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    Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has released more details about applying for new online gambling licences in the country, saying operators will be able to submit applications as soon as new legislation comes into force.

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling market has reported a marginal year-on-year decline in revenue, with declines in revenue from land-based gaming machines and sports betting offsetting growth in online casino.

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    Online sports betting operator PointsBet has set out plans to launch in Colorado next year after the state last week legalised sports wagering.

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    GVC Holdings chief executive Kenny Alexander hit back at the All-Party Parliamentary Group that accused him of “cowardly behaviour” and their recommendation of a £2 stake limit on online casino games, a suggestion he labelled “ridiculous”.

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    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is to begin using its powers to order internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to illegal offshore gambling websites.

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    Gambling operator Betway is to become a member of Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the trade association for online gaming in Sweden.

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    Gaming technology supplier PlayAGS has posted a net loss of $5.5m for the third quarter, despite also reporting an increase in revenue for the period.

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    Scientific Games has reported a 4% year-on-year increase in net revenue for the third quarter after growth across all of its business segments, which saw the supplier return to profitability for the period.

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    Playtech has entered into a new partnership with GVC Holdings to launch Elevation, a new, dedicated live casino studio for the operator.

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    Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s trade association for online gambling, has hit out at the national government’s approach to illegal gaming activities, saying imposing certain restrictions on licensed operators will allow illegal sites to increase their market share.

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    Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is to begin publicising operators that refuse to pay fines, in order to help consumers to identify unlicensed and illegal websites.

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    Unibet operator Kindred Group has launched a search for a new chief financial officer after Albin de Beauregard revealed that he is to step down from the role.

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    Affiliate marketing giant Better Collective reported record revenue of €17.1m for the third quarter of 2019, a 53.9% year-on-year increase, which the business said was largely attributable to acquisitions in the US and Sweden.

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    LeoVegas Gaming Group has reported a year-on-year increase in both revenue and operating profit for the third quarter after experiencing growth across most of its core markets.

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    Flutter Entertainment saw revenue increase 10% to £533m (€618.4m/$685.7m) for the third quarter of 2019, as FanDuel and Sportsbet’s successes in the US and Australia respectively offset a retail decline driven by fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) regulation.

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    The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has reported a quarter-on-quarter increase in online gaming revenue for the three months to the end of September, but saw a decline in overall market revenue for the period.

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    The Stars Group has posted a net loss of $51.7m (£40.2m/€46.7m) for the third quarter of 2019, despite its operations in the UK and Australia pushing revenue up 8.8% during the period.

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    Dumitru Mihalescul, member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, has called for tighter gambling regulations in the country in a parliamentary question to the head of the country’s National Office for Gambling, Marius-Sebastian Ionescu.

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    Dutch Member of Parliament Roelof Bisschop of Christian Right political party the Dutch Reformed Political Party (SGP) has sponsored an amendment that would increase the nation’s gambling taxes in order to fund an expansion of Dutch student grant system.

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    Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has revealed that 127 people have so far accessed new, state-funded psychologist support for consumers affected by gambling-related problems.

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