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    In the second part of his feature on how affiliates can best tap into the exploding esports market, Nick Pateman looks at market developments, generating value from engagements, data, content, hiiring and where to start

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    With viewer numbers, prize pools and now betting revenues continuing to rocket, esports’ meteoric rise continues apace, writes Nick Pateman. Here he offers his insights on how best to tap into this exploding market

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    If founding a startup is fraught with risk, how much higher are the stakes for one trying to make it in the gaming industry? The brains behind an innovative new betting app gives iGamingBusiness.com his inside view

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    The Department of Justice’s decision to revise its interpretation of the Wire Act could have a major impact on the nascent US iGaming industry. Or, as some suggest, its impact could be felt in gaming verticals that are well-established and generating money for operators and states alike. A selection of speakers from ICE Sports Betting USA discuss the DoJ’s about-turn.

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    Fears about integrity in esports are based on a lack of understanding of how the games work, writes Hai Ng

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    Michael Pollock argues that the future of esports in a gaming context will belong to those prepared to defy conventional boundaries and target multiple demographics

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    As esports completes its move from subculture to the mainstream, there are big rewards in store for those who grasp both its past and its potential. Ready, player one?

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    Esports platform Luckbox has been told not to ‘let the past taint the future’, according to chief executive officer Lars Lien

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    The Gambling Commission’s stance on loot boxes puts it somewhat at odds with the rumblings of regulators and politicians in other countries, with some believing it has fallen short

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    Ian Smith, commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition, explains why the US sports leagues’ failure to deal with the badly designed PASPA is costing them dear.

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    Scepticism towards the nascent ICO market is understandable but Unikrn’s expected $100m token raise next month is still a signal moment, writes GamCrowd chief executive Chris North.

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    Kingsley Edwards of esports start-up Leet and co-owner of the Rogue esports team, discusses the esports scene in Las Vegas and how it is helping attract Millennials to Sin City.

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    1 September 2016

    Offering in-play betting on eSports is seen as a natural next step for operators, but as Scott Longley finds out, there’s a number of important issues that necessitate a cautious approach on their behalf when it comes to realising the opportunity.

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    Video games, in-play betting and eSports are all influencing virtual sports betting providers in the development of their products.

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    1 May 2015

    While eSports has not historically been considered an attractive market for the online gambling industry, times are changing, as Dariy Margaritov of UltraPlay explains.

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    1 May 2015

    With the eSports market growing rapidly, an increasing number of global operators, from Pinnacle to bet365, are offering eSports betting. Peter Warman, founder and chief executive of Newzoo, shares some key insights and findings from his company's recent report The Global Growth of eSports.

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    1 May 2014

    iGaming Business asks four guests of the iGaming Executive Conference: what will be the major transformational issues in iGaming over the next 12- 24 months?

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    The recent furore over fixed odds betting terminals in the UK raises many valid points for bookmakers, but for Graham Wood lottery products are just as harmful as the much-maligned FOBTs. lt's just that they generate so much in tax revenues that politicians will never admit the obvious.