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    Spain’s consumer rights ombudsman has called for a ban on gambling advertising and the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) has pledged new restrictions on the industry. One of Spain’s leading gambling lawyers offers some insights into what the country’s licensees are facing in the year ahead.

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    Bet Entertainment chief operating officer Alberto Alfieri sets out what he believes will ensure a thriving regulated market in Brazil, and offers a surprising defence of turnover taxes, ahead of next month’s Brazilian Gaming Congress.

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    Having explored the need for an overhaul of the look and feel of the UK’s licensed betting offices, the second part of the feature looks at the technology that could help shape the sector’s sports-led future.

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    The B2 maximum stake cut to £2 has led to a lot of gloom about retail betting in the UK. But the enforced changes to the sector could be offset if bookmakers invest in making shops more welcoming

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    The Colombian gaming association's president highlights the importance of relationships between operators and banks to growing the country's regulated igaming market.

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    Having established itself as a thriving location for outsourcing, the gambling industry is increasingly looking to Ukraine when it needs a low-cost base for technology teams. iGaming Business talks to some of the companies established in the country.

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    3 May 2019

    iGamingBusiness.com has agreed a new partnership with marketing and customer retention specialist Optimove to bring readers exclusive insights into player habits from a range of different markets, across all igaming verticals. In April's edition, research lab team leader lead Omer Liss reports on an uptick in player activity and investigates the impact of the first leg of Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League semi final against Ajax Amsterdam

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    In the second part of iGaming Business’ roundtable of the challenges facing new slot studios as they attempt to gain traction in a competitive market, we discuss content aggregation platforms, innovation and M&A.

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    The casino games supplier space is one of the most crowded and competitive areas of the online gaming industry. Four of the industry’s emerging suppliers discuss how they have used past experience and innovation to carve out market share.

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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. Cyprus, Germany and Slovakia are among those updated

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    In Part 2 of his dissection of the state of online bingo, affiliate-turned-operator Phil Blackwell looks at ways the the sector can restack the odds in its favour

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    With the bonus-obsessed, white label-fueled online bingo sector arguably having most to lose from the regulation and tax changes sweeping through the UK industry, Phil Blackwell looks at how it can restack the odds in its favour

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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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    Jason Paradise, head of trading at Digital Sports Tech, highlights why local expertise within the US sports betting market is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the world’s most exciting emerging territory

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    While it may have shied away from the industry arms race seen in the weeks following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA, Amelco has quietly been carving out a niche in the nascent US sports betting market. The supplier’s chief executive Damian Walton discusses the current state of the market.

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    Zeal Network is preparing for major changes in its core German market, with its acquisition of Lotto24 to prompt a pivot away from lottery betting in the country. Chief executive Helmut Becker explains how the shift will position the business for future growth - and why lottery betting is far from dead.

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    NetEnt's struggles in live casino have been well-documented, but the operator refuses to give up on the vertical. Andres Rengifo has been brought in to lead a push that the supplier believes will finally allow it to carve out significant market share.

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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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    When Pontus Lindwall stepped back into the Betsson CEO role in 2017, the company was struggling, with growth slowing and costs rising. Fast forward to 2019 and it has just reported record revenue for the final quarter of 2018, and looks to be in better health than ever. Here he explains how he successfully got the business back on track. 

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    Bettor Faster and Bet Blocks founders Jonny Robb and Nilesh Mistry have established GamblingStartup.Ventures, in a bid to connect early-stage gambling businesses around the world. Here, we meet some of the teams looking to revolutionise the way punters play.

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