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    Eldorado Resorts has secured approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission to proceed with its proposed acquisition and subsequent merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

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    France's new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has officially launched today (22 June) after board members staged their first formal meeting.

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    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mike Noel as the new chairman of the state’s Gaming Control Board.

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    Swedish gaming operator LeoVegas has reported a 3.6% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, aided by growth the Nordic region offsetting a decline in revenue from the rest of Europe.

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    The chief executives of a further seven Swedish licensees have signed a petition organised by operator association Branscheforenigen for Onlinespel (BOS), protesting tightening restrictions imposed by Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi.

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    The Illinois Gaming Board has announced that a temporary suspension on brick-and-mortar gambling in the state due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis will be extended to April 30.

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    Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    British Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur issued a message to online gambling operators, reminding them of the importance of consumer protection and responsible marketing amid the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)

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    Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.

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    Bulgaria’s Ministry of Finance has placed Georgi Yordanov in temporary charge of the country’s State Gambling Commission (SCC) following the resignation of Alexander Georgiev.

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    Casino operator Eldorado Resorts has secured approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to proceed with its pending acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

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    Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gaming authority, has published a new guide on responsible gambling, including interpretations of how licensees should comply with responsible gambling rules.

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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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    Japan’s government has nominated Michio Kitamura, former inspector general of legal compliance at the Defence Ministry, to head up its new Casino Management Committee regulatory body.

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    The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has appointed Paul Newson, trustee of Australia’s New South Wales Responsible Gambling Fund, as its new president.

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    The Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), the umbrella organisation for Germany’s gaming machine associations, has highlighted a number of key issues that must be addressed as lawmakers prepare to begin discussions over the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market.

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    Board members at Flutter and The Stars Group further outlined the details of the synergies from the companies’ mega-merger, while also assuring stakeholders that the deal would pass any competition-related hurdles.

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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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    GVC Holdings remains confident that the business will be able to withstand potential regulatory headwinds across a number of its key and emerging markets, and believes it will see little change to German operating conditions.

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