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    France’s new gambling regulator, L’autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) will be “fully operational” in spring of this year, with Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, currently state councillor for France’s National Commission for Data Protections, as its president.

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    Online wagering solutions provider BetMakers has agreed a deal with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen Association and Darby Development, operator of Monmouth Park racetrack, to deliver and manage fixed-odds horseracing into the state.

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    The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has released a new advisory bulletin that warns Native American tribes of key considerations and potential restrictions they face under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) when rolling out sports betting.

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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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    Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the sports’ national governing body, has reported a 4.5% year-on-year rise in on-course betting turnover for 2019, despite seeing a decline in Tote wagering.

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    Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 6.6% year-on-year rise in net gaming revenue for 2019, despite a decline in income from horse racing betting in the country.

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    UK racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has named Mark Spincer as the new managing director of its racing division.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) admitted concerns that the Racing Industry Bill does not offer enough flexibility for the roll-out of new betting products, but revealed that a bill regulating online betting may be in the works.

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    The Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), the racecourse arm of commercial racing's UK governing body The Jockey Club, has announced that Paul Fisher will leave his role as its chief executive next month.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that Nick Rust is to step down as its chief executive at the end of 2020, after almost six years in the role.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) appears to have confirmed that racing venue closures are likely, though stressed that this was to be handled fairly as part of the ongoing industry overhaul.

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    US gambling facility operator Greenwood Racing has appointed Eric Hausler, previously of VICI Properties and Capri Casinos, as its new chief executive, effective from 20 January.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has moved to address concerns over the new Racing Industry Bill, introduced as part of horse racing reforms in the country, dismissing fears that the legislation may not directly create any extra revenue for the market’s different racing codes.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has announced that recruitment is underway to find the first chief executive of TAB NZ following the completion of the country’s racing reform process.

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    Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) saw a reduction in profits during the most recent financial year due to the challenges in the retail betting market and an increase in expenditure and investment.

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    Dynamic Odds has introduced a new pricing system to be displayed at racecourses across the Australian state of Victoria and via its app.

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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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    Mississippi Gaming Commission figures reveal that the state’s sports betting market has seen revenue more than double year-on-year in November, though the monthly total fell sharply from October’s record sum.

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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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    Four high-profile operators have followed Betfred in signing a multi-year, turnover-based streaming and data deal with Sky and Arena Racing Company’s horse racing digital platform At The Races (ATR).

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