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    William Hill has named Matt Ashley as its new chief financial officer, while the bookmaker has also brought in Flutter Entertainment’s Stephen Parry as chief operating officer.

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    iGaming operator and supplier Newgioco has reported a decline in sports betting revenue in March, though this has been mitigated in part by growth in other verticals.

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    Gamstop, the UK’s online gambling self-exclusion scheme, has urged people worried about their gambling while at home during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown to exclude from all igaming sites to protect themselves from harm.

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    Nektan’s revenue from continuing operations more than doubled to £797,000 and losses fell more than 40% in the six months ended 31 December 2019 as the business pivoted to focus on B2B operations.

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    Sweden’s former gambling monopoly Svenska Spel has announced a series of measures to help the business mitigate the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, including cancelling a proposed dividend and furloughing the vast majority of its casino staff.

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    Betiton, a new igaming operator founded by a former Aspire Global executive, has launched on Aspire’s platform.

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    Denmark’s gaming authority (Spillemyndigheden) and problem gambling helpline StopSpillet have issued guidance to consumers to encourage responsible play amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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    The executive leadership of Scientific Games has voluntarily reduced its salaries by 50%, with chief executive Barry Cottle going without pay, as part of the solutions giant’s efforts to mitigate the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    UK-based mobile-focused bank Starling Bank has strengthened its gambling block by introducing a 48-hour delay for customers to reactivate gambling payments.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has issued new guidance on how operators should promote their products safely and responsibly during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Poland’s Association of Employers and Employees of Bookmakers has called on the country's government to step in and help the sector avoid significant job losses as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Penn National Gaming (PNG) has taken measures to mitigate the effect of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on its business, selling and leasing back its Tropicana Las Vegas property and furloughing around 26,000 staff members.

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    The suspension of almost all live racing and closure of retail betting shops worldwide as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced Sports Information Services (SIS) to shut down all non-essential services and furlough a significant number of staff.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has decided to extend the shut-down of its arcades and slot machines hosted in retail outlets prompted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic indefinitely.

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    Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has published guidance to help consumers stay safe when gambling online during the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power Betfair, has said its proposed mega-merger with The Stars Group (TSG) remains on track despite the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with the two operators announcing further details about the deal.

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    British Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur issued a message to online gambling operators, reminding them of the importance of consumer protection and responsible marketing amid the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)

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    The American Gaming Association (AGA) has hailed the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the US Senate, saying it would help prop up the gaming industry during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    William Hill has recommenced its search for a new chief financial officer after Adrian Marsh, who had previously agreed to take on the role, withdrew from the process due to the ongoing situation regarding novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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