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    Former Ainsworth Game Technology chief executive Danny Gladstone has been appointed as the new chairman of the board at the Australian gaming machines and content provider, while current chairman Graeme Campbell will step down on 26 September, the company announced.

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    The Stars Group has confirmed it will make redundancies in Malta just days after announcing job losses in the Isle of Man.

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    NetEnt chief operating officer Björn Krantz has left the slot specialist after more than ten years, iGamingBusiness.com has learned. Following his departure, the company is to restructure its commercial teams into a single unit. 

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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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    The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has moved to simplify the process for offshore gaming industry employees to apply for work permits, with 8,000 were found to lack necessary documentation in the first half of the year.

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    Germany’s Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) will look to educate players about the risks associated with gambling, especially around land-based slot machines, with a new annual awareness raising day taking place for the first time this week. The centre, a subsidiary of the federal Ministry of Health, estimates there are around 500,000 problem gamblers across Germany.

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    Yehuda Dahan has stepped down as chief financial officer of XLMedia with immediate effect. The digital marketing services provider will now begin a search to appoint a permanent replacement.

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    The Stars Group has announced job losses at its Isle of Man office, citing operational difficulties its PokerStars brand is experiencing in some of its international markets.

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    Dean Shannon has been appointed chief executive of GVC Holdings’ Australian business, replacing Jason Scott in the role.

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    The UK’s first gambling addiction service outside of London has launched today (18 September), with problem gamblers now able to access care at a new facility in Leeds.

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    Philip Easthill has stepped down as secretary general of the European Casino Association (ECA), while the organisation has also announced a new structure for it secretariat.

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    Helen Whateley has been named as the new Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS), with responsibility for gambling and lotteries.

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    888 Holdings has appointed Mark Summerfield, the former interim chief financial officer of William Hill, to its board as an independent non-executive director and chairman of its audit committee.

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    Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has made a series of changes to its senior management team and also reorganised its supervisory and executive boards.

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced that Robin Reed is to leave his role as chief executive with immediate effect, and appointed its current chief operating officer, Richard Brown, as his temporary replacement.

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    William Hill chief executive Philip Bowcock is to step down from his role at the end of September, with the company's chief digital officer Ulrik Bengtsson named as his replacement.

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    The gambling industry’s growing commitment to diversity has been illustrated by a doubling of organisations committing to taking part in the All-in Diversity Project’s second annual survey.

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    The UK’s Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) will encourage people to take a break from online gambling as part of its second annual 'Scroll Free September' initiative next month.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has appointed Regina Sippel as its new chief financial officer and announced an organisational restructuring that sees a number of executives take on additional duties.

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    Veikkaus executive vice-president Velipekka Nummikoski has launched a robust defence of the operator’s Finnish gambling monopoly, warning that a change to a licensing regime would lead to a decline in funding for social causes and put players at risk.

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