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    Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia/NRW) Minister of Finance Lutz Lienenkämper has responded to accusations that the state government altered the accounts of state-owned operator Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel) to facilitate the privatisation of the business.

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    Lawmakers in Rhode Island are to consider an amendment that would remove the requirement for consumers to register in-person in order to access online sports betting in the state.

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    UK gambling industry charity GambleAware received £820,000 during the first quarter of its fiscal year, ending 1 June, with Gamesys contributing more than half of the figure.

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    The Cyprus National Betting Authority has launched a public consultation on its proposal to establish a unified self-exclusion platform in the country.

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    The Spanish government has notified its proposed restrictions on advertising to the European Commission after amending the controls to remove an exception for advertising around live sport broadcast and to prohibit betting sponsorship for clubs.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will hold an action on 2 September for a Category 4 Slot Machine Licence.

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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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    The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has launched a consultation onto changes to the design of online slots to make them safer for the consumers, in which it proposes banning autoplay functionality and quick spin features.

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    Eldorado Resorts has secured approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission to proceed with its proposed acquisition and subsequent merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

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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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    GambleAware’s board of trustees has responded to recent calls for changes to the funding of gambling research, education and treatment (RET) after questions were raised over the independence of its approach.

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    Sander Dekker, the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection, is to develop a framework to future-proof the Netherlands' lottery sector, following the publication of a new report on the industry by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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    The German Association of Telecommunications and Media (DVTM) has finalised a new self-regulatory framework for advertising by Schleswig-Holstein licensed operators on the country’s free-to-air TV channels.

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    Swedish former gambling monopoly Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has voiced support for the country's controversial online casino deposit limit following its implementation, though admitted that a loss limit would have been more effective.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled Join Games Malta’s licence after ruling that the casino software provider breached a number of regulations.

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    France’s new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has announced a series of new senior appointments.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association's (EGBA) pan-European advertising code has secured a major endorsement from a non-industry body, with the European Association for TV and Radio Sales Houses (EGTA) throwing its weight behind the standardised best practice blueprint.

     

     

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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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    Oklahoma’s Governor Kevin Stitt has signed new tribal betting compacts with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT).

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    British gambling trade organisation the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit out at the Scottish government for imposing strict restrictions on betting shops in the country, with chief executive Michael Dugher calling the measures “draconian”.

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