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    GVC Holdings’ latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reveals the operator has seen the number of self-exclusion requests fall significantly, which it claims is the result of enhanced limit setting tools and earlier customer interactions.

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    France’s Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has confirmed Philippe Augier as the president of its board today (9 June), replacing Bertrand Méheut in the role.

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    Greek gambling operator OPAP has appointed chief commercial officer Jan Karas as acting chief executive while it seeks a permanent replacement for the outgoing Damien Cope.

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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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    French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain has appointed a trio of new executives to its management team.

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

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    Greek gaming operator OPAP has begun the process of identifying a successor to chief executive Damian Cope, who is to step down from the role when his four-year contract comes to an end.

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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to temporarily reduce work for the vast majority of its staff.

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    William Hill has recommenced its search for a new chief financial officer after Adrian Marsh, who had previously agreed to take on the role, withdrew from the process due to the ongoing situation regarding novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has announced that scheduled racing events will continue to take place, albeit without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees, as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The Italian government’s decision to effectively put the country into lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has the potential to have a major impact on Italy’s retail gambling sector, industry observers have noted.

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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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    H2 Gambling Capital expects the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) to lead to a decline of up to 8% in global gambling gross win in 2020, only the second time annual revenue will have fallen in 20 years.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the representative body for the UK gambling industry introduced in 2019, has appointed Kevin Schofield as director of communications and digital.

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    William Hill has announced that Adrian Marsh will join the business as the company’s new chief financial officer later this year, replacing the outgoing Ruth Prior in the role.

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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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    The chairman of New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) Dean McKenzie will take on the role of executive director once current chief executive John Allen steps down at the end of 2019.

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