News analysis

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    Media rights dominance, pay out ratios and competitive offerings will play key roles in deciding whether Tabcorp-Tatts merger goes ahead or not.

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    bet365 has joined Ladbrokes in offering Best Odds Guaranteed Plus, Julian Rogers investigates if rivals will follow and whether online operators just see racing as a recruitment tool.

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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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    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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    The PMU on-offline split is a small but potentially significant victory in the wider struggles between private operators and monopolies across Europe and although PMU still has two years in which to lay the groundwork, the actions of France's Competition Authority should provide encouragement to the rest of the EU market.