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    Online sports betting operator 1xBet has set out plans to further enhance its presence in the Latin American market after it secured a full licence from the Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos (DGJS) of the Mexico's Ministry of the Interior.

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    Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The UK government has instructed all casinos, betting shops and bingo halls to temporarily close as part of it latest set of measures to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has said that it will increase fines levied on any operator that uses the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to promote their products by at least €50,000.

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    Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in New Zealand will continue in spite of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but with all events closed to all but essential personnel.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council has called on UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to take action against unlicensed gambling sites and to increase the threshold for the small business rate relief.

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    Regulated sports betting is set to begin in Michigan this week, with Detroit's three commercial casinos expected to be authorised to launch retail wagering by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. 

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    Italy-facing retail and online gaming operator SKS365 has announced the appointment of Massimiliano Mura as its new director legal and compliance.

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    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has warned that plans to restrict betting on rule violations in Sweden, runs the risk of pushing players to offshore operators and in turn actually increasing the threat posed by match-fixers.

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    Alabama’s House of Representatives is to run the rule over a new bill that aims to legalise land-based and mobile sports wagering in the US state.

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    The Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body handling Germany’s federal sports betting licensing process, is preparing to take action to stamp out unlicensed activity in the market.

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    Canadian Conservative Party Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh is sponsoring a bill that aims to legalize single event sports betting across the country. 

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    The Regional Council of Darmstadt, the Hessian body responsible for handling the federal sports betting licensing process, has revealed that 30 operators have now filed their applications.

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    The Spanish government has published its long-awaited overhaul of gambling advertising regulations as it bids to significantly reduce the public’s exposure to gambling promotions.

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    Nigeria’s National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has awarded sports betting licences to Betwinner and Bet24hrs, amid efforts to expand the country’s regulated lottery and gaming industry.

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    Brazil’s Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP) has launched a third consultation on fixed-odds sports betting, heralding a major shift in its approach to regulation of the market and all but certainly delaying the launch of legal sports betting in the country.

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    Bulgaria’s Ministry of Finance has placed Georgi Yordanov in temporary charge of the country’s State Gambling Commission (SCC) following the resignation of Alexander Georgiev.

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    Several leading bookmakers in the UK have told a House of Lords Committee that they would consider a voluntary ban on gambling sponsorship on sports jerseys and perimeter advertising boards.

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    Brian Rice, the manager of Scottish Premier League (SPL) club Hamilton Academical, has been issued a ten-match suspension after he admitted multiple breaches of the Scottish Football Association’s (SFA) betting rules.

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