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    The Michigan Gaming Control Board has held a meeting on proposed sports betting regulations for the state, following a public consultation on the rules.

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    Industry supplier Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has signed an agreement with online sportsbook operator Tipwin, to power its new online casino offering under licences from the Maltese and Swedish Gaming Authorities.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 5.8% year-on-year increase in revenue in August, driven by igaming and sports betting growth.

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    Detroit’s three commercial casinos generated revenue of $69.3m in August, the first results reported since the properties reopened following four and a half months closed due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19), while sports betting’s contribution grew to $1.97m.

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    Oregon’s SBTech-powered betting app scoreboard took in revenue of $1.7m, up 6.6%, in August, and set a new record for turnover at $25.8m, up 83.8%.

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    French casino operator Barrière Group has entered into a long-term partnership with industry supplier BetConstruct, for the launch of its new online betting platform on 16 September.

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    Brigid Simmonds, chairman of UK trade association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has called upon the Communities and Local Government Select Committee to place the needs of the retail betting industry at the centre of its inquiry into supporting high streets in the wake of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

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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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    Danish gaming operator Danske Spil saw revenue decline 7.8% year-on-year to DKK2.30bn (£281.1m/€309.1m/$365.2m) for the six months to 30 June, though like-for-like profit fell by just 2.9% thanks to a strong period for its lottery division and lower costs.

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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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    US commercial gross gambling revenue (GGR) continued to recover in July as more casinos and other venues reopened following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown.

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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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    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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    The significant expansion and diversification of Flutter Entertainment’s operations through its acquisition of The Stars Group helped the operator mitigate the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first half of the year.

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    Online gambling revenues drastically increased in Portugal during lockdown, with operators bringing in revenue of €138.9m, up 44.2%, in the first half of 2020, new figures from the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) have revealed.

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling revenue fell 19.2% year-on-year in the first half of 2020, after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) slashed land-based gaming and sports betting’s contribution in the second quarter.

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    The Dutch Government has submitted further details of its upcoming remote gambling legislation to the European Commission for comments from interested parties and stakeholders.

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    Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania more than doubled month-on-month in July to $283.1m, as the state’s market continued to recover from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown.

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    US commercial gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first half of 2020 fell 45.6% year-on-year to $11.70bn, according to the latest figures from the American Gaming Association (AGA).

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    New Jersey’s sports betting revenue climbed 65.2% year-on-year in July, but the state’s land-based casino market saw further declines as it continued to feel the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.

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