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    Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.

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    Centrist political party the Liberal Democrats has waded into the ongoing debate on responsible gambling in the UK, calling for a complete overhaul of the gaming sector’s approach to tackling responsible gambling.

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    Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.

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    The New South Wales (NSW) Government has set out plans to conduct a study into the effectiveness of existing responsible gambling measures in the Australian state and consider ways to better protect consumers from gambling-related harm.

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    A new survey commissioned by Novomatic Group subsidiary Löwen Entertainment claims that more that 70% of the German public supports the roll-out of a uniform regulatory framework for all forms of gambling.

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.

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    Betting technology provider Sportech has named its interim executive chairman Richard McGuire as its new chief executive officer.

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    Sportech has made a number of changes to the leadership of the betting technology provider’s B2B division, which sees a number of staff from the recently acquired ilottery business Lot.to take on key positions.

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    William Hill has named Jane Hanson as an independent non-executive director, with effect from July 1.

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    Clarion Gaming’s inaugural edition of ICE North America, which takes place in Boston from May 13 to 15, will feature a keynote presentation from iconic boxer and Olympic champion Sugar Ray Leonard.

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    A new survey claims that a slight majority of Finnish citizens are in favour of abolishing the country’s current regulatory framework for gambling, which gives Veikkaus a monopoly over the market. However the poll also revealed that customers are wary of playing via sites licensed in other jurisdictions, and generally supportive of Veikkaus' consumer protection measures.

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    A new code of conduct for gaming operators active in the Danish market has been published, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country.

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    Experienced public servant Shane Lucas has been appointed chief executive of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the Australian state’s body for helping those affected by gambling-related harms.

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    The Gambling Commission, responsible for regulating gambling in England, Scotland and Wales, has reported a slight decline in the prevalence of problem gambling in 2018, though there were clear signs that public perception of the industry is worsening.

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    Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz has been with the gaming technology giant for a decade

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    GambleAware targets further new facilities after plans for Leeds service are unveiled

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    The £1.5m initiative will focus on nine regions across England and Wales

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    Betting company’s staff compensated over working time breaches

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    Senet Group has appointed Sarah Hanratty as its new chief executive, replacing George Kidd

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    Shareholders of GVC Holdings have narrowly approved a directors’ remuneration report for 2017 at the company’s annual general meeting

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