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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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    Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy has introduced legislation to establish a new state lottery corporation, with the aim of expanding legal gambling options across the state.

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    Sports betting operator SportPesa’s sponsorship with Formula One team Racing Point has come to an end, with the operator and team offering different explanations of why the deal ended.

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    The Washington House of Representatives has voted through a bill that would legalize land-based and online sports betting in the state, with the tribal-focused legislation now set to move forward to the Senate.

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    France’s online gaming market revenue grew 18.1% year-on-year to €1.42bn in 2019, thanks in part to a 27.3% increase in the contirbution from sports betting, according to online gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL).

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    Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s igaming operator trade association, and industry consulting company H2 Gambling Capital have called on Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen to drop proposals ban certain betting markets, saying the measures would push consumers to unlicensed operators.

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    Svenska Spel has hit out at proposed measures put forward by the Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) to combat match-fixing in the country, arguing that the ban on betting on rule violations still leaves plenty of scope for manipulation.

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    English Premier League football club Everton has announced that it is to end its partnership with online betting operator SportPesa one year before the deal had been due to expire.

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    DraftKings has signed new partnership agreements with a trio of National Basketball Association (NBA) teams.

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    Scientific Games has signed a four-year extension to its deal with William Hill to continue to provide the bookmaker with its sports betting and igaming solutions in the UK and Europe.

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    Svenska Spel's revenue declined and new taxes slashed profits in what chief executive Patrik Hofbauer called “the most tumultuous year in the history of the group and the [Swedish] gaming industry.”

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    French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has projected 5% growth in both player stakes and revenue for 2020, after a “landmark” 2019 that saw the operator list on the Euronext Paris and net revenue rise to €1.96bn.

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    Lawmakers in Wyoming are to assess a new bill that aims to legalise online and mobile sports wagering in the US state.

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    PointsBet has entered into a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), marking its first official deal with a professional sports league in North America.

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    Licensed operators in New Jersey generated $53.6m in sports betting revenue in January, representing a new monthly record for the state.

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    Maine looks set to remain without legal sports betting for the foreseeable future after the House sustained Governor Janet Mills’s veto of a bill seeking to permit sports wagering in the state.

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    A bill to amend the constitution of South Dakota in order to allow sports betting has passed the state senate by a vote of 24-10.

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    Unibet operator Kindred Group has revealed a year-on-year decline in profit for 2019, primarily due to higher costs associated with its expansion efforts in the US.

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    Kindred Group is to roll out its sports betting and online gaming services in Iowa and Indiana after signing a new multi-state agreement with operator Caesars Entertainment.

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    Sports betting provider Kambi has put year-on-year revenue and profit growth in 2019 primarily down to its expansion into several new markets within the US.

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