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    The Japanese Racing Association's Q2 results coming in ahead of pre-Covid expectations saw a stabilisation in H2 Gambling Capital’s 2020 forecast this week.

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    Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has criticised the government's decision not to introduce a short-term self-exclusion period in its online gambling regulations, in a new report on potential risks and problems it faces in overseeing the market.

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    An improved performance from online and land-based slots, coupled with growth in lottery and betting revenue, saw the Czech Republic’s regulated gambling market grow 16.0% year-on-year in 2019.

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    The GB Gambling Commission’s latest report on customer activity under lockdown suggests gambling is back on the rise, with operator data revealing an increase in the number of customers betting on sports and revenue growing between April and May.

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    An end-of-quarter exchange rate adjustment offset a further downgrade in H2 Gambling Capital’s 2020 forecast for the pandemic-hit global gambling sector this week.

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    Today the House of Lords has published a wide-ranging report on changes it believes are necessary to ensure British gamblers are better protected. Here iGB outlines the recommendations in full.

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    A report from the UK’s House of Lords has set out a wide-ranging series of proposals to strengthen the gambling regulatory framework in Great Britain, including stake limits and a ban on gambling sports sponsorship.

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    France’s latest nationwide public health survey has revealed that while overall gambling participation has dropped since 2014’s edition, there has been a notable uptick in at-risk and problem gamblers in the country.

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    Gaming solutions giant International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a new organisational structure that focuses the business on two key segments.

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    Revenue from gambling organised by Swiss lotteries came to just over CHF1bn (£857.3m/€939.0m/$1.05bn) in 2019, according to the latest annual report from the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot), which said the numbers show licensed oeprators were regaining market share from offshore competitors.

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    New figures released by the Polish Ministry of Finance reveal that while the country has seen gambling revenue decline for the year to date, newly regulated products helped mitigate falls in online betting and land-based gaming.

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    The province of Alberta will launch online gambling after entering selecting platform provider NeoPollard Interactive to power its offering through a tender process.

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    Intralot has announced the launch of its content management system (CMS), Intralot Canvas, for long-time customer Taiwan Sports Lottery Corporation (TSLC). The expanded deal will also see TSLC launch a new sportsbook, featuring esports betting markets. 

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    Singapore’s state-owned lottery operator Singapore Pools resumes online and telephone betting services following the closure of its operations in April due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Czech gaming conglomerate Sazka Group has reported an 11.5% year-on-year decline in gross gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2020, after the business’s retail gaming operations were disrupted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) from mid-March.

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    Greek gaming and lotteries giant Intralot has appointed Byron Boothe as permanent chief executive of its US subsidiary.

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    Greek gaming operator OPAP said a shutdown of its retail network as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit during the first quarter.

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    Sazka-owned Greek gaming giant OPAP has reopened its Play gaming hall chain today (8 June), with video lottery terminals hosted across the rest of its retail network also going live for customers.

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    Intralot's losses drastically widened in Q1 of 2020, as B2C operations and management contract turnover fell by almost two thirds, leading to sharp drops in turnover and gross gaming revenue.

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    La Française des Jeux-owned betting content and technology provider Sporting Solutions has joined the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) as an associate member, the first sportsbook supplier to do so.

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