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    GamCare, the UK-facing gambling support charity funded by GambleAware, has announced that its National Gambling Helpline is to extend its hours and operate 24 hours a day from October 1.

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    GVC Holdings has today (30 September) launched the GVC Foundation, a new body that will execute its global corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, as well as announcing a host of new CSR projects.

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    The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has approved plans to merge the anti-corruption and anti-doping divisions within a single organisation as part of an effort to enhance the integrity of the professional sport.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has partnered the University of Bristol on a new research project examining how UK banks and other financial services organisations can help people suffering with or are at risk of gambling-related harm.

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    New Zealand’s Minister for Racing, Winston Peters, has outlined his expectations for the country’s new Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA), saying that he anticipates the body leading the national horse racing industry to sustainable growth.

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    NetEnt chief operating officer Björn Krantz has left the slot specialist after more than ten years, iGamingBusiness.com has learned. Following his departure, the company is to restructure its commercial teams into a single unit. 

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    Swansea City has launched a new responsible gambling project with the aim of helping protect supporters from gambling-related harms and educating players about the risks involved with betting.

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    Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has acquired a stake in India-facing fantasy sports operator Nostragamus for an undisclosed, seven-figure sum.

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    iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has announced that it will give up its B2C operating licences for remote betting and casino in the UK and instead focus on its B2B operations.

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    Yehuda Dahan has stepped down as chief financial officer of XLMedia with immediate effect. The digital marketing services provider will now begin a search to appoint a permanent replacement.

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    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given its approval to Inspired Entertainment’s proposed acquisition of Gaming Technology Group (GTG), a division of Austrian gaming equipment and solutions giant Novomatic’s UK subsidiary.

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    Isle of Man-based iGaming software supplier Microgaming has confirmed that it will close its Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) in 2020 following 16 years of service.

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    Affiliate marketing giant Better Collective has purchased a 19.99% stake in gambling intelligence software solutions provider Mindway AI for DKK4m (£471,688/€535,718/$592,728).

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    The body set up to oversee reform of racing and wagering in New Zealand is looking for a new leader following the resignation of chief executive John Allen.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has joined forces with digital family life specialist Parent Zone on a new initiative designed to educate families about potential risks faced by children when playing online video games.

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    Mateusz and Zbigniew Juroszek, the owners of Polish bookmaker STS Gaming Group, has purchased 140,000 shares in affiliate marketing giant Better Collective for approximately €1m (£889,773/$1.1m).

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    Philip Easthill has stepped down as secretary general of the European Casino Association (ECA), while the organisation has also announced a new structure for it secretariat.

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has announced that its GameSense responsible gaming initiative has surpassed 1m customer interactions at its US properties.

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    iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has struck a partnership with compliance specialist beBettor as part of its efforts to improve its social responsibility controls and ultimately have the suspension of its operating licence lifted.

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    Gambling operator Betsson has announced plans to issue a new senior unsecured bond with an expected initial minimum volume of SEK500m (£41.6m/€46.7m/$51.4m) to help support its ongoing growth and expansion strategy.

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