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    Online gambling operator 888 has extended its exclusive igaming deal with the Delaware Lottery by an additional two years.

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    Nikolas Lynhe-Knudsen will take on the role of chief executive at Denmark’s state-controlled gaming operator, Danske Spil, from 1 October 2020.

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    Revenue from gambling organised by Swiss lotteries came to just over CHF1bn (£857.3m/€939.0m/$1.05bn) in 2019, according to the latest annual report from the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot), which said the numbers show licensed oeprators were regaining market share from offshore competitors.

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    Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded into the number games market with the acquisition of the full shareholding of draw-based and virtual sports developer 49’s from GVC Holdings and William Hill.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has warned that age verification controls are not being properly enforced, with a new survey claiming that more than 10% of those aged 16 to 17 have gambled in the past year.

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    The province of Alberta will launch online gambling after entering selecting platform provider NeoPollard Interactive to power its offering through a tender process.

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    Svenska Spel included revenues from licensed resellers and couriers in the global figures it quoted as attributable to “shadow gaming” companies when it launched its recent attack on the lottery betting industry, iGB has learned.

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    La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has launched Go Mojo, a free-play digital gaming platform underpinned by blockchain technology, that allows players to win prizes of up to €100,000.

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    Swedish lottery revenue bounced back in April after a difficult March, but remained 9% below revenue from April 2019, according to the latest figures from the country’s gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen).

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched a new UK-facing charity scratchcard game to help raise funds for The British Red Cross humanitarian charity.

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    More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.

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    Leading responsible gambling charities the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and GamCare are accelerating the digital transformation of their educational resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Colombian regulator Coljuegos has updated its gaming regulation to help the sector weather the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, allowing for the operation of scratchcards and video bingo games.

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    Patrik Hofbauer, president and chief executive of Swedish lottery operator Svenska Spel, has hit out at lottery betting operators, which it said threaten the financial health of public services, and called for the country’s legislature to ban lottery betting.

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    Intralot's losses drastically widened in Q1 of 2020, as B2C operations and management contract turnover fell by almost two thirds, leading to sharp drops in turnover and gross gaming revenue.

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    Camelot UK Lotteries has revealed the UK National Lottery was able to generate a record £7.91bn (€8.90bn/$9.90bn) in total ticket sales in its 2019-20 fiscal year, aided by significant year-on-year growth from its digital offering.

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    Lithuania’s land-based casino industry faces a “very high” risk from money laundering, while the remote gambling sector faces a high risk, according to a risk assessment carried out by the country’s government.

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    German state lottery Lotto Thüringen has unveiled a revamped online portal for players, following a comprehensive rebuild of its site carried out by IT service provider Adesso.

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    Sweden's liicensed gambling operators reported revenue of SEK5.90bn in the first quarter of 2020, down 1.4% from 2019, according to new figures from regulator Spelinspektionen and the Swedish Tax Agency.

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    Scientific Games expanded its partnership with German state lottery Lotto Thüringen, to provide instant win titles from 2021.

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