News analysis

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    3 May 2019

    iGamingBusiness.com has agreed a new partnership with marketing and customer retention specialist Optimove to bring readers exclusive insights into player habits from a range of different markets, across all igaming verticals. In April's edition, research lab team leader lead Omer Liss reports on an uptick in player activity and investigates the impact of the first leg of Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League semi final against Ajax Amsterdam

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    Vista Equity Partners' decision to boost its existing sports data business Stats with the acquisition of Perform Content is unsurprising in a market where data is shaping up to be big business, reports Scott Longley

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    This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, sees a bill to legalise sports betting in Indiana head to Governor Eric Holcomb for ratification, while a Colorado bill is racing through the state legislature. Elsewhere, Nevada and Mississippi’s legal sports betting markets enjoyed strong months, driven by activity around basketball, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has suggested he will allow a bill to pass into law without his signature.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business’ roundtable of the challenges facing new slot studios as they attempt to gain traction in a competitive market, we discuss content aggregation platforms, innovation and M&A.

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    The casino games supplier space is one of the most crowded and competitive areas of the online gaming industry. Four of the industry’s emerging suppliers discuss how they have used past experience and innovation to carve out market share.

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    Pentasia’s Daryl King provides some key insights from Q2 surrounding the critical business area of data science, including contract day rates and the state of the talent pipeline

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    In conjunction with Chris Elliott and Beth French of Wiggin LLP, iGB provides a regulatory snapshot of igaming across the EU. Cyprus, Germany and Slovakia are among those updated

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, sees Pennsylvania set a launch date for igaming, while Delaware North has taken legal action in the wake of its sports betting struggles in West Virginia. Elsewhere, Iowa is one step away from legal igaming and a bid to regulate sports betting is underway in Colorado.

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    25 April 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the LatAm iGaming Dashboard, featuring growth projections for the Latin American region. With markets such as Brazil and Argentina moving towards introducing regulation, and the Colombian market already open for business, gross win for the region is expected to almost double from 2019 to 2024. 

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    While a number of countries in the region have taken steps towards sustainable regulated igaming markets, there is still a lot of work to be done, says Layla Ali

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    The populist policymaking of the past couple of years is leading many in the gambling industry to rethink their UK strategy, says Julian Buhagiar, co-founder of RB Capital

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    24 April 2019

    Italy's online gaming market has posted declines for both February and March, largely due to fluctuations in the core online casino and sports betting verticals, according to the latest figures from Ficom Leisure.

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    23 April 2019

    April's Global iGaming Index, in partnership with Regulus Partners, was typified by significant underperformance by a number of stocks, lagging the NASDAQ benchmark

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    David Sargeant says there is no ‘right’ way to launch a sports book, but rather that each operator needs to define their objectives and find the right way for their business

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at the performance of the regulated Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets, as well as the progress of bills in Indiana and North Carolina.

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    18 April 2019

    New Jersey’s igaming market rebounded strongly in March, setting a new monthly record with gross gaming revenue of $39.1m. Online sports betting also bounced back

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    The midwestern state is closing in on passing sports betting legislation as the end of the state legislative session nears. One of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Jon Ford, tells iGamingBusiness.com what changes are needed to ensure its success.

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    17 April 2019

    Gambling has been raking in tons of dollars for many years and now-a-days it is in excess of 80 billion dollars yearly.

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    The decision made by Svenska Spel to halt its online TV advertising for the rest of this year has ramifications way beyond the borders of Sweden, says Scott Longley

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    In Part 2 of his dissection of the state of online bingo, affiliate-turned-operator Phil Blackwell looks at ways the the sector can restack the odds in its favour

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