News analysis

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    16 June 2014

    Spain’s forthcoming opening for online slots and exchange betting is much anticipated by Europe’s igaming operators, particularly those already in the market. Consultant Eduardo Morales Hermo updates iGaming Business on the process and likely timetable, based on information provided direct from regulator DGOJ.

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    9 June 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, argues Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association

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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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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the April 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

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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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    Could 2014 finally be the year when Sweden decides to regulate igaming? A number of factors would suggest so, not least the fact that online operators have been highly active in the market for many years already, writes Graham Wood.

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    9 May 2014

    The third and concluding part of iXP Consulting's audit of the quality online casinos' customer support teams looks at their personalisation and friendliness levels, going the extra mile and iXP's closing remarks.

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    Igaming investor and entrepreneur Maximiliano De Muro explains how social gaming is developing in Latam and what operators need to do to be successful there.

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    A report published this week by Milan University's Observatory on Online Gaming presented a dramatic picture of the Italian igaming market for 2013, with poker GGR in particular dropping 35% on 2012. Giulio Coraggio of DLA Piper goes through the data and explains what the regulator AAMS and the industry are doing to address the issues.     

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    888 has strong foundations on which to build in 2014, although the UK Point of Consumption tax remains the major doubt while uncertainty remains in big US states. 

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    25 March 2014

    The introduction of the Point of Consumption tax in the UK is a major milestone for the igaming sector, but integrating land-based and remote gaming activities, catering to the mobile and tablet punters and being able to work off strong customer loyalty and brand awareness will be just as important, explain Simon Oaten, lead partner, and David Perry, senior manager, Betting and Gaming Team at Deloitte.

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    Poland's online gaming legislation was recently given the green light by the EC and the regulations should be clearer in the coming months, although betting operators will be hoping for a change in the turnover-based tax system.    

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the February 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

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    William Hill hasn't had the best of years but remains far ahead of Ladbrokes when it comes to performance, growth and strategy, says Graham Wood.

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    As Real Gaming launches in Nevada as the third regulated poker site in the state, Marco Valerio speaks to the company to get its perspective on online poker and to NGCB chairman AG Burnett to find out more about the state's plans to publish monthly revenue figures.  

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    Ladbrokes' full year figures for 2013 were never going to make for easy reading but the company must deliver in 2014, reports Graham Wood. 

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    19 February 2014

    Graham Wood reports on France’s igaming façade and its decision to reject pooled poker liquidity with Italy and Spain, another indication that the authorities have very little desire to encourage private investors to set up in France and make the country’s igaming market truly ‘open’.

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    13 February 2014

    Grant Humphrey, assistant director of transaction support at Ernst & Young, asks whether there is a correlation between UK betting and gaming revenue and the performance of the UK economy and how listed companies' shares are affected by the ups and downs of economic cycles. 

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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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