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    The Federal Court of Australia has set a new date of September 4 for the first case management hearing over an intellectual property rights infringement dispute between rivals Aristocrat Technologies and Ainsworth Game Technology.

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    The UK Government is to launch a consultation over proposals to increase the minimum age consumers must be to purchase a National Lottery scratchcard and play online instant win games from 16 to 18.

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    Cherry AB subsidiary ComeOn has been awarded new licences permitting it to offer its sportsbook and casino products in the regulated Danish market.

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    A bill to include sports betting in the list of Class III tribal gaming products is headed to the North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper after it was approved by the state’s House of Representatives. 

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    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has seen the number of alerts for suspicious wagering activity fall 17% year-on-year for the three months to June 30, 2019. Tennis continues to account for the bulk of alerts generated.

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    Two of Pennsyvlania’s land-based casinos will begin final testing of their online gaming offerings today (July 15), with a third to follow later this week. 

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    The Indiana Gaming Commission has issued 12 temporary sports betting permits to casinos and off-track betting facilities in the state, ahead of the anticipated launch of its legal sports wagering market later this year.

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    Spain’s Ministry of the Presidency has approved the creation of a national commission to combat match-fixing and betting-related fraud.

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    New Hampshire has become the latest US state to legalise sports betting after Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 480 into law.

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    Kindred and Betsson have failed in a bid to join AB Trav och Galopp's (ATG) horse racing pools, after Sweden's Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) rejected the request.

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    Gaming content developer Synot Group has been certified to roll out its products in the regulated Portuguese market. Synot was also given approval to launch in Sweden earlier this week.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week Diary wonders why this industry's job losses are being celebrated, questions the Swedish approach, considers the collateral damage in Ireland and ponders the lack of unity in the industry.

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    The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) has published a new draft rule which states that to be eligible for an online gambling licence, an operator must have refrained from offering online games of chance to Dutch consumers for two years.

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    Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its first official guidelines for the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in the country’s gambling market.

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    Land-based operator Casino 36 has agreed a £300,000 penalty package with the GB Gambling Commission for money laundering and social responsibility failures, the regulator has announced.

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    Kindred Group has withdrawn its application for a Spanish licence in order to focus on its activities in the Swedish and US markets.

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    The Washington State Gambling Commission is seeking public input on the future of sports gambling in Washington, including discussion of three bills that were introduced during the 2019 legislative session.

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has reversed a previous ruling on a Sky Bet advertisement promoting its Request a Bet service, while the watchdog has also ruled that an advert run by Betfair did not breach its guidelines.

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    Global Gaming has again failed in a bid to resume activities in the Swedish market while its appeal against the revocation of its operating licence is heard.

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    Bookmaker Betfred is to expand its operations into the Spanish market after it secured a new licence from national gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ).

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