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    The governing body for Colombia’s leading football competitions División Mayor del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano (Dimayor) has struck a partnership with Genius Sports through which it aims to safeguard its leagues and tournaments against match fixing and betting-related corruption.

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    A coalition of 18 California-based Native American tribes have put forward a proposal that could pave the way for the launch of legal wagering in the state.

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    Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian country to criminalise match fixing, with a bill setting out severe penalties including fines of up to LKR100m (£431,836/€502,536/$554,078) and ten-year prison terms.

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    The Kenyan Tax Appeals Tribunal has ruled in favour of betting operators that challenged whether a controversial gambling tax should be levied on player winnings, rather than their original stakes.

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    Colorado has legalised sports betting statewide through referendum, with the proposition receiving 51.1% of the vote.

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    Democratic Party candidate Andy Beshear — who pledged to legalize commercial casinos, sports betting and online gaming if elected — has won Kentucky’s gubernatorial election.

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    Cherry-owned operator ComeOn has launched its Comeon.com brand in Denmark, having received a five-year licence from the Danish Gaming Authority.

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    Ukraine’s parliament has released the full text of the bill to legalise gambling in the country, which includes provisions for online betting and igaming.

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    Australian betting giant Sportsbet has been ordered to pay out potentially millions of dollars on bets it was adjudged to have unfairly cancelled after an odds mix-up.

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    The Invest in Greece package of economic reforms, which includes an overhaul of the country's gambling regulations, passed into law yesterday (30 October) after receiving approval from president Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

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    Changes to the GB Gambling Commission's Licence Conditions and Codes of Pratice (LCCP) that aim to raise standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and consumer interaction have come into effect today (31 October).

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    The Tanzanian government has amended the country's gaming regulations, to expand the range of licence categories available, and to permit a partial lifting of an advertising ban implemented in January this year.

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    The Michigan House of Representatives has passed the legislation filed by Representative Brandt Iden to legalize online gaming and sports betting in the state.

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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 sports betting bill filed by Representative Brandt Iden has moved closer to passing the Michigan House, after it was passed by the chamber’s Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 10-1. 

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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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    RoBET, a tech start-up founded by entrepreneur Edoardo Narduzzi, has become the first blockchain-based sports betting business to secure a licence in the Isle of Man.

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    The Korea Racing Authority (KRA), the public company established to manage the racehorse industry in South Korea, has launched efforts to introduce online horse race betting in the country in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting.

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    Comcast-owned media giant Sky said that a 18.2% decrease in advertising revenue in the third quarter of this year was largely due to the whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling advertising in the UK and new gambling advertising restrictions in Italy.

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