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    H2 Gambling Capital downgraded its annual expectations for the global gambling sector by a further $780m to $356.9bn this week.

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    H2 Gambling Capital upgraded online gambling’s share of expected 2020 global gross win to 17.4% this week, with this expected to edge past 18% in the not-too-distant future.

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    iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has been approved as an associate member of the European Lotteries Association.

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    The Japanese Racing Association's Q2 results coming in ahead of pre-Covid expectations saw a stabilisation in H2 Gambling Capital’s 2020 forecast this week.

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    An end-of-quarter exchange rate adjustment offset a further downgrade in H2 Gambling Capital’s 2020 forecast for the pandemic-hit global gambling sector this week.

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    Greek gaming operator OPAP said a shutdown of its retail network as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit during the first quarter.

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    News of significant reopenings and sporting restarts in June saw a slight rebound in H2 Gambling Capital’s expectations for the European and Asian markets in 2020.

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    H2 Gambling Capital has downgraded its 2020 expectations for global gambling gross win to $375.9bn, nearly $100bn or 20.6% below its pre-outbreak forecast

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    Finnish state-owned gambling operator Veikkaus has reported a year-on-year decline in both gross gaming revenue and profit for 2019, due in part to new social responsiblity measures implemented  restrictions it imposed to protect customers gambling online.

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    Pan-European lottery and sports betting group Sazka Group has announced the appointment of Kenneth Morton as its new chief financial officer.

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    Online gaming revenue generated by operators across the European Union (EU) in 2018 amounted to €22.2bn (£18.7bn/$24.6bn), with the market expected to grow to almost €30bn by 2022.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on the European Commission to work towards a standardised regulatory framework for gambling across the continent.

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    Czech gaming and lottery giant Sazka Group has put forward an offer of €2.06bn (£1.85bn/$2.31bn) to gain full control of Greek gaming operator OPAP.

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    Gameworx chief executive Ed Mouton has become the new chairman of Europe’s lottery betting sector trade group, replacing MyLotto24's Elisa Field in the role.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 5% year-on-year decline in group revenue for the first quarter of 2019, a result of lower revenue from gaming operations.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we do the sums on where good causes money is going in Ireland, ponder an odd image and say farewell to the man who threw the industry into disarray with his reinterpretation of the Wire Act.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we take a leaf out of William Hill's books, hear why operators are disgruntled about Sweden and ponder the prospects of another lottery innovator Down Under

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    Online gaming software supplier Bede Gaming has been accepted as an associate member of the European Lotteries Association.

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    This week we dig deep into the real and fictional pasts of those in the news of late, applaud a politician who can see past the lottery monopoly agenda and consider the FT’s message of doom for the industry

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 2.2% year-on-year decline in revenue for 2018, though a reduction in operating costs and foreign exchange gains helped the supplier cut its full-year loss to $21m (£16.0m/€18.7m).

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