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    Mississippi’s regulated sports betting market has seen revenue grow strongly in March, as a result of punters betting heavily on basketball over the month. Handle climbed to $32.4m, with a market hold of 15.11% resulting in $4.9m of taxable revenue.

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    Betfred has unveiled a suite of managed sports betting and trading products, specifically developed for the US market. The bookmaker is working with SCCG Management as it looks to win clients in the tribal and non-tribal sectors. 

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    Clarion Gaming’s inaugural edition of ICE North America, which takes place in Boston from May 13 to 15, will feature a keynote presentation from iconic boxer and Olympic champion Sugar Ray Leonard.

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    US casino operator Delaware North has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming, accusing the supplier and its CEO Michael Venner of engaging in “an ongoing pattern of misrepresentation and bad faith” throughout the partnership.

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    Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market has generated total turnover of SEK3.29bn (£271.3m/€313.8m/$352.8m) in the first quarter of the year, with former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) dominating the channel. Svenska Spel Sport & Casino and ATG accounted for 50% of online market turnover over the three month period.

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    Sports betting integrity body ESSA has called for New Zealand to introduce a licensing regime for offshore operators alongside its planned point of consumption tax.

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    The UK Gambling Commission has set out its business plan for 2019-20, with a continued focus on protecting consumers, preventing gambling-related harm and raising overall standards in the industry.

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    Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market has posted its strongest revenue and handle figures since its opening, boosted by additional properties launching sportsbooks in March.

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    Norsk Tipping has launched a tender process to select a platform provider for its sports betting offering, with a view to launching the new offering ahead of next year's Euro 2020 football tournament.

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    Gauselmann Group has appointed Markus Ettlin as the new managing director and chairman of its Merkur Sportwetten sports betting business.

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    The first six months of legal sports betting in West Virginia has seen the state’s licensed operators generate revenue of $10.1m (£7.7m/€8.9m), with the Penn National Gaming-operated Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races leading the market.

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    SBTech may be formally confirmed as the Oregon State Lottery’s (OSL) sports betting partner later this month, though its selection as the preferred vendor has been protested by Scientific Games, a rival bidder for the contract.

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    State-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel’s lottery and gaming machine division has generated turnover of SEK906m (£74.6m/€86.9m/$97.6m) in the first two months of activity in Sweden’s newly regulated online gaming market.

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    A trio of bills that would regulate sports betting in Montana have progressed through the state legislature, with just weeks left of the state’s regular session. Two of the three have been passed by the House and transferred to the Senate, while one was approved by the Senate and transferred to the house earlier this week.

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    The Georgia Senate has approved a resolution to establish a new committee tasked with studying opportunities to regulate betting, gaming and horse racing in the state.

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    The Governor of Puerto Rico Rosselló Nevares has announced plans to introduce legislation to regulate online and in-person sports betting in the US-controlled territory.

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    Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market looks set to grow after Mohegan Sun Pocono and Mount Airy Casino Resort filed applications for sportsbook licences.

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    Scientific Games has signed a new agreement with long-term partner Danske Spil, which will see the supplier’s SG Digital division roll out a range of new features to enhance the Danish operator’s sportsbook offering.

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    A new report commissioned by German operator body the Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has claimed that a turnover tax levied on betting shops by local authorities across the country contravenes federal law.

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    Gauselmann Group has agreed a deal to acquire Totolotek, the Poland-facing sports betting subsidiary of Intralot, for an undisclosed sum.

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