News analysis

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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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    9 July 2014

    This year’s Worls Series of Online Poker is the first to be held since regulated online poker got up and running in the US, spanning several states and multiple operators. iGaming Business spoke to the organisers, a participating pro and WSOP.com’s head of poker to find out how the increasing convergence with the emerging online industry is transforming the event.

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the July 2014 iGaming Dashboard. The Dashboard is your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of the igaming sector since 2003 with projections up to 2018

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

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    7 July 2014

    The New Jersey regulator’s revised affiliate guidelines are an important step towards helping bolster its struggling igaming market and should set precedence for other states, writes Rachel Hirsch of Ifrah Law.

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    7 July 2014

    The UK Gambling Commission's latest industry statistics show that offline gambling continues to generate the bulk of the £6.7bn gross gambling yield in the period between October 2012 and September 2013.

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    4 July 2014

    Many affiliates will need to adapt their business models and redesign their websites in order to remain compliant under the UK’s new point-of-consumption licensing model, Peter Wilson explains.

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    As France prepare for their World Cup quarter final against Germany tonight, their biggest match since the 2006 World Cup final, French media talk about record stakes and an enthusiasm for online betting that is surpassing all expectations. iGaming Business spoke with Unibet, Betclic, PMU and France Pari to get an idea of how the event in Brazil had affected them and whether betting had finally made it into the mainstream.

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    2 July 2014

    Internet lottery sales may have got off to a slower-than-expected start, but the potential of the channel to capture fresh demographics and revenues remains undiminished, writes Michael Jones of the pioneering Illinois Lottery.

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    2 July 2014

    Strong networks, affordability and the spread of HTML5 as a platform for mobile gaming are some of the factors that will impact positively on the development of live dealer games on mobile devices, writes Ian Dunning of EntwineTech.

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    2 July 2014

    In conjunction with Ash Averill of DLA Piper London, iGaming Business provides a regulatory snapshot of the European online gaming and betting markets, which includes all regulated gambling products and legalised operator types within each country and impending market updates (where applicable).

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    2 July 2014

    Concerns that forms of financial trading and social gaming constitute gambling are not going away and mean neither is immune from further regulatory compliance in the long run, argue gaming lawyer Tal Itzhak Ron and financial jurist Stephanie Attias.

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    2 July 2014

    An industry-leading growth rate in recent years has transformed SkyBet into a force to be reckoned with in the UK. iGaming Business caught up with managing director Richard Flint ahead of the World Cup to find out about his plans to continue pushing the business to new heights in the year ahead.

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    1 July 2014

    With the review mechanism now increasingly determining whether or not your app is placed above your competition, it’s now impossible for mobile developers to ignore their customers’ voices, writes Rory Mudie of Redbox Mobile.

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    1 July 2014

    With the mobile platform fast becoming a major channel for online payments, providers are under pressure to deliver fast solutions that meet the expectations of impatient igaming consumers. iGaming Business spoke to Ben West of Worldpay, Jon Prideaux of Boku and Rory Mudie of Redbox Mobile to get the latest on the key issues in the sector. 

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    1 July 2014

    Malta's Lotteries and Gaming Authority recently introduced several “quick win” policy changes aimed at removing unnecessary red tape and burdens on licensed operators. The aim is to keep Malta relevant as an igaming jurisdiction as more and more EU countries regulate their own markets. Joseph Borg, James Scicluna and Robert Zammit of WH Partners provide a summary.

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    Arguments in favour of including a bad actor clause in California's iPoker legislation are clearly driven by interests vested in keeping PokerStars out and based on an arbitrary 2006 cutoff date, writes online gaming consultant Matt Kaufman, but he still doesn’t see it ending well for poker’s global giant.

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    1 July 2014

    Visa and MasterCard should not be shouldering all the blame for igaming’s payments issues in the US, writes TJ Sharkey of Vantiv Gaming Solutions. Card-issuing financial institutions still need to be convinced the industry is big enough to justify the risks.

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    The European Commission's Asser Study finally tells the truth in relation to sports organisers' rights and the French betting right, writes Brian Wright of the Remote Gambling Association.

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    30 June 2014

    The European Court of Justice's recent decision in the Digibet case has only served to create more legal uncertainty around the German licensing process, writes leading gaming lawyer Martin Arendts.

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