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    Norwegian state gambling operator Norsk Tipping has declared its support for a proposed ban on television betting advertising in the country after reporting a sharp rise in the number of at risk and problem players accessing its online games.

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    Scientific Games as appointed Steven Stamstad as its senior vice president of marketing and communications, with a remit to increase engagement with key stakeholders around the world.

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    Camelot UK Lotteries, operator of the UK National Lottery, has appointed Keith Moor as its new chief marketing officer. Moor will join from banking group Santander in September.

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    Italy’s advertising and communications regulator Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) has finally set out exactly how it plans to enforce the country’s ban on gambling advertising. The watchdog will permit information about odds or jackpots to be reported by Italian media, while land-based operators will be allowed to display branding in shop windows.

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    Spain’s leading gaming trade association the Consejo Empresarial del Juego (CEJUEGO) has been incorporated into the country’s umbrella body for industry groups, the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE). The country's gambling industry is likely to face higher taxes and new advertising restrictions following the victory of the Socialist Workers' Party in the country's third general election in less than four years.

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    Online gambling operator 32Red has signed a two-year extension to its shirt sponsorship deal with Scottish Premiership football club Rangers.

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    GVC Holdings has stepped up its responsible gambling efforts with a call to end all sportsbook broadcast advertising in the UK, urging other operators to follow suit.

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    A new investigation into gambling advertising in Sweden will consider a number of new controls to halt what lawmakers consider to be overly aggressive marketing practices by the country’s licensed igaming operators, including a blanket ban on advertising.

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    Marketing platform provider First Look Games has formed a strategic partnership with iGaming Business, the publishing division of igaming events giant Clarion Gaming, to help increase exposure for games developers.

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    Bookmaker Betfred will not face any action over a television ad that attracted a consumer complaint after the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruled that it did not breach its guidelines.

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    Aspers, Caesars, Genting, Playtech and the Rank Group have all signed up as new partners of UK-facing responsible gambling body the Senet Group.

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    This week we look at role reversal in the lottery space, ponder the outrage over the M&M's slot-machine dispenser and payday loans and giggle at some of the more outlandish Royal baby name predictions

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    New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a new code for gambling adverts in the country, with a focus on protecting children, young people and other vulnerable people from gambling-related harm.

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    Authorities in New South Wales are continuing a crackdown on illegal gambling and related activities, after betting operator PointsBet was fined Aus$20,000 (£10,940/€12,690/US$14,300) for breaching state law regarding the use of sign-up bonuses in an advert.

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    Sweden’s former gambling monopoly Svenska Spel is to stop advertising its online casino offering  for the rest of 2019, over concerns that the vertical could lead to significant increases in problem gambling in the market.

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    Digital Fuel is looking to expand into the US market, with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement clearing the Australian online marketing specialist to apply for an Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licence in the state.

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    Australian gambling operator PointsBet has agreed a deal to take on the naming rights to Shark Park, the home ground of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, as part of a new sponsorship deal with the National Rugby League (NRL) team.

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    Australia's Sportschamps has become the latest wagering operator to fall foul of New South Wales' state laws on gambling advertising, over a deposit bonus promotion published on its site last year.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we predict further clampdowns on 'soft' gambling sites, ponder DFS's unpopularity, consider whether the HMRC has a few poker sharks and giggle at a videobomber

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    The UK’s advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has deployed new monitoring technology to help better identify and ban gambling ads that can be seen by children online.

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