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    Sports data and analytics company Stats Perform has signed a five-year contract renewal with sporting event promotion company Matchroom Sports, in a deal which will see the existing partnership exceed twenty years in its total length.

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    Indiana sportsbooks took in revenue of $9.8m in June, up 47.6% from July, as stakes hit $1.20bn and revenue exceeded $100m for the first 12 months of legal sports betting in the state.

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    Betfred USA Sports, the US-facing arm of the British bookmaker, has rolled out online wagering in Colorado and Iowa.

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    StopSpillet, Denmark’s problem gambling helpline, received its 1,000th call from a problem gambler, loved one or professional seeking guidance on reducing play in August.

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    German lawmakers are to permit online casino games in Germany, provided operators comply with the terms of the regulatory framework due to come into force from 1 July 2021.

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    Swedish gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020 fell 4.1% to SEK5.94bn (£530.6m/€572.4m/$687.9m) as a 3.6% increase in online gambling revenue was not enough to offset the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the land-based sector.

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    Czech gaming conglomerate Sazka Group says it is showing signs of recovery following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down, which resulted in revenue and profit falling in the first half of 2020.

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    Chinese lottery provider 500.com announced the resumption of activity in Sweden, via its The Multi Group (TMG) lottery betting subsidiary, having renewed its online gaming licence in the jursidiction for the next two years.

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    William Hill’s US business has announced the launch of its online and mobile sportsbook in Colorado, while the bookmaker has also rolled out the first selection of content and products through its new partnership with CBS Sports.

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    Revenue for Sazka Group-owned Greek gaming giant OPAP fell 34.8% year-on-year in the first half of the year due to the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). However, the operator said it saw performance rapidly recover once lockdown restrictions in Greece were eased and sporting events resumed.

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    Pinnacle-owned online sports betting operator, PinBet, has been appointed as a new member of the Swedish trade association for online gambling, Branscheförenigen för Onlinespel (BOS).

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    Casino operator Boyd Gaming has announced the launch of a new mobile sports wagering app in the state of Nevada.

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    Asian operator Hong Kong Jockey Club will resume draws for its Mark Six lottery game from 24 September, after a suspension stretching back to February.

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    PointsBet has signed a five-year deal to become a betting, gaming and fantasy sports partner of The University of Colorado Buffaloes, becoming the first operator to sign an agreement with a “Power Five” collegiate sports team.

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    Regional casino operator Penn National Gaming is preparing for a test launch of its long-awaited real-money sportsbook featuring the Barstool Sports brand in Pennsylvania. 

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    Unibet operator Kindred has struck market access deals with regional casino operator Penn National Gaming to offer online betting and gaming in Illinois and Ohio.

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    Igaming content developer and distributor Gaming Realms has reported a 65.9% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first half of 2020, which in turn helped the business report positive earnings for the period.Ig

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    Tobias Palmborg has left his role as NetEnt’s chief technology officer, with director of game platform and managing director of NetEnt India Aditya Bhushan taking over the role as of Friday (4 September).

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    The launch of online gaming in the Netherlands has been delayed again, with the Remote Gambling Act now set to come into effect from 1 March, 2021, and the market to open for business on 1 September.

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    Malta-based online operator Casumo Group launched its first pure pay and play casino product, Kazoom Casino, powered by the Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) platform.

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