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    Austria’s Union of Private Sector Employees, Printing, Journalism, and Paper (GPA-djp) has attacked the ambitious restructuring plan agreed by Casinos Austria earlier this week, saying that the state oversight of the business has failed.

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    The supervisory board of Casinos Austria has approved a proposal from the business’ management team for a far-reaching restructuring plan through which it aims to reduce costs by more than €40m, but which will see its employee headcount significantly reduced.

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    iGaming Academy, a training provider owned by Conexus Group, is offering free e-learning courses to help gaming businesses make themselves ready to tackle the effects novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    GambleAware’s board of trustees has responded to recent calls for changes to the funding of gambling research, education and treatment (RET) after questions were raised over the independence of its approach.

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    Online gambling platform developer i3 Interactive has appointed Andrew Lee and Ian Marmion to its management team to support the launch of its new Blitzbet sportsbook brand.

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    Australian sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator PlayUp has named Dr Laila Mintas as chief executive of its new US division as it prepares to enter the market.

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    France’s new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has announced a series of new senior appointments.

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    The GB Gambling Commission’s latest report on customer activity under lockdown suggests gambling is back on the rise, with operator data revealing an increase in the number of customers betting on sports and revenue growing between April and May.

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    UK-based residential gambling addiction centre Leon House has announced the launch of AnonyMind, a new service that it claims is the world’s first 24/7 online gambling treatment platform.

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    GVC Holdings’ latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reveals the operator has seen the number of self-exclusion requests fall significantly, which it claims is the result of enhanced limit setting tools and earlier customer interactions.

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    The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is to conduct a study assessing the impact of online gaming and sports betting regulation in the US, with the project to be funded by GVC Holdings’ non-profit arm, the GVC Foundation US.

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    The Netherlands Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has spoken out against a ban on online games over the potential risk for addiction among young people, instead explaining that the Dutch authorities will focus on prevention and treatment.

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    France’s latest nationwide public health survey has revealed that while overall gambling participation has dropped since 2014’s edition, there has been a notable uptick in at-risk and problem gamblers in the country.

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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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    Gaming solutions giant International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a new organisational structure that focuses the business on two key segments.

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    Betting technology supplier Sportech has announced a number of changes to the senior team at its Bump 50:50 charitable raffle division, including the appointment of Dave Kurland as its new president.

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    Genting-owned live roulette provider Authentic Gaming has named Oliver Reid as its chief operating officer.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has appointed Charlie Parker, the new president of the Racehorse Owners’ Association (ROA), to its board.

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    The Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) has published its first progress report on the current National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, in which it urges stakeholders to speed up progress towards achieving the goals it sets out.

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    Tsachi Maimon, chief executive of solutions provider Aspire, has resigned from his position on the company’s board of directors in order to focus on his chief executive duties.

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