesses whether artificial intelligence and machine learning can help protect vulnerable players

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    The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling’s Responsible Gambling Week has grown rapidly since its 2017 launch. Chair John Hagan explains its aims to Daniel O'Boyle and says the sector needs to prove its year-round commitment to safer gambling

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    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport's investigation into loot boxes concluded that the popular video game mechanic should be classed as a form of gambling. While Tom Grant of Grant Law argues that this may be overly drastic, he says the video gaming industry will need to take action if it is to avoid a regulatory crackdown.

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    While thus far igaming payments in Africa have largely been funnelled through mobile providers, the Kenyan clampdown has accentuated a growing awareness that other options are needed, says Joanne Christie.

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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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    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 new studies suggesting links between compulsively trading cryptocurrencies and a problem gambling severity, operators must look closely at whether allowing customers to pay with virtual currencies is worth the risk, writes Joanne Christie.

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    Online poker's 20-year history, improved product and emerging tech offer plenty of reasons for optimism regarding its future, writes MuchBetter’s Jens Bader

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    Red Tiger Gaming’s managing director Gavin Hamilton talks to iGaming Business about how the young company has got the jump on many of its more established rivals

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    With the amount returned to players via thePOGG's complaints system having surpassed $1m, manager Duncan Garvie talks to Joanne Christie

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    To some, blockchain is synonymous with revolution and progress. To others, hidden identity, hacking and the drugs trade. Which camp are you in, asks Layla Ali?

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    SlotGuru's new personalisation-responsible gaming app is doing well in land-based casino but not so much in online, Joanne Christie finds out why.

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    Bitcoin is being heralded by some as the currency of the future, but traditional social factors will dictate how far it goes in igaming.

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    24 July 2017

    The 2017 iGaming Super Show welcomed Dr. Craig Wright, who some believe is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, to hear his talk on the world's leading cryptocurrency. 

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    17 May 2017

    If you are operating in Latin America or looking to move into the region, then our latest supplement will give you plenty of food for thought.

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    With the growing threat of cybercrime, how can igaming companies protect themselves and their customers? Prevention and technology tools are key, says David Schollenberger.

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    16 April 2016

    The Gambling Commission recently passed the baton for leading and managing the industry-wide self-exclusion scheme to the Remote Gambling Association. 

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    16 June 2014

    Spain’s forthcoming opening for online slots and exchange betting is much anticipated by Europe’s igaming operators, particularly those already in the market. Consultant Eduardo Morales Hermo updates iGaming Business on the process and likely timetable, based on information provided direct from regulator DGOJ.

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