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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 newly formed Gamesys Group has reported a 22.9% year-on-year increase in revenue for the third quarter of the year, aided by a turnaround in the operator’s Jackpotjoy operating division.

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    Bragg Gaming Group has reported revenue of CAD$10.0m for the third quarter of 2019, while starting tomorrow, the business will have a new finance chief as bwin.party veteran Stephen Prowse takes over the role from Ashkay Kumar.

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling market has reported a marginal year-on-year decline in revenue, with declines in revenue from land-based gaming machines and sports betting offsetting growth in online casino.

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    The Malawi Gaming Board is preparing to launch a request for proposals (RFP) process to award additional sports betting, casino and wide area progressive licences in the country.

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    The American Gaming Association (AGA) has appointed Trevor Croker, chief executive and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure, as its new chairman.

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    Playtech has entered into a new partnership with GVC Holdings to launch Elevation, a new, dedicated live casino studio for the operator.

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    LeoVegas Gaming Group has reported a year-on-year increase in both revenue and operating profit for the third quarter after experiencing growth across most of its core markets.

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    Flutter Entertainment saw revenue increase 10% to £533m (€618.4m/$685.7m) for the third quarter of 2019, as FanDuel and Sportsbet’s successes in the US and Australia respectively offset a retail decline driven by fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) regulation.

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    The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has reported a quarter-on-quarter increase in online gaming revenue for the three months to the end of September, but saw a decline in overall market revenue for the period.

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    Dumitru Mihalescul, member of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, has called for tighter gambling regulations in the country in a parliamentary question to the head of the country’s National Office for Gambling, Marius-Sebastian Ionescu.

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    Dutch Member of Parliament Roelof Bisschop of Christian Right political party the Dutch Reformed Political Party (SGP) has sponsored an amendment that would increase the nation’s gambling taxes in order to fund an expansion of Dutch student grant system.

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    Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has revealed that 127 people have so far accessed new, state-funded psychologist support for consumers affected by gambling-related problems.

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    Democratic Party candidate Andy Beshear — who pledged to legalize commercial casinos, sports betting and online gaming if elected — has won Kentucky’s gubernatorial election.

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    Caesars Entertainment reported a 2.3% revenue increase to $2.24bn for the third quarter of 2019, but the operator swung to a loss due to impairment costs from the company’s sale of the Rio All-Suites Resort & Casino for a lower fee than the company’s valuation.

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    Various major operators have declared their support for a new, UK-facing safer gambling initiative aimed at addressing the harm gambling can cause to consumers and young people.

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    Cherry-owned operator ComeOn has launched its Comeon.com brand in Denmark, having received a five-year licence from the Danish Gaming Authority.

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    Gambling.com group has appointed Max Bichsel, formerly director of US sales for Kambi, as vice president with a focus on its US business.

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    PokerStars has become the first online poker brand to go live in Pennsylvania after it launched in the state in partnership with Fox Bet, the joint venture between its parent company The Stars Group and broadcaster Fox Sports.

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    Sweden-based, Baltic-facing operator Enlabs posted record revenue for the third consecutive quarter, breaking the €10m(£8.6m/$11.1m) barrier for the first time.

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