News analysis

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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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    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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    Wiggin's Sarah MacDonald examines the conclusions that can be drawn from GambleAware's interim report into the effect of gambling marketing on children, and what action should be taken by operators.

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    The second day of debate at iGB Live! saw panel discussions focus on how affiliates can make an impact in new markets.

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is becoming increasingly strict in how it enforces a ban on sportspeople under 25 years of age being featured in gambling advertising. This should make operators think twice about how they advertise, especially around football, says Tom Edmonds of Northridge Law.

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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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    Spain’s consumer rights ombudsman has called for a ban on gambling advertising and the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) has pledged new restrictions on the industry. One of Spain’s leading gambling lawyers offers some insights into what the country’s licensees are facing in the year ahead.

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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 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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    Instead of clarifying matters, the triennial review ushered in another period of lobbying. But the industry may struggle to have its voice heard, says Scott Longley

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    Coljuegos president Juan B. Perez Hidalgo talks about the regulator's progress since Colombia became the first Lat Am country to approve online gambling

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    To some, blockchain is synonymous with revolution and progress. To others, hidden identity, hacking and the drugs trade. Which camp are you in, asks Layla Ali?

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    Ahead of the Supreme Court decision on sports betting legalisation, Suzanne Perilloux Leckert and Paul Girvan consider the implications for the tribes.

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    3 October 2017

    In the first part of a three-part series, Ron Segev looks at how blockchain technology provides the perfect underpinning for emerging gaming platforms.

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    11 September 2017

    DraftKings and FanDuel dominate the DFS market in the US, but both are still not in profit. What is holding them back and will the EU prove more productive? 

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    The UK tax on online casino and bingo bonuses comes into force in August and iGaming Business hears from Dragonfish, News UK and Play OJO on how the sector is addressing this key issue.  

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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 Gambling Commission’s decision to fine BGO £300,000 over its advertising is a warning that the regulator is serious about advertising and consumer protection, says Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan.

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