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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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    A new study into the potential risks and rewards that would arise from Norway’s current gambling monopoly being replaced by a regime allowing offshore operators into the market has concluded that such a move could see problem gambling rise. This could also result in funds generated by Norsk Tipping for Norwegian society fall by as much as NOK1.3bn.

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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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    Nektan has announced that chief executive Lucy Buckley has resigned with immediate effect. The company's founder and executive director, Gary Shaw, will act as interim chief executive.

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    The Stars Group has appointed experienced video and social gaming industry executive John Schappert to its board of directors, while reshuffling the management team of its international division. 

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    GVC Holdings has announced a number of changes to its senior product team in order to fine-tune its operational structure.

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    Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, has partnered SiGMA Group for a new Asian gaming event under the ICE banner. The event will take place from 7 to 9 June next year, at the SMX Manila in the Philippines. 

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    Søren Skovdal Rasmussen has been appointed chief financial officer of Denmark’s state-controlled gaming operator Danske Spil, succeeding Allan Auning-Hansen.

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