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    France’s Agence des participations de l’État (APE) has hailed the success of the initial public offering of gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ), which could generate proceeds of €1.89bn for the state.

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    Gambling operator Codere has altered its financial results for the first half of the year after an investigation into accounting inaccuracies uncovered a number of errors with the reporting for its Mexico, Colombia and Panama operations.

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    The New South Wales (NSW) Office of Responsible Gambling has set out details of a new funding opportunity for PhD scholarships, post-doctoral fellowships and study grants to build capability and capacity in gambling research.

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    Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer, has acquired esports artificial intelligence integration specialist Rival.ai.

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland and Addison Global-owned sports betting brand MoPlay have signed deals with Rightlander in order to enhance their affiliate compliance and responsible gambling measures.

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    888 Holdings has moved to address shareholders’ concerns over Brian Mattingley’s re-election as the operator’s non-executive chairman, after a significant percentage voted against his continuing in the position.

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    Banking group HSBC UK has joined forces with industry charities GamCare and GambleAware to develop and launch a new self-restriction tool to enable its customers to block gambling transactions on their accounts.

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    Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has donated more than SEK50m (£4.0m/€4.7m/$5.1m) to grassroots sports in the country for the seventh consecutive year as part of its Gräsroten initiative.

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    Bragg Gaming Group has reported revenue of CAD$10.0m for the third quarter of 2019, while starting tomorrow, the business will have a new finance chief as bwin.party veteran Stephen Prowse takes over the role from Ashkay Kumar.

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    Ladbrokes Coral operator GVC will host a symposium at the British Academy in London today (12 November) on the research into safer gambling that it funds.

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    Australian lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp has revealed that Mandy Ross is to step down as its chief information officer in order to take up the role of chief digital officer with Griffith University in Brisbane.

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    Gambling operator Betway is to become a member of Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the trade association for online gaming in Sweden.

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    Unibet operator Kindred Group has launched a search for a new chief financial officer after Albin de Beauregard revealed that he is to step down from the role.

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    Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has revealed that 127 people have so far accessed new, state-funded psychologist support for consumers affected by gambling-related problems.

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has reported lower revenue and wider losses in the third quarter, primarily due to the ongoing impact of new regulations in Sweden, while the operator and supplier has also announced the permanent appointment of Richard Brown as its chief executive.

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    Various major operators have declared their support for a new, UK-facing safer gambling initiative aimed at addressing the harm gambling can cause to consumers and young people.

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    The Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) has given its approval to OPAP’s pending acquisition of a majority stake in Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot operations.

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    iGaming content developer and aggregation platform provider Relax Gaming has named former Kindred Group executive Tommi Maijala as its new chief executive, with his predecessor Daniel Eskola shifting to a new role as chief commercial officer.

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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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    Gambling operator Betsson AB has launched a new social impact website as part of an ongoing drive to improve its responsible gambling measures and report its corporate social responsiblity efforts to stakeholders.

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