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    A coalition of 18 California-based Native American tribes have put forward a proposal that could pave the way for the launch of legal wagering in the state.

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    David Main, head of US sports trading at Roar Digital, said he believes esports betting presents huge opportunities to the industry after the Borgata casino’s Roar-operated sportsbook took New Jersey’s first esports bet last Thursday (7 November).

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    Czech finance minister Alena Schillerová hailed the effect of the country’s 2017 Gambling Act, and revealed that an exclusion register to block a range of individuals - both voluntarily and involuntarily - from gambling would launch next year.

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    Japan’s government has nominated Michio Kitamura, former inspector general of legal compliance at the Defence Ministry, to head up its new Casino Management Committee regulatory body.

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    B2B casino games provider Swintt has entered into a games licensing agreement with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a marginal decline in revenue to $1.15bn for the third quarter of 2016, 0.3% below last year’s figure, but profit increased more than four-fold, as foreign exchange gains more than offset higher operating costs.

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    Italy’s Five Star Movement-Democratic Party coalition government has set out plans to reduce the number of online gaming licences in the country from 85 to 50 by 2023.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled Sports Fantech’s B2C gaming licence with immediate effect after ruling that the operator breached the country’s Gaming Act.

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    UK National Lottery operator Camelot has announced ticket sales of £3.92bn for the first six months of its financial year, a 13.5% increase from 2018.

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    Licensed sports wagering operators in Delaware generated a collective $1.7m in revenue in October, up by 287.1% on the same month last year.

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    The latest figures from French gambling regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) have shown the growth of horse race betting and poker has continued into the third quarter, with total revenue up 27.7% year-on-year.

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    Struggles in the South American markets Argentina and Panama, as well as struggles in its native Spain, have seen Codere report a year-on-year increase in net loss for the third quarter of the year. 

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    Banking group HSBC UK has joined forces with industry charities GamCare and GambleAware to develop and launch a new self-restriction tool to enable its customers to block gambling transactions on their accounts.

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    The Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced on Monday (11 November) that 21 people, including six staff working for the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) have been arrested for suspected corruption.

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    Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has donated more than SEK50m (£4.0m/€4.7m/$5.1m) to grassroots sports in the country for the seventh consecutive year as part of its Gräsroten initiative.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) reported revenue of NZD $348.0m (£123.6m/€144.2m/$158.7m) for the fiscal year ending July 31, down 3.1% year-on-year, as it missed its target for pre-distribution profit.

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    Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. has called for the city to receive a direct cut of sports betting tax in New Jersey, arguing it has played a key role in the success of the state’s regulated market.

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    Online gambling software developer SoftSwiss has entered into a content deal with Greentube, the interactive division of Austria's Novomatic Group.

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    Online lottery brokerage Zeal Network has warned that full-year revenue and earnings are likely to fall significantly from the prior year, following its acquisition of Lotto24 and the pivot of its Tipp24 business from lottery betting to brokerage.

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    Gaming solutions provider Inspired Entertainment has reported a 25.3% year-on-year decline in revenue to $26.6m (£20.7m/€24.1m) or the third quarter of 2019, a 25.3% year-on-year decline, which showed the business continues to suffer from the reduction in fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes in the UK.

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