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    The Financial Conduct Authority's investigation into Plus500 doesn't prevent the financial trading operator from recruiting UK customers, but through its Cyprus licence thanks to the regulatory passporting it benefits from under the EU's MiFID rules. As a result further regulatory interest into the workings of the financial trading and betting sector is almost certain, writes Scott Longley.

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    The drive for online volume is clear for Ladbrokes-Coral, but the retail landscape, FOBTs and the CMA's review of the merger will be determining. 

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    If a week is a long time in politics it must seem like an eternity to GVC management today. With 888 now favourite to buy up bwin party, Scott Longley runs the rule over the issues it will have to address if a potential 888-bwin party entity is to be successful.     

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    7 July 2015

    The acquisition of Major League Fantasy by Latitude360 shows that US DFS companies believe the product can gain traction through offline leisure-themed venues. As ever, the key to its success will be in the execution, writes Steve Ruddock.  

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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 potential merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral would provide both companies' online divisions with significant scale. But questions related to competition, debt and a potential role for Playtech all come into play in what will be a lengthy process.   

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    Online betting is major business in Australia and while operators are worried at the idea of the authorities reviewing the tax set up, some key aspects mean new entrants, even the likes of Bet365, find it hard to dislodge the leading operators. 

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    15 June 2015

    Eric Olders, chief executive of JVH Gaming, one of Holland's leading operators of land-based gaming machines, talks to iGB about the country's igaming legislation and his plans for turning retail brand presence into online market share.

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    Playtech moved in quickly to snap up Plus500, describing it as "a unique opportunity", and is now a major player in the financial trading space. Much is made of the blurring of lines between trading and gambling, but both Playtech and Plus500 still very much operate on igaming metrics.

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    20 May 2015

    Fin Goulding has been Paddy Power CIO since 2012 and has overhauled the way the bookmaker develops its platforms and tech. The process however has been far from easy and required all-out effort from Goulding and his team, he tells iGaming Business.  

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    GVC was joined by 888 over the weekend in wanting to buy bwin party and an Amaya-GVC joint bid has now been mooted. But if the bwin party saga is finally coming to an end, the nuts and bolts of the business post-deal will be what matters most, regardless of who wins out. 

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    Regulation (or lack thereof) of daily fantasy sports betting operators is already a recurring topic in the US. As gambling stakeholders and observers watch the industry grow and gain traction, the issue is bound to return to the fore in the coming months. 

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    11 May 2015

    Playtech has been talking up the opportunities offered by forex and binary trading since its acquisition of financial trading platform TradeFX as it looks to roll out trading and financial betting products to its licensees. But what does the sector think of a vertical that can be as volatile as it can be profitable?  

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    1 May 2015

    Data on partial cash out demonstrates how sports betting operators would be better served allocating resources to enhancing the product rather than embarking on a marketing race to the bottom, according to Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets.

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    1 May 2015

    Compared to its UK counterpart, US online horse-racing wagering is on an upwards trajectory, but how can operators make the most of the limited digital channels currently at their disposal? Income Access Group’s Allan Petrilli spoke to Peter Laverick, formerly Marketing Director for BetVictor and now fulfilling the same role Stateside for BetAmerica, to find out.

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    1 May 2015

    The backers strewing money at the feet of DraftKings and FanDuel patently believe there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but we’ve been here many times before, writes Mickey Charles of The Sports Network.

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    1 May 2015

    iGB’s Social Monitor has been analysing and comparing the social media buzz of English-language iGaming brands since the start of 2014. We caught up with lead consultant Joakim Nilsson to find out how the performances, strategies and key metrics of the leading brands have evolved in this time.

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    1 May 2015

    For many in the sector, the sense of relief was palpable when the Conservative government was returned to power in the recent General Election, but this could prove entirely misplaced, argues 1710 Gaming's Christina Thakor-Rankin

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    1 May 2015

    Sporting Index was recently acquired by private investor Magnus Hedman from private equity firm HgCapital. We caught up with CEO Warren Murphy to discuss the state of play in sports spread betting, and where the global market leader goes from here.

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    28 April 2015

    Virtual sports betting is gaining traction in mature EU markets such as Italy but is also a strong vertical in Africa and countries that used to be part of the former Soviet Union. Scott Longley reports on a product that enables betting outlets to fill the content gap. 

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