News analysis

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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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    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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    A recent US ruling that social casino games played at Big Fish Casino constitute illegal gambling should be monitored closely, says legal firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

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    The UK regulator's recent prosecution of an unlicensed skins gambling site and its warning this week over children gambling on video games indicates a crackdown is on the cards. Taylor Wessing’s Neil Hawley investigates.

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    18 November 2016

    GAN's journey has taken some dramatic turns since it started 14 years ago, but chief executive Dermot Smurfit believes it will ultimately reap success in the “wide open goal” that is the US market.

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    1 August 2014

    The flourishing of fantasy sports on the back of several landmark legal developments is unlikely to be affected by proposed changes to the Wire Act, writes Christopher Soriano of Duane Morris LLP.

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    11 July 2014

    The International Social Games Association (ISGA) decided last October to fill the research gap on social gaming. ISGA chief executive Luc Delany provides an overview of its findings and conclusions.

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    19 May 2014

    After a frustrating few years, the momentum is there to take a leap forward towards a cohesive European policy for the online gambling sector, something that will benefit the industry and its consumers, argues Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association.

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    1 May 2014

    Customer experience and regulated markets have made an operator’s choice of gaming platform more important than ever before, as Aleš Gornjec of ComTrade Gaming explains.

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    25 March 2014

    The introduction of the Point of Consumption tax in the UK is a major milestone for the igaming sector, but integrating land-based and remote gaming activities, catering to the mobile and tablet punters and being able to work off strong customer loyalty and brand awareness will be just as important, explain Simon Oaten, lead partner, and David Perry, senior manager, Betting and Gaming Team at Deloitte.

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    1 March 2014

    The online gaming market in Canada is set for a year of change and development in 2014, write leading North American gaming regulatory experts, Michael D Lipton and Jack Tadman of Dickinson Wright LLP.

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    1 March 2014

    When is a penalty not a penalty? By Tom Grant of Harris Hagan.

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    29 January 2014

    The next 12 months and the implementation, or not, of new regulations, will define much of the Spanish igaming industry's future, write Albert Agustinoy and Elisa Lorenzo of DLA Piper Spain.

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    30 September 2013

    Matthew Wilson, press officer at the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, says that while the igaming industry by and large upholds the principles of responsible advertising, it should remain alive to the fact that more gambling ads are receiving complaints and the possibility of further monitoring by the EU is also a possibility.

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    20 September 2013

    iGaming Business reported on the possibility of social gaming being regulated in France earlier this Summer, Deborah Modiano of Ulys law firm provides some context to the ongoing debate and advises stakeholders to get involved so that they don’t end up on the receiving end of some disproportionate regulation.

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    Before further analysing the Belgian legislation, which aims to regulate social gaming activities, certain distinctions have to be drawn. Indeed, there is a clear difference between social gaming and so called ‘social gambling’.

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    As the gambling regulator in Great Britain, the Gambling Commission’s starting point on social gambling is straight forward.

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    7 May 2013

    In Great Britain, the Gambling Commission has been stimulating the debate in considering the potential risks posed by social gambling and as chief executive Jenny Williams explains to iGaming Business, challenging the industry to demonstrate their social responsibility so that further regulation is not needed.

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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.

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