Tag Archives: Winning Post

Winning Post: US stats show all the signs of being over-stretched

Having reviewed the monthly revenue stats of US wagering’s current ‘big-3’ states New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Regulus Partners warns that bonus-inflated metrics are not an effective measure to gauge the total addressable market (TAM) of a disrupted US gambling marketplace… September marks a seasonal return of US sports as well as a Northern hemisphere seasonal uplift in igaming activity. …

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Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) granted the Gambling Commission its phase-1 sandbox approval to proceed with its Single Customer View (SCV) project.  Despite its GDPR greenlight, Regulus Partners outlines the foreseeable challenges the Commission will face in turning its headline project into reality. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Regulus observes another think-tank ‘echo chamber’ debate on gambling’s regulatory future take …

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Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

Regulus Partners observes a week of parliamentary debate on the future of gambling sponsorships. A topic that garners MPs direct attention, who have yet to deliver concrete resolutions on how gambling reforms will impact the future of sports funding. The complexities of the gambling reform debate were laid bare in Parliament this week as the issues of sports funding and …

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Winning Post: How will China choose to control its ‘opium for the mind’

Regulus Partners examines the Chinese government’s crackdown on offshore gambling and real-money games, fulfilling its wider determination to control consumer behaviour and how CCP actions will impact the sector’s regulatory outcomes across Asia.    China’s nineteenth-century battles with opium are one of the generally lesser-known but more profound undercurrents of modern history. Two wars with Britain were fought and lost, …

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Winning Post: Belgium serves as Europe’s unwitting guinea pig on spending limits

As regulatory evaluations appear on the agenda of multiple European gambling marketplaces during the second half of 2021. Regulus Partners warns stakeholders to pay close attention to Belgium proceedings, where online gambling’s strictest spending limits have been approved. It is perhaps fitting that the first identified remains of a guinea pig in Europe can be traced to Mons in Belgium, …

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Winning Post: The curious case of Portugal

Once deemed as an unworkable marketplace following its 2016 tax and regulatory reforms, Europe’s biggest operators are eyeing returning to compete in Portugal. Regulus Partners examines whether Portugal can continue to defy expectations and maintain its growth appeal catering to an enlarged igaming marketplace, or will it follow the all-too-familiar script of other European markets, where growth is drained by …

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Winning Post: Parliament debates state control on gambling and football

Regulus Partners examines a further week of Parliamentary debate, where the state has been urged to intervene on safer gambling affordability controls and on how media rights should be distributed fairly to benefit all levels of football. In Parliament – with friends like this… The parliamentary campaign against gambling resumed this week with a string of questions submitted to the …

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Winning Post: Operators count the cost of Deutschland IST4

Regulus Partners warns operators to prepare for further Bundesrat schadenfreude as the ‘toleration phase’ of the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling reveals the unprecedented costs of operating in Germany’s re-regulated marketplace. __________ The initial financial cost of German gambling regulation is now becoming clear. In its components, it is in line with what we expected, but the impact remains sufficiently …

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Winning Post: Playing it straight on black market threats

Regulus Partners sets the record straight on how betting incumbents should represent black market threats, where the emphasis should be placed on understanding player habits and protecting integrity over market size impacts.   Whenever a regulator or government seeks to make ‘illiberal’ changes to gambling policy, the dangers of a black market will almost inevitably be wheeled out in evidence …

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Winning Post: US tribes scrabble for market advantage

Regulus Partners observes that US wagering’s heritage stakeholders are playing unsustainable word games to maintain market advantages… __________ Among all the drivers shaping sports betting adoption in the US, a very important factor often left out of accumulating lists is grammar and the meaning of words. On one level the importance of what words mean to the evolving landscape is …

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