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    Dietmar Hoscher has resigned from his role as vice chairman of the European Casino Association (ECA) with immediate effect.

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    Casino operator Eldorado Resorts has secured approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to proceed with its pending acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

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    iGaming operator ComeOn will be known as ComeOn Group going forward, to better reflect the business’ activities across a range of brands and markets.

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    US gambling facility operator Greenwood Racing has appointed Eric Hausler, previously of VICI Properties and Capri Casinos, as its new chief executive, effective from 20 January.

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    Hard Rock International has launched PlayersEdge, a new initiative designed to help customers learn about responsible gambling and how to better manage their gaming habits.

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    Penn National Gaming has made a number of changes to its executive management team to coincide with the transition of Jay Snowden to the role of chief executive next month.

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    Software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports will acquire live dealer games supplier Playgon Interactive after executing a definitive share purchase agreement which will see Global acquire all of Playgon’s shares for CAD$9.5m.

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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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    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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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has agreed to sell its iconic Bellagio Las Vegas property and form a joint venture with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, in a deal worth $4.25bn. MGM has also struck a deal to sell Circus Circus for $825m to an affiliate of Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin.

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    The California-based San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will sponsor the Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium, as well as the Raiders NFL franchise, after the team’s 2020 move from Oakland to the city.

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    Philip Easthill has stepped down as secretary general of the European Casino Association (ECA), while the organisation has also announced a new structure for it secretariat.

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has announced that its GameSense responsible gaming initiative has surpassed 1m customer interactions at its US properties.

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    Stockholm-listed casino games developer NetEnt has agreed the first acquisition in its history, with a deal to take control of slot specialist Red Tiger Gaming worth up to £220m.

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    GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.

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    Land-based operator Casino 36 has agreed a £300,000 penalty package with the GB Gambling Commission for money laundering and social responsibility failures, the regulator has announced.

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    Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will create a new market leader in the US gambling sector. 

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    JPJ Group has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the majority of its technology partner Gamesys’ assets for a total consideration of £490m (€549.8m/$620.9m).

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    Asia-Pacific casino operator Donaco International has appointed Paul Arbuckle, previously of Australia's Star Entertainment Group, as its new chief executive.

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    iGaming affiliate marketing giant Raketech entered the online casino market with the launch of its new brand Rapidi. The site, powered by Bethard Group's Together Gaming platform and featuring Trustly's rapid deposit solution Pay N Play, is live for Finnish and Swedish players.

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