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    Board members at Flutter and The Stars Group further outlined the details of the synergies from the companies’ mega-merger, while also assuring stakeholders that the deal would pass any competition-related hurdles.

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    Gauselmann Group has appointed Rene Abou el Alla as the new chief product officer for its Merkur Sportwetten sports betting business.

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    Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power Betfair, has agreed a deal to acquire all of the shares in The Stars Group and merge with the operator to form a combined business with annual revenue of £3.8bn (€4.3bn/$4.7bn).

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    State-wide gambling revenue in Pennsylvania amounted to $3.29bn in the 2018-19 financial year as the introduction of legal sports betting and higher income from slots gaming boosted the state .

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    Members of the Gaming Regulators’ European Forum (GREF) have completed their year-long study into gambling-like microtransactions in video games, but have opted against specific recommendations to introduce measures against the features.

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    Online gaming solutions provider Aspire Global’s Karamba brand has been named as the subject of a lawsuit from Swedish consumer agency Konsumentombudsmannen (KO), who have accused Karamba of violating the marketing provisions of Sweden’s Gaming Act and Marketing Act.

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    Inspired Entertainment has completed its purchase of Gaming Technology Group (NTG), a division of Austrian gaming equipment and solutions giant Novomatic’s UK subsidiary. The deal is worth $120m (£97.8m/€109.9m) and covers the six companies within NTG.

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    Austrian online gambling operator Interwetten has signed a deal with the Greek Super League to become the league’s official sports betting partner for the 2019-20 season.

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    Sports data provider Stats Perform has renewed two agreements with broadcaster BeIN for video betting rights related to the French Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) and Turkish Football Federation (TFF).

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    The Australian Ad Standards authority’s Community Panel has ordered the discontinuation of an advertisement for bookmaker Sportsbet for featuring an “onegative stereotype,” of women in a Twitter advertisement for its mobile app.

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    Kindred Group has joined forces with Swedish community initiative, "NU: Nolla Utanförskapet" (End Exclusion), to develop and launch a new project aimed at helping socially vulnerable young adults in Stockholm.

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    Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the government’s new Action Program, which includes a draft law that would legalise gambling in the country.

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    Online betting and gaming technology provider GAN has said that stronger-than-expected demand for its sports betting services in the US helped to drive gross operator revenue up 202.7% year-on-year during the third quarter.

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    Cyprus-based sports betting operator Bet on Alfa has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).

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    A Northern Irish government department will hold a public consultation on problem gambling, a spokesperson for the department has told iGaming Business.

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    Raketech Group has appointed Måns Svalborn as its new chief financial officer after Andreas Kovacs stepped aside from the role to take up the position as director of business development at the performance marketing specialist.

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    The Rhode Island Lottery has reported a month-on-month increase in sports betting revenue in August after punters spent over $10m (£8.1m/€9.2m) on legal wagering during the month.

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    GamCare, the UK-facing gambling support charity funded by GambleAware, has announced that its National Gambling Helpline is to extend its hours and operate 24 hours a day from October 1.

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    The Industry Group For Responsible Gambling has set out plans for Responsible Gambling Week 2019, with a number of major operators, developers and other organisations with links to the industry to support this year’s initiative.

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    500 Danes have called StopSpillet, the country’s gambling addiction hotline, in a little over 8 months from its launch at the start of 2019 until 11 September.

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