News analysis

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    1 May 2015

    The backers strewing money at the feet of DraftKings and FanDuel patently believe there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but we’ve been here many times before, writes Mickey Charles of The Sports Network.

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    1 May 2015

    iGB’s Social Monitor has been analysing and comparing the social media buzz of English-language iGaming brands since the start of 2014. We caught up with lead consultant Joakim Nilsson to find out how the performances, strategies and key metrics of the leading brands have evolved in this time.

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    1 May 2015

    For many in the sector, the sense of relief was palpable when the Conservative government was returned to power in the recent General Election, but this could prove entirely misplaced, argues 1710 Gaming's Christina Thakor-Rankin

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    1 May 2015

    Sporting Index was recently acquired by private investor Magnus Hedman from private equity firm HgCapital. We caught up with CEO Warren Murphy to discuss the state of play in sports spread betting, and where the global market leader goes from here.

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    24 April 2015

    The rise of daily fantasy sports (DFS) betting seems inexorable at the moment but to a large extent the book has yet to be written, in Europe and the US, about a vertical that is only just starting out, Jake Pollard reports

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    The Guardian’s decision to close its betting site GoWager is an illustration of a major media organisation’s unthinking bias towards gambling.

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    Aideen Shortt says Twitter's new 'Bet now' and 'Play now' buttons will be marketing game-changers for UK operators competing hard for the live betting punter.  

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    24 November 2014

    There were high hopes for the launch of real-money gambling on Facebook by Gamesys, 888 and Paddy Power, but all have been withdrawn in the past year. Consultant and social gaming expert Aideen Shortt analyses the factors underlying their failure, not all of which were within their control.

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    20 November 2014

    As Spain initiates a new round of licensing that will see online slots and exchange betting regulated in 2015, Alan Campbell and Jake Pollard look back on how the market has fared since regulation came in just over two years ago.

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    The Senet Group is a new self-regulatory set up to promote responsible gambling. Chief executive Ron Finlay explains the work it plans to undertake on behalf of the industry.

  • article
    1 August 2014

    With the dust having finally settled following Amaya’s shock announcement in June, gaming analyst Gavin Kelleher of Goodbody Capital Markets weighs the factors which could decide the success, or failure, of the biggest deal in iGaming.

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    1 August 2014

    While the NJ DGE’s new guidelines have removed some confusion over acceptable affiliate marketing practices, further clarification is needed with regards to the “sub-affiliate” category and the CPA model based upon betting fees, writes Jeremy Enke of Poker Affiliate Listings.

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    1 August 2014

    Despite a third consecutive monthly decline, NJ’s revenue numbers do not give significant cause for concern, argues iGaming Business North America’s Management & Marketing Editor, David Briggs.

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    1 August 2014

    With the current landscape presenting interim challenges to short-term liquidity, iGaming operators should consider diversifying into the fantasy sports vertical, writes Alana Levine of Income Access.

  • article
    30 July 2014

    The report "Betting on Digital" published in June focuses on gambling advertising and highlights the real opportunity for operators to follow Ladbrokes’ lead and address public concerns through their creative, argues Tom Grant, partner at the law firm Harris Hagan.

  • article
    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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    Online gambling licensing and regulation will be pass in the Netherlands in 2015, although debate and discussion will carry on long into the night over the 20% gross profits tax to be applied to igaming operators.

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    16 July 2014

    The emerging iGaming markets of the ex-Soviet Union CIS countries offer great potential and, in some of the markets, an un-savvy player base. But this also comes with high risks, as Sergei Efimenko, Chief Operating Officer of leading local operator Favbet, explains in his guide to the region. 

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    15 July 2014

    While the slow start to US igaming has restricted operators’ hiring budgets, there are also other factors impairing their ability to recruit and structure interactive teams, writes Luke Cousins of Pentasia.

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    As France prepare for their World Cup quarter final against Germany tonight, their biggest match since the 2006 World Cup final, French media talk about record stakes and an enthusiasm for online betting that is surpassing all expectations. iGaming Business spoke with Unibet, Betclic, PMU and France Pari to get an idea of how the event in Brazil had affected them and whether betting had finally made it into the mainstream.

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