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    German gaming machine operator association Deutsche Spielbankenverband (DSbV) has called for payment providers to stop processing illegal gaming payments and for an end to “incoherent case law” around online gambling in the wake of the Wirecard scandal.

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    A new era has begun in New Zealand’s horse racing industry, with TAB New Zealand taking charge of the sector from 1 August.

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    Austria’s Financial Police have continued efforts to stamp out illegal gambling in the city of Linz, with its latest raids resulting in 38 gaming machines being seized from six locations.

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    The founders of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) have argued in favour of a more diverse range of players being involved in experts by experiences initiatives, going beyond those that have suffered gambling related harm.

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    UK casinos are to remain closed until at least 15 August after the government postponed the further easing of lockdown measures put in place due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The Massachusetts House of Representatives has rejected an amended version of its economic development omnibus bill returned by the Senate, in a decision that could reopen the door for legal sports betting in the state.

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    Chicago’s Hawthorne Race Course has taken a step towards securing approval to develop a casino on its site, while also securing a master sports wagering license.

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    The British Gambling Commission has published the results of a consultation about data collection, implementing new measures to reduce and standardise the data it collects from 31 October.

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    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmar has announced that indoor venues in the state will be permitted to reopen from tomorrow (July 31), with casinos set to recommence operations from August 5.

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    Massachusetts’ Senate has removed language to regulate sports betting from an economic development omnibus bill, potentially dashing hopes for legalization in 2020.

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    GVC Holdings’ board of directors has attacked press speculation linking an investigation into its former Turkish business to the scandal surrounding stricken payment provider Wirecard.

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) subsidiary iGaming Cloud has received a five-year casino service industry enterprise license (CSIE) from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).

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    A number of German states are in discussions over a potential transition period that could allow operators to continue offering online casino products until the vertical is legalised from July 2021.

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    The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to approve an economic development package bill that includes a section to legalize sports betting in the state.

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    The Indiana Gaming Commission has given its full approval for Kindred Group’s Unibet brand to operate mobile sports betting in the state.

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    The Massachusetts legislature has amended sports wagering bill put forward last week, adding provisions to legalize online lotteries, but doubling the tax rate for online betting.

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    Austria’s Financial Police have carried out a total of 278 inspections on suspected black market gambling venues since January, resulting in the confiscation of over 660 gaming machines. Over half of the seized machines were found in the nation’s capital, Vienna.

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    The New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put in place a number of temporary measures for gaming machines in an effort to help venues in the Australian state impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Exchange operator Smarkets has launched in Sweden, having received a betting licence from the country’s Gaming Authority (Spelinspelktionen) in April.

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    Experience marketing agency A Game Above has linked up with Beanstalk, the company behind self-exclusion system Gamban, for a joint venture to launch a new solution designed to help regulators and governments clamp down on illegal gambling.

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