News analysis

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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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    Half the year has now passed, with the year dominated by advertising crackdowns, new regulatory restrictions and signs that long-awaited market openings may finally be moving into view. iGaming Business looks at the biggest stories from the first six months of 2019, and examines their impact on the igaming industry.

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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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    13 June 2019

    Italy’s regulated gambling market has been hit by a weaker performance from the sports betting vertical in May, according to the latest figures supplied by Ficom Leisure.

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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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    Warren Steven, senior director of product and operations for Golden Nugget, discusses how striking a balance between high quality user experience and engaging content has led to the brand establishing an unassailable lead in New Jersey's online gaming market.

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across the EU. Belgium, France, Italy and Sweden are among those markets updated this month

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    7 June 2019

    Spain's online gambling market enjoyed a strong first quarter, with February in particular a standout, driven by the strong performance of the sports betting vertical. 

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    6 June 2019

    Marking the first anniversary of the RP iGaming Index's launch, Regulus Partners' Paul Leyland looks at the factors that have led to gaming stocks largely underperforming over the past 12 months, and what needs to be done to make them a worthwhile investment. Stride Gaming is the stock in focus.

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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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    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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    31 May 2019

    The regulated igaming market’s run of three consecutive record-breaking quarters came to an end in the first quarter, but GGR of €130.2m still represented a 10% rise on the previous year

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    30 May 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business present your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers

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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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    Bet Entertainment chief operating officer Alberto Alfieri sets out what he believes will ensure a thriving regulated market in Brazil, and offers a surprising defence of turnover taxes, ahead of next month’s Brazilian Gaming Congress.

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    Despite the industry’s best efforts, a negative attitude towards gambling still prevails in some markets, writes Igor Kozhurenko. But operators can slash these levels of suspicion by using blockchain technology, which offers unparalleled levels of traceability and trust.

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    In an exclusive extract from iGB’s Brazil e-zine, Scott Longley runs the rule over the various gaming bills now in play and how they are likely to translate into the market

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    15 May 2019

    Italy's igaming market rebounded in April, falling marginally short of a record monthly return

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    In the second part of iGB’s roundtable with slot studios in the early stage of their fight for market share, we discuss M&A, innovation and content aggregation

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    Following iGB’s roundtable with the studios looking to take on the market leaders, we speak to some of the newcomers to find out why they have decided to enter one of the most competitive verticals in igaming

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