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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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    The latest figures from French gambling regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) have shown the growth of horse race betting and poker has continued into the third quarter, with total revenue up 27.7% year-on-year.

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    Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian country to criminalise match fixing, with a bill setting out severe penalties including fines of up to LKR100m (£431,836/€502,536/$554,078) and ten-year prison terms.

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling market has reported a marginal year-on-year decline in revenue, with declines in revenue from land-based gaming machines and sports betting offsetting growth in online casino.

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    Daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings has rolled out its mobile sportsbook in Pennsylvania. DraftKings is also active in New Jersey, Indiana and West Virginia.

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    LeoVegas Gaming Group has reported a year-on-year increase in both revenue and operating profit for the third quarter after experiencing growth across most of its core markets.

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    Sports wagering revenue in West Virginia climbed in October as operators in the state were boosted by an increased usage of mobile betting platforms.

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    Changes to the GB Gambling Commission's Licence Conditions and Codes of Pratice (LCCP) that aim to raise standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and consumer interaction have come into effect today (31 October).

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    Veikkaus has announced that it will speed up the implementation of its social responsibility strategy, by introducing new marketing controls and bringing forward the introduction of compulsory identification on slot machines by a year.

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    The sports betting bill filed by Representative Brandt Iden has moved closer to passing the Michigan House, after it was passed by the chamber’s Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 10-1. 

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    DraftKings looks set to be awarded licences for retail and mobile sports betting in New Hampshire, after the operator’s proposals for each channel scored highest in the state’s licence tender.

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    Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has spoken out in favour of a central regulatory body for the country’s gambling sector being established to improve supervision of the country’s monopoly operator Veikkaus.

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    MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings’ Roar Digital joint venture has agreed a deal to power sports betting for Verizon Media-owned media platform Yahoo Sports.

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    Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.

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    After another difficult quarter, Betsson chief executive Pontus Lindwall has talked up the possibility of acquisitions and expansion into new markets, after the operator reported year-on-year declines in revenue and profit for the third quarter of the year.

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    Online gambling operator BetWarrior has rolled out a new mobile sports betting product as part of its ongoing expansion strategy, following the launch of its brand earlier this year.

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    FanDuel has been granted authorisation to launch mobile sports betting in Indiana, effective today (22 October).

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    US casino operator Wynn Resorts has agreed two deals with Full House Resorts to roll out online and mobile sports wagering services in Indiana and Colorado.

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    Legal mobile wagering is now available in Oregon, after the state lottery rolled out its SBTech-powered sportsbook offering Scoreboard.

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    Mixed martial arts promoter the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has launched its own sports betting product, UFC Event Center, in partnership with IMG Arena.

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