News analysis

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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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    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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    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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    If affiliation is going to survive it needs much more give and take by both operators and affiliates, plus deeper commitment from each side, says Peter Marcus

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    The trend toward consolidation in the affiliate market shows no signs of abating, with more headline-grabbing deals completed in the last few months.

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    The UK regulator feels the industry should be utilising the latest data analytics techniques not just to enhance its marketing but to detect and manage problem gambling, Scott Longley reports.

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    20 December 2016

    Chief executive Henrik Tjärnström discusses the thinking behind  Unibet Group’s rebranding to Kindred and why the motto ‘By players, for players’ is still key. 

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the April 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

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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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    Whether AAMS is successful in fighting illegal operators will have a major impact on Italian igaming in 2014, while observers will watch closely to see how exchange betting competes with traditional sports betting, writes Giulio Coraggio of DLA Piper. 

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    7 May 2013

    What do the National Gambling Office and TV bingo have in common, besides a new piece of national legislation? Bringing more money to Romania’s state budget, write Ana-Maria Baciu and Iulia Ghita of the law firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen.

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    12 July 2011

    iGaming Business continues its series of articles that seek to better understand the roles of the industry’s chief executives. Regular columnist Simon Burridge assesses his own role as CEO of Virgin Games