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    The English Premier League and English Football League (EFL) have announced that their respective competitions will be indefinitely suspended until it is safe to resume play, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has suspended two operators’ licences and for failing to fully integrate with the Gamstop national self-exclusion system.

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    Platform provider BtoBet has announced its new strategy for operators to adjust for the lack of sports betting revenue following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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    Sky Racing World, a US-based subsidiary of Australian operator Tabcorp, has launched a new simulcasting product that will make horse racing organized by Japan’s National Association of Racing (NAR) available to US customers.

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    Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced that it has furloughed around 90% of its total workforce in response to the temporary shutdown of its casino properties due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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    GVC Holdings-owned Partypoker has secured a licence to return to the Italian market after a four-year absence.

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    GVC has promoted Grainne Hurst from director of responsible gambling to the newly created role of corporate affairs director.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has implemented a temporary furlough programme for its staff in the US as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, impacting 2,300 employees.

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    The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has published advice to help consumers protect themselves from gambling-related harm while the country remains on lockdown during the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Kindred Group has forecast a year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter, despite its business being disrupted in the latter part of the period due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Germany’s leading sportsbook operator body the Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has reacted with dismay after the Darmstadt Administrative Court halted the process to award the country’s federal sports betting licences.

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    The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has written a letter to industry body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), in which it picks apart the measures set out in its new ten-point player protection plan.

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    Norway’s government has ruled that national tote Norsk Rikstoto should retain its status as the horseracing betting monopoly in the country after its current concession expires in 2021.

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    Nevada casinos and other brick-and-mortar gambling locations are to remain closed until at least April 30 after the state’s Governor Steve Sisolak extended temporary measures to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    H2 Gambling Capital has downgraded its 2020 revenue forecast for the sector to 13.6% following the US’ extension of social distancing measures to the end of April

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    Sweden’s Administrative Court (Förvaltningsrätten) has ruled on 11 appeals against penalties issued by regulator Spelinspektionen for underage betting, cancelling one penalty against Bethard, upholding seven appeals and dismissing three.

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    French operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has secured a syndicated loan worth €380m (£333.8m/$413.0m) to finance its acquisition of exclusive operating rights for lottery games in the country for a further 25 years.

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    The Illinois Gaming Board has announced that a temporary suspension on brick-and-mortar gambling in the state due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis will be extended to April 30.

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    Betgenius, the sports betting subsidiary of Genius Sports Group, has admitted that it was the victim of fraud, after a series of matches scouted by the supplier were found to have been organised fraudulently.

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    The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, has announced it will donate 10,000 tickets to the National Health Service (NHS) and social care sector for the first day of the 2021 Grand National Festival.

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