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    Rush Street Gaming boss wants to see igaming regulated in NY, Pennsylvania and Illinois and calls on US land-based sector to embrace online gaming.

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    6 October 2015

    Smaller igaming suppliers are increasingly collaborating to distribute and aggregate content as a response to operators' current mania for mergers, but also for scale. Scott Longley talks to them to find out more. 

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    15 June 2015

    Eric Olders, chief executive of JVH Gaming, one of Holland's leading operators of land-based gaming machines, talks to iGB about the country's igaming legislation and his plans for turning retail brand presence into online market share.

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    5 November 2014

    Many of the offshore operators that have obtained continuation licences on 1 November will need to comply with a number of key reporting requirements and conditions. Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan provides a summary of what they will need to provide under the UK regime.

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    1 August 2014

    With the dust having finally settled following Amaya’s shock announcement in June, gaming analyst Gavin Kelleher of Goodbody Capital Markets weighs the factors which could decide the success, or failure, of the biggest deal in iGaming.

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    2 July 2014

    In conjunction with Ash Averill of DLA Piper London, iGaming Business provides a regulatory snapshot of the European online gaming and betting markets, which includes all regulated gambling products and legalised operator types within each country and impending market updates (where applicable).

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    Arguments in favour of including a bad actor clause in California's iPoker legislation are clearly driven by interests vested in keeping PokerStars out and based on an arbitrary 2006 cutoff date, writes online gaming consultant Matt Kaufman, but he still doesn’t see it ending well for poker’s global giant.

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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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