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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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    Aspers, Caesars, Genting, Playtech and the Rank Group have all signed up as new partners of UK-facing responsible gambling body the Senet Group.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Ian Freeman as vice president of global business development and commercial at its PlayDigital division.

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    Gauselmann Group has appointed Markus Ettlin as the new managing director and chairman of its Merkur Sportwetten sports betting business.

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    Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel Group has appointed Lainie Cooney to its newly created role of chief people officer. Cooney will lead the development and execution of FanDuel’s global human resources strategy

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    SkillOnNet-powered RedKings is to close its poker and sports betting products later this month, but continue to operate its online and mobile casino service. Poker and sports betting will cease operations on April 28.

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    The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the sport’s anti-corruption body, has reported 21 match betting alerts for the first quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly figure since the data was first made public in 2015.

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    Kambi Group has moved to strengthen its executive management team with the appointment of Cecilia Wachtmeister as executive vice president for business and group functions.

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    Sports data intelligence provider Sportradar has renewed its partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL), the national governing body for rugby league in England. The new deal will cover the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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    Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for the 37 racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing UK, has appointed Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech has appointed Anna Massion and John Krumins as non-executive directors of the business, with immediate effect.

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    Casino operator Delaware North has terminated its sports betting contract with Miomni Gaming in West Virginia after a disruption to land-based, online and mobile wagering services in the state.

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    The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has said that the 2016-19 National Responsible Gambling Strategy achieved a number of key milestones, but ultimately failed to make as much progress as hoped in tackling gambling-related harm in Great Britain.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published an updated version of its whistleblowing policy as part of an effort to clamp down on issues that threaten the integrity of the sport.

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    Stockholders at Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment have voted to approve the casino operator’s proposed merger with Twin River Worldwide Holdings. The deal is expected to go through tomorrow (March 28).

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    Online gambling operator 188Bet has ceased all operations in the UK and Ireland, citing a high level of competition across both markets.

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    Specialist recruitment agency WMRecruit has thrown its support behind the All-in Diversity Project after agreeing to become a strategic partner of the initiative.

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    Gauselmann Group has agreed a deal to acquire Totolotek, the Poland-facing sports betting subsidiary of Intralot, for an undisclosed sum.

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    Digital performance marketing solutions provider XLMedia has reported a 14.4% decrease in revenue for 2018, which it attributed to a number of regulatory issues impacting performance over the year.

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    The All-in Diversity Project has appointed Shelley White, chief executive of the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), to its advisory board.

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