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    Sports bettors in Nevada wagered a record $5.32bn, up 6.1% from 2018’s previous record.

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    The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has published a list of projects and organisations it has been able support during the past 12 months using funds collected from regulatory settlements.

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    Penn National Gaming (PNG) has entered into an exclusive sports wagering and online casino partnership with Barstool Sports, in a deal that will also see the operator acquire a 36% stake in the digital sports media company.

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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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    Denmark's state-controlled gaming operator Danske Spil has announced that a record number of customers became millionaires by playing its games in 2019.

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    Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has revealed that it donated more than SEK4.3m (£343,084/€405,213/$446,417) to youth sports associations in the country through its ‘Prispallen’ initiative during 2019.

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    Interwetten boasted of the “most successful year in the company’s history” in its latest trading update, as gross gaming revenue (GGR) increased 25% to €99.5m in 2019, while turnover came to more than €2bn, up 30% year-on-year.

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    Penn National Gaming has appointed David William, a Apple executive, as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president with effect from 3 March.

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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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    Canadian media business theScore posted a comprehensive loss of $4.1m during the first quarter of its financial year, primarily due to costs related to its ongoing expansion efforts across North America.

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    GVC Holdings, owner of the Ladbrokes Coral and bwin.party businesses, has said that it expects to post a year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, primarily due to growth within its online division offsetting a decline in its UK retail business.

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    Players in Pennsylvania spent a total of $1.26bn on legal sports wagering in the first half of the state’s 2019-20 financial year, while revenue for the regulated market reached $91.4m during the period.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has revealed that GVC Holdings pledged to donate the most money in the nine months to 31 December 2019, despite not adding to the amount it committed to in the first half of the year.

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    Spanish independent consumer rights body FACUA-Consumidores en Acción has asked the country’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzon, to introduce a ban on the use of credit cards for gambling.

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    Players wagered a total of $4.58bn (£3.52bn/€4.11bn) in New Jersey over the course of 2019, with operators generating revenue of $299.4m for the year.

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    Unibet operator Kindred has issued a trading update revealing that weak sports betting margins could see the group’s earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019 fall by as much as 50% to £27m-£32m. (€31.5m-€37.3m/$35.0m-$41.5m)

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    The GB Gambling Commission has announced that it will introduce a ban on the use of credit cards for all forms of online and land-based gambling from 14 April.

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    Regulated bookmakers in Poland generated combined turnover of PLN6.7bn (£1.36bn/€1.58bn/$1.76bn) in 2019, a 28.8% year-on-year increase but less than the unlicensed market, according to figures from legal association Graj Legalnie.

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    Indiana sportsbooks took in a combined $12.0m on a handle of $161.8m – both new state records – as online sports betting continued to grow in the Hoosier state.

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    Players in New Hampshire have wagered more than $3.4m in the week following the roll-out of mobile and online betting on December 30. 

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