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    The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has said in a new report that although gross gambling yield from remote betting, bingo and casino sources remains steady, it noted a decline in the number of land-based facilities in the national market.

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    The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Betfred is to pay over £800,000 (€1 million/1$1.1 million) in compensation and in contribution towards socially responsible causes as part of a regulatory settlement following a licence review by the organisation.

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    The UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally ruled that the proposed merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral may cause competition concerns in a large number of local areas.

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    The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the feedback it received from a consultation over proposed changes to its testing strategy for remote gambling and software technical standards.

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    Gala Coral has agreed to forfeit more than £846,000 (€1.1 million/$1.2 million) after the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) ruled the operator made a series of failings related to its anti-money laundering and social responsibility processes.

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    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it will release a provisional decision on the proposed merger of Ladbrokes and Gala Coral by the middle of next month.

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    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has delayed a provisional ruling on the proposed merger between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes, with a source citing issues regarding branch disposal as a possible reason behind the decision.

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    Amaya has announced that it has been granted renewed approval to operate its PokerStars and Full Tilt brands in the US state of New Jersey.

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    Amaya has announced that chairman and chief executive David Baazov is to take an indefinite voluntary paid leave of absence from the company in order to focus on his potential acquisition of the firm and respond to allegations made against him by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).

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    Yggdrasil Gaming has submitted a formal application to secure a B2B remote gaming licence from the Gibraltar Licensing Authority.

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    The UK’s new Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group (GAMLG) has appointed Keith Bristow, former director-general of the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), as its first chairman.

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    Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is to assess the proposed merger between leading operators Ladbrokes and Gala Coral.

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    Betfair and Paddy Power have announced that they have received approval from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales regarding their proposed merger, with the new combined company due to begin trading tomorrow (Tuesday).

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    bwin.party has announced that it has suspended trading shares on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities after securing approval for the scheme of arrangement regarding its acquisition by GVC.

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    The merger between Paddy Power and Betfair has been cleared by Ireland’s competition regulator.

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    The UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it will make a decision on the proposed merger of Ladbrokes and Gala Coral by June 24, after opting to proceed with a ‘fast track’ investigation of the agreement.

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    Media and technology law firm Wiggin has appointed two new partners to its betting and gaming practice.

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    The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given its clearance to the proposed merger between Betfair and Paddy Power.

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its latest set of guidelines designed to help licensed online gambling operators combat the threat of money laundering.

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    Technical consulting and certification firm Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has been given accreditation as an approved online gaming testing facility in the Isle of Man.

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