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    Finland’s Ministry of the Interior has announced that a €500 loss limit set for certain Veikkaus games in May will be now kept in place until the end of the year.

    extended the lowering of the maximum loss limit for Veikkaus'  from €2,000 (£/1,821$2,339) to €500 per month.

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    German sports betting giant Tipico has received conditional approval to launch sports betting in New Jersey from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).

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    Chinese lottery provider 500.com has appointed accountancy firm MaloneBailey to provide support and advice on matters related to a case of alleged unlawful payments within the business after its previous auditor resigned amid a management dispute.

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    The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has ruled gambling monopoly Veikkaus breached the country’s Procurement Act by making substantial changes to its supply contract with International Game Technology (IGT).

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    Australian operator Crown Resorts will suspend all of its activity with junket operators until 30 June, 2021 as it undertakes an internal review of the business segment, amid the New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority’s own review into the operator.

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    Football’s global governing body Fifa has handed a lifetime ban to Marco Antonio Trovato Villalba, the current president of the Paraguayan side Club Olimpia, after finding him guilty of match manipulation.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled the gaming authorisation awarded to Playbay Malta Limited, which operates HDbets.com, due to systemic deficiencies identified in the operator’s adherence to its AML/CFT obligations.

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    The Dutch government has extended curfew measures to casinos and slot halls in a number of additional regions as part of an effort to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as employee .

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    The European Commission (EC) has praised the impact of an industry-led Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that has helped cut the unintentional placement of gambling ads on sites offering pirated content by 20%.

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    Members of British industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) will implement limits on slot spin speeds and bans on slot features such as turbo play and multi-slot play, as part of a new code of conduct unveiled today.

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    The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has urged social media platforms to play their part in combatting illegal gambling in the country, saying it has seen reports of unlicensed online activity increase since the start of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón believes the country’s efforts to tighten advertising laws puts it at the forefront of a trend likely to be adopted across Europe, and pledged further controls on the sector.

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    The Nigerian Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) is seeking to work with the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to stop gamblers in the country playing via unregulated sites.

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    The German state of Brandenburg has updated its gambling regulations in line with the new State Treaty on Gambling, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStv), which opens up the online casino market for the first time.

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    The New South Wales government has launched a consultations on a series of proposed changes to help clubs and hotels in the Australian state minimise gambling harm and support customers that suffer problems with their play.

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    The Michigan Gaming Control Board has held a meeting on proposed sports betting regulations for the state, following a public consultation on the rules.

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    The Tennessee Education Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee has conditionally approved sports betting licences for a trio of high-profile operators, as the state moves closer to the November 1 launch date for the vertical.

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    Isai Scheinberg, the founder of PokerStars, has been fined $30,000 for his role in running an illegal internet gaming business in the US, but avoided jail time for the offense.

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    The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence on loot boxes, with the aim of establishing whether the video game features encourage or lead to problem gambling.

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    Colombia’s gambling regulator (Coljuegos) has published regulations for video bingo, which will be legal in the country until the end of 2021.

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