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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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    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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    After a sluggish third quarter, the social casino market returned to growth in the final quarter of 2016, with strong performances from SciGames, Product Madness and PlayStudios.

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    The past quarter was one of mixed fortunes as impressive performances from Playtika or Sci Games contrasted with those from DoubleDown or Zynga.

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    18 November 2016

    GAN's journey has taken some dramatic turns since it started 14 years ago, but chief executive Dermot Smurfit believes it will ultimately reap success in the “wide open goal” that is the US market.

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    18 August 2016

    The acquisition of Playtika by the Shanghai Giant Network Technology for US$4.4bn shows that the social gaming sector is a serious, cash generative business. But the deal also has repercussions for the sector as a whole, writes Joanne Chrisite.

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    29 July 2014

    Adam Krejcik of Eilers Research provides an overview of the social casino gaming market, tracking market size, revenue estimates and market share for all the major publishers.

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

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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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    The convergence of traditional and social casino has been mentioned for as long as the social vertical has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in online gaming. For Samer Ragheb, marketing director at development studio Plumbee, there are some synergies between the two but they remain distinct, which is why a hybrid approach works so well for his company.    

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    1 May 2014

    Customer experience and regulated markets have made an operator’s choice of gaming platform more important than ever before, as Aleš Gornjec of ComTrade Gaming explains.

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    1 March 2014

    An M&A outlook for the social casino gaming sector in CY14, by Adam Krejcik, Managing Director of Digital and Interactive Gaming at Eilers Research, LLC.

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    19 February 2014

    Operators are now starting to take the identification and fixing of reputational issues that affect conversion more seriously, writes Nick Garner, chief executive of 90 Digital.

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    As the new year gets underway, it is a good time to reflect on how the industry will look in 2014, a year that will shape even further winners and losers in this exciting arena. For Vicenç Martí, chief executive of Akamon Entertainment, the social casino space will continue to drive strong growth but should also look beyond the English-speaking markets.

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    4 December 2013

    bwin party made the news in September when it announced the major re-launch of its PartyPoker.com to make if social media-friendly and hit all the right buttons when it comes to targeting the free-to-play demographic. John Wright, SEO and design consultant, goes through the new website and assesses whether Party is doing 'social' right.

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    The bwin party boss came out fighting during Wednesday morning’s third quarter call, but only a turnaround of the company’s performance, with financials to match, will turn the sceptics’ opinion of the former industry leader, writes Stephen Carter

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    3 October 2013

    The debate on what's best, mobile native app or HTML5, could go on forever and (understandably maybe) doesn't get everyone's juices going. But there are key criteria that must be considered when choosing between the two platforms and the reason is simple: users spend more time on their smartphones or tablets surfing the web, as Dr Chris Chrisostomidis of Intralot Interactive explains.

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    1 October 2013

    Fondly remembered as “The Father of Advertising”, David Ogilvy has been quoted as saying the following: “I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information.” But really, what could an advertising executive, whose career highpoints took place in the 1950s and 60s, teach us about the SEO-based, hyper-interactive world we live in today? Shelby Landeck of Income Access investigates

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    30 September 2013

    Matthew Wilson, press officer at the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, says that while the igaming industry by and large upholds the principles of responsible advertising, it should remain alive to the fact that more gambling ads are receiving complaints and the possibility of further monitoring by the EU is also a possibility.

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