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    William Hill has confirmed that its board has received separate cash proposals to acquire the business from alternative investments giant Apollo Global Management and its US sports betting and igaming partner, Caesars Entertainment.

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    Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón believes the country’s efforts to tighten advertising laws puts it at the forefront of a trend likely to be adopted across Europe, and pledged further controls on the sector.

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    The Michigan Gaming Control Board has held a meeting on proposed sports betting regulations for the state, following a public consultation on the rules.

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    The Tennessee Education Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee has conditionally approved sports betting licences for a trio of high-profile operators, as the state moves closer to the November 1 launch date for the vertical.

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    Industry supplier Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has signed an agreement with online sportsbook operator Tipwin, to power its new online casino offering under licences from the Maltese and Swedish Gaming Authorities.

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    Isai Scheinberg, the founder of PokerStars, has been fined $30,000 for his role in running an illegal internet gaming business in the US, but avoided jail time for the offense.

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    Daily fantasy and sportsbook operator DraftKings announced today (September 23) that Jocelyn Moore and Valerie Mosley have been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

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    Online sportsbook operator SportsBetting.com, owned and operated by igaming start-up Carousel Group, has gone live in Colorado.

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    Representatives of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities have agreed to integrate each region’s self-exclusion schemes for gambling, to better coordinate player protection efforts on a local and national level.

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    NetEnt has launched its games for a new client in Pennsylvania, with its slots live on tribal operator Wind Creek Casino’s igaming offering.

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    Daily fantasy supplier Scout Gaming Group has signed a distribution deal with sportsbook supplier BtoBet, to provide its full product offering to BtoBet’s network of operators.

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    Baltics-facing igaming operator Enlabs has put forward its offer to acquire all remaining shares in Global Gaming, in a deal that values the business at SEK450m (£39.8m/€43.2m/$50.6m).

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    Playtech has launched a new safer gambling and digital wellbeing programme in collaboration with Canada-based non-profit the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC).

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    The national government of Colombia has legally ratified Decree 808, which was introduced in June this year to help shore up the country's gambling industry and protect funding for its heathcare system in the wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Today (19 September) saw the launch of Peers for Gambling Reform, one of the largest groups within the House of Lords across all sections, which will campaign for the reform of the gambling industry in Great Britain.

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    Melbourne-based supplier GTG Network has announced new partnerships with Caesars Entertainment and Penn National Gaming.

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    William Hill’s first full month of activity in the Washington D.C. market saw players stake $9.1m at the operator’s sportsbook in the city’s Capital One Arena, far outstripping handle for the DC Lottery’s Intralot-powered online offering.

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    Online gambling revenue in Great Britain declined across all verticals in July at a time when retail showed signs of recovery, according to the latest figures from the Gambling Commission’s ongoing tracking of customer activity during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    Aspire Global has struck a deal to acquire sportsbook technology provider BtoBet for €20m (£18.3m/$23.6m), allowing the supplier to extend its business into the sports betting vertical.

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    Paddy Power and PokerStars owner Flutter Entertainment has appointed former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson as an advisor to the business, to help it develop new standards of safer gambling  practices.

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