All Posts By Owain Flanders

Opinion: ‘Unsustainable Arms Race’ of US Sportsbook Marketing Is Approaching Breaking Point

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A new Cold War Between the 1940s and 1990s, the US and Soviet Union battled it out for world dominance by arming themselves with as many weapons of mass destruction as possible. Ultimately, both sides knew that any use of those weapons would constitute signing their own death warrant – mutually assured destruction – yet ...

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VSO Analysis: New Jersey Dominated US Sports Betting in 2021, but How Long Will It Last?

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Claiming the betting crown New Jersey first legalized sports betting shortly after the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 2018. Since then, the state has proven itself a powerhouse of the US betting industry, with its handle surpassing its closest competitor Nevada every single month since December 2019. sportsbooks took more than ...

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Opinion: UK Government Must Heed Dugher’s Warning Ahead of White Paper on Gambling Reform

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Rumors and concerns One of the world’s oldest gambling markets is getting a regulatory makeover this year. The UK government was supposed to publish the results of its gambling regulation review at some point last year, but COVID-19 and other complications have delayed the process into 2022. Now, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport ...

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VSO Analysis: Penn National Tops List of US Gambling Sector’s Biggest 2021 Losers as Share Price Tumbles 45%

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A difficult year for some In comparison to last year, 2021 has provided a little more stability for the US gambling industry. The rollout of vaccines has allowed local governments to reduce the number of restrictions, with some areas now completely free from limitations. Fans have returned to sports stadiums, punters are placing bets at ...

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Former F1 Team Boss Eddie Jordan Considers Entering Race to Acquire Playtech

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Joining the bidding war Ex-Formula One team boss Eddie Jordan might have more experience with fast cars than the world of online gambling. However, the Irish business mogul is part of a consortium considering making an offer for gaming software provider Playtech. Jordan’s bid will stand at around £3bn ($4.03bn) For his bid, Jordan has teamed up ...

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