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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) has announced the appointment of Jessica Meech and Sam Moncur to its executive leadership team (ELT).

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    Penn National Gaming (PNG) has finalised its acquisition of a 36% stake in digital sports media company Barstool Sports for a total consideration of approximately $163m.

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    Sports betting provider Kambi has been elected as the latest member of Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s igaming operator trade association.

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    Eamonn Wilmott has stepped down as chairman of the UK Tote Group.

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    Sports data services provider Sportradar has renewed its long-term integrity partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) until 2023.

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    Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has entered into a new data partnership with data catalog company Alation.

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    UK racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has named Mark Spincer as the new managing director of its racing division.

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    Sports data provider Stats Perform has agreed a new deal to collect and manage data from all major competitions organised by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) admitted concerns that the Racing Industry Bill does not offer enough flexibility for the roll-out of new betting products, but revealed that a bill regulating online betting may be in the works.

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    The PA Media Group has announced the launch of PA Betting Services, the new umbrella brand for all of its sports betting operations.

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    Daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings has opened a new office in Las Vegas, Nevada, to support its ongoing growth plans in the US market.

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    The Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), the racecourse arm of commercial racing's UK governing body The Jockey Club, has announced that Paul Fisher will leave his role as its chief executive next month.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that Nick Rust is to step down as its chief executive at the end of 2020, after almost six years in the role.

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    Norwegian horse racing monopoly Norsk Rikstoto could potentially merge with Norsk Tipping to jointly run the country’s horse racing betting monopoly, according to a new report commissioned by the country's government.

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    DraftKings has struck a deal that will see it acquired by a special purpose acquisition company alongside betting and gaming technology provider SBTech, with the combined entity to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

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    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), the integrity monitoring body previously known as ESSA, has entered into a betting integrity cooperation agreement with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

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    Betsson has confirmed that it has acquired a 75% stake in the Brazilian sportsbook operator Suaposta, ahead of the country’s government passing sports betting regulations.

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    Sports data provider Stats Perform has handed senior positions to brothers Steve and Peter Hirdt, two of the leading names in US sports broadcast research and content.

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    The Score Media and Gaming arm of Canadian media business theScore has announced the appointment of Josh Sidsworth as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer.

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    The Stars Group (TSG) is set to take full control of BetEasy after agreeing a deal to acquire the remaining 20% interest in the Australian sports betting operator for AU$151m (£79.5m/€93.3m/US$103.3m). Current BetEasy chief executive Matthew Tripp will shift to the role of non-executive president of the business from January 2020, with director of strategy and regulatory affairs promoted to serve as his replacement.

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