News analysis

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    4 October 2012

    Mobile betting or gaming is now ubiquitous and all encompassing as data and information is available at the tip of our fingers. This excerpt from the iGaming Business Digital sports betting report looks at 'Betting and connected portable devices', notably how smartphones are getting even smarter and download for mobile apps.

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    3 October 2012

    This following article is the introduction to the iGaming Business report: ‘Digital sports betting: a market assessment and outlook’, which examines the main issues surrounding the growing digital sportsbook industry including betting market overviews; areas of opportunity; factors affecting growth in the industry; marketing strategies of online and mobile sportsbooks, regulatory issues and the growing role of smartphones, social media and in-play betting. 

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    2 May 2012

    the London 2012 Olympics present firms with a great opportunity to advertise and reach out to millions of people across the world, but you'd be well advised to read the advertising small print that comes with ysing the Olympics to back up your message, as specialist gaming lawyer Peter Wilson explains

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    11 April 2012

    Technology, regulation and other legal issues all play key roles in the growth of online sports betting. In this chapter, the Digital sports betting report looks at how operators have addressed these challenges. 

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    2 April 2012

    Cristina Romero de Alba, Partner at Spanish Law Firm, LOYRA Abogados, reports on a Spanish market that is still awaiting its first federally issued igaming licence

  • article
    12 March 2012

    On December, 23, 2011, the Office of Legal Counsel of the US Department of Justice wrote to the New York State Division of the Lottery in terms which were as far-reaching as they were unexpected. Their letter was in reply to a letter dating back to December 2009 relating to concerns arising out of the transmission of state lottery transaction data across state lines by wire and the Internet, so it was hardly a hasty or ill-considered response. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) stated that it had analysed the scope of the federal Wire Act 1961 and concluded that it was limited only to sports betting. At the time of writing, the implications of this stunning reversal of the DoJ’s long held interpretation of the Wire Act (that it is not limited to sports betting and can be applied to other forms of interstate gambling) are still being assessed, but the early indications are that it will act as a further catalyst for the legalisation and regulation of online gaming on a state-by-state basis and undermine the case for federal legislation, at least in the short to medium-term. 

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    2 March 2012

    Will ISP blocking survive recent legal challenges to become an effective weapon against the black market? Stephen Ketteley and Ruth Hoy, partners at DLA Piper, consider the latest legal developments. 

  • article
    2 March 2012

    Joseph Kelly and Frank Catania explain why a patchwork of regulation is better than no Internet gambling regulation at all

  • article
    2 February 2012

    Contrasting the recent regulatory hearings held by the Nevada gaming regulators and the first Internet gambling conference held in Washington DC in 1998 is pretty simple.

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    11 October 2011

    Global Gaming Outlook, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) latest study, assesses the current and future trends and revenue growth in the land-based casino and online gambling markets over the short-term period to 2015. Here, PwC kindly provides iGaming Business with an excerpt addressing the eastern and digital migration of a new global gaming landscape that will become dominated by Asia. 

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    12 March 2011

    As mobile usage, channels and interfaces explode, it becomes ever more likely that hand-held devices will become the key to future transactions. But Nick Mothershaw, Director of Identity and Fraud at Experian, says the online gaming sector’s success also hinges on ensuring fast and secure access to personal data to keep customers engaged. 

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