News analysis

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    NetEnt’s acquisition of Red Tiger Gaming was notable not only because it was the company’s first M&A activity in its existence, but also because it sees it take charge of one of the sector’s most exciting suppliers. Jake Pollard discusses the rationale behind the deal, and how the two businesses will work together going forward, with chief executive Therese Hillman.

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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's interview with Vermantia chief executive Filippos Antonopoulos, he discusses the importance of a diversified geographic footprint, and explains why he sees the supplier's majority shareholder Arena Racing Company as one of the most exciting businesses in the industry.

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    In GambingStartup.Ventures’ latest dispatch from the start-up frontline, Jonny Robb discusses how start-up founders quickly become used to operating at extremes. What may appear to be a precarious moment in a business’ development can quickly seem just another obstacle to be conquered.

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    La Française des Jeux’s (FDJ) acquisition of Sporting Solutions will see the French group use Solutions’ trading expertise to develop its B2C offering in its home market and its lottery-focused B2B activities internationally. But a clear vision of how to integrate the UK group into FDJ’s mega-structure will also be just as important if the deal is to be successful, writes Jake Pollard.

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    Much has been said of the potential returns for the bookmaker that brings esports betting into the mainstream. However despite numerous attempts, no company appears to be close to doing so. Those looking to crack the market discuss the challenges they face.

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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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    Victor Espinosa believes that his company’s self-service terminal, originally conceived as a lottery ticket vending machine, could become a widely used solution in markets with a low level of internet penetration. Here he explains how Loto Punto was established, and the obstacles it faces in its native Colombian market.

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    Football DataCo's recent switch of data supplier may have gone largely under the radar, but how enforceable is the “exclusive" aspect of the deal and could it mark the point where official data starts becoming a cost too far for UK-focused operators?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    If founding a startup is fraught with risk, how much higher are the stakes for one trying to make it in the gaming industry? The brains behind an innovative new betting app gives iGamingBusiness.com his inside view

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    Lucy Buckley has moved on from Inspired Entertainment, where she rose from doing the supplier’s PR to running its interactive division. As Nektan’s new chief executive explains why she believes the supplier is set for a stellar year

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    NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman gives an unvarnished account of the supplier’s struggles in 2018 and explains how she plans to turn the business around in 2019.

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    2 July 2018

    Leading tipster site bettingexpert.com evaluates the mobile betting platform and app offerings of 26 of the most popular bookmakers

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    How reliant are suppliers on a few established titles? iGaming Tracker's Ken Muir digs into the data to find out

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    21 May 2018

    Following last week’s landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court, business design consultancy Rokker has mapped out the sports betting supplier space

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    iGaming Tracker's Ken Muir looks at how the ASA's updated guidance on games using cartoon-style imagery has changed how operators are displaying slot content

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    With the demise of enhanced odds offers and operators’ ability to differentiate on marketing being reduced by the day, an arms race on product is now underway

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