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    PointsBet has raised AUD $76.0m(£42.0m/€45.9m/$53.4m) in the retail component of its renounceable entitlement offer. 

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    Sports wagering and daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has expanded its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise the Colorado Rockies.

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    SciPlay, the social gaming division of Scientific Games, has appointed Danny Moy as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

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    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out details of a new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) job support initiative to replace the government’s existing furlough scheme, potentially providing a lifeline to land-based operators affected by the incoming 10pm curfew.

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    The Michigan Gaming Control Board has held a meeting on proposed sports betting regulations for the state, following a public consultation on the rules.

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    The Tennessee Education Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee has conditionally approved sports betting licences for a trio of high-profile operators, as the state moves closer to the November 1 launch date for the vertical.

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    BetMGM, the brand operated through the Roar Digital joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts, has launched Playtech’s online casino content in New Jersey.

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    Online gambling operator Parimatch has announced Everton FC as its latest commercial partner in the English Premier League.

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    Industry supplier Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has signed an agreement with online sportsbook operator Tipwin, to power its new online casino offering under licences from the Maltese and Swedish Gaming Authorities.

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    William Hill has launched sports betting operations in Michigan at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in the town of Williamsburg and at a satellite location at Leelanau Sands Casino.

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    British casino operators have called on Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to provide financial support to help protect thousands of jobs they say are at risk across the industry due to new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) measures.

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    Isai Scheinberg, the founder of PokerStars, has been fined $30,000 for his role in running an illegal internet gaming business in the US, but avoided jail time for the offense.

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    The Colorado Department of Revenue has reported a 20.8% month-on-month decline in sports betting revenue in the state during August, despite its handle more than doubling to $128.6m.

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    The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins has signed an agreement with Rush Street’s Rivers Casino Pittsburgh that will see it become the team’s casino and sportsbook partner and build a sports betting lounge at the Penguins’ PPG Paints Arena.

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    Åland Islands-based operator Paf has said its decision to lower its player annual loss limit to €20,000 (£18,370/$23,376) could lead to a €3m decline in revenue.

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    Daily fantasy and sportsbook operator DraftKings announced today (September 23) that Jocelyn Moore and Valerie Mosley have been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

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    Online sportsbook operator SportsBetting.com, owned and operated by igaming start-up Carousel Group, has gone live in Colorado.

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    The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence on loot boxes, with the aim of establishing whether the video game features encourage or lead to problem gambling.

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    Bayes Holding, the company formerly known as Dojo Madness, has secured $6m in new funding from a number of high profile US investors, which will be used to further expand its data and content solutions.

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    The Japanese Racing Association (JRA) is to ease restrictions at a number of its off-track betting (OTB) locations, with facilities able to accept bets on a wider range of races from 26 September.

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