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    The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has joined forces with Unison on a new initiative to provide members of the UK trade union with expert training on gambling and related harms.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire certain assets of mobile games studio Flip Sports.

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    Allied Esports Entertainment, the group that includes World Poker Tour (WPT), has reported a comprehensive loss of $10.9m (£8.3m/€9.3m) for the second quarter, after its revenue was hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown of certain esports events.

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    Esports Entertainment Group has completed the acquisition of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment and its operating subsidiaries for an undisclosed amount.

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    Esports betting operator Luckbox expects to receive final approval for its listing on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) by October, and has set out an expansion roadmap that will see it grow its management team and launch a B2B arm.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has appointed Jeff Cohen as its new vice president strategic planning and investor relations.

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    Digital Isle of Man, an executive agency created by the island’s government to support development in the digital sector, has appointed Chris Kissack to the newly created role as head of esports.

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    The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered research teams from Newcastle and Loughborough Universities to launch Parent Hub, a new portal through which it aims to educate parents and carers about the risks of loot boxes.

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    Microgaming will add esports betting to its aggregation platform after agreeing a new partnership with esports betting operator Unikrn.

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    Esports platform GLHF.gg has announced plans to stage a special tournament to help raise awareness and funds for mental health charity Mind.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has entered into a new licensing and sponsorship agreement with Allied Esports Entertainment, the global esports event business that owns the World Poker Tour (WPT).

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    IMG Arena, sports betting data arm of sports media giant IMG, has signed a long-term live betting streaming and data partnership with World Table Tennis (WTT).

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has entered into a new partnership with independent capital markets adviser Akur Capital to support its ongoing mergers and acquisitions strategy.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has announced that it will close its purchase of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment on or before 31 July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition.

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    The Netherlands Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has spoken out against a ban on online games over the potential risk for addiction among young people, instead explaining that the Dutch authorities will focus on prevention and treatment.

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    Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded into the number games market with the acquisition of the full shareholding of draw-based and virtual sports developer 49’s from GVC Holdings and William Hill.

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    Denmark’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has linked up with VIVE, the country’s National Research and Analysis Centre for Welfare, to carry out a new study into the relationship between young people and gambling.

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    Guild Esports, a new esports business co-owned by football icon David Beckham, has announced its launch, with the aim of competing with some of the leading names in the global esports market.

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    Esports betting operator Luckbox has completed a second tranche of funding, raising a further CAD$627,650 from investors, and taking the total sum raised through its current round to $4.5m.

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    Intralot has announced the launch of its content management system (CMS), Intralot Canvas, for long-time customer Taiwan Sports Lottery Corporation (TSLC). The expanded deal will also see TSLC launch a new sportsbook, featuring esports betting markets. 

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