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    Flutter Entertainment announced plans to accelerate US expansion and reduce debt through an equity placement that raised £812.6m, after revealing a 10% rise in revenue for the first 47 days of its second quarter.

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    Bertrand Méheut has resigned as president of the board at French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU).

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) will cut 230 jobs, including 150 permanent staff, at the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) as a result of the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    GambleAware has called for authorities to increase and expand the amount of help available to problem gamblers in the UK after new research found that almost half of affected players are choosing not access treatment or support.

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    The New Zealand Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has launched a consultation on its revised racing calendar for the 2020-21 racing season, reflecting the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Betting operator Parimatch Holding has appointed Dmitry Sergeev as the chief executive of its newly established Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) division.

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    The Deutsche Fussball Liga (DFL), the sport’s governing body in Germany, has announced that the top-tier Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga second division will resume play on 16 May.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire LHE Enterprises, the holding company of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment.

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    The New Zealand Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) is to launch a consultation over a number of proposed changes to the TAB, including a signficant reduction in personnel, as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Sports data and affiliate business the QL Gaming Group has acquired Finnish sports forecasting company Accuscore and raised $1.1m in a new round of funding.

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    Swedish gaming operator LeoVegas has reported a 3.6% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, aided by growth the Nordic region offsetting a decline in revenue from the rest of Europe.

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    The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has released provisional plans to resume greyhound racing behind closed doors when the current government restrictions for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are relaxed.

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    Andrew Daniels, founder of UK agency Degree 53, has launched a new gambling technology business with the aim of providing a full suite of operational services for sports betting and gaming businesses around the world.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has released a provisional racing schedule ahead of the sport's planned resumption, with the first action since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced shut-down to take place over the weekend of 23-24 May.

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    Toronto-listed supplier Bragg Gaming Group has agreed to sell its online media division, including its GiveMeSport news portal, to SN&CK Media Limited (SML) after completing a strategic review of its business.

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    Sazka Group believes it is coming to the end of the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but says the rapidly evolving situation makes it difficult to determine the crisis' economic impact on the business.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has defended its decision to delay any resumption of racing in the UK, after its chief executive Nick Rust was reportedly urged to resign over the organisation’s handling of the crisis.

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    Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 10.7% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2019 to SEK1.11bn (£89.0m/€102.1m/$110.7m).

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has announced initial approval for businesses and stakeholders in the country’s thoroughbred and harness racing sectors to return to work on 28 April.

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    Intralot believes the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the business is yet to reach its peak, and does not expect to return to normal levels of activity until November this year.

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