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    William Hill has confirmed that its board has received separate cash proposals to acquire the business from alternative investments giant Apollo Global Management and its US sports betting and igaming partner, Caesars Entertainment.

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    US casino operator Penn National Gaming (PNG) has announced details of a new underwritten public offering, through which it could generate up to $982.1m in funds.

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    Åland Islands-based operator Paf has said its decision to lower its player annual loss limit to €20,000 (£18,370/$23,376) could lead to a €3m decline in revenue.

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    Daily fantasy and sportsbook operator DraftKings announced today (September 23) that Jocelyn Moore and Valerie Mosley have been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

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    The Japanese Racing Association (JRA) is to ease restrictions at a number of its off-track betting (OTB) locations, with facilities able to accept bets on a wider range of races from 26 September.

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    Sports betting and igaming operator 888 has appointed Lord Jon Mendelsohn, former director of general election resources for the Labour Party, as its chair designate and a non-executive director with immediate effect.

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    UK industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the government to establish an “urgent economic package” to support the casino sector after warning its latest novel coronavirus (Covid19) measures could lead to 50% of workers losing their jobs.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has warned that the racing industry in Great Britain faces a “severe threat” after the return of spectators to events was delayed due to an increase in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

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    New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Group is to ease certain novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions at its Hamilton and Queenstown properties, but warned measures will remain place for its facilities in Auckland for the foreseeable future.

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    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to investigate Evolution Gaming’s proposed acquisition of NetEnt, over concerns that the merger could lead to a reduction in competition in the British igaming market.

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    Baltics-facing igaming operator Enlabs has put forward its offer to acquire all remaining shares in Global Gaming, in a deal that values the business at SEK450m (£39.8m/€43.2m/$50.6m).

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    Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming has announced that Tobias Fagerlund has left his role as chief executive of the business with immediate effect.

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    South African gaming and entertainment business Tsogo Sun Gaming (TSG) has announced a series of changes to its board and management committees.

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    GVC Holdings has joined forces with responsible gambling training platform RG24seven to deliver specialist education to its staff in the US.

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    Playtech has launched a new safer gambling and digital wellbeing programme in collaboration with Canada-based non-profit the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC).

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    The Belgian Gambling Commission has set out plans to establish a new industry working group, with the aim of clamping down on illegal gambling activities in the country.

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    Mary Harville has been unveiled as the new president and chief executive of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

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    Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has launched a new training programme on gambling addictions for healthcare professionals, including general practicioners, in conjunction with Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council, and Betknowmore UK.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech has reported a 22.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, after a strong start to the period was halted by the impact of novel coronavirus on B2B and B2C operations.

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    GVC Holdings has signed up as a founding member of the All-in Diversity Project, an initiative looking to foster greater diversity, equality and inclusivity across the industry.

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