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    DraftKings has launched New Hampshire’s first retail sportsbook, in partnership with the state lottery and Eureka Casino-owned venue The Brook.

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    Chicago’s Hawthorne Race Course has taken a step towards securing approval to develop a casino on its site, while also securing a master sports wagering license.

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    The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved the proposed merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, but has ordered the combined entity to sell three casinos in the state.

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has temporarily furloughed employees at venues closed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated’s net revenue for 2019 increased 33.0% to $1.33bn, thanks mostly to the building and acquisition of new casinos, though this expansion also weighed on the operator's bottom line.

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    Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) posted the highest full-year revenue in the company’s history in 2019, though a decline in its core racing vertical and Sweden’s new gaming taxes hit operating profit for the year.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 16.9% year-on-year rise in gambling revenue for January, aided by growing contributions from igaming and sports betting. 

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    France’s online gaming market revenue grew 18.1% year-on-year to €1.42bn in 2019, thanks in part to a 27.3% increase in the contirbution from sports betting, according to online gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL).

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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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    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ratified bills to legalize sports betting and online gaming in the state, paving the way for a 2020 roll-out. 

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    Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market saw handle grow beyond $300m for the first time in November, thanks to a soaring mobile contribution, while online casino benefitted from a leap in table games stakes.

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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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    Nevada’s gaming market generated revenue of $1.02bn in October, and while this represented a 3.9% year-on-year decline, it marked the sixth time in 2019 that the monthly total surpassed $1bn. 

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    The latest figures from French gambling regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) have shown the growth of horse race betting and poker has continued into the third quarter, with total revenue up 27.7% year-on-year.

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    New Jersey’s regulated sports betting market has seen revenue leap to $17.9m in July, complementing slower growth from the state’s land-based and online casino verticals.

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    William Hill US is to enter the New Mexican gambling market through a new partnership with the Mescalero Apache Tribe, operator of the state’s Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.

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    An amendment to a federal bill that determines funding granted to the Department of Justice seeks to block the money from being used to enforce its revised stance on the 1961 Wire Act. 

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    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has reported a 27.1% year-on-year rise in regulated gaming revenue in May, aided by land-based and online casino growth. 

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    Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market has generated total turnover of SEK3.29bn (£271.3m/€313.8m/$352.8m) in the first quarter of the year, with former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) dominating the channel. Svenska Spel Sport & Casino and ATG accounted for 50% of online market turnover over the three month period.

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    The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported an 11.5% year-on-year rise in sports betting handle for February, though the state also saw gaming revenue across all verticals decline marginally for the month.

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