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    New York bettors will have to travel to upstate casinos to bet on sports after Senator Joseph Addabbo’s mobile wagering bill failed to progress through the Assembly.

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    The Oregon Lottery has revealed that it expects to generate $141.2m in revenue over the first three years following the launch of its SBTech-powered retail and mobile sportsbook. 

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    The Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill 2019, Ireland’s placeholder legislation for the country’s betting and gaming sector, has progressed to the committee stage in the Dáil Éireann. Meanwhile Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that work on an alternative tax system for independent bookmakers to replace the 2% turnover tax is ongoing.

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    DraftKings will pay out civil penalties totalling $7,000 to New Jersey’s gaming regulator and return $3,277 to customers after failing to adhere to self-exclusion rules.

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    A Swedish Administrative Court has rejected a request from Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming to have the decision to revoke its operating licence suspended while it appeals the decision taken by the country’s gambling regulator.

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    Maine has become the third state in New England to regulate sports betting after its legislature pushed a bill through the House and Senate in the last two days of the state's regular session.

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    North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have joined forces with Highlight Games to develop the first virtual sports betting game based on the US league.

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    An amendment to a federal bill that determines funding granted to the Department of Justice seeks to block the money from being used to enforce its revised stance on the 1961 Wire Act. 

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    William Hill has named Jane Hanson as an independent non-executive director, with effect from July 1.

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned William Hill and Flutter Entertainment to refine how their advertising targeting strategies, after promotions for each operator appeared in an app seen as being of particular appeal to minors.

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    The Pennsylvania sports betting market has reported a second consecutive month of decline, with revenue falling to 32.2% to $2.9m in May.

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    Svenska Spel has appointed Mikael Franzén as the company’s new IT director, replacing Jörgen Olofsson in the role.

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    Senator Joseph Addabbo’s bill to legalise mobile wagering in New York has taken a major step forward after it was passed by the state Senate.

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    Following the news that its Swedish operating licence had been revoked, Global Gaming has pledged to fight the decision. Earlier today Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen cited significant failings in the operator's social responsiblity and anti-money laundering controls as grounds for removing the certification.

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    Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has agreed a deal to purchase a 25% holding in Brazilian gaming content development studio Caleta Gaming for an undisclosed GBP seven-figure investment.

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    Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 3.1% year-on-year increase in revenue to CAD$2.83bn (£1.68bn/€1.89bn/US$2.12bn) for its 2018-19 financial year, with the contribution from its igaming offering growing to $105.4m.

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    Åland Islands-based operator Paf has been named the igaming technology partner of Swiss land-based casino Grand Casino Luzern, as it prepares to launch its online offering this summer.

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    A bill to regulate sports betting in New Hampshire is headed to the Governor Chris Sununu after the state’s House of Representatives concurred with the amended bill returned by the Senate.

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    Sportsbook solutions provider Kambi is to launch a sports betting product for BetWarrior, a new online gaming brand launched by two PokerStars veterans.

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    JPJ Group has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the majority of its technology partner Gamesys’ assets for a total consideration of £490m (€549.8m/$620.9m).

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