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    Clarion Gaming’s inaugural edition of ICE North America, which takes place in Boston from May 13 to 15, will feature a keynote presentation from iconic boxer and Olympic champion Sugar Ray Leonard.

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    A group of Colorado representative and senators have put forward a new bill with the aim of legalising in-person, online and mobile sports betting in the US state.

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    US casino operator Delaware North has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming, accusing the supplier and its CEO Michael Venner of engaging in “an ongoing pattern of misrepresentation and bad faith” throughout the partnership.

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    Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market has generated total turnover of SEK3.29bn (£271.3m/€313.8m/$352.8m) in the first quarter of the year, with former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) dominating the channel. Svenska Spel Sport & Casino and ATG accounted for 50% of online market turnover over the three month period.

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    Online gaming will go live in Pennsylvania from July 15, while the state’s first online sports betting offering set to launch within three weeks, the state’s Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has revealed.

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    The UK Gambling Commission has set out its business plan for 2019-20, with a continued focus on protecting consumers, preventing gambling-related harm and raising overall standards in the industry.

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    Las Vegas-based casino operator Affinity Gaming has appointed Mary Elizabeth Higgins as its new CEO, after Tony Rodio stepped down to take up the same role at Caesars Entertainment.

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    Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market has posted its strongest revenue and handle figures since its opening, boosted by additional properties launching sportsbooks in March.

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    US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has appointed Anthony Rodio as its new chief executive officer. Rodio, who currently serves in the same role at Affinity Gaming, will make the move to Caesars within the next 30 days.

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    Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming has scrapped plans to issue a dividend to shareholders as a result of difficult operating conditions in the newly regulated Swedish market.

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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 Indiana House of Representatives has voted through a bill that would legalise certain forms of sports betting in the US state, with the bill now returning to the Senate for further debate. SB552 passed by a vote of 78-15.

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    New Jersey's licensed igaming and sports betting operators set new monthly revenue records for each vertical in March, which helped the state post a 34.5% year-on-year increase in gaming revenue to $294.0m (£224.7m/€259.8m) for the month.

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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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    A new survey claims that a slight majority of Finnish citizens are in favour of abolishing the country’s current regulatory framework for gambling, which gives Veikkaus a monopoly over the market. However the poll also revealed that customers are wary of playing via sites licensed in other jurisdictions, and generally supportive of Veikkaus' consumer protection measures.

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    Increased consumer spending across sports betting and online casino helped push gross gaming revenue in Denmark up 5.7% year-on-year to DKK9.74bn (£1.13bn/€1.30bn/$1.46bn) in 2018, according to figures released by the Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden).

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    Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has completed a series of public meetings on its proposed player protection regulations as it prepares for the opening of the Netherlands’ regulated igaming market. The regulator claimed that the consultation had shown broad support for its proposals, despite some questions about how certain measures would be enforced.

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    This week we look at role reversal in the lottery space, ponder the outrage over the M&M's slot-machine dispenser and payday loans and giggle at some of the more outlandish Royal baby name predictions

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    Rush Street Interactive (RSI) is to become the first online gaming operator to launch Everi's Remote Game Server in New Jersey. RSI will roll out the platform via its PlaySugarHouse.com site in the state.

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    Dutch gambling monopoly Holland Casino has posted a year-on-year drop in profit in 2018, despite revenue being boosted from its two new casinos in Amsterdam and Groningen.

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