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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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    British media giant News UK has appointed Gaming Realms co-founder Simon Collins as its new managing director for betting and gaming.

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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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    Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.

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    Kindred Group has made a significant investment in #GoRacingGreen, a new initiative that aims to make horse racing accessible for racegoers that suffer from mental health issues.

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    Rebecca Pow has been reappointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), with responsibility for gambling, lotteries and horse racing.

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    The Jockey Club, the operator of 15 major UK racecourses, has named former BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell as its new group chief executive.

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    Sandy Dudgeon, newly appointed senior steward of UK commercial horse racing organisation The Jockey Club, has issued a call for greater collaboration among stakeholders and interested parties to help the sport overcome challenges and make the most of growth opportunities.

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.

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    Betting technology provider Sportech has named its interim executive chairman Richard McGuire as its new chief executive officer.

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    Sportech has made a number of changes to the leadership of the betting technology provider’s B2B division, which sees a number of staff from the recently acquired ilottery business Lot.to take on key positions.

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    Racecourse owners and breeders organisation Together for the Tote has named Mark Kemp, formerly of Ladbrokes Coral Group, as its new UK managing director.

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    Women in Racing, an organisation committed to developing the profile of women in the sport of horse racing, has signed up as a strategic partner of the All-in Diversity Project.

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    The Jockey Club, the largest commercial horse racing organisation in the UK, has revealed that Simon Bazalgette will leave his role as group chief executive by the end of 2019.

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    Clarion Gaming’s inaugural edition of ICE North America, which takes place in Boston from May 13 to 15, will feature a keynote presentation from iconic boxer and Olympic champion Sugar Ray Leonard.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Ian Freeman as vice president of global business development and commercial at its PlayDigital division.

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    The Gambling Commission, responsible for regulating gambling in England, Scotland and Wales, has reported a slight decline in the prevalence of problem gambling in 2018, though there were clear signs that public perception of the industry is worsening.

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    SIS has appointed Andrew Grimshaw, Angelika Heimeier and Joe Andrews to its sales team

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    France's Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has appointed a new leadership team of Bertrand Méheut and Cyril Linette

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    William Hill has announced a series of changes to its senior management team, including appointing Ulrik Bengtsson to the new role of chief digital officer

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