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    France’s Agence des participations de l’État (APE) has hailed the success of the initial public offering of gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ), which could generate proceeds of €1.89bn for the state.

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    Gambling operator Codere has altered its financial results for the first half of the year after an investigation into accounting inaccuracies uncovered a number of errors with the reporting for its Mexico, Colombia and Panama operations.

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    The New South Wales (NSW) Office of Responsible Gambling has set out details of a new funding opportunity for PhD scholarships, post-doctoral fellowships and study grants to build capability and capacity in gambling research.

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    Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer, has acquired esports artificial intelligence integration specialist Rival.ai.

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland and Addison Global-owned sports betting brand MoPlay have signed deals with Rightlander in order to enhance their affiliate compliance and responsible gambling measures.

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    Genius Sports has entered a live streaming and data platform partnership with the Dutch Basketball League. Genius will provide the league with its GeniusLive automated streaming and production service.

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    Florida Senator Jeff Brandes submitted three bills in the state senate to regulate sports betting in Florida on Monday (18 November).

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    Scout Gaming Group has reported a 127.5% year-on-year increase in third quarter revenue, while the fantasy sports software supplier was able to significantly reduce its net loss for the period.

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    UK-based games studio Blueprint Gaming, part of the Gauselmann Group, has acquired games developer Livewire Gaming for an undisclosed sum.

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    888 Holdings has moved to address shareholders’ concerns over Brian Mattingley’s re-election as the operator’s non-executive chairman, after a significant percentage voted against his continuing in the position.

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    Japan’s government has nominated Michio Kitamura, former inspector general of legal compliance at the Defence Ministry, to head up its new Casino Management Committee regulatory body.

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    Banking group HSBC UK has joined forces with industry charities GamCare and GambleAware to develop and launch a new self-restriction tool to enable its customers to block gambling transactions on their accounts.

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    Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has donated more than SEK50m (£4.0m/€4.7m/$5.1m) to grassroots sports in the country for the seventh consecutive year as part of its Gräsroten initiative.

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    Bragg Gaming Group has reported revenue of CAD$10.0m for the third quarter of 2019, while starting tomorrow, the business will have a new finance chief as bwin.party veteran Stephen Prowse takes over the role from Ashkay Kumar.

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    Ladbrokes Coral operator GVC will host a symposium at the British Academy in London today (12 November) on the research into safer gambling that it funds.

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    Australian lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp has revealed that Mandy Ross is to step down as its chief information officer in order to take up the role of chief digital officer with Griffith University in Brisbane.

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    Gambling operator Betway is to become a member of Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the trade association for online gaming in Sweden.

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    The American Gaming Association (AGA) has appointed Trevor Croker, chief executive and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure, as its new chairman.

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    Unibet operator Kindred Group has launched a search for a new chief financial officer after Albin de Beauregard revealed that he is to step down from the role.

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    Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has revealed that 127 people have so far accessed new, state-funded psychologist support for consumers affected by gambling-related problems.

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