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    Indiana sportsbooks took in revenue of $9.8m in June, up 47.6% from July, as stakes hit $1.20bn and revenue exceeded $100m for the first 12 months of legal sports betting in the state.

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    Mobile gaming platform Skillz Inc will go public on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp.

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    Louisiana-based Coushatta Casino Resort has launched a new social casino and sportsbook in partnership with Rush Street Interactive.

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    Online gaming supplier GAN and Penn National Gaming launched Penn’s MyChoice-branded social casino app, powered by GAN’s Simulated Gaming product, today (20 August).

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    GAN is launch its Simulated Gaming solution for Native American casino operator Laguna Development Corporation’s (LDC) Route 66 Casino property near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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    Australian gambling trade association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) has called upon operators in the jurisdiction to remove any players engaging in the online abuse and harassment of athletes from their platforms.

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    Free-to-play games provider SportCaller announced it will integrate its full portfolio of free-to-play games into Scientific Games’ OpenMarket content aggregation platform, with a view to expanding its reach globally. 

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    Social games developer Zynga has increased its full year revenue guidance for its 2020 financial year, despite reporting an increased net loss for the first half of the year.

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    Social gaming giant Zynga will follow its $1.85bn acquisition of Peak with a deal for a second Turkish games developer, Istanbul-based Rollic.

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    South Korean social gaming operator DoubleU Games saw revenue for the first half of 2020 rise 27.6% year-on-year to KRW326.2bn (£211.6m/€232.3m/$271.9m), aided by the sixth consecutive quarter of growth from DoubleDown Interactive.

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    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has called for online in-play betting in Australia, claiming the lack of legal live wagering contributes to "stubbornly high" levels of offshore activity.

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    B2B fantasy sports supplier Scout Gaming announced it will launch a follow-on from last year’s Premier League season-long fantasy contest, The Quarter Million, by offering a guaranteed prize pool of €1m for the 2020-21 season.

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    Boyd Gaming has relaunched its Stardust brand as a free-to-play gaming product for the second time, with the offering now live for iOS and Android devices. 

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    Free-to-play variants of Inspired Entertainment’s virtual sports titles will be made available to US customers through FendOff Sports, a new social casino platform operated by the developers behind Chumba Casino.

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    Social games developer Zynga has completed its acquisition of Peak, the mobile gaming business behind the Toon Blast and Toy Blast game franchises, for a total purchase price of $1.85bn (£1.48bn/€1.65bn).

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    South Korean social gaming giant DoubleU Games has announced that it will put plans to list its social casino subsidiary DoubleDown Interactive on the Nasdaq stock exchange on hold, blaming economic uncertainty.

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    Social sports betting startup Who Knows Wins has revealed that it was able to secure “substantial” investment during a recent round of fundraising.

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    Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that its temporary leniency for online bingo announced on 1 May will come to an end this week, on 1 July.

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    SciPlay, the social gaming division of Scientific Games, has expanded into the casual games sector through the acquisition of mobile developer Come2Play.

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    California-based parent Rebecca Taylor has filed a class action complaint against tech giant Apple, alleging that by providing games containing loot box mechanisms through its App Store, Apple is complicit in or guilty of promoting gambling products to children.

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