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    Questions linked to 'onboarding techniques' have prevented the Playtech-Plus500 buyout and could affect the group's 2016 forecast, while issues related to regulatory arbitrage are likely to keep cropping up. 

     

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    22 October 2015

    Match fixing is an emotive issue for the public but for the betting and sports industries alike it presents risks that threaten their very existence. Julian Rogers talks to leading industry contacts about why match fixing headlines keep appearing, how the system works and what, if anything, can be done about it.         

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    The Financial Conduct Authority's investigation into Plus500 doesn't prevent the financial trading operator from recruiting UK customers, but through its Cyprus licence thanks to the regulatory passporting it benefits from under the EU's MiFID rules. As a result further regulatory interest into the workings of the financial trading and betting sector is almost certain, writes Scott Longley.

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    11 May 2015

    Playtech has been talking up the opportunities offered by forex and binary trading since its acquisition of financial trading platform TradeFX as it looks to roll out trading and financial betting products to its licensees. But what does the sector think of a vertical that can be as volatile as it can be profitable?  

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the first iGaming Mobile Dashboard of 2014.

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    29 July 2014

    Adam Krejcik of Eilers Research provides an overview of the social casino gaming market, tracking market size, revenue estimates and market share for all the major publishers.

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    16 June 2014

    As the Brazil World Cup lives up to the hype, betting- and football-related coverage might seem ubiquitous for those in the industry. But when it comes to attracting and retaining punters during and after the event, content-rich offers and targeting profiles are what enable operators to differentiate themselves, Bettorlogic chief executive Andrew Dagnall tells iGaming Business. 

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the April 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

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    23 May 2014

    The third instalment of iXP Consulting's audit into poker operators' customer service and support teams looks at how operators address presentation and personalisation issues as part of their interactions with their players. 

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    20 May 2014

    The World Cup is a major opportunity for sportsbook and exchange operators to recruit new players and increase volume, but with it comes a month of high traffic and surges in demand. Jesper Jensen of Tipico, Mike Ellis of Youwin.com and Marc Thomas of SISBetting talk us through the challenges of keeping operator platforms running.

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    19 May 2014

    iGaming Business publishes the second instalment of iXP Consulting's audit of poker operators' customer service and support teams. The first part looked at the overall state of the sector and how client support fitted into its wider context.The second part looks at operators' email response times and product knowledge.

     

     

     

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    The convergence of traditional and social casino has been mentioned for as long as the social vertical has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in online gaming. For Samer Ragheb, marketing director at development studio Plumbee, there are some synergies between the two but they remain distinct, which is why a hybrid approach works so well for his company.    

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    9 May 2014

    The third and concluding part of iXP Consulting's audit of the quality online casinos' customer support teams looks at their personalisation and friendliness levels, going the extra mile and iXP's closing remarks.

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    1 May 2014

    Customer experience and regulated markets have made an operator’s choice of gaming platform more important than ever before, as Aleš Gornjec of ComTrade Gaming explains.

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the February 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

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    Following up on H2 Gambling Capital's first set of data-led articles that looked at the US igaming market and the global gambling sector, the sector's leading data specialists look at the potential value of the Japanese land-based casino market. Japan is already the third largest gambling market in the world with an estimated gross win of US$31.4bn for 2013 and with permissive upcoming casino legislation a real possibility, H2 founder and director Simon Holliday provides a detailed breakdown of the country's gambling landscape.

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    Simon Holliday, founder and director of H2 Gambling Capital, looks at the overall growth for the gambling sector in 2014 in the second of the four data-led articles H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are publishing this week to coincide with the ICE trade show in London.

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    Match-fixing and corrupt betting are high on the agenda across Europe's igaming markets and the European Commission and the Council of Europe are understandably looking at ways to minimise the associated risks. For James Scicluna and Robert Zammit, partners at WH Partners law firm in Malta, new measures to prevent these damaging practices must be introduced on objective parameters while sports organisations must also shoulder play an active role in preventing and investigating wrong-doing.

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    Check out the second instalment of the H2-iGaming Dashboard for your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers. As part of the iGaming Business Intelligence and Analysis Centre, H2 and iGB are working on new projects to provide you further datasets and market overviews in 2014. 

     
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    4 December 2013

    bwin party made the news in September when it announced the major re-launch of its PartyPoker.com to make if social media-friendly and hit all the right buttons when it comes to targeting the free-to-play demographic. John Wright, SEO and design consultant, goes through the new website and assesses whether Party is doing 'social' right.

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