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    A syndicate of eight investment banking groups have been selected to work on the privatisation of French state-owned gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ).

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    Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued United Lottery Solutions with an official warning and financial penalty of SEK700,000 (£52,423/€65,492/$73,304) after ruling the Lottoland operator breached national laws on lottery betting.

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    Revenue from regulated gambling in the Czech Republic fell 21.3% in 2018 to CZK31.3bn (£1.1bn/€1.2bn/$1.4bn), with the decline down to a lower contribution from slot machines.

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    Lottoland Australia has launched legal action against a ruling by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the lottery betting operator breached national law by offering prohibited interactive gambling services in the country.

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    The Kenyan National Assembly is considering a bill that would revamp the country’s regulatory framework for gambling, imposing significantly higher costs on licensed operators and establishing the country’s first national lottery.

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    NeoPollard Interactive, the vendor for the New Hampshire Lottery, has hit out at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for its uncertainty over whether the Wire Act applies to interstate and online lotteries, calling for the “charade to end”.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we do the sums on where good causes money is going in Ireland, ponder an odd image and say farewell to the man who threw the industry into disarray with his reinterpretation of the Wire Act.

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    The UK Gambling Commission has set out its business plan for 2019-20, with a continued focus on protecting consumers, preventing gambling-related harm and raising overall standards in the industry.

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    The Department of Justice (DoJ) has claimed that its revised stance on the 1961 Wire Act did not address the legality of interstate and online lotteries, with a review into the matter ongoing.

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland has reiterated its commitment to its current home in Gibraltar despite securing two licences by the Malta Gaming Authority.

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    Florida lawmakers will this week run the rule over a bill that could lead to an outright ban on the sale of lottery tickets and games online.

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    New Hampshire has launched a legal challenge against the US Department of Justice's revised opinion on the Wire Act, arguing that the new stance is not faithful to the text, structure, purpose, or legislative history of the legislation.

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    Zeal Network has taken a step towards completing its acquisition of Lotto24 after the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior approved a request to launch lottery brokerage services via its Tipp24 domains.

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    Europe's top court rules Lottoitalia's nine-year licence to serve as the country's sole lottery operator is legal

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    GLMS document bars operators from offering markets on lower-level sporting competitions and sets out new rules on suspicious betting reporting