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    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to investigate Evolution Gaming’s proposed acquisition of NetEnt, over concerns that the merger could lead to a reduction in competition in the British igaming market.

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    Baltics-facing igaming operator Enlabs has put forward its offer to acquire all remaining shares in Global Gaming, in a deal that values the business at SEK450m (£39.8m/€43.2m/$50.6m).

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    Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming has announced that Tobias Fagerlund has left his role as chief executive of the business with immediate effect.

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    South African gaming and entertainment business Tsogo Sun Gaming (TSG) has announced a series of changes to its board and management committees.

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    GVC Holdings has joined forces with responsible gambling training platform RG24seven to deliver specialist education to its staff in the US.

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    Playtech has launched a new safer gambling and digital wellbeing programme in collaboration with Canada-based non-profit the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC).

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    The Belgian Gambling Commission has set out plans to establish a new industry working group, with the aim of clamping down on illegal gambling activities in the country.

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    Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has launched a new training programme on gambling addictions for healthcare professionals, including general practicioners, in conjunction with Bournemouth University, the Responsible Gambling Council, and Betknowmore UK.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech has reported a 22.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, after a strong start to the period was halted by the impact of novel coronavirus on B2B and B2C operations.

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    GVC Holdings has signed up as a founding member of the All-in Diversity Project, an initiative looking to foster greater diversity, equality and inclusivity across the industry.

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    Affiliate marketing specialist Gambling.com Group has launched Responsible Gambling Center, a new portfolio of resources aimed at combatting problem gambling and related harm.

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    Baltics-facing igaming operator Enlabs has acquired a 66.5% stake in Shogun Group, a Maltese online gaming business, for a total consideration of €664,000 (£614,243/$789,116).

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    Online gambling solutions provider Aspire Global has appointed Antoine Bonello, formerly of William Hill and Flutter Entertainment, as its new chief operating officer and managing director of its Malta business.

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    Casino software and games provider iSoftBet has appointed Virginie Luce as its new chief marketing officer, and also brought in Anne Muscat Scerri as head of human resources.

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    Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has appointed Erik Bradbury as its new chief accounting officer with immediate effect.

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    Czech gaming conglomerate Sazka Group says it is showing signs of recovery following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down, which resulted in revenue and profit falling in the first half of 2020.

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    UK charities the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Betknowmore UK have launched a new online training programme, with the aim of helping workers in the British gambling market to identify signs of problem gambling.

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    Austrian gaming giant Novomatic Group saw revenue fall and posted a €108.1m loss for the first half of the year, after the business’ predominantly land-based operations were hit hard by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Revenue for Sazka Group-owned Greek gaming giant OPAP fell 34.8% year-on-year in the first half of the year due to the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). However, the operator said it saw performance rapidly recover once lockdown restrictions in Greece were eased and sporting events resumed.

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    Online gambling operator PointsBet has revealed it raised a total of AU$70.5m (£51.2m/€43.4m/US$51.1m) through the first stage of its fully underwritten entitlement offer.

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