News analysis

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    The betting industry is renown for being a technologically advanced beast, but it faces an unprecedented challenge and an uncertain future. The impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on operators’ businesses is being revised daily, and whilst the ever-present financial threat of corruption remains, there are reasons to be optimistic, writes International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) chief executive Khalid Ali.

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    27 March 2020

    iGB, in partnership with sports data specialist Abelson Info, is providing an updated list of the sporting events taking place each day throughout the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    By branching out into publishing, Yggdrasil has effectively licensed out of every aspect of its business. Chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist and head of publishing Björn Krantz explain why the supplier feels this will pioneer a new approach to online casino partnerships

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    Germany recently approved regulations to expand its online gambling market, but by setting out such restrictive operating conditions, it risks making the same mistakes as Sweden, writes BonusFinder.com managing director Fintan Costello.

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    There’s a shift taking place in the lottery world, with digital innovators increasingly looking to forge B2B partnerships with licensed lotteries. Joanne Christie explores whether competitors can become allies

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    The Betting and Gaming Council has faced a baptism of fire, having to contend with a number of negative headlines even before permanent chief executive Michael Dugher started his role. Jake Pollard reports on the trade body’s turbulent first few months

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    22 March 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to present your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numbers

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    Having rebranded as Bayes Holding, the business formerly known as Dojo Madness believes it can provide the standard of data that could potentially spur on growth in the esports betting market.

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    There are clear reasons why the smart money is shifting east, but as we found with Europe, this grey honeymoon is not indefinite, writes Julian Buhagiar

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    Great Britain’s gambling regulator is facing mounting criticism from both sides of the debate, with some now questioning whether it is capable of fulfilling its duties. Jake Pollard examines whether the Gambling Commission is likely to be swept up in the wholesale changes facing the British market

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    The ban on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling is due to come into force from April 14. Jake Pollard examines what sort of impact it is likely to have on the industry – and on problem gambling rates

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    Tom Watson was one of the first MPs to call for significant changes to the British gambling sector and played a key role in shaping politicians’ thinking on the industry. But at a time when the industry is taking a very public bashing and its political opponents are in the ascendancy, does he feel things can be salvaged?

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    Following last week's news that the simmering dispute around data rights for English and Scottish football is now headed to the UK competition court, Scott Longley runs the rule over the main arguments set to be aired during proceedings

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    11 March 2020

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to bring you the March 2020 iGaming Dashboard, with 2020 forecasts adjusted to reflect the impact of the novel coronavirus

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    Carolyn Harris MP has emerged as one of the industry’s fiercest critics, and a leading advocate of a more responsible, sustainable sector – though her approach and proposed stringent controls for operators make her a controversial figure. She tells Robin Harrison why the sector’s past public affairs failings have handed the initiative to those looking to reshape the industry

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    The GC's latest regulatory settlement with Mr Green followed hard on the heels of licence suspensions for MoPlay, Matchbook and Stakers and revealed that the William Hill-owned brand was allowed to operate in a non-compliant manner for four months. A more efficient review process would be beneficial to all stakeholders, argues Melanie Ellis

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    Gamstop CEO Fiona Palmer talks to Joanne Christie about the self-exclusion system’s priorities now it has finally arrived at the point where it is compulsory for GB operators

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    6 March 2020

    The month of February brought about a slowdown for sports betting providers, with a clear decrease in the average deposit amount

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    6 March 2020

    iGaming Tracker's Ken Muir analyses the state of play in the NJ online casino space, looking at supplier share and also how the top games and content mix across leading operators compare to the world's arguably most mature igaming market of the UK

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    Esports is a multi-billion dollar industry in which professional athletes compete against one another, just like in any other sport, says UltraPlay chief executive Mario Ovcharov. It’s about time the betting industry wakes up to its potential

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