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    Jamie Nettleton and Samuel Gauci of Addisons take a look at how the gambling sector in Australia has been affected by Covid-19 and outline how the industry is reopening for business

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    YGAM’s Kev Clelland says there is mounting evidence to support a ban on the sale of in-app gaming purchases with an element of chance to under 18s due to their similarity with gambling.

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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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    Free-to-play has existed for two decades now, so why do questions persist over its sustainability? Sam Forrest argues that the model can be profitable, provided that operators focus on engaging players for the long term and treat payers and non-payers fairly

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    While gambling mechanics have been around for centuries, ways of delivering them are constantly evolving. And social casino is the perfect place to experiment to tap into an expanding audience, writes KamaGames’ Sam Forrest

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    7 January 2020

    bV1sion provides an exclusive overview of the social casino market in 2019, including market GGR forecasts, regional split and growth rates, as well as operator and game performance

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    Chalkline Sports, despite its African heritage, is making a major play for the nascent US sports betting market, and with a client base already featuring the likes of Churchill Downs, Parx Casino and Tropicana, it’s off to a good start, writes Robin Harrison

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    India has retained a resolutely local culture, preferring homegrown entertainment to international imports. But as KamaGames’ Sam Forrest explains, gaming businesses that acknowledge these regional quirks could tap into a massively valuable market

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    10 July 2019

    bV1sion and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the Q2 2019 Social Gaming Dashboard, tracking the development of the free-to-play gaming sector.

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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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    With a proprietary peer-to-peer platform, Wager aims to crack the conundrum of making sports betting truly social. Co-founder Leo Barnes shares the story behind its creation.

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    Having established itself as a thriving location for outsourcing, the gambling industry is increasingly looking to Ukraine when it needs a low-cost base for technology teams. iGaming Business talks to some of the companies established in the country.

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    Predictions games are emerging as a useful way for sports betting operators to acquire customers in regulated or soon-to-regulate markets across the US. SportCaller is at the forefront of this movement, and digital performance director Paddy McDermott believes free-to-play sports games may finally be rising to prominence.

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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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    Having reported a 33% increase in revenue for 2018, KamaGames chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov outlines what he believes will be the key drivers of growth in the social casino market in 2019. 

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part two we hear from analysts and experts on technology and innovation and people

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part one we hear from operators and suppliers, regulatory experts and marketers

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    KamaGames embarked on something of an industry first by launching a token sale in late 2018, an experimental process to test the viability of cryptocurrency in the social casino market. However, as chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov explains, the process taught the Dublin-based studio some harsh lessons

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    7 February 2019

    The latest social casino rankings from Eliers & Krejcik Gaming signal that market leader Playtika is seeing revenue stagnate as it broadens its focus beyond casino-style games

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    NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman gives an unvarnished account of the supplier’s struggles in 2018 and explains how she plans to turn the business around in 2019.

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