Technical News Analysis

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part two we hear from analysts and experts on technology and innovation and people

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    This week's State of the Union covers developments across the US, with bills progressing in a number of states, the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Attorneys General taking on the Wire Act, and Rhode Island edging closer to approving mobile wagering.

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    As 2019 begins, we talk to the sector’s leading founders, experts and opinion formers about the opportunities and challenges set to define igaming this year. In part one we hear from operators and suppliers, regulatory experts and marketers

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    KamaGames embarked on something of an industry first by launching a token sale in late 2018, an experimental process to test the viability of cryptocurrency in the social casino market. However, as chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov explains, the process taught the Dublin-based studio some harsh lessons

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    French sportsbook solutions provider Sportnco started life as the B2B subsidiary of France Pari, but has rapidly outgrown its home market. With Spain set to become the supplier’s largest market by the end of the year, CEO Hervé Schlosser is now targeting expansion in the US and Latin America.

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    If founding a startup is fraught with risk, how much higher are the stakes for one trying to make it in the gaming industry? The brains behind an innovative new betting app gives iGamingBusiness.com his inside view

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    Jane Ryan, chief operating officer of B2B at Nektan, on why the igaming industry needs to adapt to modern trends to plug the gender gap

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    The threat of further advertising restrictions is weighing heavily on the industry, according to speakers on the second day of ICE VOX 2019. Joanne Christie reports

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    Lucy Buckley has moved on from Inspired Entertainment, where she rose from doing the supplier’s PR to running its interactive division. As Nektan’s new chief executive explains why she believes the supplier is set for a stellar year

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    The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.

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    The prevalence of gambling advertising around football has seen the industry become a lightning rod for criticism. But is the sector really at fault, asks Scott Longley?

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    Phil Blackwell says it is on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where many of the National Lottery’s most fundamental breaches of gambling regulations occur

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    While regulators have been clamping down on igaming operators left, right and centre for advertising infractions, it seems everyone is turning a blind eye when it comes to the National Lottery. Phil Blackwell reports

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    This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, leads with developments in Virginia, NY, South Dakota, Connecticut, Arizona.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' deep dive into the revised Wire Act opinion, ICE Sports Betting USA speakers stress the need for clarity from the Department of Justice as they look to work out the best way to interpret the ruling.

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    The Department of Justice’s decision to revise its interpretation of the Wire Act could have a major impact on the nascent US iGaming industry. Or, as some suggest, its impact could be felt in gaming verticals that are well-established and generating money for operators and states alike. A selection of speakers from ICE Sports Betting USA discuss the DoJ’s about-turn.

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    NetEnt chief executive Therese Hillman gives an unvarnished account of the supplier’s struggles in 2018 and explains how she plans to turn the business around in 2019.

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    Two years on from the launch of KPMG’s #WeAllWantToPlay diversity initiative, Micky Swindale asks what more can be done to encourage a greater female presence in all ranks of the gaming industry.

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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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