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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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    Sisal will continue to operate Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery game, after beating bids from Lottomatica and a Sazka-backed consortium in the tender process.

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    Stride Gaming shareholders have voted in favour of the online casino and bingo operator’s proposed acquisition by Rank Group. A total of 96.43% of all votes cast were in support of the deal.

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    Atemi, the online gaming affiliate previously known as Rise Project, has acquired UK gaming affiliate 5 Star Traffic ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called on the European Commission to work towards a standardised regulatory framework for gambling across the continent.

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    GVC Holdings has agreed a deal to sell its 50% interest in the Sportium Apuestas Deportivas joint venture with Cirsa, in a move that will mark its exit from the Spanish retail betting market.

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    Gambling group Codere has appointed Luis Sánchez Serrano as its new corporate director of technology and digitalisation. Sánchez Serrano will report directly to group chief executive Vicente Di Loreto.

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    Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has finalised the sale of its Bear Group B2C subsidiary to River iGaming. The deal, first announced in February, is worth a total consideration of £11.5m (€12.7m/$14.3m).

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    Greek gaming operator OPAP has confirmed that Michal Houst is to step down as chief financial officer and deputy chief executive by the end of September.

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    Clarion Gaming, parent company of iGaming Business, has been approved as an associate member of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).

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    Sandy Dudgeon, newly appointed senior steward of UK commercial horse racing organisation The Jockey Club, has issued a call for greater collaboration among stakeholders and interested parties to help the sport overcome challenges and make the most of growth opportunities.

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    The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, has signed up as a silver member of US advocacy body, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

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