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    German gaming giant Gauselmann Group and Austria’s Novomatic Group reacted with dismay after authorities in Berlin implemented new restrictions on gaming halls, that will force the majority of the city’s 496 arcades to shut.

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    An end-of-quarter exchange rate adjustment offset a further downgrade in H2 Gambling Capital’s 2020 forecast for the pandemic-hit global gambling sector this week.

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    Around 0.8% of players in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa in the Greater Tokyo region may be classified as problem gamblers, according to the results of a new survey.

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    Belgian’s Gambling Commission has added three new sites to its blacklist of unlicensed online gambling websites.

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    British gambling trade body the Betting and Gaming Council and the Gambling Commission have welcomed the House of Lords' committee recommendations for regulator change in Great Britain, while looking to highlight recent progress towards tacking gambling harm in the market.

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    GVC Holdings has declared its support for a number of recommendations made by the House of Lords in regards to the gambling regulatory framework in Great Britain, including a call to accelerate the review of the 2005 Gambling Act.

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    Holland Casino has reopened all 14 of its facilities today (1 July) after closures forced by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Nevada gaming revenue fell 99.4% year-on-year to just $5.8m in May, though this total represented an improvement on April’s $3.6m total.

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    Portuguese gambling regulator Serviço de Regulação Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) has granted a gaming licence to Bidluck SA, allowing the operation of online slots via its Bidluck.pt site.

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    H2 Gambling Capital saw the first gain in its 2020 gross gambling win forecasts this week since it started tracking the impact of the pandemic on the sector five months ago.

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    The Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body responsible for licensing and prohibition under the third State Treaty on Gambling, looks set to develop transitional regulations rather than pursuing enforcement action against online casino and poker operators. 

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    Virtual sports and casino game developer Leap Gaming has seen gross gaming revenue rise 123% for the opening five months of 2020, with the business now expecting to post a profit in the third quarter of the year.

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    The creation of Ukraine's proposed Gambling Commission, as currently outlined in the country’s draft gambling law, would be unconstitutional, according to the legal department of Ukraine’s legislature.

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    The British Gambling Commission has announced proposals for mandatory loss limits and stake limits that rise following due diligence checks, after it said that the results of a working group on game design fell short of requirements. 

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    The UK’s Advertising Association (AA) has rejected proposals from the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to ban all forms of gambling advertising, saying that such a move is not necessary at present.

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    The British Gambling Commission has struck back at an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report which said it was “not fit for purpose”, dismissing the claims levelled at the regulator as “untrue”.

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    More gamblers in Sweden have decreased play than increased during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but more than a quarter of high risk customers are playing more according to a Lund University study.

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    The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has published its final report on igaming harms, concluding that a range of strict new controls should be introduced, including a total prohibition on advertising and banning online in-play betting.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that its five largest members will spend £100m (€111.4m/$125.4m) on improving treatment services for problem gamblers in the UK.

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    The percentage of the British public who have gambled appears to be in decline as lockdown continues, but online casino play is on the rise, according to new data from the Gambling Commission.

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