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    SoftSwiss has acquired Estonian online gaming operator Kingswin Online in a move that will see the online gambling software developer expand its services into the country for the first time.

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    Payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions provider iSignThis has launched legal action against the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) over the decision to suspend, then fail to reinstate, trading of its shares.

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    Affiliate marketing giant Better Collective has raised SEK312m (£25.1m/€29.5m/$32.7m) for future M&A activity through the directed issue of 4m shares in the business.

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    Hard Rock International has launched PlayersEdge, a new initiative designed to help customers learn about responsible gambling and how to better manage their gaming habits.

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    Penn National Gaming has made a number of changes to its executive management team to coincide with the transition of Jay Snowden to the role of chief executive next month.

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    The latest edition of Sweden’s annual survey on gambling participation has revealed that the percentage of the country’s adult population has dropped six percentage points in the past year.

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    Baltic-facing gaming operator Enlabs has made a number of changes to its senior management, including appointing George Ustinov as its new chief operating officer and Adam Jonsson as chief financial officer.

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    Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has ordered 888 to improve its anti-money laundering processes after ruling that the online gaming operator’s licensed subsidiary in the country fell short of requirements set out in the national Money Laundering Act.

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    Just over half of over-16s in England gambled in 2018, with 0.4% identified as problem gamblers, according to the National Health Service’s (NHS) Health Survey for England study.

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    iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has appointed Stian Hornsletten, its co-founder and previously chief executive of its casino division, as its new chief commercial officer.

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    The Stars Group (TSG) is set to take full control of BetEasy after agreeing a deal to acquire the remaining 20% interest in the Australian sports betting operator for AU$151m (£79.5m/€93.3m/US$103.3m). Current BetEasy chief executive Matthew Tripp will shift to the role of non-executive president of the business from January 2020, with director of strategy and regulatory affairs promoted to serve as his replacement.

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    Lottery solutions provider Pollard Banknote has struck a deal to acquire London-based mobile app developer Mkodo for an initial purchase price of £7.8m.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus is to begin reducing the number of slot machines operating across the country from January next year, with around a fifth of its installed base to be taken out of service by the end of the year.

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    Software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports will acquire live dealer games supplier Playgon Interactive after executing a definitive share purchase agreement which will see Global acquire all of Playgon’s shares for CAD$9.5m.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that Alberto Fornaro is to step down as its chief financial officer, with Timothy Rishton set to take on the role on an interim basis.

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    The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has officially approved a strategic partnership with gambling event giants Clarion Gaming and SiGMA, confirming plans for a major event in the country's capital Manila next year.

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    Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has appointed Kajsa Nylander as its new sustainability manager.

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    Lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has once again reported a year-on-year decline in quarterly revenue, with the total for the three months to 30 September falling 5.4%.

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    Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new campaign to promote its ‘StopSpillet’ gaming addiction programme and encourage people to seek help.

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    Swedish operator Hero Gaming has announced plans to launch a new flagship casino brand, Boom Gaming, as well as a new lottery betting product.