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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    With the amount returned to players via thePOGG's complaints system having surpassed $1m, manager Duncan Garvie talks to Joanne Christie

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    To some, blockchain is synonymous with revolution and progress. To others, hidden identity, hacking and the drugs trade. Which camp are you in, asks Layla Ali?

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    Live casino has come a long way from its Asian roots, with recent results from European operators showing its growing traction. Scott Longley reports.

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    SlotGuru's new personalisation-responsible gaming app is doing well in land-based casino but not so much in online, Joanne Christie finds out why.

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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

    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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    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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    12 November 2013

    With several operators struggling with real-time product delivery, Luigi Giuri, founder and chief executive of Wirex, took the decision earlier this year to ensure his organisation was able to cope with the current and future demands of both new technology and customer needs. He explains how he implemented Lightstreamer, a software solution that enables real-time messaging on mobile, web and desktop apps.

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    19 September 2013

    Jerry Bowskill, chief architect at Scientific Games, explains why the convergence of land-based and internet gaming sectors should provide fertile ground for enriching customer experience while hailing end of the anonymous gamer.

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