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    The Belgian Ministry of Security and the Interior has issued a decree making the wearing of masks in the country’s gambling venues compulsory.

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    The government of the Australian state of Queensland has abandoned plans to award a second casino licence in the state, explaining that there was little appetite from investors for the project. It has also ended negotiations over giving Star Entertainment Group a casino monopoly in the state.

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    Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered all bars – including those in Las Vegas casinos – and restricted gaming locations in seven counties to close for at least two weeks amid rising cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the state.

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    The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved the proposed merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, but has ordered the combined entity to sell three casinos in the state.

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    Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia/NRW) Minister of Finance Lutz Lienenkämper has responded to accusations that the state government altered the accounts of state-owned operator Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel) to facilitate the privatisation of the business.

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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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    Eldorado Resorts has secured approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission to proceed with its proposed acquisition and subsequent merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

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    Circus Circus Casino has filed a lawsuit against insurance company AIG for damages exceeding $75m in the United States District Court for Nevada, arguing the operator’s AIG insurance policy failed to cover “all risks” as specified during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    iGaming Academy, a training provider owned by Conexus Group, is offering free e-learning courses to help gaming businesses make themselves ready to tackle the effects novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Casinos in South Korea and Cambodia have reopened, as much of Asia eases out of lockdowns caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    A special session of the parliament in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen will meet on Friday 10 July to address what the Social Democratic Party (SPD) called “suspicious balance sheet tricks” to facilitate the privatisation of Westdeutsche Spielbanken (WestSpiel).

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    Swedish former gambling monopoly Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has voiced support for the country's controversial online casino deposit limit following its implementation, though admitted that a loss limit would have been more effective.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has again called on the UK government to allow land-based casinos to reopen this month, with chief executive Michael Dugher warning that further delays could cause “severe damage” to the sector.

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    Australian sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator PlayUp has named Dr Laila Mintas as chief executive of its new US division as it prepares to enter the market.

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    Twin River Worldwide Holdings has completed the acquisition of Eldorado Resorts’ Isle of Capri Casino in Kansas City, Missouri and the Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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    German gambling revenue is set to reach €3.3bn by 2024, according to new market projections from consulting and research provider Goldmedia.

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    Swiss gambling regulator Eidgenössischen Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) has reported a 5.5% year-on-year rise in casino revenue for 2019, while the country’s online gaming licensees generated CHF23.5m following the launch of igaming from July that year.

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    Rank Group believes its profit for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2020 will come in at the lower end of its £48m to £58m guidance following the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Five casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, are set to reopen today (July 2) after being closed for more than three months due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Belgian’s Gambling Commission has added three new sites to its blacklist of unlicensed online gambling websites.

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