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    A legal challenge by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) over the UK’s new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 has been rejected by the High Court.

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    Gala Interactive, a branch of online and land-based betting operator Gala Coral, has promoted head of social gaming Gavin Grimes to the role of head of casino.

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    A senior member of UK political party the Liberal Democrats has called on the government to take further action on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and to reduce the amount players can stake on such machines.

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    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling that confirms the differentiated Danish tax regime for online gambling in the country.

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    Shareholders and creditors of Spanish and Latin American focused gambling operator Codere have reached an agreement on a €1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) debt restructuring that will allow bondholders to take control of the company.

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    Figures from UK bookmaker William Hill suggest that betting on the Scottish independence referendum surpassed all records for gambling in the UK on political events.

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    South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has announced that the country’s National Gambling Board is to be suspended immediately pending the outcome of a forensic investigation.

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two poster adverts by Ladbrokes that promoted the bookmaker’s ‘Ladbrokes Life’ campaign after ruling they condoned an “irresponsible attitude to gambling”.

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    A report backed by RGA, EGBA, ESSA and ABB points towards the unregulated industry for integrity issues in sport.

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    Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, William Hill, Gala Coral and Paddy Power have announced the establishment of a new voluntary self-regulation scheme as part of a commitment to ensure more responsible advertising.

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    Sportsbook and online gaming software specialist OpenBet has announced that its new Bet-In-Play (BIP) Terminal tablet-based application is to be rolled out across the retail shops of UK bookmaker Coral.

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    Betradar, the sport betting data brand of Sportradar, has announced the launch of its Live Channel for retail betting shops with German bookmaker Tipico.

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    Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has appointed Andy McCue as chief executive designate and a director of the company with immediate effect.

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    The UK Gambling Commission has issued a warning to operators in the country to improve their underage gambling controls after a round of test purchasing by the regulatory body and local authorities revealed a number of faults.

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    Bookmaker Betfred is to launch its first brand campaign in partnership with the Brothers and Sisters advertising agency, according to various reports.

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    Greek gambling monopoly OPAP has reported better-than-expected results in the second quarter despite having been hit by a retroactive tax bill of €21.6 million ($28.5 million) in the period.

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    Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has cited the success of its sportsbook operation as the driving force behind a year-on-year jump in revenue during the six months through to June 30, 2014.

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    Betting operator Gala Coral has cited the impact of its online business as the main reason behind ‘strong’ growth during the 12 weeks through to July 5, 2014.

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    Ladbrokes revealed that its online business generated only £3 million (€3.8 million/$5 million) in operating profits in the first half of 2014 as the UK bookmaker confirmed that pre-tax profits had halved year-on-year in the six months through to the end of June.

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    Sports and betting-related data company Betradar has launched its latest sports betting solution, Virtual Tennis.

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