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    Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced that it has furloughed around 90% of its total workforce in response to the temporary shutdown of its casino properties due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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    The European Casino Association (ECA) has announced the appointment of Hermann Pamminger as its new secretary general with immediate effect.

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Bill Hornbuckle as acting chief executive and also named Paul Salem as the new chairman of its board.

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    Gambling industry trade association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK government to make exemptions for employees in the casino industry as it develops its new points-based immigration system for the country.

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    The European Casino Association (ECA) has announced a series of changes to its board, as well as naming the Czech Casino Association as its latest member.

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    Clarion Gaming has teamed up with the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association (MGHA) to merge its Southern Gaming Summit (SGS) with May’s ICE North America event.

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    Dietmar Hoscher has resigned from his role as vice chairman of the European Casino Association (ECA) with immediate effect.

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    US gambling facility operator Greenwood Racing has appointed Eric Hausler, previously of VICI Properties and Capri Casinos, as its new chief executive, effective from 20 January.

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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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    Just under one in six Australians aged 16-17 gambled in the past year, according to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children's (LSAC) annual statistical report.

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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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    Philip Easthill has stepped down as secretary general of the European Casino Association (ECA), while the organisation has also announced a new structure for it secretariat.

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    Norwegian state-owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping has again tightened its responsible gambling controls, with players now shown an overview of their playing habits when they log into their online accounts.

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    Danske Licens Spil, the regulated market subsidiary of Danske Spil, has made it mandatory for players to set deposit limits across all its igaming brands, effective today (July 2).

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    A trio of high-profile industry bodies will offer a second scholarship for a female executive to participate in one of the industry’s leading executive training programmes.

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    This week we see echoes of Teddy Sagi in the Gamesys/JPJ deal, consider both sides in the RAIG debate, ponder the wisdom of Neds and Ladbrokes pushing their luck Down Under and are reminded of Animal House by the political wrangling in Louisiana

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    Asia-Pacific casino operator Donaco International has appointed Paul Arbuckle, previously of Australia's Star Entertainment Group, as its new chief executive.

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    Las Vegas-based casino operator Affinity Gaming has appointed Mary Elizabeth Higgins as its new CEO, after Tony Rodio stepped down to take up the same role at Caesars Entertainment.

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    US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has appointed Anthony Rodio as its new chief executive officer. Rodio, who currently serves in the same role at Affinity Gaming, will make the move to Caesars within the next 30 days.

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    Swedish operator Betsson has hired new product directors for gaming and sports as it continues to overhaul its management team. Cíara Nic Liam has been poached from William Hill, where she served as head of gaming, to serve as Betsson’s new gaming product director, while former Svenska Spel executive Joakim Thor will oversee the operator’s sportsbook as sports product director.

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