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    Games development studio Push Gaming has agreed a deal to acquire gaming technology provider GSI in an effort to scale up the delivery of products to operator partners.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has issued a warning to customers after it was made aware that some of its games were being offered over the phone by a third party without permission.

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    Spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider IG Group Holdings has reported a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit in the first six months of its financial year, primarily due to the impact of new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) regulations.

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    Pan-European lottery and sports betting group Sazka Group has announced the appointment of Kenneth Morton as its new chief financial officer.

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    UK racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has named Mark Spincer as the new managing director of its racing division.

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    Sports data provider Stats Perform has agreed a new deal to collect and manage data from all major competitions organised by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

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    The GB Gambling Commission has set out details of a new responsible gambling initiative, whereby it will work with GVC Holdings, Sky Betting and Gaming, Playtech and SG Gaming to form three industry working groups in an effort to make gambling safer.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) admitted concerns that the Racing Industry Bill does not offer enough flexibility for the roll-out of new betting products, but revealed that a bill regulating online betting may be in the works.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA)’s Information & Research Unit has found that 730 jobs have been reported as unfilled by Malta-based gaming companies as of the end of 2018 because of a skills shortage in the country.

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    The PA Media Group has announced the launch of PA Betting Services, the new umbrella brand for all of its sports betting operations.

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    Daily fantasy and sports betting operator DraftKings has opened a new office in Las Vegas, Nevada, to support its ongoing growth plans in the US market.

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    NHS England mental health director Claire Murdoch has written letters to the chiefs of the UK’s leading gambling operators about the, “clear and worrying links between gambling and mental ill health.”

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    iGaming operator ComeOn will be known as ComeOn Group going forward, to better reflect the business’ activities across a range of brands and markets.

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    The Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), the racecourse arm of commercial racing's UK governing body The Jockey Club, has announced that Paul Fisher will leave his role as its chief executive next month.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that Nick Rust is to step down as its chief executive at the end of 2020, after almost six years in the role.

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    Online gaming operator 888 has announced that Aviad Kobrine, its long-serving chief financial officer, is to step down from the role later this year after 15 years with the business.

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    US gambling facility operator Greenwood Racing has appointed Eric Hausler, previously of VICI Properties and Capri Casinos, as its new chief executive, effective from 20 January.

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    BetBlocker, the UK-facing responsible gambling app funded and developed by alternative dispute mediation service ThePOGG.com, has secured its first corporate donation from online casino comparison website CasinoGuide.

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    Gambling software supplier GAN has appointed Karen Flores as its new chief financial officer with immediate effect.

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    William Hill has revealed that it expects to post better-than-expected adjusted operating profit for the year ended 31 December, 2019, with the bookmaker forecasting that the final figure will fall between £143m (€167.0m/$185.8m) and £148m.

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