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    The GB Gambling Commission has warned organisations running charity lottery games over the Christmas period to ensure they are operating lawfully in order to avoid any potential legal action.

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    The Malawi Gaming Board is preparing to launch a request for proposals (RFP) process to award additional sports betting, casino and wide area progressive licences in the country.

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    Norway-based lottery solutions provider Next Generation Lotteries (NGL) has acquired Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS), a subsidiary of the Austrian gaming giant, for an undisclosed sum.

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    Scientific Games has reported a 4% year-on-year increase in net revenue for the third quarter after growth across all of its business segments, which saw the supplier return to profitability for the period.

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    The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has reported a quarter-on-quarter increase in online gaming revenue for the three months to the end of September, but saw a decline in overall market revenue for the period.

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    Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has revealed that 127 people have so far accessed new, state-funded psychologist support for consumers affected by gambling-related problems.

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    The Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) has given its approval to OPAP’s pending acquisition of a majority stake in Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot operations.

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    Proposals by Brazil’s national bank, Caixa Econômica Federal (CAIXA), to apply a series of price rises across its lottery products have been approved by the Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP).

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    Veikkaus has announced that it will speed up the implementation of its social responsibility strategy, by introducing new marketing controls and bringing forward the introduction of compulsory identification on slot machines by a year.

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    The Czech Republic Ministry of Finance has defended its decision to introduce higher taxes on certain gambling activities, after a national newspaper claimed the increases would harm the country's land-based market.

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    DraftKings looks set to be awarded licences for retail and mobile sports betting in New Hampshire, after the operator’s proposals for each channel scored highest in the state’s licence tender.

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    Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has spoken out in favour of a central regulatory body for the country’s gambling sector being established to improve supervision of the country’s monopoly operator Veikkaus.

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    Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.

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    Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 1.53% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of 2019, despite seeing a decline within its draw-based games business.

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    Svenska Spel’s third quarter gross gaming revenue declined to SEK4.6bn  as the effects of competition and regulation in the re-regulated Swedish market hit the company's balance sheets.

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    Casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings has enlisted Scientific Games to support its bid to take over the Rhode Island lottery contract currently held by IGT.

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    Brazil’s Investment Partnership Programme (PPI) has awarded a consortium comprising International Game Technology and Scientific Games the tender to operate the state-owned instant win gaming business Loteria Exclusiva Instantânea (Lotex).

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    The Belgian National Lottery (Loterie Nationale) has joined forces with instant win games provider IWG to enhance its online gambling offering and drive the next stage of its digital growth strategy.

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    The number of people gambling in Macau dipped to a record low in 2019, according to a survey commissioned by the Social Welfare Bureau, with the number of people identifying as problem gamblers also falling sharply.

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    The Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), the umbrella organisation for Germany’s gaming machine associations, has highlighted a number of key issues that must be addressed as lawmakers prepare to begin discussions over the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market.

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