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    National Football League (NFL) franchise the Denver Broncos has signed up its second sports betting partner, with BetMGM to open a new lounge at the team’s Empower Field at Mile High stadium through the agreement.

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    Daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings and land-based casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings have announced the opening of a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.

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    GVC Holdings’ latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reveals the operator has seen the number of self-exclusion requests fall significantly, which it claims is the result of enhanced limit setting tools and earlier customer interactions.

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    More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.

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    Czech gaming conglomerate Sazka Group has reported an 11.5% year-on-year decline in gross gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2020, after the business’s retail gaming operations were disrupted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from mid-March.

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    France’s igaming market showed little signs of the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first quarter of 2020, with L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) warning that the full impact would be seen in subsequent quarters.

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    New Zealand’s Minister for Racing Winston Peters has extended the terms for the directors of the body overseeing a root-and-branch overhaul of the country’s racing industry until 30 June, 2021.

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    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has struck a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dutch online gambling trade association Stichting Speel Verantwoord (SSV).

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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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    The Italian government is to introduce an 0.5% tax on licensees’ sports betting turnover to fund the recovery of the country’s sports following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced shut-down.

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    Danish gaming operator Danske Spil has reported a marginal year-over-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, with declines in its igaming and gaming machine arms mitigated by growth in its lottery business.

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    Premier League footballers will resume training from tomorrow (19 May), the first step towards resuming the English top division season following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)-enforced shutdown.

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    Exclusive data from H2 Gambling Capital lays bare the decline in British betting and gaming gross win as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), though iGB's principal data partner suggests the igaming sector should help the sector rebound.

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    The Michigan Gaming Control Board has approved online and mobile betting on advance deposit horse racing after a new order from executive director Richard S. Kalm.

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    French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain has appointed a trio of new executives to its management team.

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    The long-running dispute between Nigeria’s gambling regulator the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB) could resume after the state regulator blacklisted a number of operators licensed by its federal counterpart.

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    The increase in remote gaming duty (RGD) from April 2019 led to significant hike in tax paid by Great Britain’s gambling licensees paid for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2020, mitigating a decline in machine gaming duty (MGD).

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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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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has revealed that the shut-down of its retail gaming network and significantly reduced sports betting options, both due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has cut revenue by around 40.6%.

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    The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has commenced a review of the UK’s Gambling Act 2005 to establish what changes may be needed to ensure the laws are relevant to the technical and social developments since its conception.

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