News analysis

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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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    20 February 2019

    Kambi Group’s review of the 2018-19 National Football League (NFL) season reveals that a strong product offering covering the league is crucial for operators looking to establish themselves in the nascent US sports betting market.

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    This week's State of the Union covers developments across the US, with bills progressing in a number of states, the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Attorneys General taking on the Wire Act, and Rhode Island edging closer to approving mobile wagering.

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    12 February 2019

    Growth in the dot.es market trailed off during Q4 2018 as player registrations and actives fell sharply during the final two months

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    French sportsbook solutions provider Sportnco started life as the B2B subsidiary of France Pari, but has rapidly outgrown its home market. With Spain set to become the supplier’s largest market by the end of the year, CEO Hervé Schlosser is now targeting expansion in the US and Latin America.

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    The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.

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    The prevalence of gambling advertising around football has seen the industry become a lightning rod for criticism. But is the sector really at fault, asks Scott Longley?

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    31 January 2019

    With regulated US betting and gaming in its infancy, players searching for odds and information have helped affiliates and media sites lead the way in online search rankings, with the likes of CBS Sports and ESPN among the most-returned sites. 

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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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    The Department of Justice’s decision to revise its interpretation of the Wire Act could have a major impact on the nascent US iGaming industry. Or, as some suggest, its impact could be felt in gaming verticals that are well-established and generating money for operators and states alike. A selection of speakers from ICE Sports Betting USA discuss the DoJ’s about-turn.

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    28 January 2019

    Paddy Power is the go-to betting and gaming brand for UK punters, according to a new report into gambling-related search terms by Pi Datametrics, with horse racing still the most popular sport despite declining search activity

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    Massachusetts and Rhode Island headline this week’s update as the industry weighs the fall-out from the DoJ's revising its opinion on the Wire Act

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    Gavin Isaacs is back in action after two years on Scientific Games’ board of directors, with a new role as chairman of SBTech. Having played a key role in reshaping the casino supplier market, the experienced industry executive is now looking to make an impression on the sports betting sector.

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    In the second part of our feature on Kambi's rapid growth, CEO Kristian Nylén and CCO Max Meltzer discuss DraftKings, retail and the future, including its expansion plans for Pennsylvania.

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    Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén and CCO Max Meltzer reflect on a stellar 2018 which saw the supplier establish itself in the nascent US sports betting market.

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    10 January 2019

    PokerStars finished 2018 as top dog in Italy’s largest online segment of casino, claiming 9.6% or €6.82m of the €710m GGR generated by licensed operators, according to estimates exclusively provided to iGB by Ficom Leisure. 

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    George Rover, chief integrity officer of the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association, sets out the core aims of the new US-focused integrity body

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    Michigan, New York and Washington DC headline this month’s roundup, with the latter becoming the seventh US jurisdiction to legalise sports betting

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    Fears about integrity in esports are based on a lack of understanding of how the games work, writes Hai Ng

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    31 December 2018

    Slots drove a highest-ever return for regulated operators in the dot.pt market in the third quarter of 2018

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