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    The Swedish gambling trade association Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER) claims that the marketing guidelines drawn up in March have prompted operators to make positive changes to the quantity and content of their advertising in the market.

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    Germany's leading gaming machine manufacturer and operator associations have expressed support for the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, but called for future regulations to go further by legalising online slots. 

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    Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the country’s Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to shut down the operations of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) that fail or refuse to pay income tax.

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    The Council of Europe (COE) has called on authorities in Malta to enhance their measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, after a new report highlighted a number of failings in the country’s current system.

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    A player for the esports team owned by National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise Miami Heat has been disqualified from the NBA 2K League for violating its gambling rules.

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    The New York Gaming Commission has reopened the tender process for an independent company to conduct a study into the expansion of the state’s gaming market.

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    iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has struck a partnership with compliance specialist beBettor as part of its efforts to improve its social responsibility controls and ultimately have the suspension of its operating licence lifted.

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    The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has written to payment service providers warning them not to do business with unlicensed gambling operators targeting the country's regulated igaming market.

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    A trio of associations representing French land-based casino operators and their staff have called on the country’s government to confirm that La Française des Jeux (FDJ) will remain prohibited from offering casino games once privatised.

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    Brazilian professional tennis player Diego Matos has been handed a lifetime ban from the sport after being convicted of multiple match-fixing offences. Matos has also been fined $125,000 and ordered to repay illicit winnings of $12,000.

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    US Senator for Utah and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been involved in preliminary discussions about a federal sports gambling bill, a member of Romney’s staff told iGB North America.

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    A Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS) committee has called on the UK Government to regulate video game loot boxes under the 2005 Gambling Act in order to help protect children from potential gambling-related harm.

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    Apple has granted developers an extra six months in which to ensure their apps are updated to be fully native to iOS. This follows its announcement in June that gambling apps built with a native wrapper holding an HTML5 product would no longer be hosted in its App Store.

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    The Gambling Commission has hit Silverbond Enterprises, which owns London-based private members' club and casino The Park Lane Club, with a £1.8m fine for failings in its social responsibilty and anti-money laundering processes.

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    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has closed a three-year investigation into allegations of bribery made against lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp due to a lack of evidence.

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    Betfred has become the latest operator to sign up for Gaming Innovation Group's (GiG) marketing compliance solution GiG Comply.

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    Yerry Mina, a defender playing for English Premier League team Everton, has been fined £10,000 by the country’s Football Association for appearing in a TV advertisement promoting a gambling operator in his native Colombia. In related news, a Leeds United midfielder has been hit with a six-week suspension for betting on football, including matches involving his team.

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    Following the conclusion of a public consultation on the country’s sports betting regulations, the Brazilian government is to publish a draft bill for comment later this month.

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    A new report from Poland’s Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has revealed that while regulated the gambling industry has grown rapidly following amendments to the country’s Gambling Act in 2017, it is still dwarfed by the illegal market.

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    Norway’s state-owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping has warned players against betting on the results of the country’s local elections, arguing that it encourages manipulation of the polls.

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