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    Multi-channel content supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has extended its media rights deal with the Singapore Pools, which will see it continue to distribute live pictures and data from the Singapore Racecourse.

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    The Illinois House Rules Committee is to run the rule over four separate amendments to a bill to regulate sports betting, giving the state legislature a choice of which regulatory framework to pursue for the vertical.

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    London-listed Sportech has described 2018 as a challenging year for the business, which resulted in revenue declining 3.9%, though highlighted the success of cost control efforts that helped the business cut losses for the period.

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    New Hampshire is a step closer to regulated sports betting after a bill that would legalise such activities in the state advanced to the Senate.

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    A new code of conduct for gaming operators active in the Danish market has been published, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country.

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    Experienced public servant Shane Lucas has been appointed chief executive of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the Australian state’s body for helping those affected by gambling-related harms.

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    Sportium, the Spanish joint venture between Ladbrokes and CIRSA, has agreed a deal with the Arena Racing Company (ARC) to launch the European Racing Channel across its retail network.

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    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has reported a 25.6% year-on-year increase in gaming revenue in February, though the contributions from igaming and sports betting fell sequentially.

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    Newspaper publisher News UK has launched a new affiliate app for its Sun Racing brand, featuring horse racing content and links to odds offered by operator partners.

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    The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is set to attract up to $12.1bn (£9.2bn/€10.7bn) in wagers, according to figures from H2 Gambling Capital.

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    Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has revealed that a total of 116 licences have been awarded for the country’s re-regulated gaming market, with more than half covering online casino. 

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    West Virginia is just one step away from becoming the fifth state to legalise online gambling, with a bill currently awaiting Governor Jim Justice’s signature. House Bill 2934, which was introduced by Delegate Jason Barrett on February 12, has been passed by both chambers of the West Virginia legislature, gaining final approval on the last day of the 2019 regular session.

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    The strong performance of the sports betting and casino verticals helped Spanish online gaming revenue grow 25.5% year-on-year in 2018.

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    A bill from New Jersey Assemblymember Ralph Caputo would formalise the penalties imposed on licensees that offer odds on sporting events for which betting is prohibited, with the guilty parties facing fines and automatic licence suspensions.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 2.2% year-on-year decline in revenue for 2018, though a reduction in operating costs and foreign exchange gains helped the supplier cut its full-year loss to $21m (£16.0m/€18.7m).

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    The chairman of the Connecticut House Public Safety and Security Committee Joe Verrengia has filed a proposal to regulate online and land-based sports betting in the state.

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    Paddy Power Betfair has seen its 2018 revenue grow as a result of the acquisition of FanDuel and an improved performance by the Paddy Power brand in the UK market, though the US investment has also hit full-year profits.

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    GVC Holdings chief executive Kenneth Alexander has credited excellent operational execution, effective marketing and a good World Cup for helping drive growth in the operator’s 2018 results.

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    Scientific Games has set out details of the contract that will see its Şans Girişim joint venture with Turkish conglomerate Demirören Group assume exclusive control of the country’s sports betting monopoly Iddaa.

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    The Gambling Commission, responsible for regulating gambling in England, Scotland and Wales, has reported a slight decline in the prevalence of problem gambling in 2018, though there were clear signs that public perception of the industry is worsening.

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