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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has appointed Robert Michael McTighe as the new chairman of its board.

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    Indiana’s regulated sports betting market saw strong growth in customer stakes in November, though revenue declined month-on-month, according to the latest figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

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    Sports data and content provider Sportradar has agreed a strategic partnership with engagement specialist PrizeLogic, whereby the two parties will supply brands with a turnkey solution to better activate sport sponsorships and engage consumers.

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    Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has announced a series of updates to its online casino certification, with deposit limits set to become mandatory from 1 January, 2020.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has named the chairperson and five other members to its new ethics advisory board.

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    Pan-European lottery and sports betting group Sazka Group has agreed a deal to acquire Novomatic Group’s 17.19% stake in Casinos Austria (CASAG).

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    The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has revealed that despite issuing sanctioning licensees on 21 occasions in 2019, Åland Islands-based Paf is the only operator to have paid the sum owed.

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    The Montana Lottery is now accepting licence applications from businesses looking to offer the lottery’s new sports betting product, Sports Bet Montana. 

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    Sports data provider Stats Perform has handed senior positions to brothers Steve and Peter Hirdt, two of the leading names in US sports broadcast research and content.

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    New Zealand’s Minister for Racing, Winston Peters, has introduced the Racing Industry Bill, a piece of racing reform legislation that has already received support from the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA).

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    The Score Media and Gaming arm of Canadian media business theScore has announced the appointment of Josh Sidsworth as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer.

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    Natural Intelligence, a technology business that operates comparison websites, has acquired sports betting tips platform Tipstrr for an undisclosed sum.

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    France’s Agence des participations de l’État (APE) has confirmed that the initial public offering of share in lottery and gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has raised €1.89bn for state coffers.

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    The District Court for Prague 1 has ruled in favour of the Czech Republic government in a long-running legal battle with land-based casino operator Casino Kartáč over online roulette. This had seen the operator look to recoup CZK6.9bn in estimated lost revenue, after a 2006 request to launch online games was rejected.

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    The chairman of New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) Dean McKenzie will take on the role of executive director once current chief executive John Allen steps down at the end of 2019.

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    New York’s four licensed sportsbooks generated $1.3m (£987,430/€1.2m) in gross gaming revenue during November, the lowest monthly total since the market opened.

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    AGTech Holdings has secured two new contracts to provide sports lottery terminals in the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang and Henan.

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    Payments and know-your-customer (KYC) solutions provider iSignThis has lowered its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) guidance for 2019 to AUD$6.5m (£3.4m/€4.0m/USD$4.4m) amid a dispute with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

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    White label and gaming platform provider FSB Technology has announced the appointment of Andrew Bowen, formerly of Ladbrokes and Scientific Games, as its new chief financial officer.

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    Betting technology supplier Sportech has poached a pair of product and user experience specialists from Sportpesa, and a new commercial manager from LeoVegas' Rocket X subsidiary

    enhance its product and user experience and bolster its commerical operations. 

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