News analysis

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    5 November 2015

    iGaming Business is pleased to provide a regulatory snapshot of igaming markets across the European Union in partnership with Chris Elliott and Verity Young of DLA Piper London. The report includes regulated products and legalised operator types within each country, and any impending market updates. Hungary, Poland and Portugal are among the countries updated for this edition, with information correct as of 20 August, 2015.

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    Industry must work with governments to reach productive regulations, confrontation or silence don't work, say industry executives at EiG.  

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    Jim Mullen’s recent comments about how Coral and Ladbrokes will be fierce rivals within a merged group are not surprising. They aim to allay competition fears at the CMA.

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    6 July 2015

    The British Horseracing Authority's launch of a bettors' forum is the most visible step of its strategy to address key issues: from the relationship with bookmakers to high content costs for retail betting outlets - the 'to do list' for all stakeholders is long.

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    A new raft of regulatory changes will provide a much needed boost to Italian-licensed operators, although the effects will vary according to the different verticals. 

     

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    Whatever the outcome, this week's general election will likely lead to more taxes for the UK gambling sector. Scott Longley provides the breakdown and looks at how the industry is responding to the lobbying requirements.

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    The potential acquisition of Greece's troubled horseracing body ODIE by monopoly operator OPAP would provide a satisfactory outcome to all concerned, says Graham Wood. 

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    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

    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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    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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    1 May 2014

    Mobile betting has grown exponentially in recent years to stand at more than half of many operators’ sportsbook turnover. Itai Zak of SBTech looks at the latest developments and how operators can best optimise the channel.

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    1 May 2014

    With every World Cup exceeding the last in terms of betting volumes and a significant evolution in the product map since 2010, Suren Khachatryan of BetConstruct, Richard Hogg of Betting Promotion and Itai Zak of SBTech give their views on the main challenges and battlegrounds for operators in a special round table.

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    1 May 2014

    In-play will be a key battleground for online betting operators during the football World Cup. BetConstruct CEO Suren Khachatryan looks at how they can maximise the huge opportunities on offer this summer.

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    1 May 2014

    Automated feeds and fully managed platforms have transformed the industry since the last World Cup and opened up new opportunities for operators, writes Erik Lorenz, Managing Director Sales for Sportradar.

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    The recent furore over fixed odds betting terminals in the UK raises many valid points for bookmakers, but for Graham Wood lottery products are just as harmful as the much-maligned FOBTs. lt's just that they generate so much in tax revenues that politicians will never admit the obvious.

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    1 March 2014

    An M&A outlook for the social casino gaming sector in CY14, by Adam Krejcik, Managing Director of Digital and Interactive Gaming at Eilers Research, LLC.

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    1 March 2014

    Matthew Wilson of the Advertising Standards Authority explains his organisation’s recent action against operators employing misleading free bet promotions, and how the new Help Note on gambling advertising can assist operators with compliance.

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    1 March 2014

    By Simon Oaten, Lead Partner, and David Perry, Senior Manager of the Betting and Gaming Team at Deloitte.

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    1 March 2014

    By R Paul Davis, LL.D, Barrister and Solicitor, and Managing Director of Counting House (IOM) Ltd.

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    1 March 2014

    Jack Mizzi, CMO at BMIT, looks at the latest trends and technologies in hosting that could have a direct impact the iGaming sector.

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