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AgiproNews Italian View – New decade brings new tax landscape

Securing approval of its first Budget Law (passed on 24 December 2019), Italy’s new coalition government anticipates collecting a further €1.1 billion in taxes paid by gambling incumbents. A new decade begins with land-based operators adjusting to a new taxation framework, with the 5Star-DP coalition having sanctioned Italian gambling fourth set of gaming machine tax hikes in just over a …

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Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

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Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality.  The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part …

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Martin Lycka: Gamblng advertising – Here be monsters!

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka dips into the rich history of Greek mythology to put the industry’s challenges this year into some sort of context. A spectre is haunting gambling Europe – the spectre of a ban on gambling related advertising. It came from Italy …

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Tommy Kearns, Xtremepush: Why multichannel player journeys are a must-have for sportsbooks

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The multichannel player journey builder has become one of the most popular features of the Xtremepush engagement and analytics platform, said the firm’s CEO Tommy Kearns.  Kearns was speaking to SBC News following last month’s SBC Awards, where Xtremepush won the award for best Marketing & Services Provider of the Year (pictured).  It currently works with industry leaders such as …

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Winning Post: online VIP reliance exposed?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kicks off the new year with a look at the use of VIPs by UK licence holders. UK: gambling regulation – online VIP reliance exposed? The Guardian newspaper has received information on the VIP concentration of some apparently leading GB licensees following a Freedom of Information request to the Gambling Commission. The expose has been …

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Simon Dorsen, Okto: ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’

In an interview with CasinoBeats.com, Simon Dorsen, director of gaming at Okto Group, has claimed that ‘regulation will be where the buck starts and stops’ in 2020.  Discussing the importance of paying attention to the regulatory hurdles throughout the coming year, Dorsen delved into Europe’s regulatory framework, particularly to suggest how different licenses are required to limit the movement of …

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SBC’s Year In Review: December’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This final edition looks at December and more specifically at an interview with BetConnect’s CEO Daniel Schreiber, the tackling of sports betting corruption, the key to customer loyalty and how sponsorships can lead to the …

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Elliott Robinson: Exceeding Expectations in 2019

Wager, the peer-to-peer betting start-up that launched in August, is the latest incumbent attempting to overcome the industry’s ‘social wagering conundrum’. Introduced in conjunction with the kick off of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Wager has since seen some development in its short lifespan including the introduction of a marketing campaign, specialised markets, head-to-head profiles and referral schemes.  With Wager’s …

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SBC’s Year In Review: October’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This tenth edition looks at October and more specifically at Digitain targetting the ‘Netflix Experience’, the lessons to be learnt from SportPesa’s Kenyan withdrawal, the doubts surrounding the IRP tennis data findings and the ‘once in …

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SBC’s Year In Review: September’s big betting news

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As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This ninth edition looks at September and more specifically at how the right technology can boost a sportsbook offering, the rise of sports data partnerships, how sports betting is influencing affiliate marketing and a review …

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