News analysis

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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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    7 October 2019

    While headline KPIs for sports remained broadly stable on the prior month, September saw a 14% (YoY) fall in average monthly revenue per player, ostensibly due to bonuses being increased over the year, according to the latest data from Optimove’s iGaming Pulse

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    6 September 2019

    The lack of a major sporting event may have led to a drop in player activity in August 2019, but as the latest data from Optimove's iGaming Pulse shows, players acquired during the month may actually have greater longer-term value than those acquired around events such as the World Cup

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    While many questions remain unanswered regarding the future of igaming in African’s most populous nation, the growth fundamentals remain solid for operators with the right acquisition and retention strategies, writes Sarafina Wolde Gabriel

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    Mathew Symmonds’ meetings with affiliate managers at conferences used to come to an abrupt end when he revealed he was generating most of his traffic from Africa. Not so today. We find out how he entered the affiliate business and established WinDrawWin and PredictZ as the leading portals focused on these markets

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    The standard career progression in affiliate marketing is not for everyone, but learning and development can help ensure a higher level of job satisfaction, writes Tom Galanis

  • article
    3 July 2019

    June's exclusive look at Optimove iGaming Pulse data shows that while sports betting dropped off after the Champions League final, casino showed a steadier trend during the month

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    In the second of a two-part interview, Kindred CMO Elen Barber discusses the changing tools, technologies and responsibilities of a marketing executive in the igaming industry

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    In the first of a two-part interview, Kindred CMO Elen Barber says bonuses may soon be a thing of the past and explains how the operator has been preparing for the shift

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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.

  • article
    4 June 2019

    May's exclusive look at Optimove's iGaming Pulse data sees research lab team lead Omer Liss examine a steady increase in customer activity across sports and casino 

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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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    3 May 2019

    iGamingBusiness.com has agreed a new partnership with marketing and customer retention specialist Optimove to bring readers exclusive insights into player habits from a range of different markets, across all igaming verticals. In April's edition, research lab team leader lead Omer Liss reports on an uptick in player activity and investigates the impact of the first leg of Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League semi final against Ajax Amsterdam

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    The decision made by Svenska Spel to halt its online TV advertising for the rest of this year has ramifications way beyond the borders of Sweden, says Scott Longley

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    In May, the current 72-hour window for GB-licensed operators to verify the age and ID of new customers will close with all free-play games also requiring age verification. Luke Eales assesses the likely impact on affiliate marketers

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    In the second part of his masterclass on running white label operations, Denis Lukovkin of iGaming content and software provider Innovaventis outlines how a newly launched brand can gain traction, and customers, in a crowded industry

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' analysis of gambling advertising restrictions, we look at the unintended consequences of bans, possible alternatives to blanket prohibitions - and ask whether tackling advertising really gets to the root cause of the issue.

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    New restrictions on gambling advertising are being proposed or brought into force as more European regulators attempt to address growing public concerns regarding its prevalence. But will they have the desired impact on addiction figures?

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