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    The latest edition of Sweden’s annual survey on gambling participation has revealed that the percentage of the country’s adult population has dropped six percentage points in the past year.

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    Veikkaus has announced that it will speed up the implementation of its social responsibility strategy, by introducing new marketing controls and bringing forward the introduction of compulsory identification on slot machines by a year.

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    A new study into the potential risks and rewards that would arise from Norway’s current gambling monopoly being replaced by a regime allowing offshore operators into the market has concluded that such a move could see problem gambling rise. This could also result in funds generated by Norsk Tipping for Norwegian society fall by as much as NOK1.3bn.

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    Clarion Gaming, the parent company of iGaming Business, has partnered SiGMA Group for a new Asian gaming event under the ICE banner. The event will take place from 7 to 9 June next year, at the SMX Manila in the Philippines. 

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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 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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    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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    European regulatory authority Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) has appointed Jorn Starck, executive director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, as its new chairman.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we do the sums on where good causes money is going in Ireland, ponder an odd image and say farewell to the man who threw the industry into disarray with his reinterpretation of the Wire Act.

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    The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance has appointed Alexander Georgiev as the new chairman of the country’s State Commission on Gambling,

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    A new code of conduct for gaming operators active in the Danish market has been published, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country.

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    The Administrative Court of Linköping has ruled that Swedish gamblers cannot end periods of self-exclusion before the agreed period.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we have a look at the Gambling Commission's ICE boycott, a bit of ghetto marketing, and some over-zealous investigative journalism. 

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    London-listed 888 Holdings has promoted Andrew Anthony, a 15-year veteran of the operator's finance department, to lead player protection efforts as its new responsible gaming director.

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    Operator has already paid out to 14 employees in Ireland

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    Bernadette van Buchem will take on the role of vice-chairman

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    Anders Holmgren, chief executive of Cherry AB, has been arrested on suspicion of insider trading

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    UK Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday (Monday) appointed Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary in a move that could favour the British gambling industry

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    The organising company of (MIGS) Malta iGaming Seminar and iGaming Business, the leading publishing house and event specialists, have announced a partnership to jointly organise the Malta-based c-level iGaming Conference.

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    The US state of New Jersey has taken a series of steps as in an effort to boost its ailing gambling industry.

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