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    The number of UK consumers complaining about gambling operators has increased by almost 5,000% over the last five years, according to Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC’s Panorama programme.

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    Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, has partnered SiGMA Group for a new Asian gaming event under the ICE banner. The event will take place from 7 to 9 June next year, at the SMX Manila in the Philippines. 

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    Digital marketing services provider XLMedia has agreed a deal to sell its Webpals Mobile subsidiary to PLYmedia Israel as part of a strategy to switch focus to its higher-margin publishing activities.

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    UK-based games studio Blueprint Gaming has appointed Nicola Wallbank to the newly created role of head of corporate accounts.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus is to suspend certain advertising activities until the end of September while it undertakes a major review of its marketing strategy.

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    Online bingo and casino operator JPJ Group has confirmed that it is to withdraw its Vera&John and InterCasino brands from the UK market. Both websites will cease operations on September 3.

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    SciPlay, the former social games subsidiary of Scientific Games, has appointed former Electronic Arts executive Michael Marchetti as a director.

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    Greek operator OPAP has appointed Pavel Mucha as its new chief financial officer, effective 1 October. Mucha currently serves in the same role at Sazka Group.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a marginal year-on-year decline in revenue for the six months to 30 June, 2019, which resulted in a drop in service revenue over the reporting period.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Dr. Samantha Ravich as an independent director as part of an effort to enhance its cybersecurity measures.

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    Planetwin365 operator SKS365 has moved to enhance its legal, compliance and anti-money laundering measures by establishing a new supervisory board to oversee its efforts.

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    The Jockey Club, the operator of 15 major UK racecourses, has named former BT Sport and Sky executive Delia Bushell as its new group chief executive.

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    The New South Wales (NSW) Government has set out plans to conduct a study into the effectiveness of existing responsible gambling measures in the Australian state and consider ways to better protect consumers from gambling-related harm.

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    Digital marketing services provider XLMedia has appointed Stuart Simms, currently of Rakuten Marketing, as its new chief executive. Simms will take on his new role on October 2.

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    Gauselmann Group’s Merkur Sportwetten subsidiary has begun its overhaul of the recently-acquired Polish betting and gaming business Totolotek, with a number of enhancements made across retail and digital channels.

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    Stockholm-listed gambling operator LeoVegas has named Dersim Sylwan, previously of the Kindred Group, as its new chief marketing officer.

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    Sports betting solutions provider Betgenius has appointed Luca Desideri, formerly of SBTech, as its new commercial director for the Italian market.

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    Pentasia’s 2019 edition of its Ambitions survey reveals that new technology and markets are key motivations for candidates seeking pastures new in the igaming industry, while learning beats earning for a majority of respondents.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has given its endorsement to the UK Government’s new Economic Crime Plan, which sets out plans to combat industry-related issues, such as money laundering and terrorist financing.

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    Pools betting solutions provider Colossus Bets has launched a new corporate social responsiblity (CSR) initiative to support three high-profile charitable organisations.

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