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    William Hill is to launch its Mr Green brand in the Latvian igaming market, with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to provide the software platform for the roll-out.

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    Sports betting revenue in New Jersey fell 29.1% month-on-month to $32.9m in November, despite the state processing a record amount of wagers during the month.

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    A year of negotiations look set to conclude with bills to legalise online gaming and sports betting passing into law in Michigan, after the Senate passed Representative Brandt Iden’s proposals by significant margins. 

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    The District Court for Prague 1 has ruled in favour of the Czech Republic government in a long-running legal battle with land-based casino operator Casino Kartáč over online roulette. This had seen the operator look to recoup CZK6.9bn in estimated lost revenue, after a 2006 request to launch online games was rejected.

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    Hard Rock International has launched PlayersEdge, a new initiative designed to help customers learn about responsible gambling and how to better manage their gaming habits.

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    Penn National Gaming has made a number of changes to its executive management team to coincide with the transition of Jay Snowden to the role of chief executive next month.

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    Just under one in six Australians aged 16-17 gambled in the past year, according to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children's (LSAC) annual statistical report.

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    Caesars Entertainment-owned Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Pennsylvania has entered into a marketing partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles National Football League (NFL) franchise.

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    Software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports will acquire live dealer games supplier Playgon Interactive after executing a definitive share purchase agreement which will see Global acquire all of Playgon’s shares for CAD$9.5m.

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    Penn National Gaming has selected Malta-based supplier White Hat Gaming to provide a player account management platform as it prepares to launch real-money betting in multiple states across the US.

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    Spain’s regulated online gaming market has reported a 5.4% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue for the third quarter of 2019, with the growth of online casino again supported by the recovery of the sports betting vertical.

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    Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki has announced that the Japanese island will no longer seek an immediate bid to construct an integrated casino resort due to concerns about the impact the project could have on the local environment.

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    Nevada’s gaming market generated revenue of $1.02bn in October, and while this represented a 3.9% year-on-year decline, it marked the sixth time in 2019 that the monthly total surpassed $1bn. 

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    The Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission has completed its impact assessment of legislation that could see the state’s first bricks and mortar casinos constructed, projecting annual tax revenue of $262m.

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    Austria’s leading gambling trade group has called for an end to Casinos Austria’s monopoly in light of the political scandal currently engulfing the operator.

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    Virginia Representative Barry Knight has pre-filed a bill ahead of the 2020 legislative session that would allow allow the state to enact the provisions of a casino bill passed in 2019.

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    Swiss gambling regulator the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) has granted online gambling licences to two land-based casinos in Bern and Interloken.

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    Australia’s Aristocrat Leisure has reported a 22.7% year-on-year increase in revenue for the 12 months to 30 September, to AUD$4.40bn on a statutory basis.

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    Six potential bills to regulate gambling, plus two draft amendments to tax and budget laws around gambling and one change to rules about illegal gambling, have been submitted to the Ukranian Parliament.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 0.4% month-on-month increase in sports betting revenue to $14.9m (£11.5m/€13.5m) for October, while igaming revenue was also up 19.5% to $4.9m for the month.

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