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    An amendment to a federal bill that determines funding granted to the Department of Justice seeks to block the money from being used to enforce its revised stance on the 1961 Wire Act. 

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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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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned William Hill and Flutter Entertainment to refine how their advertising targeting strategies, after promotions for each operator appeared in an app seen as being of particular appeal to minors.

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    The Pennsylvania sports betting market has reported a second consecutive month of decline, with revenue falling to 32.2% to $2.9m in May.

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    Svenska Spel has appointed Mikael Franzén as the company’s new IT director, replacing Jörgen Olofsson in the role.

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    Senator Joseph Addabbo’s bill to legalise mobile wagering in New York has taken a major step forward after it was passed by the state Senate.

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    Following the news that its Swedish operating licence had been revoked, Global Gaming has pledged to fight the decision. Earlier today Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen cited significant failings in the operator's social responsiblity and anti-money laundering controls as grounds for removing the certification.

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    Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has agreed a deal to purchase a 25% holding in Brazilian gaming content development studio Caleta Gaming for an undisclosed GBP seven-figure investment.

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    Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 3.1% year-on-year increase in revenue to CAD$2.83bn (£1.68bn/€1.89bn/US$2.12bn) for its 2018-19 financial year, with the contribution from its igaming offering growing to $105.4m.

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    Åland Islands-based operator Paf has been named the igaming technology partner of Swiss land-based casino Grand Casino Luzern, as it prepares to launch its online offering this summer.

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    A bill to regulate sports betting in New Hampshire is headed to the Governor Chris Sununu after the state’s House of Representatives concurred with the amended bill returned by the Senate.

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    Sportsbook solutions provider Kambi is to launch a sports betting product for BetWarrior, a new online gaming brand launched by two PokerStars veterans.

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    JPJ Group has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the majority of its technology partner Gamesys’ assets for a total consideration of £490m (€549.8m/$620.9m).

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    The number of operators battling for one of the Argentine capital province’s seven igaming licences continues to grow, with Spanish operator Luckia the latest to enter the fray.

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    A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no attempt to enforce the revised interpretation of the Wire Act until 2020.

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    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has reported a 27.1% year-on-year rise in regulated gaming revenue in May, aided by land-based and online casino growth. 

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    Land-based and online betting and gaming operator Betfred has posted a loss of £40.7m for its financial year ended September 30, 2018.

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    Revenue from regulated gambling in the Czech Republic fell 21.3% in 2018 to CZK31.3bn (£1.1bn/€1.2bn/$1.4bn), with the decline down to a lower contribution from slot machines.

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    AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) the market-leading operator in the early months of Sweden’s regulated igaming market, has joined the recently rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).

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    TV Global Enterprises, operator of the Latin America-facing betting and gaming brand BetCris, has become the latest operator to join the race for one of Buenos Aires province’s seven igaming licences.

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