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    Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corporation has reported 24.9% year-on-year rise in sales for the first half of the year, with a significant rise in pachinko and pachislot machine sales offsetting a decline from its Philiippines integrated resort.

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    UK industry body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit out against the suggestion of what it called an “arbitrary and random” monthly deposit cap, suggested in a report from think tank the Social Market Foundation.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech expects earnings for the first half of 2020 to reach €160m, after a strong performance from its online and financials divisions helped offset novel coronavirus’ (Covid-19) disruption to retail and sports in the period.

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    Casino operator Red Rock Resorts said the enforced closure of its properties due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic was the main reason behind a $223.7m net loss for the first half.

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    Slot games in Great Britain should have mandatory stake limits of between £1 and £5, a £100 monthly “soft cap” should be set for deposits and the white label system should be abolished, according to a new report. It also calls for the Gambling Commission to be replaced with two distinct bodies; one to handle licensing and compliance issues, and another to handle customer protection.

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    Casino operator Wynn Resorts has reported a net loss of $1.04bn for the first half of the year, after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic forced the temporary closure of its venues in the US and Macau.

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    One in five businesses considering bidding for one of Japan's three integrated resort (IR) licences say they are “less interested” in the process because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, while two thirds remain set on competing.

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    Industry giant Playtech has rolled out a range of online casino content and its poker technology with Baltic-facing operator Enlabs.

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    Michigan’s 27 combined commercial and tribal casinos have an annual economic impact of $6.3bn for the state, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association (AGA).

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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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    Ardent Group-owned operator and supplier of casino and sports betting products, Gaming1 Group, has announced the release of a new suite of responsible gambling tools built on artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

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    The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagor) has reported heavy losses for the first half of 2020, as the country’s ongoing struggles with novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to push back the reopening of integrated resorts in the capital Manila.

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    Online gambling platform provider i3 Interactive announced the launch of its new online sports betting and gaming brand, Blitzbet. The dot.eu brand is currently available in a limited number of jurisdictions.

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    Betclic Everest Group subsidiary Bet-at-Home said it remains on track to hit its full-year targets despite withdrawals from newly-regulated markets and the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic causing a decline in first half revenue and earnings.

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    The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has taken the first step towards allowing the province’s casinos and charitable gaming centres to reopen after more than four months closed in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Gaming revenue in Macau improved month-on-month in July, but remained 94.5% below the same month of 2019 at $1.34bn (£127.5m/€141.9m/$167.1m).

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    UK industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned the government that its decision to delay the reopening of English casinos by at least two weeks could see up to 6,000 people lose their jobs.

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    Industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to express its “utter dismay” at the decision to delay the reopening of English casinos by at least two weeks.

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    UK casinos are to remain closed until at least 15 August after the government postponed the further easing of lockdown measures put in place due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Gauselmann UK, the British subsidiary of the German gaming giant, has launched its Constituency Campaign, a new push to develop closer relationships with politicians representing the communities it serves, and to highlight the benefits of its business.

     

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