News analysis

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    25 September 2014

    Mobile sports betting has exploded in recent years and marketers will continue finding new and creative ways to exploit this medium, writes SEO Consultant Sean O’Connor.

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    23 September 2014

    As the 1 October deadline for the UK's new regulatory regime approaches, Peter Wilson looks at the potential legal consequences for operators who decide not to obtain a licence from the Gambling Commission and continue to taking British customers after that date.

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    The larger screen on Apple's iPhone 6 is a clever and long overdue move by Apple, but for mobile gambling consultant Aideen Shortt, Android will only become more significant for the igaming sector going forward.

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    19 September 2014

    The third version of Holland's remote gaming bill, along with critical advice from the country's State Council, were submitted to Parliament in late July. Among the key points raised in the bill's latest version is the exclusion of online lottery and casino products from the regulatory framework and whether there is sufficient ammunition for the bill's opponents to block the project. Younes Moussaoui and Justin Franssen of Kalff Katz & Franssen provide the latest analysis for iGamingBusiness.

     

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    17 September 2014

    As Bitcoin’s emergence challenges traditional operating models, Giulio Coraggio of DLA Piper explores the potential legal issues it raises for igaming operators and regulators.

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    France's online betting sector is producing strong headline figures but was loss making in 2013. The horse racing pari mutuel and poker verticals for their part are stuck in a negative spiral which needs urgent attention. Will ARJEL and a government grappling with major issues of its own react to help a struggling regulated sector while illegal sites make hay? Jake Pollard reports  

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    16 September 2014

    iGaming Business North America monitors the leading companies with exposure to the iGaming sector. Each company is weighted for the percentage of their respective business derived from iGaming.

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    iGaming Business hears from three leading igaming analysts on some of the key issues for the sector. For Ivor Jones of Numis, the wave of consolidation should carry into 2014-15. Nick Batram of Peel Hunt looks at Ralph Topping's legacy as he leaves William Hill while Simon French of Cenkos discusses how investors are assessing risk in regulated or unregulated markets.

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    15 September 2014

    The Amaya-PokerStars deal is big in every sense of the word: big numbers, big poker players, big debt. But with such scale also comes big risk: regulatory, financial and from the poker sector itself. Can the world's leading poker site become truly 'transformational' for Amaya Gaming and make it a long term major player in the igaming industry? Scott Longley investigates.  

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    9 September 2014

    The European Commission’s recommendation on online gambling is the first dedicated act for igaming and shows that the Commission is well aware  it is consumers who will decide whether market regulations are successful or not, writes Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming and Betting Association.ciation.

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

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    2 September 2014

    The regulatory wave of igaming is only likely to continue spreading across the EU, but interpretation of regulations vary drastically from country to country. As the dust settles after a summer of World Cup fever, Graham Wood looks at how some of the main European markets have fared and the legislative factors influencing igaming operators in those countries. 

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    1 September 2014

    Facebook has the traffic but can it deliver relevant audiences? Yes, says Nathan Rothschild, partner at Australia’s The Genius Group. In his second article on what Facebook can do for igaming companies, he explains how operators can build up highly targeted and relevant audiences on the world's biggest social platform. 

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    The potential acquisition of Greece's troubled horseracing body ODIE by monopoly operator OPAP would provide a satisfactory outcome to all concerned, says Graham Wood. 

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    With casino and poker requiring urgent attention, wait and see not an option as bwin party emphasises proactive stance.

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    The continued growth from Asia on the one hand and increasingly regulated EU markets on the other was emphasised further during Playtech’s interim results briefing on Thursday.

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    13 August 2014

    Joakim Nilsson of SCRM Cloud designed iGaming Business Social Monitor

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    12 August 2014

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the first iGaming Mobile Dashboard of 2014.

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    Some industry observers were cynical in their assessment of the US National Football League offering pay-to-play fantasy sports for the first time in its history. However, Griffin Finan of Ifrah Law says the NFL’s move does not undermine its strong opposition to sports betting.

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