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    This week's State of the Union focuses on the DoJ’s decision to extend its deadline for gaming companies to comply with its revised stance on the Wire Act. Also included this week are legislative developments in New York, Minnesota, Georgia and more.

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    Tom Grant runs the rule over new ASA guidelines aimed at curbing what it sees as the irresponsible use of anmated characters, celebrities and influencers in gambling marketing

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    7 March 2019

    The iGaming Dashboard is your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of the market. Projections now extend to 2023 and include post-PASPA US sports betting and April 2018 IMF GDP forecasts

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    Paddy Power Betfair has set out a four-pillar strategy through which it aims to grow the business in 2019 and beyond, though analysts have questioned whether this leaves the operator over-reliant on regulatory progress in the US

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    5 March 2019

    Paddy Power remains the clear leader with its quirky social media campaigns. But tipster site bettingexpert.com says other bookies are outperforming it in some channels

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    While men still make up the majority of igaming players, Optimove research reveals that women are actually the more valuable customers. Ahead of International Women’s Day, which falls this Friday (March 8), Optimove vice president of revenue Asaf Cohen digs into the data to show that women are winning the Battle of the Sexes in online gaming.

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    4 March 2019

    The iGamingBusiness.com Nordic dashboard, in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, suggests that the region will grow to a €4.46bn market by 2023, boosted by the introduction of igaming regulation in Sweden.

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    US debates over the use of data and mandated integrity fees are threatening to destabilise the landscape over in Europe, writes Scott Longley

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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. Estonia, the Netherlands and Slovakia are among those updated for this edition

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at the latest legal challenge launched against the DoJ's revised Wire Act opinion, plus developments in Virginia, Arkansas, Indiana and more.

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    Swedish gaming regulator Spelinspektionen's proactive approach to regulation means that any business with a high degree of exposure to the country's newly regulated igaming market faces a tricky first quarter, writes Scott Longley.

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    NetEnt’s drive to revitalise its business has seen the supplier make its first move into the affiliate sector. The company’s communications chief Anna Romboli is leading this push into uncharted territory.

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    26 February 2019

    iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Portugal iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue, product and game metrics on the dot.pt regulated market

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    With bonuses in the sights of politicians, regulators and taxmen across Europe, operators' search for alternative ways of improving player loyalty is leading them in one direction. Joanne Christie reports

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    In the second part of his feature on how affiliates can best tap into the exploding esports market, Nick Pateman looks at market developments, generating value from engagements, data, content, hiiring and where to start

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    The State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers the latest regulatory developments across the US. This week pressure has been ramped up on the Department of Justice in the wake of its revised Wire Act opinion, South Dakota and Minnesota are considering sports betting bills and Arkansas is thrashing out sports betting regulations, while Illinois' new Democrat Governor has factored sports betting into his 2020 budget.

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    With viewer numbers, prize pools and now betting revenues continuing to rocket, esports’ meteoric rise continues apace, writes Nick Pateman. Here he offers his insights on how best to tap into this exploding market

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    Key developments in 2018 come to fruition this year, with point of consumption tax and consumer protection issues set to ring big changes in the Australian gambling industry, according to Addisons senior Associate Karina Chong and partner Jamie Nettleton.

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    20 February 2019

    Kambi Group’s review of the 2018-19 National Football League (NFL) season reveals that a strong product offering covering the league is crucial for operators looking to establish themselves in the nascent US sports betting market.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' analysis of gambling advertising restrictions, we look at the unintended consequences of bans, possible alternatives to blanket prohibitions - and ask whether tackling advertising really gets to the root cause of the issue.

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