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    French-licensed operator and betting platform provider France Pari has seen betting volumes double this year to more than €30m in 2013, with turnover also up 30% to €12.5m during the year, compared with €9.6m in 2012, and sports gross gaming reven

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    Lord Howard has resigned from his position as chairman of the UK racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC).

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    Oliver Fröhlich, owner of bookmaker HappyBet, has reportedly been shot and killed at the company's Frankfurt office in Germany.

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    International law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has expended its Global Gaming Practice Group with the addition of Laura McAllister Cox as a shareholder based in its Philadelphia office.

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    Eric Hollreiser, head of corporate communications at online poker operator PokerStars, remains ‘confident’ about what the company can achieve in the US market in 2014 despite having suffered a number of disappointments in the last year.

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    John Boyle, founder, owner and chief executive of Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports, has revealed that he is planning to expand the business in Britain after enjoying considerable success in Ireland.

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    Media rights organisation Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has confirmed the reappointment of Simon Ellen as its chairman for a further four years.

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    California-based racecourse Betfair Hollywood Park has confirmed its closure after it was announced that the venue is to be converted into a residential and retail development.

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    Gaming platform provider EveryMatrix has announced that Roee Weinberg has been appointed OddsMatrix product manager to oversee the development of its sportsbook solution.

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    US trade organisation and gaming industry lobbying group the American Gaming Association (AGA) has confirmed that representatives of hotels and casino firm Wynn Resorts, land-based casino and restaurant operator Station Casinos and racetrack owner Churchill Downs Inc. have all joined its board of directors.

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    Online gambling and betting provider mybet Holding has announced that Sven Ivo Brinck has been appointed to its management board, effective from January 1, 2014.

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    Jean-Francois Vilotte, the outgoing president of France’s igaming regulator ARJEL, has outlined his organisation’s campaign to combat betting corruption and match-fixing by addressing professional athletes directly and said he would remember his t

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    Jean-François Vilotte, president of France’s igaming regulator ARJEL, is to step down from his position in January to take up a role in the private sector, Agence France Presse reported at the end of last week.

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    It’s Friday the 13th... FDJ needs three years for an app, ICE has a “brand scent”, Germany lotteries not on the same planet as us, and the same goes for the POCT.

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    Mobile and social gaming venture Gaming Realms has completed the takeover of specialist marketing agency Quick Think Media (QTM) for a fee of £2.2m (€2.6 million/3.6 million).

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    PokerStars has had its application for online gambling in New Jersey suspended for two years by the US state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement due to on

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    Online payment processor Skrill is to exit the Canadian online gaming market after confirming in an email to customers that it is to cease processing gambling payments in the country at the start of 2014.

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    Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has announced that Andrew Tomback has joined the company as senior vice-president and general counsel, effective from December 1.

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    Social gaming company Zynga has confirmed that general manager Tim Catlin has left the company to take up the role of vice-president of engineering at the Change.org social change platform.

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    Online gaming company Bet365 is to create 600 new jobs as part of a multi-million pound expansion that will feature a relocation of its UK headquarters.

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