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    Online sports betting operator PointsBet has appointed Eric Foote, previously of CBS Sports Digital, as the new chief commercial officer of its US business.

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    Sports data provider Stats Perform has handed senior positions to brothers Steve and Peter Hirdt, two of the leading names in US sports broadcast research and content.

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    The Score Media and Gaming arm of Canadian media business theScore has announced the appointment of Josh Sidsworth as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer.

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    The chairman of New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) Dean McKenzie will take on the role of executive director once current chief executive John Allen steps down at the end of 2019.

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    White label and gaming platform provider FSB Technology has announced the appointment of Andrew Bowen, formerly of Ladbrokes and Scientific Games, as its new chief financial officer.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the newly formed trade association for the UK gambling industry, has appointed former Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Michael Dugher as its new chief executive.

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    The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is looking to gather stakeholder feedback on potential restrictions on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling, and how banks can help better protect players. Interested parties will have until 4 March, 2020 to share their views on controls such as an outright ban, and how and when this could be implemented.

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    The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the US organisation for people affected by problem gambling and addiction, has announced a new advisory board, featuring a number of executives and senior personnel from across the industry.

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    The Australian Parliament has approved legislation to establish the country’s National Self-Exclusion Register, with the Morrison Government hailing its passage as filling a “critical gap” in the country’s consumer protection safeguards.

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    UK young people will have developed regular patterns of play and gambling habits by the age of 20, with more than half of 17 year-olds gambling in some form, a University of Bristol study claims.

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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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    The latest edition of Sweden’s annual survey on gambling participation has revealed that the percentage of the country’s adult population has dropped six percentage points in the past year.

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    Fantasy sports software provider Scout Gaming Group has named Terje Bolstad as group chief operating officer as it prepares for a period of significant expansion.

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    The New South Wales (NSW) Office of Responsible Gambling has set out details of a new funding opportunity for PhD scholarships, post-doctoral fellowships and study grants to build capability and capacity in gambling research.

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    888 Holdings has moved to address shareholders’ concerns over Brian Mattingley’s re-election as the operator’s non-executive chairman, after a significant percentage voted against his continuing in the position.

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    Australian lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp has revealed that Mandy Ross is to step down as its chief information officer in order to take up the role of chief digital officer with Griffith University in Brisbane.

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    Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has appointed Angel Calderon as digital sales manager.

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    Veikkaus has announced that it will speed up the implementation of its social responsibility strategy, by introducing new marketing controls and bringing forward the introduction of compulsory identification on slot machines by a year.

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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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    Sports data provider Sportradar has appointed former Interwetten chief executive Werner Becher as managing director of US betting.

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