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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group said high levels of trading activity among existing clients and new customer growth helped grow revenue 61.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of its fiscal year.

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    PointsBet has signed a five-year deal to become a betting, gaming and fantasy sports partner of The University of Colorado Buffaloes, becoming the first operator to sign an agreement with a “Power Five” collegiate sports team.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech expects earnings for the first half of 2020 to reach €160m, after a strong performance from its online and financials divisions helped offset novel coronavirus’ (Covid-19) disruption to retail and sports in the period.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group took in revenue of £649.2m (€712.5m/$825.7m) in the full year ended 31 May, up 36% year-on-year.

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    PointsBet posted a 139.7% increase in net win revenue to AUD$18.7m (£9.7m/€11.2m/US$12.2m) in the third quarter of its fiscal year on the back of Australian and US growth, but costs continued to outpace revenue as the operator fell to a $15.5m loss for the year.

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    Norway’s government has ruled that national tote Norsk Rikstoto should retain its status as the horseracing betting monopoly in the country after its current concession expires in 2021.

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    La Liga, Spain’s top flight of football, has appointed spread betting operator PointsBet USA as the Official Betting Partner of La Liga North America in an "exclusive multi-year agreement".

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has appointed Robert Michael McTighe as the new chairman of its board.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings expects revenue for the first half of its 2020 financial year to match the prior year's £250m (€296.4m/$328.5m) total, despite a year-on-year decline in revenue from core markets.

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    PointsBet has raised more than AUD$85m (€52.7m/$58.8m) from its share issue as it seeks expansion in the US market.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has cited the impact of new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regulations as the primary reason behind a 16% year-on-year drop in revenue in its 2019 financial year.

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    The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has said that the 2016-19 National Responsible Gambling Strategy achieved a number of key milestones, but ultimately failed to make as much progress as hoped in tackling gambling-related harm in Great Britain.

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    Playtech has reported a 54% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, though growth for the year was largely down to the acquisition of Italian operator Snaitech, with the solutions giant’s B2B division struggling.

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    The founders of betting and gaming giant bet365 have been named the second largest taxpayers in the UK, after paying an estimated £156m in taxes for the 2017-18 financial year, just behind JD Sports majority owner Stephen Rubin.

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    Revenue falls to £84.2m in first half of financial derivatives trader's financial year

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    Clients can now trade with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum

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    Proceeds will help to refinance company’s debt to fund Snaitech takeover

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    Record financial results mean company is well placed to handle regulatory changes in the UK and EU, according to CEO

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    Google has moved to ban adverts that promote contracts for difference (CFD) products, binary options and financial spread betting from its platforms

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    Retail FX brokerage group Hantec Markets has expanded its service offering with the addition of spread betting

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