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    Looming regulations and marketing, mobile and machine advances, read Part 4 of our industry experts' predictions for the year ahead.

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    VR, data, UX, increased regulatory pressures and unreasonable regulations, read Part 3 of our industry experts' predictions for 2017.

     

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    The 'stand off' between Valve and the WSGC continues, major investments continue and fantasy esports start up AlphaDraft calls it a day.

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    Questions linked to 'onboarding techniques' have prevented the Playtech-Plus500 buyout and could affect the group's 2016 forecast, while issues related to regulatory arbitrage are likely to keep cropping up. 

     

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    Following up on H2 Gambling Capital's first set of data-led articles that looked at the US igaming market and the global gambling sector, the sector's leading data specialists look at the potential value of the Japanese land-based casino market. Japan is already the third largest gambling market in the world with an estimated gross win of US$31.4bn for 2013 and with permissive upcoming casino legislation a real possibility, H2 founder and director Simon Holliday provides a detailed breakdown of the country's gambling landscape.

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    Simon Holliday, founder and director of H2 Gambling Capital, looks at the overall growth for the gambling sector in 2014 in the second of the four data-led articles H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are publishing this week to coincide with the ICE trade show in London.

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    Match-fixing and corrupt betting are high on the agenda across Europe's igaming markets and the European Commission and the Council of Europe are understandably looking at ways to minimise the associated risks. For James Scicluna and Robert Zammit, partners at WH Partners law firm in Malta, new measures to prevent these damaging practices must be introduced on objective parameters while sports organisations must also shoulder play an active role in preventing and investigating wrong-doing.

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    15 October 2012

    Some sports properties that will not associate themselves with sportsbooks for moral reasons, but relationships between betting companies and sports rights owners are becoming increasingly important.

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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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    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.