News analysis

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    La Française des Jeux’s (FDJ) acquisition of Sporting Solutions will see the French group use Solutions’ trading expertise to develop its B2C offering in its home market and its lottery-focused B2B activities internationally. But a clear vision of how to integrate the UK group into FDJ’s mega-structure will also be just as important if the deal is to be successful, writes Jake Pollard.

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    The FCA's statement was a major announcement in the world of CFD (and binary) sites. However, any new regulation will have to ensure legal operators remain attractive to punters. 

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    Binary options have been heavily criticised recently, does this portend tougher regulations and could leveraged products also be targeted?

     

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    11 May 2015

    Playtech has been talking up the opportunities offered by forex and binary trading since its acquisition of financial trading platform TradeFX as it looks to roll out trading and financial betting products to its licensees. But what does the sector think of a vertical that can be as volatile as it can be profitable?  

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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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    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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    1 March 2014

    On the surface, the convergence of land-based and online gaming entities in New Jersey serves to provide the online companies with a foothold into the nascent US gaming market. But, can these partnerships also open doors to international expansion for US land-based operators over time? Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming, explores.

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    25 November 2013

    The UK is set to introduce the point of consumption tax at the end of 2014, Nick Nocton, Director at Jeffrey Green Russell, explains what the context will be and says UK-focused operators must prepare for what will be a momentous event in igaming regulation in the market. 

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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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    The betting industry is a key contributor to the economy with a total economic footprint in the UK of £5 billion.