News analysis

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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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    9 June 2014

    The regulatory framework for Dutch igaming is becoming clearer, although the first licences are unlikely to be issued before 2016. But as Younes Moussaoui and Justin Franssen of Kalff Katz & Franssen write, a tax rate of 20% gross gaming revenues or lower will depend on how much of the illegal market is driven out once regulation comes in.

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    19 May 2014

    Continuation licences and HMRC registration should now be a priority for UK-facing operators ahead of the UK’s move to a point-of-consumption regulatory and tax regime for igaming from August, writes David Schollenberger of Healy’s.

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    19 May 2014

    After a frustrating few years, the momentum is there to take a leap forward towards a cohesive European policy for the online gambling sector, something that will benefit the industry and its consumers, argues Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association.

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    1 May 2014

    The second instalment of iXP Consulting's audit of online casinos' customer support services looks at email response times, product knowledge and presentation levels among operators. 

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    DLA Piper's team in Italy held a conference in Rome on Tuesday looking to address the issues affecting an online betting sector that has seen revenues drop from €173m in 2010 to €135m in 2013. One of the negative effects of Italy turnover tax showed that in September 2012 Italian operators paid out more in winnings than punters were spending on their sites.

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    Speaking about pan-European poker liquidity with ARJEL president Jean-Francois Vilotte recently put into focus one of the key issues EU-licensed poker operators are facing: big enough player pools that can enable them to run viable businesses. If taxes are never far from operators’ minds (understandably), the fact that they are restricted to national player liquidities acts as the major obstacle to operating a sustainable business, a situation which is bound to be replicated in US states. 

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    12 September 2013

    Holland is in the news at the moment as it takes action against the likes of Sheriff Gaming and Global Stars, but the country is also preparing its igaming regulations, with licences due to be issued in 2015. Alan Littler of Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam and Esteban van Goor, PriceWaterhouseCooper, also in Amsterdam, look at the legal implications of the server requirement as set out in preliminary texts.

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    17 October 2012

    Sports sponsorships by betting companies are dominated by football deals, with new ones seeing established betting companies targeting newly-regulated markets such as Italy and Spain and through the support of local clubs. 

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    16 October 2012

    Corruption in sports betting is, with doping, the major issue to affect the sporting world. A match-fixing scandal has a huge impact on the credibility of any sport and by its very nature, illegal or corrupt betting is virtually impossible to quantify. So what are sporting bodies and online bookmakers doing to stop corrupt betting?

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    15 October 2012

    Football clubs in newly-regulated markets such as Spain and countries such as Germany which tolerate sponsorships by online bookmakers have been numerous in signing up betting partners and sponsors. 

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    8 October 2012

    This mobile betting overview is an extract from the 2012  Digital sports betting report published by iGaming Business

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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.