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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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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has hit International Game Technology (IGT) hard in the second quarter of 2020, with revenue dropping 48.4% and the business posting a net loss of $279.6m.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has revealed that the shut-down of its retail gaming network and significantly reduced sports betting options, both due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has cut revenue by around 40.6%.

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    Scientific Games has announced the appointment of Aristocrat’s Rich Schneider as its new chief product officer, effective from mid-2021.

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    Greek gaming operator OPAP has begun the process of identifying a successor to chief executive Damian Cope, who is to step down from the role when his four-year contract comes to an end.

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    Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a 4.7% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2019, though the shut-down of its retail network in the country looks set to have a significant impact on revenue and earnings in 2020.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Massimiliano Chiara as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president with effect from 6 April.

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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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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its final duty of care guidelines, following a public consultation on the player protection measures.

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    Greek lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has reorganised its operations, technology, digital and commercial divisions as part of a wider restructuring of the business.

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    Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot is to launch a cost reduction plan after reporting declines in turnover for all key operating segments in its 2018 results, with its struggles blamed on foreign exchange losses and the failure to secure new supply contracts during the year.

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    The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published new research that suggests children are experiencing gambling in situations where the risks are not always explained

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    Win Systems has acquired gaming machines and electronic roulette company Gold Club for an undisclosed amount.

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    The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a warning after a new study showed that 450,000 children are gambling in England and Wales each week.

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    Gaming company Amaya Gaming has announced that its Innova Gaming Group subsidiary has filed and obtained a receipt for a preliminary prospectus in respect of Innova's proposed initial public offering (IPO) with the regulatory authorities in Canada.

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    Gaming technology developer and distributor Multimedia Games has confirmed that its shareholders have given their approval for the firm’s merger with Global Cash Access (GCA), a provider of cash handling solutions and business intelligence services.

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    Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has appointed former Bally Technologies executive vice-president and chief operating officer Gavin Isaacs as its new chief executive officer.

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    Trade associations in the five sectors of the British gambling industry have joined together to form the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG).

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    International trade group the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has announced the election of its 2014 board officers.

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    Land-based casino firm Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) has acquired 100% of Slovakian VLT casino slot operator WINWIN Slovakia and now plans to open its first VLT casino in the country during the first half of 2014.

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