News analysis

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    BNP Paribas’ involvement as a shareholder in France Pari is great news for the group and its future prospects. That doesn't mean the group will lose focus on the tasks at hand, namely launches in Spain and potentially Buenos Aires, chief executive Hervé Schlosser tells iGamingBusiness.com.

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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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    Bitcoin is being heralded by some as the currency of the future, but traditional social factors will dictate how far it goes in igaming.

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    24 July 2017

    The 2017 iGaming Super Show welcomed Dr. Craig Wright, who some believe is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, to hear his talk on the world's leading cryptocurrency. 

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    17 May 2017

    If you are operating in Latin America or looking to move into the region, then our latest supplement will give you plenty of food for thought.

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    1 July 2014

    Visa and MasterCard should not be shouldering all the blame for igaming’s payments issues in the US, writes TJ Sharkey of Vantiv Gaming Solutions. Card-issuing financial institutions still need to be convinced the industry is big enough to justify the risks.

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    9 June 2014

    The regulatory framework for Dutch igaming is becoming clearer, although the first licences are unlikely to be issued before 2016. But as Younes Moussaoui and Justin Franssen of Kalff Katz & Franssen write, a tax rate of 20% gross gaming revenues or lower will depend on how much of the illegal market is driven out once regulation comes in.

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    19 May 2014

    iGaming Business publishes the second instalment of iXP Consulting's audit of poker operators' customer service and support teams. The first part looked at the overall state of the sector and how client support fitted into its wider context.The second part looks at operators' email response times and product knowledge.

     

     

     

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    19 May 2014

    Continuation licences and HMRC registration should now be a priority for UK-facing operators ahead of the UK’s move to a point-of-consumption regulatory and tax regime for igaming from August, writes David Schollenberger of Healy’s.

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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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    An emphasis on mobile, strong branding and social media presence have generated a strong set of interims for Paddy's. But whoever succeeds Patrick Kennedy as chief executive will have a lot to live up to, says Graham Wood. 

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    The debate between HTML5 and native apps rages on, but with discovery in the app stores so difficult (and costly) these days, Rob Grossberg of TreSensa explains why games studios should take a closer look at HTML5.

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    1 May 2014

    The second instalment of iXP Consulting's audit of online casinos' customer support services looks at email response times, product knowledge and presentation levels among operators. 

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    Breon Corcoran is doing a fine job leading Betfair out of its post-IPO funk, but for Jake Pollard it is the group's exchange-sportsbook integration that could really take it to a new level, in the UK and elsewhere.   

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    DLA Piper's team in Italy held a conference in Rome on Tuesday looking to address the issues affecting an online betting sector that has seen revenues drop from €173m in 2010 to €135m in 2013. One of the negative effects of Italy turnover tax showed that in September 2012 Italian operators paid out more in winnings than punters were spending on their sites.

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    Speaking about pan-European poker liquidity with ARJEL president Jean-Francois Vilotte recently put into focus one of the key issues EU-licensed poker operators are facing: big enough player pools that can enable them to run viable businesses. If taxes are never far from operators’ minds (understandably), the fact that they are restricted to national player liquidities acts as the major obstacle to operating a sustainable business, a situation which is bound to be replicated in US states. 

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    12 September 2013

    Holland is in the news at the moment as it takes action against the likes of Sheriff Gaming and Global Stars, but the country is also preparing its igaming regulations, with licences due to be issued in 2015. Alan Littler of Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law, Amsterdam and Esteban van Goor, PriceWaterhouseCooper, also in Amsterdam, look at the legal implications of the server requirement as set out in preliminary texts.

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    19 March 2013

    What strategies can operators employ to safeguard against the visible and non-visible threats in regulated markets, and what are the biggest concerns in operating a multi-region business for a company and its end-users? Gavin Wright is Business Development Manager at Callcredit Information Group

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    19 March 2013

    A frequent complaint heard among online gaming companies is the lack of uniformity in rules and regulations from country to country. The same could be said of the Internet itself. 

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    17 October 2012

    Sports sponsorships by betting companies are dominated by football deals, with new ones seeing established betting companies targeting newly-regulated markets such as Italy and Spain and through the support of local clubs. 

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