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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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    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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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has revealed that both revenue and net profit were below budget expectations in the first half of its fiscal year, while it made a higher-than-expected loss for the period.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that a group of its members was able to raise £250,000 (€276,843/$310,149) for several charities through an initiative based around the Royal Ascot horse racing event.

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    The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is to increase the amount of prize money on offer during the first 10 weeks of UK horse racing when the sport returns in June, to help offset money lost during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced suspension.

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    Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 10.7% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2019 to SEK1.11bn (£89.0m/€102.1m/$110.7m).

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    New Zealand Racing and the TAB have taken the decision to close all retail sites and temporarily suspend racing after the national government announced that it would move the country to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system later today (25 March).

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    Sportech has said that impairment costs related to a sports bar asset in Stamford, Connecticut, in the US meant losses widened in 2019, but the betting technology provider was able to report a year-on-year increase in total revenue.

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    Ladbrokes Coral and bwin.party operator GVC Holdings has estimated that the suspension of all horse racing in the UK until the end of April will lead to an earnings decline of £20m-£25m, on top of yesterday’s (16 March) reduced earnings guidance.

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    Iowa has reported net receipts of $755,334 from its sports betting licensees in February, down 76.6% month-over-month, after losses in the retail channel offset marginal growth in online revenue. 

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    New York’s four commercial casinos have reported losses of $179,593 from sports betting in February, with del Lago the only venue to actually generate revenue during the month.

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    Rhode Island’s sports betting market saw revenue soar in January 2020 thanks to a strong performance from the Twin River casino in Lincoln.

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    Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) posted the highest full-year revenue in the company’s history in 2019, though a decline in its core racing vertical and Sweden’s new gaming taxes hit operating profit for the year.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 16.9% year-on-year rise in gambling revenue for January, aided by growing contributions from igaming and sports betting. 

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    Lotteries and keno helped Tabcorp’s revenues to increase to 4.4% to $2.91bn for the six months ended 31 December, 2019, even as the operator’s wagering vertical faced integration issues and the gaming services vertical struggled.

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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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    Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the sports’ national governing body, has reported a 4.5% year-on-year rise in on-course betting turnover for 2019, despite seeing a decline in Tote wagering.

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    Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 6.6% year-on-year rise in net gaming revenue for 2019, despite a decline in income from horse racing betting in the country.

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    Mississippi Gaming Commission figures reveal that the state’s sports betting market has seen revenue more than double year-on-year in November, though the monthly total fell sharply from October’s record sum.

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    Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market saw handle grow beyond $300m for the first time in November, thanks to a soaring mobile contribution, while online casino benefitted from a leap in table games stakes.

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