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    PlayAGS has reported a 34.6% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, while the gaming technology supplier was also able to cut its full-year loss by half.

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    GVC Holdings chief executive Kenneth Alexander has credited excellent operational execution, effective marketing and a good World Cup for helping drive growth in the operator’s 2018 results.

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    The Gambling Commission, responsible for regulating gambling in England, Scotland and Wales, has reported a slight decline in the prevalence of problem gambling in 2018, though there were clear signs that public perception of the industry is worsening.

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    US racetrack and casino operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has cited its racing and online advance deposit wagering (ADW) divisions as key drivers of a 14.3% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018.

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    The Senet Group is calling on gambling operators to help customers set and adhere to their own boundaries, after new research from the UK-facing responsible gambling organisation suggests all gamblers want to stay in control of their habits, regardless of their risk profile.

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    The Arkansas Racing Commission’s rules for casino gaming and sports betting have been approved by the Joint Budget Committee's Administrative Rule & Regulation Review Subcommittee.

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    Gambling addiction charity GamCare has launched an invitation to tender for companies specialisting in digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) solutions as it looks to expand the range of services it offers to those affected by gambling-related issues.

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    Portugal has posted €152.1m in online betting and gaming revenue for 2018, the second full year of regulation in the country, up 24% on the prior year.

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    Strong growth in revenue failed to offset the impact of growing costs for Scientific Games in 2018, with the gaming solutions provider’s loss for the period growing to $352.4m (£269.3m/€310.1m). Revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 was up 9.1% year-on-year, with a marginal decline in gaming revenue - down 0.7% to $1.8bn - offset by strong growth in the social and digital divisions.

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    The Delaware Lottery’s igaming offering enjoyed a strong start to 2019, with revenue up 57.9% year-on-year, driven largely by the performance of Dover Downs.

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    Finnish gaming monopoly operator Veikkaus has pledged to develop its digital offering over the next three years to ensure it doesn’t see profits cannibalised by offshore competition, after announcing slight declines in turnover and profit for 2018.

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    Paulo Azi, a member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, has filed a bill that would establish the country’s first land-based casinos should it pass into law.

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    Italian gaming regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has finally completed the process to award a tranche of new online gaming licences to operators, with 70 companies approved following a number of delays to the process.

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    Inspired Entertainment has reported a year-on-year decline in revenue for the fourth quarter, with losses also widening to €4.7m in the transitional period.

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    Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has reported a 8.9% year-on-year increase in 2018 revenue, though increased costs saw profit decline in the fourth quarter of the year. Chief executive Therese Hillman has challenged the business to ramp up organic earnings growth in the year ahead.

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    Gaming technology supplier PlayAGS has completed its $49m (£38.1m/€43.4m) acquisition of slot route operator Integrity Gaming.

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    Gauselmann Group is set to strengthen its position in the UK market after its Blueprint Gaming arm acquired games developer Project.

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    Shareholders at Integrity Gaming have voted to approve the slot route operator’s pending acquisition by gaming technology supplier PlayAGS.

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    The founders of betting and gaming giant bet365 have been named the second largest taxpayers in the UK, after paying an estimated £156m in taxes for the 2017-18 financial year, just behind JD Sports majority owner Stephen Rubin.

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    Igaming platform and software provider GAN has said that it expects revenue for 2018 to come in ahead of market expectations after the business was boosted by a strong performance in the second half of the year.

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