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    French lottery group FDJ has pledged more than €1m to aid homegrown athletes ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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    Licensed operators in Sweden remain concerned about the prevalence of unlicensed sites in the market following a meeting with regulator Spelinspektionen on Tuesday (17 September).

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    The Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee has approved a bill that would allow for legal sports betting in the state, passing the bill to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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    The head of Indian cricket’s anti-corruption unit has called for the legalisation of betting and a new match-fixing law in a bid to beat corruption in the country’s most popular sport.

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    Betgenius and Sportcast have added major US sports for the first time to its BetBuilder pre-match wagering product.

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    Dean Shannon has been appointed chief executive of GVC Holdings’ Australian business, replacing Jason Scott in the role.

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    The UK’s first gambling addiction service outside of London has launched today (18 September), with problem gamblers now able to access care at a new facility in Leeds.

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    GAN is to provide its sports betting and online casino platform to US gaming group JACK Entertainment through an expansion of their existing partnership.

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    White label and gaming content provider Nektan has announced plans to raise £3.0m in working capital, as well as restructuring existing loan agreements, warning the business requires new funding to continue as a going concern.

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    The Advertising Standards Authority has banned advertisements from Coral Interactive and Football Index operator BetIndex deemed to promote irresponsible gambling. Both advertisements may not appear again in their current form, with each company instructed to ensure their marketing communications do not promote harmful behaviour in the future.

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    Skyrocket Entertainment has selected The Games Company (TGC) as the studio to bring its movie-themed titles to market after acquiring the supplier from BlockChain Innovations.

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    Rob Howley, backs coach for the Wales national rugby union team, has been sent home from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan amid suspected betting rule breaches, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has announced.

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    Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear has announced plans to significantly expand Kentucky’s legal gambling market by legalizing commercial casinos, sports betting and online gaming if elected.

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    Kindred Group is to display responsible gambling messages on the shirts of its brand 32Red’s partner football clubs during the course of the 2019-20 season.

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    Delaware’s sportsbooks endured another difficult month in August, with amounts wagered dropping 42% year-on-year.

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    IBIA, one of Europe’s leading online gambling industry trade groups, has called on the European Commission to dismiss Austria’s largest state’s proposed new gambling laws after claiming they are not compatible with trade rules.

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    The body set up to oversee reform of racing and wagering in New Zealand is looking for a new leader following the resignation of chief executive John Allen.

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    Malta-based operator Bethard Group has become the latest member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). The agreement gives Bethard access to the integrity watchdog's monitoring and alert platform, and allows it to share suspicious activity reports with a network of other operator members.

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    The Brazilian Ministry of the Economy’s Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP) has published a draft of the decree governing fixed-odds sports betting for comment, the final opportunity for the betting industry to suggest changes.

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    Pennsylvania saw more than $100m (€90.8m/£80.5m) spent on both interactive gaming and sports betting during the first full month of operations.

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