News analysis

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    The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling’s Responsible Gambling Week has grown rapidly since its 2017 launch. Chair John Hagan explains its aims to Daniel O'Boyle and says the sector needs to prove its year-round commitment to safer gambling

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    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport's investigation into loot boxes concluded that the popular video game mechanic should be classed as a form of gambling. While Tom Grant of Grant Law argues that this may be overly drastic, he says the video gaming industry will need to take action if it is to avoid a regulatory crackdown.

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    While thus far igaming payments in Africa have largely been funnelled through mobile providers, the Kenyan clampdown has accentuated a growing awareness that other options are needed, says Joanne Christie.

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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's interview with Vermantia chief executive Filippos Antonopoulos, he discusses the importance of a diversified geographic footprint, and explains why he sees the supplier's majority shareholder Arena Racing Company as one of the most exciting businesses in the industry.

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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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    With new studies suggesting links between compulsively trading cryptocurrencies and a problem gambling severity, operators must look closely at whether allowing customers to pay with virtual currencies is worth the risk, writes Joanne Christie.

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    Online poker's 20-year history, improved product and emerging tech offer plenty of reasons for optimism regarding its future, writes MuchBetter’s Jens Bader

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    Red Tiger Gaming’s managing director Gavin Hamilton talks to iGaming Business about how the young company has got the jump on many of its more established rivals

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    With the amount returned to players via thePOGG's complaints system having surpassed $1m, manager Duncan Garvie talks to Joanne Christie

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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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    SlotGuru's new personalisation-responsible gaming app is doing well in land-based casino but not so much in online, Joanne Christie finds out why.

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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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    With the growing threat of cybercrime, how can igaming companies protect themselves and their customers? Prevention and technology tools are key, says David Schollenberger.

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    16 April 2016

    The Gambling Commission recently passed the baton for leading and managing the industry-wide self-exclusion scheme to the Remote Gambling Association. 

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    16 June 2014

    Spain’s forthcoming opening for online slots and exchange betting is much anticipated by Europe’s igaming operators, particularly those already in the market. Consultant Eduardo Morales Hermo updates iGaming Business on the process and likely timetable, based on information provided direct from regulator DGOJ.

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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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    3 June 2014

    Recent football match-fixing scandals have once again raised questions over the integrity of the game and the role of the betting industry. On the eve of the game’s global showcase in Brazil this June, three figures at the forefront of the drive to monitor suspicious activity and protect betting integrity, Jacek Wojdyla of FIFA’s Early Warning System, Khalid Ali of the European Sports Security Association, and Steve Brennan of the Isle of Man Gaming Supervision Commission, assess the threats and explain how safeguards have been strengthened.

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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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