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    Scientific Games has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue and a reduction in net loss for 2019, despite the year ending with a difficult fourth quarter in which gaming and social revenue declined. 

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    Online gambling operator Betway has secured a new licence to begin offering sports betting and online casino in Portugal.

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    IMG Arena, the sports betting division of media giant IMG, has secured the rights to provide US sports betting operators with live streams of a selection of National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey games.

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    Brazil’s Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP) has launched a third consultation on fixed-odds sports betting, heralding a major shift in its approach to regulation of the market and all but certainly delaying the launch of legal sports betting in the country.

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    The British Gambling Commission has taken the decision to temporarily suspend the operating licence of Triplebet - the parent company of exchange betting operator Matchbook - following a two-year review of the business.

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    Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy has introduced legislation to establish a new state lottery corporation, with the aim of expanding legal gambling options across the state.

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    Sports betting operator SportPesa’s sponsorship with Formula One team Racing Point has come to an end, with the operator and team offering different explanations of why the deal ended.

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    Denmark’s regulated gambling market reported declines in gross gaming revenue across a number of core verticals, though a strong performance from the online casino vertical allowed the market to post year-on-year growth for 2019.

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    The Washington House of Representatives has voted through a bill that would legalize land-based and online sports betting in the state, with the tribal-focused legislation now set to move forward to the Senate.

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    France’s online gaming market revenue grew 18.1% year-on-year to €1.42bn in 2019, thanks in part to a 27.3% increase in the contirbution from sports betting, according to online gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL).

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    Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s igaming operator trade association, and industry consulting company H2 Gambling Capital have called on Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen to drop proposals ban certain betting markets, saying the measures would push consumers to unlicensed operators.

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    Svenska Spel has hit out at proposed measures put forward by the Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) to combat match-fixing in the country, arguing that the ban on betting on rule violations still leaves plenty of scope for manipulation.

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    William Hill has announced that Adrian Marsh will join the business as the company’s new chief financial officer later this year, replacing the outgoing Ruth Prior in the role.

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    English Premier League football club Everton has announced that it is to end its partnership with online betting operator SportPesa one year before the deal had been due to expire.

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    DraftKings has signed new partnership agreements with a trio of National Basketball Association (NBA) teams.

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    Scientific Games has signed a four-year extension to its deal with William Hill to continue to provide the bookmaker with its sports betting and igaming solutions in the UK and Europe.

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    Svenska Spel's revenue declined and new taxes slashed profits in what chief executive Patrik Hofbauer called “the most tumultuous year in the history of the group and the [Swedish] gaming industry.”

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    French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has projected 5% growth in both player stakes and revenue for 2020, after a “landmark” 2019 that saw the operator list on the Euronext Paris and net revenue rise to €1.96bn.

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    Lawmakers in Wyoming are to assess a new bill that aims to legalise online and mobile sports wagering in the US state.

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    Betsson has reported year-on-year declines in full-year revenue and profit for 2019, after a year in which the company struggled with regulatory developments in key markets - Sweden especially - ended with a weaker-than-expected Q4.

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