News analysis

  • news_analysis

    The industry’s reputation is in the doldrums and while stakeholders recognise the need to act decisively to reverse this trend, industry infighting and prevarication is not helping. By Jake Pollard

  • news_analysis

    Ori Zilbershtein, chief business development officer at Hyperion Tech, highlights how a lack of talent and rising living costs in Malta is leading to more companies outsourcing departments

  • news_analysis

    WrB’s free monthly webinar series continued into October with operators Rank Group, Kindred and other stakeholders analysing how to interact with at-risk players and VIPs. Gabriela Martins da Silva rounds up proceedings for iGB

  • news_analysis

    December’s big news was the DraftKings-SBTech merger, and Regulus Partners’ Paul Leyland examines how this will impact the performance of the Index going forward.

  • news_analysis

    The world may be in turmoil, and the gambling industry faces a tricky start to the new decade. Nevertheless, there is sufficient cause for optimisim, writes RB Capital’s Julian Buhagiar.

  • news_analysis

    La Francaise des Jeux’s acquisition of Sporting Group added an interesting component to the French giant’s B2B business, and one that could be increasingly important in a largely homogenised industry.

  • news_analysis

    While many companies in igaming have traditionally favoured recruiting from within the industry, they could be missing a trick, says Joanne Christie

  • news_analysis

    Andrew Cook introduces our breakdown of salary trends by department and role with some advice for both clients and candidates on how to use the data and findings to their advantage. Today we cover analytics & data, customer services and compliance, legal & fraud

  • news_analysis

    Changes to how British football data is collected, distributed and priced have caused disquiet among bookmakers. Scott Longley asks if the extra margin FDC is receiving is worth the furore and what a potential lack of competition and innovation could mean for the betting product

  • news_analysis

    A cultural shift in the industry has seen operators look to ramp up their responsible gaming controls, with many bringing in external help to do so, writes Daniel O’Boyle. But can external consultants really play a role in changing company culture?

  • news_analysis

    The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling’s Responsible Gambling Week has grown rapidly since its 2017 launch. Chair John Hagan explains its aims to Daniel O'Boyle and says the sector needs to prove its year-round commitment to safer gambling

  • news_analysis

    While UK loyalists caught in the regulatory and political storm in the UK may be tempted to point to Sweden and say they’ve got it much worse, they’re simply clutching at straws, argues Julian Buhagiar. They could be waiting up to three years for new rules that reflect post-EU business realities

  • news_analysis

    Despite fierce competition, Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon believes there are still opportunities for smaller studios to disrupt the market leaders - but only with effective game distribution.

  • news_analysis

    Red Tiger chief executive Gavin Hamilton argues that NetEnt’s £200m deal for the slot specialist wasn’t a result of market forces. However, he adds, those forces mean it might have come at a perfect time.

  • news_analysis

    While a limited understanding of the underlying tech and the consequences of their actions are undoubtedly stifling innovation and forcing operators to rethink entering some dot.country markets, not all the blame can be laid at the regulators' door, argues Phil Parry of Iforium

  • news_analysis

    Through its acquisition of platform provider Optima, Sportradar can now claim to offer every link in the betting chain to clients. Chief executive Carsten Koerl and Optima boss Jacob Lopez talk Daniel O’Boyle through the deal

  • news_analysis

    Regulators’ lack of understanding of the scale of affiliate marketing or even how it works is already hitting the sector hard, and the situation is only going to get worse before it gets better, according to Responsible Affiliates in Gambling chair Clive Hawkswood.

  • news_analysis

    Flutter Entertainment's mega-merger with The Stars Group is likely to be the first deal in the latest wave of industry consolidation, with investment bankers eager to spearhead more M&A activity. While this may disrupt the growth trajectories of some of the sector's leading lights, it's unlikely to stop any time soon, writes Scott Longley. 

  • news_analysis

    Law Allianz founder Yahaya Maikori looks at the established and emerging regulatory frameworks in a number of key African markets

  • news_analysis

    Applying the first principles concept to your marketing strategy, challenging all underlying assumptions and conventions before rebuilding, can help you make better decisions. Nick Garner runs through the basics.

Pages