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    Australian lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp has revealed that Mandy Ross is to step down as its chief information officer in order to take up the role of chief digital officer with Griffith University in Brisbane.

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    Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has appointed Angel Calderon as digital sales manager.

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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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    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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    Sports data provider Sportradar has appointed former Interwetten chief executive Werner Becher as managing director of US betting.

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    The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has appointed Jonathan Gray as the first chief executive of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the professional sport’s anti-corruption body. Gray will take up his new role in February 2020.

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    Svenska Spel has appointed former LeoVegas chief marketing officer Petra Blixt as head of sales and marketing for its igaming subsidiary Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.

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    Australian lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp has appointed David Gallop, currently chief executive of Football Federation Australia, as a non-executive directo of the business.

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    Centrist political party the Liberal Democrats has waded into the ongoing debate on responsible gambling in the UK, calling for a complete overhaul of the gaming sector’s approach to tackling responsible gambling.

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    A national investigation by the Spanish police found little evidence of underage gambling across the country’s licensed gambling premises. La Policía Nacional’s Operation Arcade, in which more 3,000 spot inspections of almost 1,900 gaming halls throughout Spain were carried out over a 48-hour period, uncovered only 28 cases of minors gambling.

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    SportPesa has announced that it has made its 453 Kenyan employees redundant after closing its operations in the country, as it urged the country’s authorities to repeal the 20% excise tax rate on all stakes that caused it to withdraw from the market.

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    Betting technology supplier Newgioco has appointed industry veteran Kevin Slicker to lead its US sports betting operations and business development plan.

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    Gauselmann Group has appointed Rene Abou el Alla as the new chief product officer for its Merkur Sportwetten sports betting business.

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    Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.

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    Germany’s Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) will look to educate players about the risks associated with gambling, especially around land-based slot machines, with a new annual awareness raising day taking place for the first time this week. The centre, a subsidiary of the federal Ministry of Health, estimates there are around 500,000 problem gamblers across Germany.

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    A new study into the potential risks and rewards that would arise from Norway’s current gambling monopoly being replaced by a regime allowing offshore operators into the market has concluded that such a move could see problem gambling rise. This could also result in funds generated by Norsk Tipping for Norwegian society fall by as much as NOK1.3bn.

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    Kindred Group has made a significant investment in #GoRacingGreen, a new initiative that aims to make horse racing accessible for racegoers that suffer from mental health issues.

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    Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, has partnered SiGMA Group for a new Asian gaming event under the ICE banner. The event will take place from 7 to 9 June next year, at the SMX Manila in the Philippines. 

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    Rebecca Pow has been reappointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), with responsibility for gambling, lotteries and horse racing.

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    Planetwin365 operator SKS365 has moved to enhance its legal, compliance and anti-money laundering measures by establishing a new supervisory board to oversee its efforts.

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