News analysis

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    The second day of ICE North America Digital focused on sports betting, looking both at the regulatory prospects in the wake of Covid-19’s disruption, as well as examining the new products growing in popularity during the shutdown.

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    11 May 2020

    April saw all monetary metrics on the rise as the global lockdown continued, even in fixture-starved online sports betting, where only the most valuable players remained active and spending

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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has seen operators, regulators and governments in multiple countries take action to ensure players are protected from gambling harms during nationwide lockdowns. Ampersand, Clarion Gaming’s open source discussion forum, held its inaugural online edition to discuss what these efforts mean for the sector. By Ewa Bakun and Robin Harrison

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    Lockdowns and the cancellation of sporting events have wreaked havoc on the sports betting industry, says Julia Logan. But operators are adapting in a bid to protect their revenues

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    7 April 2020

    Deposit amounts and conversion rates were up in the casino vertical as sports bettors starved of fixtures turned their attention to casino games instead

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    6 March 2020

    The month of February brought about a slowdown for sports betting providers, with a clear decrease in the average deposit amount

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    Many years spent successfully exploiting industry bonus structures has given the group known as Ada Lovelace a deep understanding of all the loopholes and why the industry is failing so abjectly when it comes to dealing with bonus abuse. They tell their story to iGB

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    iGB columnist Nick Garner is in a reflective mood as he casts his mind back over the last year and picks the five things that, for him, stood out the most

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    SportPesa’s sudden withdrawal from a string of sponsorships at a time when rumbling discontent over gambling’s commercial ties with football has prompted some to question their long-term viability, but in the absence of concrete legislative intervention, don’t expect the allure to fade any time soon, writes Scott Longley

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    11 February 2020

    January is a special month for many reasons, and one in which some businesses flourish. But while it’s obvious the New Year brings a boost for industries such as fitness, it’s not typically a strong period for the gaming industry.

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    As the new decade gets underway, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Today we hear from marketing specialists

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    WrB’s free monthly webinar series continued into October with operators Rank Group, Kindred and other stakeholders analysing how to interact with at-risk players and VIPs. Gabriela Martins da Silva rounds up proceedings for iGB

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    The arrival of the Betting and Gaming Council comes at a time when the industry finds itself under pressure to demonstrate its commitment to safer gambling, with marketing compliance at the centre of the debates. Income Access' Erica Anderson discussed the path forward with three experienced stakeholders

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    14 January 2020

    The igaming industry invested heavily in player/bettor acquisition over the holiday season and it seems to have paid off, according to the latest Optimove iGaming Pulse

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    4 December 2019

    Deep into autumn, is the industry gearing towards hibernation or holiday celebration? Optimove’s iGaming Pulse gives a peek into the industry and its various aspects. What can operators learn from November’s performance in sports and casino?

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    A cultural shift in the industry has seen operators look to ramp up their responsible gaming controls, with many bringing in external help to do so, writes Daniel O’Boyle. But can external consultants really play a role in changing company culture?

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    7 November 2019

    Autumn brought with it a wave of cool air but it was mainly sports betting that caught a chill, with casino continuing its upward trend, according to the latest data from Optimove’s iGaming Pulse

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    6 November 2019

    Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ Champions League offerings, analysing their odds, markets, commission levels and promotions to determine the best in the UK

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    Regulators’ lack of understanding of the scale of affiliate marketing or even how it works is already hitting the sector hard, and the situation is only going to get worse before it gets better, according to Responsible Affiliates in Gambling chair Clive Hawkswood.

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    8 October 2019

    Leading tipster site bettingexpert.com considers the deposit and withdrawal options offered by 25 of the UK’s most popular bookmakers

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