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    While casinos may not yet exist in Japan, what does the gaming market look like now? Natalie Meyer, founder and chief executive of cultural insight agency Tokyoesque, provides a breakdown on the current size and perception of the country's gambling industry.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business’ roundtable of the challenges facing new slot studios as they attempt to gain traction in a competitive market, we discuss content aggregation platforms, innovation and M&A.

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    The casino games supplier space is one of the most crowded and competitive areas of the online gaming industry. Four of the industry’s emerging suppliers discuss how they have used past experience and innovation to carve out market share.

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    Bettor Faster and Bet Blocks founders Jonny Robb and Nilesh Mistry have established GamblingStartup.Ventures, in a bid to connect early-stage gambling businesses around the world. Here, we meet some of the teams looking to revolutionise the way punters play.

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at the latest legal challenge launched against the DoJ's revised Wire Act opinion, plus developments in Virginia, Arkansas, Indiana and more.

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    17 January 2019

    iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the state’s regulated market. The data is updated monthly following the official release of figures from New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE).

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    Chris Elliott and Beth French of law firm Wiggin provide a regulatory snapshot of markets across the EU, with Belgium, Slovakia and the Netherlands updated

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    Both chambers of the Pennsylvania legislature have agreed an igaming policy, but the proposed 54% tax on online slots may hinder the market, says Mark Balestra

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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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    India's move to a point of consumption tax will hit the bottom line of igaming firms operating in India. Meyyappan N and Ameya Mithe of law firm Nishith Desai Associates explain the changes.

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    Australia’s Parliament reopens today and the countdown to the passing of the country’s new anti-gambling legislation has well and truly started, with some operators already withdrawing from the market.

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    17 January 2017

    Alana Levine of Income Access traces the development of acquisition strategies, and sees spiralling PPC costs driving greater interest and investment in other channels in 2017.

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    Betsson and Stride Gaming both raised capital this month, while GVC’s August refinancing was a big hit. Debt markets may seem friendlier, but igaming firms must still prove their worth

     

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    16 April 2016

    From a Supreme Court-appointed committee recommending the regulation of sports betting to a promising new state skill-gaming bill that includes poker.

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the April 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

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    Igaming investor and entrepreneur Maximiliano De Muro explains how social gaming is developing in Latam and what operators need to do to be successful there.

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    6 May 2013

    No one will deny the fast and important growth and popularity known by social media platforms as well as by activities provided thereto. The number of users of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) as well as the diversity and number of games offered, do not stop increasing. However, this new trend brings certain risks and, thus, has to be regulated. For Philippe Vlaemminck, Head of the EU Regulatory/Gambling and Trade Practice at Altius, the main issue is to know exactly how to qualify activities such as social gaming and how, based on the example provided in Belgium, such activity should be regulated.