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    Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus expects work on the construction of the UROS Live Arena in the city centre of Tampere, which will include the operator’s latest addition to its casino portfolio, Casino Tampere, to be completed in December 2021.

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    Casinos Austria International (CAI), Casinos Austria's subsidiary that operates venues in other countries, swung to a loss for the first half of 2020 as revenue fell by more than 30% to €52.8m, but said recovery has been strong since its venues reopened.

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    Cambodian operator Nagacorp saw revenue and profit for the first half of 2020 drop following the closure of its properties due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) throughout the second quarter, though the business still turned a profit for the period.

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    Macau’s recovery from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) remains a slow one, as casinos on the island brought in only MOP1.33bn (£124.4m/€139.5m/$167.0m) in August, down 1.0% from July and down 94.5% from 2019.

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    South African casino operator Sun International has reported a 56.2% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of the year, after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) forced its properties to close midway through the first quarter of 2020.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of clamping down on illegal activities in their gambling markets.

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    Australian gaming machines and content provider Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) has posted an Aus$39.6m (£21.8m/€24.3m/US$29.0m) comprehensive loss for its 2020 financial year, after the group’s operations were hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Toronto-listed gaming content supplier Bragg Gaming Group saw revenue grow 74.2% year-on-year  in the first half of its fiscal year, aided by its second quarter contribution doubling as demand for online casino rose under lockdown.

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    Canadian sports betting and media giant theScore is to roll out online casino in New Jersey, after striking a market access agreement with Twin River Worldwide Holdings.

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    BetMGM, the betting brand operated via the joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts, has launched its online casino platform in West Virginia.

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    Holland Casino turnover for the first half of the year fell 58.7% €146.3m for the same period in 2020, after its 14 venues were closed for almost five months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The significant expansion and diversification of Flutter Entertainment’s operations through its acquisition of The Stars Group helped the operator mitigate the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first half of the year.

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    Nevada gaming revenue grew 33.5% month-over-month to $756.8m in July, as the state’s recovery from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down continued, with the sports betting vertical rebounding from June’s loss.

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    Scientific Games has adopted a Change in Control (CIC) Protection Plan designed to ensure the company's top executives receive significant financial compensation if they are dismissed "without good reason" under a new ownership regime.

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    GVC Holdings submitted a plan to German state lawmakers in which the terms of the country’s new regulatory framework for gambling would be phased in, rather than implemented in full on a set date.

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    SkyCity Entertainment Group's Auckland casino will remain closed until 31 August, after the New Zealand government extended its Alert Level 3 restrictions in place for the city until that date.

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    Casinos and bingo halls in the Colombian city of Medellín will be permitted to reopen from the third week of September (starting 14 September) after being closed since March because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Casino Royale, located on the Las Vegas strip and owned by hotel chain Best Western, is to lay off 98 employees because of the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the property.

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    Online gambling revenues drastically increased in Portugal during lockdown, with operators bringing in revenue of €138.9m, up 44.2%, in the first half of 2020, new figures from the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) have revealed.

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling revenue fell 19.2% year-on-year in the first half of 2020, after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) slashed land-based gaming and sports betting’s contribution in the second quarter.

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