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    Hard Rock International has selected Scientific Games new US betting and gaming technology provider, replacing Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).

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    The city of Buenos Aires will allow gaming hall operators to apply for online licences, following the passage of a resolution submitted by local regulator the Lotería de la ciudad de Buenos Aires (LotBA).

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    Denmark’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has announced that Anders Dorph is to become its new director, with effect from 1 November.

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    The British Gambling Commission has issued new rules for VIP customers, which will see licensees required to carry out enhanced affordability and responsible gambling checks, warning that loyalty schemes may be banned if operators fail to comply with the new controls.

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    Global Gaming’s independent bid committee, formed to evaluate Enlabs’ SEK150m bid to acquire all remaining shares in the Ninja Casino operator, has unanimously recommended its shareholders accept the proposal.

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    888 Holdings saw revenue grow 36.7% year-on-year in the first half of the year, thanks to strong growth across its gaming products and declines in sports betting’s contribution kept to a minimum.

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    US gambling giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. has agreed terms on a deal for its Caesars UK Holdings subsidiary to acquire the entire William Hill business for approximately £2.9bn (€3.17bn/$3.72bn).

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    Australian sportsbook gambling operator PointsBet has announced that its president of product and technology Manjit Gombra Singh is to replace Nicholas Fahey as an executive director on its board.

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    Finland’s Ministry of the Interior has announced that a €500 loss limit set for certain Veikkaus games in May will be now kept in place until the end of the year.

    extended the lowering of the maximum loss limit for Veikkaus'  from €2,000 (£/1,821$2,339) to €500 per month.

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    Responsible gambling charity GamCare has launched a new toolkit to help UK financial institutions, gambling businesses and debt advice agencies identify and support customers experiencing gambling-related financial harms.

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    Swedish online operator Betsson is to integrate its Scientific Games’ OpenTrade solution to improve its trading capabilities in the US and across the globe.

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    Scientific Games has extended its contract with Flutter Entertainment as the Paddy Power and PokerStars operator prepares to migrate FanDuel’s sportsbook to its partner’s OpenSports technology.

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    Affiliate marketing services provider XLMedia has reported a year-on-year drop in revenue and net profit in the first half, primarily due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and Google demoting a number of its websites.

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    The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has ruled gambling monopoly Veikkaus breached the country’s Procurement Act by making substantial changes to its supply contract with International Game Technology (IGT).

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    Scientific Games has appointed Tim Throsby, former chief executive of Barclays Bank, as an independent director and member of its board.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled the gaming authorisation awarded to Playbay Malta Limited, which operates HDbets.com, due to systemic deficiencies identified in the operator’s adherence to its AML/CFT obligations.

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    US gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. has set out further details of its possible cash offer for William Hill, saying that it is set to make a bid worth £2.9bn (€3.29bn/$3.71bn) for the bookmaker.

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    The European Commission (EC) has praised the impact of an industry-led Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that has helped cut the unintentional placement of gambling ads on sites offering pirated content by 20%.

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    PointsBet has revealed that a shortfall bookbuild has helped it reach its target of raising AUD$153.2m (£84.6m/€92.5m/US$107.6m) through a retail entitlement process.

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    William Hill has confirmed that its board has received separate cash proposals to acquire the business from alternative investments giant Apollo Global Management and its US sports betting and igaming partner, Caesars Entertainment.

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