News analysis

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    22 April 2014

    Following the publication of France’s igaming figures for the first quarter 2014, Charles Coppolani, newly-installed president of the country’s igaming regulator ARJEL, agreed to speak to iGaming Business about his first few weeks in the job, the exchanges he has had with operators and ARJEL’s role in the future of the sector.

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    French online betting is going strongly with 25% growth in Q1 2014, but how long can it go on for? And have the country's poker and horse racing operators got any reasons to be cheerful? 

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    11 April 2014

    The Gambling Commission's approach to implementing new advertising regulations as part of the UK Gambling and Licensing Bill later this year will inevitably mean that the significant source of income that is sports sponsorship from Asian-facing operators will disappear.

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    A report published this week by Milan University's Observatory on Online Gaming presented a dramatic picture of the Italian igaming market for 2013, with poker GGR in particular dropping 35% on 2012. Giulio Coraggio of DLA Piper goes through the data and explains what the regulator AAMS and the industry are doing to address the issues.     

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    Stanleybet has scored another victory after taking on the Belgian government over its decision to grant Belgium's Loterie Nationale a sports betting licence outside of the original acquisition process.

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to offer you the March 2014 iGaming Dashboard.

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    888 has strong foundations on which to build in 2014, although the UK Point of Consumption tax remains the major doubt while uncertainty remains in big US states. 

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    25 March 2014

    The introduction of the Point of Consumption tax in the UK is a major milestone for the igaming sector, but integrating land-based and remote gaming activities, catering to the mobile and tablet punters and being able to work off strong customer loyalty and brand awareness will be just as important, explain Simon Oaten, lead partner, and David Perry, senior manager, Betting and Gaming Team at Deloitte.

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    24 March 2014

    How serious a threat should the igaming industry consider Sheldon Adelson’s crusade to bring down US online gaming? James McKeown, editor of iGaming Business North America, examines the man behind the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling and its chances of returning America to another period of prohibition.

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    Poland's online gaming legislation was recently given the green light by the EC and the regulations should be clearer in the coming months, although betting operators will be hoping for a change in the turnover-based tax system.    

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    The regulatory situation in Greece is still very unclear and is made even more complicated by the igaming regulations' lack of clarity, divisions within government and a legal challenge by Stanleybet, reports Graham Wood. 

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    18 March 2014

    The state of Ontario is set for igaming launch in 2014 as it looks to join British Columbia, Quebec and Manitoba and offer regulated online gaming and betting products to its citizens. But while the sector in Canada is set for more change and development in 2014, the country's failure to push through Bill C290, which calls for a legislative change from the current parlay offer (betting on the outcome of three or more events) to legal bets on single sports events, remains one of the biggest stumbling blocks to igaming progress in the country, explain Michael D Lipton and Jack Tadman of Dickenson Wright LLP.

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    In late February Portuguese media reported that despite opposition from within the government, the country may regulate online gaming as a way to raise revenues and alleviate some of the financial pressures the government is faced with as it tries to deal with its debt crisis. But even if igaming regulation does happen, Portugal is more likely to implement monopoly-type legislation than provide a good working environment for operators.

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    6 March 2014

    The state of California, with its 38 million inhabitants, is the prize the igaming sector is keeping its eye on in the US, and although legislation stands a decent chance of finally being passed, local companies will want their share of the pie and non-US suppliers must know what they are getting involved with to be successful there. iGaming Business spoke to Californian gaming attorney David Fried to find out more.       

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    Beyond the banter and marketing chutzpah Paddy Power is reaping the rewards of its focused and "analytical strategy". It might not be to everyone's taste but the Irish operator is topping the results season, says Graham Wood.

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    As Real Gaming launches in Nevada as the third regulated poker site in the state, Marco Valerio speaks to the company to get its perspective on online poker and to NGCB chairman AG Burnett to find out more about the state's plans to publish monthly revenue figures.  

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    19 February 2014

    Graham Wood reports on France’s igaming façade and its decision to reject pooled poker liquidity with Italy and Spain, another indication that the authorities have very little desire to encourage private investors to set up in France and make the country’s igaming market truly ‘open’.

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    Following up on H2 Gambling Capital's first set of data-led articles that looked at the US igaming market and the global gambling sector, the sector's leading data specialists look at the potential value of the Japanese land-based casino market. Japan is already the third largest gambling market in the world with an estimated gross win of US$31.4bn for 2013 and with permissive upcoming casino legislation a real possibility, H2 founder and director Simon Holliday provides a detailed breakdown of the country's gambling landscape.

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    Simon Holliday, founder and director of H2 Gambling Capital, looks at the overall growth for the gambling sector in 2014 in the second of the four data-led articles H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are publishing this week to coincide with the ICE trade show in London.

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    H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business present the first of a series of four data-led articles to coincide with ICE, the world’s largest gambling industry event, taking place this week in London. Joel Keeble, head of special projects at H2, starts off with an in-depth look at the US igaming sector. Look out for further installments on Japan's land-based casino market and a detailed look at the key dynamics of the EU market.

     

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