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    GVC Holdings has denied media reports it continues to benefit from its former Turkey-facing subsidiary Headlong Limited, stressing that it has no ties with the business it divested in November 2017.

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    Live casino services supplier Authentic Gaming has appointed Melvin Hulleman, formerly managing director of Betsson Group, as head of account management.

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    Italy’s Agenzia delle dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has denied newspaper reports that Czech gaming and lottery giant Sazka Group is in pole position to win a tender to operate the SuperEnalotto national lottery.

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    Latvia gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has announced details of a new initiative whereby consumers suffering with gambling-related problems can access state-funded psychologist support.

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    Community, the trade union that represents betting shop workers, has called on the government to support William Hill staff who could lose their jobs as a result of the bookmaker closing 700 of its betting shops across the UK.

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    Svenska Spel’s Research Council has selected five new research projects to support, issuing grants totalling SEK5m to initiatives looking to find ways to better treat and understand gambling addiction.

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    The GB Gambling Commission (GC) has agreed a deal for independent research sharing specialist Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) to support its new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.

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    GambleAware has agreed a deal for data and analytics specalist ViewIt UK to operate and manage the information system for the National Gambling Treatment Service as part of a wider effort to tackle gambling-related harm in the UK.

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    William Hill has entered into a consultation process over plans to close around 700 of its shops across the UK, as it seeks to rearrange its business following the government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals.

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    Online gaming affiliate Rise Project has rebranded as Atemi and revealed plans to pursue strategic acquisitions, with a view to listing on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in the coming months.

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.

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    Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming has appointed Tobias Fagerlund as its president and chief executive with immediate effect.

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    Betting technology provider Sportech has named its interim executive chairman Richard McGuire as its new chief executive officer.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its final duty of care guidelines, following a public consultation on the player protection measures.

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    GVC Holdings, bet365, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill and Sky Betting and Gaming have followed up plans to increase funding for problem gambling treatment and safer gambling by setting out a plan of action to cerate a safer gambling environment.

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    Online gaming solutions provider Aspire Global has agreed a deal to acquire GMS Entertainment Limited, the parent company of the B2B supplier Pariplay, for a fee of €13.1m (£11.8m/$14.9m).

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    French sports betting technology provider France Pari has entered into a capital structure agreement with BNP Paribas Développment, a division of French banking group BNP Paribas.

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    Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has appointed Adam Newman as its new chief financial officer. Newman will officially take up the role in early October.

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    The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has agreed a new partnership with Genius Sports that it claims will revamp how it captures, controls and distributes live data.

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    Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has appointed Eva Stoppel as its new chief financial officer, effective September 1. Stoppel will replace Marie Loob in the role.

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