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    The Minister of the Interior for the German capital Berlin has approved the federal regulatory framework for gambling, approving the city’s governing mayor Michael Müller to sign the legislation.

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    The Virginia Lottery Board has approved sports betting rules, clearing the way for the licensing process to begin next month.

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    The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) is to implement a ban on betting on rule violations such as yellow cards in football, in an effort to curb match-fixing.

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    The American Gaming Association (AGA)’s has introduced a new code of conduct to prevent irresponsible advertising by its members for their sportsbook products.

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    Portuguese casino operator Solverde Group has secured an online sports betting licence in the country.

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    Fifa, football’s global governing body, has designated a new smartphone app developed by the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) to anonymously report match-fixing as a valid reporting tool for potential corruption in the sport. 

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    Costa Rica-based sportsbook 5Dimes will block access for US customers, hinting that it may look to secure licenses to move into the US regulated betting market.

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    The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has expanded its independent panel of senior legal experts and also announced the reappointment of four of its anti-corruption hearing officers (AHOs).

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    The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has approved Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) to begin offering advance deposit wagering (ADW) on horse racing to players in the state.

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    The European Commission has launched an investigation into the Belgian Gaming Commission’s decision to allow GVC Holdings’ Ladbrokes brand to offer virtual sports in the country, while refusing similar requests from other licensees.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of clamping down on illegal activities in their gambling markets.

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    The Professional Darts Players Association (PDPA) has confirmed that both Kyle McKinstry and Wessel Nijman have admitted to charges of match-fixing.

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    GVC Holdings submitted a plan to German state lawmakers in which the terms of the country’s new regulatory framework for gambling would be phased in, rather than implemented in full on a set date.

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    Denmark’s former gambling monopoly Danske Spil will collaborate with the country’s football association (DBU) on a new campaign to highlight the operator’s efforts to put an end to underage gambling.

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    Bettors in Illinois will be able to sign up for an online sports betting account without travelling to a physical location after Governor J.B. Pritzker reinstated an executive order suspending in-person registration.

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    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree formally adding sports betting to the country’s Investment Partnership Program (PPI) portfolio and national privatisation programme.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the impact of the so-called whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling advertisements during televised sporting events in the UK, saying the measure has cut the number of ads seen by children by 97%.

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    The European Commission has extended the standstill period in place for Germany’s revamped gambling legislation, while a number of stakeholders have flagged a range of concerns with the proposed regulatory framework.

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    France’s gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des jeux (ANJ) has spoken out after a tweet from online poker and sportsbook operator Winamax caused outrage among politicians.

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    Denmark's Consumer Ombudsman (Forbrugerombudsmanden) has rejected criticism of new marketing laws that prohibit the display of gambling brands alongside the logos of banks, despite concerns the regulations will harm football clubs across the country.  

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