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    Denmark’s gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has revealed that access to 25 sites were blocked as part of its efforts to stamp out illegal activity in the country in 2019.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has launched a public consultation to gather expert opinion on a national problem gambling helpline, ahead of a tender to select a provider to manage the service.

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    BetMGM is now live in a third US state after its mobile sports betting app launched in Indiana.

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    Danish gaming leader Danske Spil has issued a 10-point plan to improve player protection standards in the market, after claiming current rules are inadequate.

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    The UK’s gambling industry has defended its commitment to responsible gambling after campaigners claimed in a letter to the Prime Minister that football's relationship with betting is at "saturation point".

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated’s net revenue for 2019 increased 33.0% to $1.33bn, thanks mostly to the building and acquisition of new casinos, though this expansion also weighed on the operator's bottom line.

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    A strong performance in the UK and Australia helped The Stars Group to big gains in 2019. The PokerStars owner reaped the benefits of the acquisitions of UK-facing Sky Betting & Gaming and Australia’s BetEasy as it posted a 24.6% year-on-year increase in revenue and 17.9% rise in adjusted EBITDA.

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    The Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body handling Germany’s federal sports betting licensing process, is preparing to take action to stamp out unlicensed activity in the market.

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    Negative attitudes towards gambling in Great Britain are increasingly prevalent, according to the Gambling Commission's Behaviour, Awareness and Attitudes Report, with 29% of those surveyed now calling for a total ban.

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    Flutter Entertainment has reported a 14.3% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, with growth in the US and Australia offsetting declines in its online sports betting and retail businesses.

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    William Hill-owned Mr Green is to pay £3m after being found to have breached rules over preventing harm and money laundering in Great Britain.

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    Playtech suffered a net loss in 2019 despite a strong performance by its Italian B2C business Snaitech.

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    Canadian Conservative Party Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh is sponsoring a bill that aims to legalize single event sports betting across the country. 

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    A bill that would legalise sports betting in Virginia has continued to progress through the state’s legislature, while a second, competing bill has been rejected by the Senate.

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    William Hill has set out how it plans to grow into a “digitally led, internationally diverse business of scale”, with a focus on growing revenue, improving operational efficiency and scale, underpinned by a competitive customer offering and agile team.

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    The Association of European Professional Football Leagues, an organisation that represents over 900 clubs in 32 professional football leagues and associations across the continent, has extended its data partnerships with Genius Sports, Sportradar and Stats Perform.

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    Casino table games developer and distributor Galaxy Gaming has agreed a deal to purchase Progressive Games Partners (PGP) for $12.4m (£9.6m/€11.4m).

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    Mobile-focused lottery betting operator Lottomart has linked up with Fast Track in an effort to strengthen its engagement with customers.

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    William Hill’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the £2 fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stake cap impacted the operator’s results for a second year in 2019.

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    Webis Holdings, parent company of WatchandWager, saw turnover - defined as total wagers minus winnings - increase to $8.1m (£6.2m/€7.1m) for the six months to 31 December 2019, and losses decline as it hopes to bounce back from the loss of a major customer in late 2018.

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