News analysis

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    James Noyes’ proposals for reforming key aspects of Great Britain's gambling industry have received major coverage. They show how sensitive the issues are for all stakeholders and why the industry must engage in a constructive manner.

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    It may celebrate its tenth birthday in 2020, but Push Gaming has only now just started to execute aggressive expansion plans, incorporating a key strategic acquisition and launches with top-tier clients. But amid an increasingly frosty regulatory climate, and in one of the most competitive igaming verticals, how does it plan to continue for another decade?

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    10 August 2020

    As Europe’s major football leagues concluded in July following their novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced breaks, did customers flock back to betting operators?

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    The pandemic has posed a number of current and future challenges to high-performing execs in the real-money gaming space and certain behavioural traits will be advantageous in meeting these, writes Andrew Bulloss

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    On 14 July 2020 the Ukrainian Gambling Law finally reached the end of its six-year journey to adoption. Alina Plyushch and Dmytro Hotsyn of the gambling desk of law firm Sayenko Kharenko explain the nuances of the new Gambling Law.

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    The Good Causes element of lotteries is often overshadowed by the promotion of the opportunity to win life-changing sums. But recent events have shown there are results to be gained from making sure messaging includes both areas. Joanne Christie reports

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    With nominations for iGB’s Most Influential Women 2020 now open, iGB catches up with those who made last year's Top 10 to find out what they’ve been up to since, as well as get their views on who deserves to feature this year.

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    4 August 2020

    When major sports leagues were suspended as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), some hoped virtual sports could help make up the shortfall. Mark Israney of Bookies Matrix looks at how they were used by operators during this period.

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    With Catena bucking its earlier warnings and flying through the Q2 crisis months with ease, its subsequent comments on affiliate compliance are instructive of how the terms of debate are shifting on licensing of affiliates in GB and elsewhere, writes Scott Longley

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    Following the decision to shelve further development of its Esports Directory, Bayes Esports Solutions chief executive Martin Dachselt discusses the need to constantly adapt and evolve in the process of establishing a start-up.

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    Christina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn of the All-In Diversity Project argue the pandemic is exacerbating gender inequality in the workplace and that it’s more important than ever to support initiatives such as iGB’s Most Influential Women

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    Jamie Nettleton and Samuel Gauci of Addisons take a look at how the gambling sector in Australia has been affected by Covid-19 and outline how the industry is reopening for business

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    We’ve launched our third survey into the Most Influential Women in the industry and we want your nominations

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    The absence of live traditional sports during the pandemic forced many through the open gates of esports, but while the surge in activity is now over for many sportsbooks, the phenomenon is no bubble, argues Hai Ng

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    Now the initial shock has passed, igaming businesses are finding their feet again. Focus remains on ensuring the safest possible returns to work, and reopening of premises where permitted. But the future of our industry has also been fundamentally shifted, and workforces are already beginning to transform in response, writes Alastair Cleland.

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    Responsible gambling has become a hot topic today, an essential item on every company’s agenda. But it hasn’t always been that way, says Kindred’s Maris Bonello.

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    When novel coronavirus (Covid-19) hit, ensuring business continuity was at the forefront of operators’ minds. But this was only phase one, writes Rebeka Mizzi. The igaming industry now faces a new challenge -  to continue innovating in a wholly new working world.

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    From AIM minnow to FTSE 100 constituent, the story of Kenny Alexander’s 13 years at GVC is an extraordinary tale but the derailment of its retail strategy by the pandemic leaves a lot riding on the US for his highly rated successor, writes Scott Longley

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    15 July 2020

    Spain’s igaming market put in an impressive performance in the first quarter, despite the shutdown of sporting events from the middle of March impacting betting activity in the tail end of the period
     

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    This morning, Neil Patel joined iGB Live Online to break down the ‘Google Wars’, offering affiliates and digital marketers some simple hacks to help elevate their SEO efforts.

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