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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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    Scientific Games has announced the appointment of Aristocrat’s Rich Schneider as its new chief product officer, effective from mid-2021.

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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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    International Game Technology (IGT) has implemented a temporary furlough programme for its staff in the US as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, impacting 2,300 employees.

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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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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has decided to extend the shut-down of its arcades and slot machines hosted in retail outlets prompted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic indefinitely.

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    Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Massimiliano Chiara as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president with effect from 6 April.

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    The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) claims that it has secured a significant victory after Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur confirmed that changes to online slot stakes were to be considered.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the newly formed trade association for the UK gambling industry, has appointed former Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Michael Dugher as its new chief executive.

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    The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the US organisation for people affected by problem gambling and addiction, has announced a new advisory board, featuring a number of executives and senior personnel from across the industry.

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    Just under one in six Australians aged 16-17 gambled in the past year, according to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children's (LSAC) annual statistical report.

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    Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new campaign to promote its ‘StopSpillet’ gaming addiction programme and encourage people to seek help.

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    Consumers in the Netherlands are more likely to encounter issues with problem gambling when playing gaming machines than other forms of gambling, according to a new joint report from the country’s regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and self-help organisation AGOG.

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    GVC Holdings chief executive Kenny Alexander hit back at the All-Party Parliamentary Group that accused him of “cowardly behaviour” and their recommendation of a £2 stake limit on online casino games, a suggestion he labelled “ridiculous”.

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    iGaming content developer and aggregation platform provider Relax Gaming has named former Kindred Group executive Tommi Maijala as its new chief executive, with his predecessor Daniel Eskola shifting to a new role as chief commercial officer.

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    Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.

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    The average number of people frequently gambling in Switzerland fell again in 2017, with research commissioned by the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission and the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission showing just 16.4% of respondents gambled at least once a month.

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