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    Key developments in 2018 come to fruition this year, with point of consumption tax and consumer protection issues set to ring big changes in the Australian gambling industry, according to Addisons senior Associate Karina Chong and partner Jamie Nettleton.

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    20 February 2019

    Kambi Group’s review of the 2018-19 National Football League (NFL) season reveals that a strong product offering covering the league is crucial for operators looking to establish themselves in the nascent US sports betting market.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' analysis of gambling advertising restrictions, we look at the unintended consequences of bans, possible alternatives to blanket prohibitions - and ask whether tackling advertising really gets to the root cause of the issue.

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    New restrictions on gambling advertising are being proposed or brought into force as more European regulators attempt to address growing public concerns regarding its prevalence. But will they have the desired impact on addiction figures?

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    French sportsbook solutions provider Sportnco started life as the B2B subsidiary of France Pari, but has rapidly outgrown its home market. With Spain set to become the supplier’s largest market by the end of the year, CEO Hervé Schlosser is now targeting expansion in the US and Latin America.

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    The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.

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    The prevalence of gambling advertising around football has seen the industry become a lightning rod for criticism. But is the sector really at fault, asks Scott Longley?

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at developments in Connecticut, Kansas, New York, North Dakota and Virginia. Meanwhile, additional efforts to regulate sports betting are underway in Massachusetts, while Washington DC's mayor has signed sports betting legislation into law and Maryland is looking to the past to move forward.

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    The Gambling Commission’s penchant for levying ever more punitive fines means any operator stepping out of line will need deep pockets, writes Joanne Christie. But are the penalties warranted – and are they having the desired effect?

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    H2 Gambling Capital raises predictions of market size on the back of new markets opening up and sports betting strength.

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    Gavin Isaacs is back in action after two years on Scientific Games’ board of directors, with a new role as chairman of SBTech. Having played a key role in reshaping the casino supplier market, the experienced industry executive is now looking to make an impression on the sports betting sector.

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    The final installment of iGB's inaugural Most Influential Women list

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    The second installment of iGB's inaugural Most Influential Women list

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    Revealing the first three women featured in iGB's inaugural most influential women list

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    Gamban has reignited the debate about gambling blocking tools. Joanne Christie reports

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    26 April 2018

    Leading tipster site bettingexpert.com compares customer service among 26 top bookies

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    New shop networks are playing a key role in enabling omnichannel, explains Dario Fruk of SBTech

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    There’s much more to the UKGC's Consultation than FOBTs, and it could have far wider implications for the industry than restrictions on stakes, says Wiggin partner Stephen Ketteley

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    The FOBT debate now appears to boil down to whether the Treasury wishes to take the hit in tax revenue that would result from a £2 stake limit, writes Christina Thakor-Rankin.

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    With no major international tournament this summer Scott Longley looks at how bookmakers are planning to keep punters betting through June and July.

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