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    With the bonus-obsessed, white label-fueled online bingo sector arguably having most to lose from the regulation and tax changes sweeping through the UK industry, Phil Blackwell looks at how it can restack the odds in its favour

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers the latest twist in New Hampshire's challenge to the revised Wire Act opinion, Indiana closing in on legal wagering, West Virginia's first six months of legal sports betting and more.

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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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    In May, the current 72-hour window for GB-licensed operators to verify the age and ID of new customers will close with all free-play games also requiring age verification. Luke Eales assesses the likely impact on affiliate marketers

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    9 April 2019

    Offering a wide range of sports is important in helping pull in the punters. Bettingexpert.com runs the rule over which bookmakers offer the strongest coverage

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    KPMG’s latest Malta Gaming eSummit looked at the changing regulatory landscape in Germany and the Netherlands - and its implications for gaming operatives. Dr Alan Littler, along with Claus Hambach and Dr Wulf Hambach, partners of specialist law firm Hambach & Hambach, and Justin Franssen, partner of Kalff, Katz and Franssen, reflect on the issues raised during their panel session at the eSummit.

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    Brazil has a huge and growing esports fan base. But it hasn’t been monetised as well as other regions. Joanne Christie talks to ESL Brazil’s Leo De Biase about how things are changing.

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    5 April 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the April 2019 Mobile Dashboard

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    With new studies suggesting links between compulsively trading cryptocurrencies and a problem gambling severity, operators must look closely at whether allowing customers to pay with virtual currencies is worth the risk, writes Joanne Christie.

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    This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, reports on West Virginia Governor Jim Justice allowing igaming regulation to pass into law, an update on the New York budget, and new bills in Indiana and Louisiana.

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    The Illinois legislature has a wide range of regulatory models to consider when it comes to sports betting. This is largely due to Representative Michael Zalewski putting forward an open-ended proposal with the ultimate goal of legalising the vertical, leaving the decision on the final model to his Assembly and Senate counterparts. He tells iGamingBusiness.com why he believes this build-as-you-go approach will help generate sufficient support to bring sports betting legislation into law

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    In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com's analysis of Trustly's Pay N Play, we look potential barriers to growth when expanding the solution beyond its core Northern European markets, as well as work being done to enhance customer onboarding for land-based gaming.

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    Trustly’s Pay N Play has emerged as a solution capable of enhancing KYC processes and reducing abandonment when registering players. In part one of this feature, Trustly sets out the need for such a solution while some of its clients discuss its effectiveness, and we tackle the issues that have arisen in promoting such a product to the end user.

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    2 April 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring your monthly overview of the global sector in numbers

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    Jason Paradise, head of trading at Digital Sports Tech, highlights why local expertise within the US sports betting market is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the world’s most exciting emerging territory

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    While it may have shied away from the industry arms race seen in the weeks following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA, Amelco has quietly been carving out a niche in the nascent US sports betting market. The supplier’s chief executive Damian Walton discusses the current state of the market.

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    This week’s State of the Union sees the Department of Justice hit back at New Hampshire’s challenge against its revised Wire Act opinion. Elsewhere Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has ratified mobile wagering legislation, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has set the state on the path to legal casino gaming.

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    Online sports betting advocates have until April 1 to convince a reluctant Governor Andrew Cuomo to include mobile sports betting in the state budget. Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr tells iGamingBusiness.com why a market restricted to in-person wagering would be a mistake.

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    Last week Germany made a decisive move towards a total overhaul of its gambling regulations. Wulf Hambach, Stefan Bolay and Stefanie Fuchs of leading German law firm Hambach & Hambach outline what may happen next – and what needs to happen to ensure a satisfactory conclusion for all stakeholders.

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    Pentasia’s Robert Gray says there remains a supply and demand imbalance in the software development and tech area, but that many EU employers are importing talent to get around this

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