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    The Australian Banking Association (ABA) is looking to gather stakeholder feedback on potential restrictions on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling, and how banks can help better protect players. Interested parties will have until 4 March, 2020 to share their views on controls such as an outright ban, and how and when this could be implemented.

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    Penn National Gaming has selected Malta-based supplier White Hat Gaming to provide a player account management platform as it prepares to launch real-money betting in multiple states across the US.

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    Playtech has entered into a long-term structured agreement with Aquila Global Group, the operator of Colombian gaming and betting brand Wplay, that sees it become the business' strategic technology partner.

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    Playtech has entered into a new partnership with GVC Holdings to launch Elevation, a new, dedicated live casino studio for the operator.

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    iGaming content developer and aggregation platform provider Relax Gaming has named former Kindred Group executive Tommi Maijala as its new chief executive, with his predecessor Daniel Eskola shifting to a new role as chief commercial officer.

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    Legal mobile wagering is now available in Oregon, after the state lottery rolled out its SBTech-powered sportsbook offering Scoreboard.

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    An increase to the price of English and Scottish football data in the wake of Genius Sports Group’s exclusive partnership with Football DataCo (FDC) is squeezing operators' already tight margins further.

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    Scientific Games and the Dutch State Lottery (Nederlandse Loterij) have agreed to expand their partnership and launch a new digital sports betting solution in the Netherlands.

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    Sportradar says it has become a fully integrated turnkey sports betting provider after acquiring Spanish sportsbook and igaming platform Optima for an undisclosed sum.

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    Australian sportsbook operator PointsBet has bolstered its horse racing betting services by launching a customised racing channel in partnership with online wagering solutions provider BetMakers.

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    Apple has granted developers an extra six months in which to ensure their apps are updated to be fully native to iOS. This follows its announcement in June that gambling apps built with a native wrapper holding an HTML5 product would no longer be hosted in its App Store.

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    Increased B2C revenue resulting from Playtech’s 2018 acquisition of Italy’s Snaitech offset a decline in B2B revenue for the gaming solutions giant in H1, though the deal also resulted in increased depreciation and amortisation, and financial costs, which hit profits.

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    Technology giant Apple has confirmed that all social casino applications available via its App Store will now carry an age rating of 17-plus in all countries and regions.

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    Inspired Entertainment saw revenue fall $10.2m (£8.4m/€9.1m) in the second quarter of its financial year, with the decline blamed on the UK government’s decision to reduce maximum B2 machine stakes to £2. The supplier posted a net loss of $10.7m for the period.

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    Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, has partnered SiGMA Group for a new Asian gaming event under the ICE banner. The event will take place from 7 to 9 June next year, at the SMX Manila in the Philippines. 

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    Playtech is to deploy a new native-first product line to support operator partners in preparation for the introduction of new guidelines for Apple’s App Store next month.

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    Sports betting solutions provider FSB Technology has secured a £23m growth capital investment from Canadian venture capital fund Clairvest Group, with the money to be used to pursue growth opportunities in regulated markets.

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has brought in Chris Armes as its new chief information officer, as well as making a number of internal promotions to bolster its technology team.

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    Sports betting solutions provider Kambi has reported a 25.3% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first six months of 2019, with the business boosted by its customers launching in Pennsylvania’s online wagering market.

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    French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has launched V13 Invest, a new €30m (£27.0m/$33.5m) fund that will allow it to take stakes in new startups that can enhance its business processes.

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