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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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    This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, reports on West Virginia Governor Jim Justice allowing igaming regulation to pass into law, an update on the New York budget, and new bills in Indiana and Louisiana.

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    The Illinois legislature has a wide range of regulatory models to consider when it comes to sports betting. This is largely due to Representative Michael Zalewski putting forward an open-ended proposal with the ultimate goal of legalising the vertical, leaving the decision on the final model to his Assembly and Senate counterparts. He tells iGamingBusiness.com why he believes this build-as-you-go approach will help generate sufficient support to bring sports betting legislation into law

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    This week’s State of the Union sees the Department of Justice hit back at New Hampshire’s challenge against its revised Wire Act opinion. Elsewhere Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has ratified mobile wagering legislation, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has set the state on the path to legal casino gaming.

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    Last week Germany made a decisive move towards a total overhaul of its gambling regulations. Wulf Hambach, Stefan Bolay and Stefanie Fuchs of leading German law firm Hambach & Hambach outline what may happen next – and what needs to happen to ensure a satisfactory conclusion for all stakeholders.

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    Secondary lotteries have been hit by a number of setbacks recently, but with opportunities opening up in the German market, talk of decline is somewhat wide of the mark. Joanne Christie reports.

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    21 March 2019

    Denmark returned its highest-ever quarterly total of €134.1m in the final period of 2018, driven by the continued upward trajectory of online casino

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at new developments in Tennessee, Ohio and Montana, as well as reporting on the performances of the regulated New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.

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    Representative Brandt Iden was just a signature away from legalising online gaming in Michigan last year. Having shrugged off his bills’ eventual veto by former Governor Rick Snyder, a new legislative effort is now underway. He tells iGamingBusiness.com why the climate is right for the new bills to pass into law - and why the DoJ’s new Wire Act interpretation does not worry him in the slightest.

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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's interview with Lindwall he discusses the future of NetPlay TV, stricter regulations across Europe, and growth prospects in newly regulated markets such as Sweden and the Netherlands.

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    In this week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, we find Rhode Island poised to legalise online wagering and West Virginia set to legalise online gaming, with bills in both states awaiting approval from their respective Governors. Elsewhere, Michigan Representative Brandt Iden has resumed efforts to legalise online betting and gaming in the state, new bills have been filed in Connecticut and Kansas, and the AGA is urging states to innovate when they regulate.

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    This week's State of the Union focuses on the DoJ’s decision to extend its deadline for gaming companies to comply with its revised stance on the Wire Act. Also included this week are legislative developments in New York, Minnesota, Georgia and more.

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    Tom Grant runs the rule over new ASA guidelines aimed at curbing what it sees as the irresponsible use of anmated characters, celebrities and influencers in gambling marketing

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    4 March 2019

    The iGamingBusiness.com Nordic dashboard, in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, suggests that the region will grow to a €4.46bn market by 2023, boosted by the introduction of igaming regulation in Sweden.

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across the EU. Estonia, the Netherlands and Slovakia are among those updated for this edition

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at the latest legal challenge launched against the DoJ's revised Wire Act opinion, plus developments in Virginia, Arkansas, Indiana and more.

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    Swedish gaming regulator Spelinspektionen's proactive approach to regulation means that any business with a high degree of exposure to the country's newly regulated igaming market faces a tricky first quarter, writes Scott Longley.

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    The State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers the latest regulatory developments across the US. This week pressure has been ramped up on the Department of Justice in the wake of its revised Wire Act opinion, South Dakota and Minnesota are considering sports betting bills and Arkansas is thrashing out sports betting regulations, while Illinois' new Democrat Governor has factored sports betting into his 2020 budget.

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    Key developments in 2018 come to fruition this year, with point of consumption tax and consumer protection issues set to ring big changes in the Australian gambling industry, according to Addisons senior Associate Karina Chong and partner Jamie Nettleton.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' analysis of gambling advertising restrictions, we look at the unintended consequences of bans, possible alternatives to blanket prohibitions - and ask whether tackling advertising really gets to the root cause of the issue.

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