News analysis

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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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    8 May 2013

    Responsive web design (RWD) is constantly gaining traction in the igaming industry as well as in other sectors.

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    7 May 2013

    In Great Britain, the Gambling Commission has been stimulating the debate in considering the potential risks posed by social gambling and as chief executive Jenny Williams explains to iGaming Business, challenging the industry to demonstrate their social responsibility so that further regulation is not needed.

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    7 May 2013

    What do the National Gambling Office and TV bingo have in common, besides a new piece of national legislation? Bringing more money to Romania’s state budget, write Ana-Maria Baciu and Iulia Ghita of the law firm Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen.

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    6 May 2013

    No one will deny the fast and important growth and popularity known by social media platforms as well as by activities provided thereto. The number of users of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) as well as the diversity and number of games offered, do not stop increasing. However, this new trend brings certain risks and, thus, has to be regulated. For Philippe Vlaemminck, Head of the EU Regulatory/Gambling and Trade Practice at Altius, the main issue is to know exactly how to qualify activities such as social gaming and how, based on the example provided in Belgium, such activity should be regulated.

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    5 May 2013

    With several governments taking steps to address their position on social gambling, iGaming Business sought insight from three markets where the social gaming discussion has reached parliament. We start with Australia, where Senator Nick Xenophon recently announced that he will introduce a private member’s bill to close the ‘legal loophole’ which excludes certain virtual gaming apps from Australia’s gambling laws. By Judith Miller and Jennifer Tetstall of DLA Piper’s Australian practice.

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    23 April 2013

    Wulf Hambach and Maximilian Riege of law firm Hambach & Hambach explore the dawn of a new age for online gambling in Germany as Brussels looks at the country’s regulatory landscape

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    22 March 2013

    The Department of Justice’s clarification that the 1961 Wire Act only applies to sports betting has opened the doors for those US states in the pro

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    20 March 2013

    Mark McGuinness, managing director of eMainstream Marketing, looks at what social betting and gaming has to offer. 

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    19 March 2013

    What strategies can operators employ to safeguard against the visible and non-visible threats in regulated markets, and what are the biggest concerns in operating a multi-region business for a company and its end-users? Gavin Wright is Business Development Manager at Callcredit Information Group

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    19 March 2013

    A frequent complaint heard among online gaming companies is the lack of uniformity in rules and regulations from country to country. The same could be said of the Internet itself. 

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    19 March 2013

    Manjit Singh Gombra, the newly appointed Senior Vice President of Platforms at Aristocrat Technologies, returns to explore the fundamental concept that enables the orchestration of cloud computing: virtualisation. 

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    8 March 2013

    Just as Near Field Communications (NFC) technology has started to pop up for payments in retail outlets ranging from newsagents to coffee shops, a growing number of gamers will soon be able to benefit from this same technology.  

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    2 December 2012

    Specialist igaming lawyer Martin Owens explains why, at long last, this may be the year that California authorises an expansion of licensed Internet gambling (beyond horse racing bets, which have been legal online for about the past 10 years).

     

  • article
    2 November 2012

    Stickyeyes’ latest market intelligence report on the igaming industry analyses who’s who in online gambling across the main verticals of sportsbook, bingo, casino and poker between July and December 2011. Phil McGuin, Head of insight at Stickyeyes, provides an overview of the findings and reveals that few operators are leveraging social media to develop an effective two-way dialogue with customers. 

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    2 November 2012

    How technology is advancing player verification and business strategy in igaming, by Lindsay Kininmonth, North American Operations Manager at GeoComply

  • article
    17 October 2012

    Sports sponsorships by betting companies are dominated by football deals, with new ones seeing established betting companies targeting newly-regulated markets such as Italy and Spain and through the support of local clubs. 

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    16 October 2012

    Corruption in sports betting is, with doping, the major issue to affect the sporting world. A match-fixing scandal has a huge impact on the credibility of any sport and by its very nature, illegal or corrupt betting is virtually impossible to quantify. So what are sporting bodies and online bookmakers doing to stop corrupt betting?

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    15 October 2012

    Football clubs in newly-regulated markets such as Spain and countries such as Germany which tolerate sponsorships by online bookmakers have been numerous in signing up betting partners and sponsors. 

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    15 October 2012

    Some sports properties that will not associate themselves with sportsbooks for moral reasons, but relationships between betting companies and sports rights owners are becoming increasingly important.

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