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    Erik Gullstrand explains how casino operators will need to take a more innovative approach to customer retention if they want to adapt to new regulatory and competitive pressures.

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    Brexit has been thoroughly explored, but only based on the assumption that other variables will remain equal, argues Paul Leyland. 

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    27 May 2016

    What will happen to UK operators if Britain votes to leaves the EU on 23 June? Probably nothing, writes Christina Thakor-Rankin, unless you happen to be in possession of a licence issued in one particular jurisdiction.

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    William Hill’s involvement in NYX Gaming’s acquisition of OpenBet will not stop the rumblings of discontent from analysts. Scott Longley looks at the questions being asked of chief executive James Henderson.

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    The eco-system for igaming suppliers is more open than ever, Scott Longley looks at how this translates for smaller suppliers when working with prospects or other software counterparts.

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    Playtech’s ambitions to extend control of online gambling software supply market were clear for all to see at ICE, although the igaming giant has many circles to square.

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    23 January 2016

    Peter Gough is the non-technical founder of Fenway Games. He faced a steep learning curve developing and bringing the firm's first in-play game to market. He shares some insights and lessons from the process.

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    18 January 2016

    Developers from Japan, spiritual home of the games industry, are now turning their considerable talents to developing a new genre of Millennial-friendly games for the UK and European

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    11 January 2016

    Responsible gambling regulations and issues related to igaming operators' corporate and social responsibility are highly topical across European markets. In this article, Michael Auer, Alan Littler and Mark Griffiths analyse the responsible gambling and player protection measures currently in place across Europe.

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    Betcade will launch an Android store for igaming apps in July 2016. Chief executive David Chang explains how he came up with the idea, why the gaming focus will help and whether there has been much dialogue with Google.

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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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    The first ever iGaming Entrepreneur Conference proved that interest in original ideas is strong, but entrepreneurs were also advised to be sensible or risk losing out on investment.

     

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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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    6 October 2015

    Smaller igaming suppliers are increasingly collaborating to distribute and aggregate content as a response to operators' current mania for mergers, but also for scale. Scott Longley talks to them to find out more. 

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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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    If a week is a long time in politics it must seem like an eternity to GVC management today. With 888 now favourite to buy up bwin party, Scott Longley runs the rule over the issues it will have to address if a potential 888-bwin party entity is to be successful.     

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    Playtech moved in quickly to snap up Plus500, describing it as "a unique opportunity", and is now a major player in the financial trading space. Much is made of the blurring of lines between trading and gambling, but both Playtech and Plus500 still very much operate on igaming metrics.

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    20 May 2015

    Fin Goulding has been Paddy Power CIO since 2012 and has overhauled the way the bookmaker develops its platforms and tech. The process however has been far from easy and required all-out effort from Goulding and his team, he tells iGaming Business.  

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    GVC was joined by 888 over the weekend in wanting to buy bwin party and an Amaya-GVC joint bid has now been mooted. But if the bwin party saga is finally coming to an end, the nuts and bolts of the business post-deal will be what matters most, regardless of who wins out. 

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    Regulation (or lack thereof) of daily fantasy sports betting operators is already a recurring topic in the US. As gambling stakeholders and observers watch the industry grow and gain traction, the issue is bound to return to the fore in the coming months. 

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