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    The Indiana Gaming Commission has reported the strongest month for the state’s sports betting market since February, with revenue and handle both soaring in July.

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    South African gaming and entertainment business Tsogo Sun has struck a deal move into the country’s sports betting market through the acquisition of a 50.1% stake in local land-based and online operator Betcoza.

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    Racecourse Media Group (RMG) chief executive Richard FitzGerald has announced that he will step down from the role “gradually” over the next six weeks, with finance director Martin Stevenson to take over as acting chief executive.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech expects earnings for the first half of 2020 to reach €160m, after a strong performance from its online and financials divisions helped offset novel coronavirus’ (Covid-19) disruption to retail and sports in the period.

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    William Hill has reported a 31.7% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of its financial year, though a £230.7m value added tax (VAT) refund allowed the operator to post a £115.6m net profit for the period.

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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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    Australian gambling operator Tabcorp expects to post a year-on-year drop in net profit after tax for its 2020 financial year, primarily due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its business.

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    La Française des Jeux (FDJ) said a strong performance after France emerged from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown has reduced a decline in revenue for the first half of the operator’s financial year.

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    GVC Holdings had appointed Sandeep Tiku, formerly its chief technology officer, as its new chief operating officer, and also announced a number of other changes to its senior leadership team.

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    Newgioco Group has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter, while the betting and gaming operator and supplier was also able to return to a net profit during the period.

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    Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has announced that David Attenborough will retire from his roles as chief executive and managing director in the first half of 2021.

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    GVC Holdings has reported an 11% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though outgoing chief executive Kenneth Alexander hailed the strong performance of the operator’s online business during the period.

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    The Cyprus National Betting Authority has launched a public consultation on its proposal to establish a unified self-exclusion platform in the country.

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    Daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings and land-based casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings have announced the opening of a temporary retail sportsbook at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.

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    A new UK National Health Service (NHS) backed Primary Care Gambling Service (PCGS) that provides help for adults who have problems related to gambling has opened in London.

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    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has announced Romanian retail and online gambling operator Superbet as its latest member.

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    UK gambling industry charity GambleAware has launched two new initiatives to raise awareness for its Safer Gambling Campaign and the National Gambling Treatment Service.

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    Polish bookmaker STS has completed the acquisition of Czech betting software provider Betsys, in a deal it said will support its ongoing European expansion plans.

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    Sports betting and interactive gaming company Newgioco Group has reported an increased comprehensive loss in 2019, despite experiencing a year-on-year rise in revenue for the year.

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    An end-of-quarter exchange rate adjustment offset a further downgrade in H2 Gambling Capital’s 2020 forecast for the pandemic-hit global gambling sector this week.

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