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There are growing calls in some of the world's largest gambling markets to reduce the level of advertising, or ban gambling advertising completely. Gaming Intelligence examines the issue to see if gambling companies are being unfairly singled out for scrutiny.

At the company’s annual general meeting next week, Amaya will ditch David Baazov’s brand and begin a new era as The Stars Group. In the first of a series of interviews with Gaming Intelligence, chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi explains how he will take PokerStars forward.

Gambling companies are looking to stiff their customers and offer products that can harm family life. This assessment may seem harsh but it reflects the perception of the sector by the UK public.

The future of Svenska Spel’s competitive business in Sweden was one of the biggest talking points following Sweden’s long awaited report into the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market and could re-shape the entire Swedish iGaming market.

It was a slow start to the second quarter for most of the listed companies involved in the iGaming sector as combined shares prices grew by just 1.5 per cent during April.

Videoslots chief executive officer Alexander Stevendahl won a place in this year’s Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 on the back of his innovative Battle of Slots, and as he explains, the innovation has only just begun.

Gauselmann’s Blueprint Gaming is one of the most revered names in the UK slots market and now it is heading to the Nordic region, with LeoVegas and Unibet being the first operators to release its games.

The gambling industry has stayed largely silent since UK regulators launched an investigation into unfair practices. But behind closed doors, operators are concerned, and with similar issues arising in Spain, the problem seems to be growing.