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    Daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings and land-based casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings have announced the opening of a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.

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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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    More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.

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    Casinos in Belgium are set to reopen on 1 July, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès has announced.

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    Spanish gambling trade association the Consejo Empresarial del Juego (Cejuego) has hit out at the country's government over its decision to delay the reopening of gaming venues until phase three of the country’s exit from lockdown.

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    Exclusive data from H2 Gambling Capital lays bare the decline in British betting and gaming gross win as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), though iGB's principal data partner suggests the igaming sector should help the sector rebound.

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    German gaming giant Gauselmann Group has begun planning to resume business activities in the country as the country's government begins to relax social distancing measures implemented to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    British industry body The Betting and Gaming Council has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer after the gambling industry was excluded from all forms of business rate relief intended to ease the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to cause disruption to gambling markets around the world, while a host of sporting events have also been suspended in an effort to slow the spread of the disease.

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    FanDuel will open a sportsbook at Detroit’s MotorCity casino tomorrow (12 March), after the venue was approved to offer wagering earlier this week. 

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    Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) posted the highest full-year revenue in the company’s history in 2019, though a decline in its core racing vertical and Sweden’s new gaming taxes hit operating profit for the year.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 16.9% year-on-year rise in gambling revenue for January, aided by growing contributions from igaming and sports betting. 

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    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ratified bills to legalize sports betting and online gaming in the state, paving the way for a 2020 roll-out. 

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling market has reported a marginal year-on-year decline in revenue, with declines in revenue from land-based gaming machines and sports betting offsetting growth in online casino.

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    Sportradar says it has become a fully integrated turnkey sports betting provider after acquiring Spanish sportsbook and igaming platform Optima for an undisclosed sum.

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    Increased B2C revenue resulting from Playtech’s 2018 acquisition of Italy’s Snaitech offset a decline in B2B revenue for the gaming solutions giant in H1, though the deal also resulted in increased depreciation and amortisation, and financial costs, which hit profits.

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    GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.

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    France’s online gaming market has reported a 20.1% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of 2019, after the sports betting vertical grew strongly over the period.

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    Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law the far-reaching gaming expansion bill passed by the state legislature early in June, paving the way for the roll-out of regulated sports betting. 

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    William Hill US is to enter the New Mexican gambling market through a new partnership with the Mescalero Apache Tribe, operator of the state’s Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.

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