News analysis

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    1 August 2014

    Using Italy’s Lottomatica as a case study, GTECH’s Senior Vice President, iGaming, and Senior Vice President, Americas Interactive, Matteo Monteverdi, explains to iGaming Business North America how operators of every type can succeed in the world of online gaming.

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    1 August 2014

    Digital offers limitless opportunities for engaging with players, and so are the ways lotteries can connect and grow their base through the interactive channel, according to Scientific Games.

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    1 August 2014

    With proposed state legislation skewed in favor of the big boys, one small California tribe has seized the initiative and launched online poker based on IGRA and its own sovereign authority. Martin Owens explains how Santa Ysabel’s PrivateTable.com has the potential to impact the regulatory scheme not just in California, but across the US.

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    1 August 2014

    Operators’ already considerable responsibilities for security and compliance are only heightened in the patchwork regulatory framework of the US, argues Jens Bader of Secure Trading.

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    1 August 2014

    Players can and should expect to find true randomness behind every shuffle and roll, argues Gregoire Ribordy, CEO of ID Quantique.

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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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    1 August 2014

    Penny auctions have the potential to take the iGaming industry by storm, however their unsettled legal status means operators should tread carefully for now, writes Lawrence G. Walters.

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    1 August 2014

    Not deterred by the Supreme Court’s recent decision, iGaming pioneer Senator Raymond Lesniak has co-sponsored a new bill aimed at bringing sports betting to the Garden State by less-than-conventional means. We spoke to the Senator and lobbyist Bill Pascrell, III, principal at Princeton Public Affairs Group, about the latest salvo in NJ’s ongoing fight against PASPA.

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    1 August 2014

    Not deterred by the US Supreme Court’s refusal to hear NJ’s sports betting case, Senator Raymond Lesniak has pushed a bill to repeal sports betting prohibitions at the state’s casinos and racetracks through the legislature. 

    Griffin Finan and David Deitch of Ifrah Law provide an update and weigh the chances of Senator Lesniak’s third attempt to bring sports betting to NJ.

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    30 July 2014

    The report "Betting on Digital" published in June focuses on gambling advertising and highlights the real opportunity for operators to follow Ladbrokes’ lead and address public concerns through their creative, argues Tom Grant, partner at the law firm Harris Hagan.

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    29 July 2014

    Adam Krejcik of Eilers Research provides an overview of the social casino gaming market, tracking market size, revenue estimates and market share for all the major publishers.

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    29 July 2014

    How knowledgeable are igaming operators with what Facebook can do for them? Not that familiar, or savvy about it, says Nathan Rothschild, partner at Australia’s The Genius Group. Kicking off a series of articles on customer engagement and data in online betting and gaming, he explains the key points regarding what the giant social network can do for operators.

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    The sparring between lobbyists and representatives of the various poker stakeholders in California will rumble on into 2015 with the issue of “tainted assets” bound to raise its head again, write Jake Pollard and Graham Wood. 

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    Turkey is undertaking its third attempt at selling off its lucrative Milli Piyango national lottery but the deal is far from done as observers criticise the low sale price, reports Graham Wood. 

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    16 July 2014

    How to justify sources of revenue derived from certain markets to the Gambling Commission is proving the main issue for operators and suppliers looking to secure a remote gambling licence at the earliest opportunity, reveals Stephen Ketteley of DLA Piper’s gambling team.

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    Online gambling licensing and regulation will be pass in the Netherlands in 2015, although debate and discussion will carry on long into the night over the 20% gross profits tax to be applied to igaming operators.

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    16 July 2014

    The emerging iGaming markets of the ex-Soviet Union CIS countries offer great potential and, in some of the markets, an un-savvy player base. But this also comes with high risks, as Sergei Efimenko, Chief Operating Officer of leading local operator Favbet, explains in his guide to the region. 

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    OPAP's plan to put 75% of its workforce onto a voluntary redundancy scheme shows how badly the Greek monopoly has been caught out by events on the ground, with the uncertainty set to continue, writes Graham Wood.  

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    15 July 2014

    While the slow start to US igaming has restricted operators’ hiring budgets, there are also other factors impairing their ability to recruit and structure interactive teams, writes Luke Cousins of Pentasia.

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    14 July 2014

    XLMedia became the first major igaming affiliate business to float on the London Stock Exchange in March. Chief executive Ory Weihs spoke exclusively to iGaming Business about the landmark IPO and his plans from here.

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