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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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    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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    27 March 2015

    With 888 publishing another excellent set of results earlier this week and William Hill announcing its own 'online schematic' shortly before, the in-house vs. outsourcing tech debate continues to hold sway in the igaming sector.      

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    bwin party’s results announcement yesterday were not overly positive but at least the group can fall back on its sportsbook platform to turn things round. However, all the hard work that is going on indoors needs to translate into performance.

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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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    OPAP's plan to put 75% of its workforce onto a voluntary redundancy scheme shows how badly the Greek monopoly has been caught out by events on the ground, with the uncertainty set to continue, writes Graham Wood.  

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    2 July 2014

    In conjunction with Ash Averill of DLA Piper London, iGaming Business provides a regulatory snapshot of the European online gaming and betting markets, which includes all regulated gambling products and legalised operator types within each country and impending market updates (where applicable).

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    The European Commission's Asser Study finally tells the truth in relation to sports organisers' rights and the French betting right, writes Brian Wright of the Remote Gambling Association.

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    30 June 2014

    The European Court of Justice's recent decision in the Digibet case has only served to create more legal uncertainty around the German licensing process, writes leading gaming lawyer Martin Arendts.

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