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    If employers in the betting and gaming industry don’t properly manage the transition out of lockdown, they risk alienating both their existing and prospective talent base, says Gambling.com Group’s Ellen Monaghan

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    With the share prices of some of the major online players currently proving more resilient than expected following a period of vastly divergent performances across the sector, David McLeish analyses the immediate opportunities and likely drivers of consolidation plays over the next 12-18 months

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    ICE North America Digital concluded with a look to the future through a discussion of esports and innovation, and featured a very special guest, with New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement director Dave Rebuck joining the discussions. 

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    The third day of ICE North America Digital focused on the brick-and-mortar industry, namely the path back to business for an industry shuttered since mid-March by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The second day of ICE North America Digital focused on sports betting, looking both at the regulatory prospects in the wake of Covid-19’s disruption, as well as examining the new products growing in popularity during the shutdown.

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    Searches for unlicensed casino are already up in Sweden, and channelisation rates are falling. But should new restrictions for online casino be pushed through by the country's government, the situation stands to significantly worsen, writes BonusFinder's Fintan Costello.

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    The inaugural edition of ICE North America opened with an overview of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from H2 Gambling Capital, while expert panels explored how igaming is being leveraged by a crisis-hit land-based sector and digital transformation in the US lottery space

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    12 May 2020

    Despite the absence of live sporting events caused by Covid-19, Italy’s regulated market proved its resilience last month by managing a performance almost in line with that of last April

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    The launch of legal igaming in Sweden has been a reality check for an industry grappling with stricter approaches to regulation and proved more fraught than it would have liked. But Camilla Rosenberg, director general of the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen, argues it has strong and constructive dialogue with the sector. And, she adds, it’s only the first stage in a process that faces yet more twists and turns ahead. By Robin Harrison

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    11 May 2020

    April saw all monetary metrics on the rise as the global lockdown continued, even in fixture-starved online sports betting, where only the most valuable players remained active and spending

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    7 May 2020

    Portugal’s regulated operators generated their highest ever quarterly revenue total of €69.8m in the first three months of 2020, 47% up year-on-year

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across Europe. Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Spain and Sweden are among those updated for this edition, with a number of these related to the Covid-19 pandemic

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    30 April 2020

    bV1sion provides an exclusive overview of the social casino market, including market GGR forecasts, regional split and growth rates, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown with bV1sion now forecasting upside to 2020 growth expectations

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    Operators and suppliers face a massive challenge in preparing for the opening of Germany’s regulated betting and gaming market from July 2021. However those that invest wisely in this preparation stand to gain the most from the long-awaited opening, writes Greentube chief executive Thomas Graf.

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    24 April 2020

    With Germany having announced plans to nationally regulate online casino for the first time in 2021, Ken Muir looks at how the current online slots market breaks down in terms of supplier share, top games and the changing content mix across leading operators. He also provides a snapshot of the live casino space ahead of German state lotteries being given the option to extend their monopoly into table games

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    23 April 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to present your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numbers

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    While Africa has avoided as devastating an impact from novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as Europe, North America and Asia, its effects have severely disrupted the continent’s gambling industry. This could provide an opportunity to expand and diversify the industry, writes Yahaya Maikori.

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    20 April 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to bring you the April 2020 iGaming Dashboard, with 2020 forecasts adjusted to reflect the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

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    A process that stretches back almost a decade will come to an end should the Netherlands' regulated igaming market open for business in 2021. Rene Jansen, chair of the country’s regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), talks Robin Harrison through the final stages in its preparations

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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has placed the sports betting sector and clubs under tremendous pressure. But it has also shown how the industry can respond responsibly to events, with some regulators working closely with the sector to provide some much-needed adjustments in these extraordinary times, says Hervé Schlosser, founder and CEO of Sportnco.

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