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    Clarion Gaming, parent company of iGaming Business, has been approved as an associate member of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).

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    The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, has signed up as a silver member of US advocacy body, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

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    Gauselmann Group has appointed Mathias Dahms, formerly chief executive of mybet and XtiP, to manage its Merkur Sports & Gaming business.

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    The Washington, DC Council has awarded Intralot a five-year contract to power the city lottery’s sports betting offering, despite mounting concerns over the manner in which the contract was handed to the Greek lottery and gaming solutions provider.

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    Affiliate giant Catena Media has amended the terms of the second and final earn-out payment for its purchase of BayBets, the German sports betting affiliate it agreed to acquire in December 2017. This will see Catena take full control of the business earlier than expected, and for a lower price.

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    Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has requested an urgent meeting with the country’s gaming regulator in the wake of a number of operators being fined for an apparent breach of the country’s Gambling Act.

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    New research into gambling marketing and advertising has suggested that operators could be doing more to ensure promotional material is socially responsible and does not appeal to minors, especially on social media.

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    Latvia gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has announced details of a new initiative whereby consumers suffering with gambling-related problems can access state-funded psychologist support.

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    Svenska Spel’s Research Council has selected five new research projects to support, issuing grants totalling SEK5m to initiatives looking to find ways to better treat and understand gambling addiction.

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.

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    Betting technology provider Sportech has named its interim executive chairman Richard McGuire as its new chief executive officer.

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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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    The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has agreed a new partnership with Genius Sports that it claims will revamp how it captures, controls and distributes live data.

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    The Office of Responsible Gambling for the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is to invest AU$1.3m in a number of projects designed to help protect consumers from gambling-related harm.

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    A total of 183 businesses have registered their interest in applying for an online gaming licence in the Netherlands, according to the country’s gambling regulator.

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    French gambling giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has struck a deal to acquire Sporting Group, the parent company of spread betting operator Sporting Index and sports betting technology and trading service provider Sporting Solutions.

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    DraftKings will pay out civil penalties totalling $7,000 to New Jersey’s gaming regulator and return $3,277 to customers after failing to adhere to self-exclusion rules.

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    The Association of South African Bookmakers (SABA) has become the first organisation of its kind to declare its support for gambling industry-driven inclusion initiative All-in Diversity Project.

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    Svenska Spel has appointed Mikael Franzén as the company’s new IT director, replacing Jörgen Olofsson in the role.

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    The recently rebranded International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has entered into a wide-reaching data partnership with H2 Gambling Capital.

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