News analysis

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    Law Allianz founder Yahaya Maikori looks at the established and emerging regulatory frameworks in a number of key African markets

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    The standard career progression in affiliate marketing is not for everyone, but learning and development can help ensure a higher level of job satisfaction, writes Tom Galanis

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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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    Half the year has now passed, with the year dominated by advertising crackdowns, new regulatory restrictions and signs that long-awaited market openings may finally be moving into view. iGaming Business looks at the biggest stories from the first six months of 2019, and examines their impact on the igaming industry.

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    Phil Blackwell asks whether high membership fees and a structure that appears to benefit only the biggest in the sector will effectively undermine new trade body Responsible Affiliates in iGaming's (RAIG) efforts to become the voice of the industry.

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    Marking the first anniversary of the RP iGaming Index's launch, Regulus Partners' Paul Leyland looks at the factors that have led to gaming stocks largely underperforming over the past 12 months, and what needs to be done to make them a worthwhile investment. Stride Gaming is the stock in focus.

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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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    While men still make up the majority of igaming players, Optimove research reveals that women are actually the more valuable customers. Ahead of International Women’s Day, which falls this Friday (March 8), Optimove vice president of revenue Asaf Cohen digs into the data to show that women are winning the Battle of the Sexes in online gaming.

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part two we hear from analysts and experts on technology and innovation and people

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part one we hear from operators and suppliers, regulatory experts and marketers

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    The Gambling Commission’s penchant for levying ever more punitive fines means any operator stepping out of line will need deep pockets, writes Joanne Christie. But are the penalties warranted – and are they having the desired effect?

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    Dennis Lukovkin of iGaming content and software provider Innovaventis looks at common mistakes and misconceptions that prevent businesses from running successful white label operations, starting with the pre-launch phase.

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    With much of the online slots revenue driven by sports betting and bingo sites, Ken Muir looks at how the slots content and provider share differs across these segments

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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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    If affiliation is going to survive it needs much more give and take by both operators and affiliates, plus deeper commitment from each side, says Peter Marcus

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    The UK tax on online casino and bingo bonuses comes into force in August and iGaming Business hears from Dragonfish, News UK and Play OJO on how the sector is addressing this key issue.  

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    The trend toward consolidation in the affiliate market shows no signs of abating, with more headline-grabbing deals completed in the last few months.

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    The Gambling Commission’s decision to fine BGO £300,000 over its advertising is a warning that the regulator is serious about advertising and consumer protection, says Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan.

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    Denmark's business-friendly approach to regulating igaming and the resulting increase in market size and white market percentages should give other governments something to think about.

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