News analysis

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    The online gaming industry is uniquely competitive: every bettor is just one click away from hundreds of other gaming sites.

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    It is probably not an exaggeration to say that society as we know it today cannot function without the Internet.

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    The online gaming sector is still relatively young and, as a result, is quite rightly ‘hi-tech’ and ‘online’.

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    As far back as 2005, a proposal for the regulation of the Dutch online gambling market was released.

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    The betting industry is a key contributor to the economy with a total economic footprint in the UK of £5 billion.

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    After an exciting start to 2013, the iGaming Index cooled off this period ending in a slight decline of -1.4%. 

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    Terms such as ‘smart objectives’ and ‘smart KPIs’ have become a part of our day-to-day vocabulary in the iGaming world.

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    As the gambling regulator in Great Britain, the Gambling Commission’s starting point on social gambling is straight forward.

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    The key to preventing over-spending on this traffic is to quickly determine the value of the customers arriving from each affiliate.

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    Competition is so fierce in the iGaming industry, most sites who want to rank for the ‘money’ keywords will have pretty good on-site optimisation.

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    In an industry as fast moving and progressive as iGaming, identifying, recruiting and retaining the most effective talent for your workforce is a vital and challenging process for any HR department. 

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    The emergence of mobile gambling has been stellar to say the very least, yet in the ‘early days’ much of the heavy lifting was done by a combination of the organically evolving gambling and consumer environments, regardless of how much or little effort was put in at the time by the operators in their mobile platforms.

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    As individual states are racing to adopt varying laws legalising online gambling, federal lawmakers are scrambling to catch up this summer by introducing new federal online gaming bills.

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    12 July 2013

    Bonuses and special offers and promotions are an integral part of the online betting and gaming sector. But while 'bonusing' punters is important, it must be done in a productive way.

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    15 May 2013

    Setting the right key performance indicators (KPIs) is a vital ingredient for success in the igaming space. Daniela Castillo, marketing and communications manager at iMovo, explains how operators can get a long term perspective of all the data at their disposal and how they can make use of it

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    13 May 2013

    The age of Information-Highway robbery, by Ashley Stephenson, CEO, Corero Network Security.

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    13 May 2013

    Devan Govender, chief software architect at BetOnSoft, analyses how gaming system architectures have evolved over the years.

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    12 May 2013

    US consumers spend billions of dollars gaming online every year. In five years, the projected annual spend will range from US$6bn to US$11bn. With billions in potential additional revenue just a few years away, many companies are turning to US patents to slant the odds of higher profits their way, write DLA Piper’s Paul Taufer, Claire Bennett and Michael Burns.

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    10 May 2013

    2013 has already been a year of significant change for the online gaming industry in the US, with Delaware issuing a request for proposals (RFP), Nevada adding inter-state legislation to bolster its pending online poker industry and New Jersey finally coming to the table with is own legalised intra-state online gaming regulations. Rachel Hirsch, an associate at Washington DC-based law firm Ifrah PLLC, takes a look at the changing igaming landscape in the US and how events in Nevada and New Jersey could affect activity in other states.

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    8 May 2013

    Big data is... big news for the online gaming industry and more specifically for the social gaming sector. Daniel Fiske, co-founder and chief technology officer of Clickfun Casino, explains why igaming companies should make more use of their metrics in order to offer an even better product to their players

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