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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's interview with Vermantia chief executive Filippos Antonopoulos, he discusses the importance of a diversified geographic footprint, and explains why he sees the supplier's majority shareholder Arena Racing Company as one of the most exciting businesses in the industry.

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    Filippos Antonopoulos built Vermantia from a startup challenging the leading land-based and online gaming suppliers to part of the industry establishment, after Arena Racing Company (ARC) bought into the business. With a new venture in the payment sector now underway, he discusses how being a latecomer to a mature market is no barrier to growth.

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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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    Half the year has now passed, with the year dominated by advertising crackdowns, new regulatory restrictions and signs that long-awaited market openings may finally be moving into view. iGaming Business looks at the biggest stories from the first six months of 2019, and examines their impact on the igaming industry.

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    Phil Blackwell asks whether high membership fees and a structure that appears to benefit only the biggest in the sector will effectively undermine new trade body Responsible Affiliates in iGaming's (RAIG) efforts to become the voice of the industry.

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    Just months after ending his 14-year tenure with the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Clive Hawkswood is back, now chairing Responsible Affiliates in Gambling, a new body established to promote social responsibility in the affiliate sector.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business’ roundtable of the challenges facing new slot studios as they attempt to gain traction in a competitive market, we discuss content aggregation platforms, innovation and M&A.

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    The casino games supplier space is one of the most crowded and competitive areas of the online gaming industry. Four of the industry’s emerging suppliers discuss how they have used past experience and innovation to carve out market share.

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across the EU. Cyprus, Germany and Slovakia are among those updated

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    NetEnt's struggles in live casino have been well-documented, but the operator refuses to give up on the vertical. Andres Rengifo has been brought in to lead a push that the supplier believes will finally allow it to carve out significant market share.

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    While men still make up the majority of igaming players, Optimove research reveals that women are actually the more valuable customers. Ahead of International Women’s Day, which falls this Friday (March 8), Optimove vice president of revenue Asaf Cohen digs into the data to show that women are winning the Battle of the Sexes in online gaming.

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part two we hear from analysts and experts on technology and innovation and people

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part one we hear from operators and suppliers, regulatory experts and marketers

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    Jane Ryan, chief operating officer of B2B at Nektan, on why the igaming industry needs to adapt to modern trends to plug the gender gap

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    The threat of further advertising restrictions is weighing heavily on the industry, according to speakers on the second day of ICE VOX 2019. Joanne Christie reports

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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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    The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.

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    NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman gives an unvarnished account of the supplier’s struggles in 2018 and explains how she plans to turn the business around in 2019.

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    Two years on from the launch of KPMG’s #WeAllWantToPlay diversity initiative, Micky Swindale asks what more can be done to encourage a greater female presence in all ranks of the gaming industry.

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    The Gambling Commission’s penchant for levying ever more punitive fines means any operator stepping out of line will need deep pockets, writes Joanne Christie. But are the penalties warranted – and are they having the desired effect?

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