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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at developments in Connecticut, Kansas, New York, North Dakota and Virginia. Meanwhile, additional efforts to regulate sports betting are underway in Massachusetts, while Washington DC's mayor has signed sports betting legislation into law and Maryland is looking to the past to move forward.

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    Spelinspektionen director general Camilla Rosenberg has already shown that under her leadership, the regulator will move quickly to crack down on non-compliant licensees. She talks to iGamingBusiness.com about her early impressions of the licensing process, the need for regulation, and the market’s early performance indicators

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    The Gambling Commission’s penchant for levying ever more punitive fines means any operator stepping out of line will need deep pockets, writes Joanne Christie. But are the penalties warranted – and are they having the desired effect?

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    The DoJ’s Wire Act opinion will do little more than add more noise in the short term and significant deals are still in the offing stateside, writes Julian Buhagiar

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    22 January 2019

    Index performance was flat and volatility reduced in the period to January despite the news flow from Italy, Romania, the UK and Sweden. By Paul Leyland

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    H2 Gambling Capital raises predictions of market size on the back of new markets opening up and sports betting strength.

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    Erik Gullstrand is at the forefront of a changing of the guard for Quickspin, with two of its founders departing the business. The Playtech-owned slot studio’s new product chief discusses the current state of slots and how social can help future-proof suppliers’ operations.

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    17 January 2019

    iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the state’s regulated market. The data is updated monthly following the official release of figures from New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE).

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    Massachusetts and Rhode Island headline this week’s update as the industry weighs the fall-out from the DoJ's revising its opinion on the Wire Act

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    Dennis Lukovkin of iGaming content and software provider Innovaventis looks at common mistakes and misconceptions that prevent businesses from running successful white label operations, starting with the pre-launch phase.

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    iGaming Tracker managing director Ken Muir explores how industry M&A has affected the content mix on a range of high-profile operators' sites. 

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    Gavin Isaacs is back in action after two years on Scientific Games’ board of directors, with a new role as chairman of SBTech. Having played a key role in reshaping the casino supplier market, the experienced industry executive is now looking to make an impression on the sports betting sector.

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    In the second part of our feature on Kambi's rapid growth, CEO Kristian Nylén and CCO Max Meltzer discuss DraftKings, retail and the future, including its expansion plans for Pennsylvania.

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    Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén and CCO Max Meltzer reflect on a stellar 2018 which saw the supplier establish itself in the nascent US sports betting market.

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    10 January 2019

    PokerStars finished 2018 as top dog in Italy’s largest online segment of casino, claiming 9.6% or €6.82m of the €710m GGR generated by licensed operators, according to estimates exclusively provided to iGB by Ficom Leisure. 

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    Danish Online Gaming Association chief executive Morten Rønde warns that the country’s licenses are facing a tough year

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    9 January 2019

    Strong month for online casino fails to mask sports betting struggles in December, according to the latest figures from Ficom Leisure

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    8 January 2019

    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the January 2019 Mobile Dashboard

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    George Rover, chief integrity officer of the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association, sets out the core aims of the new US-focused integrity body

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    After a painful 2018 drew to a close with new taxes imposed in Italy and a €28m tax bill in Israel, Playtech may be forced to look across the pond for growth, writes Scott Longley

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