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    Global mobile payment and mobile identity company, Boku, has conditionally agreed to the acquisition of Estonia-based Fortumo Holdings and its subsidiaries in a deal with a maximum value of $41 million.

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    The feud between payments and know-your-customer services provider iSignThis (ISX) and the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has rumbled on, after ISX refused to provide the ASX with correspondence with shareholders over potentially delisting the company from the exchange.

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    iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has named Samoil Dolejan as the new chief executive of its MoneyMatrix payment processing business.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) that means the two institutions will share data to tackle money laundering.

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    Generation X online gamblers are more likely to use credit cards than their millennial counterparts, who prefer debit cards, according to new research from payments provider PXP Financial.

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    UK-based mobile-focused bank Starling Bank has strengthened its gambling block by introducing a 48-hour delay for customers to reactivate gambling payments.

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    National Australia Bank (NAB) has become the first bank in the country to offer customers the option to block gambling transactions via its mobile application.

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    The US National Council on Problem Gambling has issued new guidelines to payment providers, reminding them that they can play a “critical role” in reducing gambling-related harm.

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    Spanish independent consumer rights body FACUA-Consumidores en Acción has asked the country’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzon, to introduce a ban on the use of credit cards for gambling.

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    The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and the Great Britain Gambling Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow both agencies to share regulatory and compliance information.

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    Everi Holdings has bolstered its player loyalty and marketing solutions through the acquisition of assets from Micro Gaming Technologies (MGT).

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    Payments and know-your-customer (KYC) solutions provider iSignThis has lowered its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) guidance for 2019 to AUD$6.5m (£3.4m/€4.0m/USD$4.4m) amid a dispute with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

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    The Kenyan government's struggles with the country's betting and gaming industry will hit mobile network operator Safaricom's revenue, with the contribution from its M-Pesa mobile payments solution set to decline, according to analysts for investment bank Genghis Capital.

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    Åland Islands-based operator Paf has lowered its maximum annual loss limit from €30,000 to €25,000.

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    Online gambling operator Bet365 has joined forces with EML Payments to develop a new prepaid credit card in New Jersey. The operator is yet to launch in the state but has a partnership in place do so with the the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino.

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    A new report commissioned by German operator body the Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has claimed that a turnover tax levied on betting shops by local authorities across the country contravenes federal law.

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    US financial services corporation Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has struck a $35bn (£26.4bn/€30.8bn) deal to acquire Worldpay, one of the iGaming industry’s most prominent payment providers.

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    UK’s leading credit providers have vowed to play their part in minimising problem gambling after the Gambling Commission announced the launch of a consultation on gambling with credit. UK Finance, a body which represents more than 250 firms across the UK’s finance and banking industry, will submit evidence to the regulator's new investigation

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    Unibet brand can now accept payments from 100% of US bank accounts thanks to payment processor's real-time ACH solution

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    Mercia Technologies and Development Bank of Wales among investors

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