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    Flutter Entertainment has reported a 14.3% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, with growth in the US and Australia offsetting declines in its online sports betting and retail businesses.

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    William Hill has set out how it plans to grow into a “digitally led, internationally diverse business of scale”, with a focus on growing revenue, improving operational efficiency and scale, underpinned by a competitive customer offering and agile team.

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    William Hill’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the £2 fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stake cap impacted the operator’s results for a second year in 2019.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the representative body for the UK gambling industry introduced in 2019, has appointed Kevin Schofield as director of communications and digital.

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    The Spanish government has published its long-awaited overhaul of gambling advertising regulations as it bids to significantly reduce the public’s exposure to gambling promotions.

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    Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) posted the highest full-year revenue in the company’s history in 2019, though a decline in its core racing vertical and Sweden’s new gaming taxes hit operating profit for the year.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported a 16.9% year-on-year rise in gambling revenue for January, aided by growing contributions from igaming and sports betting. 

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling market reported declines in gross gaming revenue across a number of core verticals, though a strong performance from the online casino vertical allowed the market to post year-on-year growth for 2019.

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    William Hill has announced that Adrian Marsh will join the business as the company’s new chief financial officer later this year, replacing the outgoing Ruth Prior in the role.

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    Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has revealed that its problem gambling helpline received 722 calls during its first full year of operation, more than initially expected.

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    Bulgaria’s Ministry of Finance has placed Georgi Yordanov in temporary charge of the country’s State Gambling Commission (SCC) following the resignation of Alexander Georgiev.

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    Several leading bookmakers in the UK have told a House of Lords Committee that they would consider a voluntary ban on gambling sponsorship on sports jerseys and perimeter advertising boards.

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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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    Mississippi Representative Cedric Burnett has resurrected a bill to legalize mobile wagering in the state, having previously seen a similar proposal die without progressing to a committee hearing in 2019. 

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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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    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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    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ratified bills to legalize sports betting and online gaming in the state, paving the way for a 2020 roll-out. 

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    The GB Gambling Commission has unveiled a new service whereby personal licence holders can securely manage their accounts online and via mobile.

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    The Illinois Gaming Board has issued emergency rules to kick off the first phase of the state’s sports betting licensing process. 

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    The Minister for the Interior in the German state of Hesse has claimed no operator has filed an application for a federal sports betting licence, warning that companies will face immediate action if they continue to operate without certification.

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