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    MGM Resorts International has named Bill Hornbuckle, its current acting chief executive and president, to those roles on a permanent basis, as well as to its board of directors.

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    The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s (Spelinspektionen) latest report on gambling amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic warns that the impact of the crisis on problem gambling figures will not be apparent until later in 2020 at the earliest.

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    Genting UK, a subsidiary of Malaysian entertainment and gambling conglomerate Genting Malaysia Berhad, has announced that 1,642 jobs across its properties are at risk of redundancy as a result of disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Casino operator Boyd Gaming has taken the “extremely difficult decision” to lay off staff members still on furlough, having warned in May that disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) could force it to significantly cut headcount.

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    The Belgian Ministry of Security and the Interior has issued a decree making the wearing of masks in the country’s gambling venues compulsory.

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    Austria’s Union of Private Sector Employees, Printing, Journalism, and Paper (GPA-djp) has attacked the ambitious restructuring plan agreed by Casinos Austria earlier this week, saying that the state oversight of the business has failed.

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    The supervisory board of Casinos Austria has approved a proposal from the business’ management team for a far-reaching restructuring plan through which it aims to reduce costs by more than €40m, but which will see its employee headcount significantly reduced.

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    iGaming Academy, a training provider owned by Conexus Group, is offering free e-learning courses to help gaming businesses make themselves ready to tackle the effects novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Gaming solutions giant International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a new organisational structure that focuses the business on two key segments.

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    Genting-owned live roulette provider Authentic Gaming has named Oliver Reid as its chief operating officer.

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    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mike Noel as the new chairman of the state’s Gaming Control Board.

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    Scientific Games has appointed Michael Eklund as its new chief financial officer, replacing Michael Quartieri in the role.

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    GambleAware has called for authorities to increase and expand the amount of help available to problem gamblers in the UK after new research found that almost half of affected players are choosing not access treatment or support.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has confirmed the appointments of Terry Babbs, Brian Bannister, Jo Hill and Sir Martin Narey as commissioners for the national regulatory body.

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    Playtech has announced the appointment of Claire Milne as its interim chairman, with effect from its annual general meeting on 20 May.

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    Caesars Entertainment has launched a new assistance fund to support staff and local communities across the US negatively impacted by the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The Casino Cosmopol subsidiary of Svenska Spel has announced the launch of a new initiative to help furloughed staff retrain as healthcare workers during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has launched a process that could see up to 675 of its staff placed on furlough during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has named Dorothy Costa as its new global head of people and transformation, while it has also appointed Mario Di Loreto as an executive vice president and senior advisor to group chief executive Marco Sala.

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    The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has announced the appointment of Magali Clavie as its new president.

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