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    Bookmaker William Hill has appointed Tom Waterhouse as the new chief executive officer of its Australia business.

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    Bookmaker Betfred has appointed the Brothers and Sisters advertising agency to its creative account following a competitive pitch.

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    Interactive gaming software and services provider GTECH has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire gaming products designer and manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) for $4.7 billion (€3.5 billion) in cash and stock.

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    Bookmaker Ladbrokes has moved to establish a new social responsibility committee in order to help the firm’s board oversee the delivery of a socially responsible approach to providing betting and gaming.

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    The UK Gambling Commission has reported that an investigation into Bet365’s anti-money laundering and social responsibility controls has revealed a number of potential weaknesses and shortcomings in the online gaming operator’s approach to combating such risks.

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    UK bookmaker William Hill is set to replace long-standing chief executive officer Ralph Topping with its current group operations director James Henderson.

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    Stars in their eyes

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    Betting operator Gala Coral has said that despite having recorded year-on-year growth during the 12 weeks to April 12, 2014, recently announced changes in UK gambling regulations mean that the closure of some of its shops is ‘inevitable’.

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    Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has announced that Patrick Kennedy is to stand down from his position as the group’s chief executive in April 2015.

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    Bookmaker William Hill has announced that David Edmonds has stepped down from his position as senior independent non-executive director and retired from the company’s board.

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    Bookmaker Ladbrokes has confirmed to iGaming Business that Jonathan Adelman has stepped down as general counsel and company secretary with immediate effect.

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    The global gambling sector grew 4.9% in 2013 and generated €317.6bn in gross win, a figure that is set to rise to €332.4bn in 2014 and then on to €395bn by 2018, iGaming Business’s exclusive data partner H2 Gambling Capital has revealed in the second of the four data-led articles it is publishing this week.

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    France's Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) recorded a 0.2% rise to €1.87bn in gross gaming revenues for the nine month period to the end of September and strong progress in its international activities, although its land-based business in France continued

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