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    AGTech Holdings has secured two new contracts to provide sports lottery terminals in the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang and Henan.

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    Just under one in six Australians aged 16-17 gambled in the past year, according to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children's (LSAC) annual statistical report.

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    The gambling industry in Spain produced €7.77bn in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in 2018 with the online sector rising 22.5% to bring in GGR of €812.0m, according to new figures published by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the country’s gambling regulator.

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    Danske Spil is to introduce a new identification requirement for its retail network, to ensure that minors and those looking to launder money cannot access its products.

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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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    Legal mobile wagering is now available in Oregon, after the state lottery rolled out its SBTech-powered sportsbook offering Scoreboard.

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    Atlantic Lottery reported a net profit of CAD$422.2m, up 0.7% year-on-year and ahead of the company’s target of CAD$419.4m for the fiscal year ending 31 March, 2019, thanks to a high level of rollover MaxMillions jackpots.

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    More than 40% of Welsh students aged 11-16 said they gambled in the last year, though activity was predominantly centred around fruit machines and the National Lottery, according to a new study from Cardiff University.

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    A new survey conducted by Thailand's Centre for Gambling Studies and Centre for Social and Business Development has revealed that as much as 57% of the country's citizens have gambled during the past year.

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    A Washington D.C. court has temporarily suspended Greek lottery operator Intralot’s contract to operate lottery services and sports betting in the district, indicating that there is “substantial likelihood” that a lawsuit alleging the deal violates federal law succeeds.

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    AGTech Holdings has further enhanced its position in the Chinese market by securing two contracts to supply sports lottery terminals in the provinces of Jiangsu and Heilongjiang. The lottery solutions provider agreed the deals through its Beijing AGTech GOT Technology subsidiary.

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    Czech lottery and gaming giant Sazka Group has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue to €908.5m for the first half of 2019, while profit for the period was boosted by the sale of its Croatian business to Emma Capital.

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    Major League Baseball (MLB) is to become the first professional US sports league to enter the lottery market after announcing plans to launch a new game in partnership with EquiLottery Games.

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    Happy Friday iGamers! This week Diary ponders the lengths Kenya's football fans will go to, considers the knock-on impact of Lottoland's Australian win and casts its eye over Rank's Brexit menu.

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    The Department of Justice (DoJ) has finally confirmed its intention to appeal the New Hampshire court ruling that set aside its revised opinion on the 1961 Wire Act.

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    Australia’s Tabcorp has reported revenue of AUD$5.5bn (£3.08bn/€3.32bn/$3.71bn) for its financial year ended 30 June, 2019, strong growth in lottery revenue offsetting a decline in revenue from its Wagering & Media division over the year.

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    French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 5.5% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of the year, with chief executive Stéphane Pallez crediting the FDJ 2020 digital transformation strategy as driving growth.

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    Intralot has extended its long-running relationship with the Washington D.C. city lottery, as well as officially signing a contract confirming it as the lottery sports betting technology provider.

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    Swedish state-owned gaming business Svenska Spel has seen profits hit by increased regulatory costs in the first half of the year, though the operator noted that customer growth and revenue had recovered during the second quarter.

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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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