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    Flutter Entertainment announced plans to accelerate US expansion and reduce debt through an equity placement that could raise upwards of £900m, after revealing a 10% rise in revenue for the first 47 days of its second quarter.

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    English Premier League clubs have provisionally agreed to resume play from 17 June, 100 days since the competition was halted due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Lithuania’s land-based casino industry faces a “very high” risk from money laundering, while the remote gambling sector faces a high risk, according to a risk assessment carried out by the country’s government.

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    DraftKings is to add live streams of sporting events to its mobile sportsbook application after expanding its partnership with sports data and content provider Sportradar.

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    A bill to arrange a parish-by-parish referendum on whether to legalise sports betting in Louisiana has been passed by the state House of Representatives.

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    Greyhound racing is set to return in the UK from 1 June, with betting content provider and racetrack operator Sports Information Services (SIS) preparing to offer coverage of events across eight tracks.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published a new consultation paper on sporting integrity controls, which includes new mechanisms in order for licensees to report suspicious betting activity to the MGA.

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    Spanish gambling operator Cirsa has reported a year-on-year drop in operating income and operating profit for the first quarter, primarily due to the closure of land-based gaming facilities across a number of markets as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Betfair will once again allow exchange wagering on the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) after the two parties agreed finalised a new integrity deal, though the agreement has forced the operator to increase the commission it charges on customer winnings.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has formed a new US-facing subsidiary, GMBL New Jersey.

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    The English Premier League has taken a step closer to restarting after its clubs unanimously voted to resume contact training with immediate effect.

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    Bertrand Méheut has resigned as president of the board at French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU).

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    Sports betting operator PointsBet has hailed news that Australia's National Rugby League and Australian Football League will return in May and June respectively, saying it would aid a business that has performed strongly despite the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Latin American sportsbook operator Betcris has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), becoming the first local operator in the region to become a member of the integrity watchdog.

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    The Italian government is to introduce an 0.5% tax on licensees’ sports betting turnover to fund the recovery of the country’s sports following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced shut-down.

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    Sweden's liicensed gambling operators reported revenue of SEK5.90bn in the first quarter of 2020, down 1.4% from 2019, according to new figures from regulator Spelinspektionen and the Swedish Tax Agency.

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    The Elitloppet at Solvalla racecourse - the largest event on the Swedish harness racing calendar - is set to attract betting interest from a record 18 countries, former racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has said.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) will cut 230 jobs, including 150 permanent staff, at the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) as a result of the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a data-sharing agreement with the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA), while the regulator has also announced a partial reopening of gaming parlours on the island.

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    Danish gaming operator Danske Spil has reported a marginal year-over-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, with declines in its igaming and gaming machine arms mitigated by growth in its lottery business.

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