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    UK Tote Group, the consortium of racecourse owners formerly known as Alizeti, has completed its acquisition of UK pool betting operator the Tote. UK Tote Group is now the sole owner of the Tote.

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    The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has appointed Jonathan Gray as the first chief executive of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the professional sport’s anti-corruption body. Gray will take up his new role in February 2020.

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    Online gambling operator MustardBet has ceased operations with immediate effect, but pledged to refund customer balances and settle all unsettled bets as soon as possible.

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    Betting technology supplier Newgioco has appointed industry veteran Kevin Slicker to lead its US sports betting operations and business development plan.

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    Austrian online gambling operator Interwetten has signed a deal with the Greek Super League to become the league’s official sports betting partner for the 2019-20 season.

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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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    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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    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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    GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.

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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 Washington, DC Council has awarded Intralot a five-year contract to power the city lottery’s sports betting offering, despite mounting concerns over the manner in which the contract was handed to the Greek lottery and gaming solutions provider.

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    Affiliate giant Catena Media has amended the terms of the second and final earn-out payment for its purchase of BayBets, the German sports betting affiliate it agreed to acquire in December 2017. This will see Catena take full control of the business earlier than expected, and for a lower price.

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    Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has requested an urgent meeting with the country’s gaming regulator in the wake of a number of operators being fined for an apparent breach of the country’s Gambling Act.

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    French gambling giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has struck a deal to acquire Sporting Group, the parent company of spread betting operator Sporting Index and sports betting technology and trading service provider Sporting Solutions.

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    London-listed Webis Holdings has announced that its advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business WatchandWager has renewed its commingling contract with the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

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    Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.

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    Irish operator BoyleSports has made its long-awaited move into the UK retail betting market through the acquisition of Midlands-based bookmaker Wilf Gilbert.

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    Online gaming software supplier EveryMatrix has struck a deal to sell off its customer-facing brand Jetbull to Swedish operator Amgo iGaming in a €2m (£1.8m/$2.2m) deal.

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    Stockholm-listed Better Collective will significantly expand its presence in the US market through the acquisition of daily fantasy and sports betting affiliate Rical LLC, operator of the RotoGrinders and SportsHandle portals.

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