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    Lawmakers representing Schleswig-Holstein’s ruling coalition have put forward a number of key regulatory objectives for the renegotiation of Germany’s federal gaming laws ahead of the annual meeting of state heads and chancellors.

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    White label and gaming content provider Nektan has announced plans to raise £3.0m in working capital, as well as restructuring existing loan agreements, warning the business requires new funding to continue as a going concern.

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    The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has closed a three-year investigation into allegations of bribery made against lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp due to a lack of evidence.

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    Casino Davos, the land-based operator jointly owned by Stadtcasino Baden Group and Belgium’s Ardent Group, has launched an igaming offering in the newly regulated Swiss market. After the Swiss Casinos' Casino Pfaffikon Zurichsee went live earlier this month, all four licensees in the market are now active.

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    Betclic Everest Group’s bet-at-home has revealed that it expects to receive an €11.9m (£10.7m/$13.1m) bill from the Austrian tax authorities, relating to the activities of its Linz-based subsidiary. This has prompted it to make changes to its intercompany invoicing practices, which will then see its annual tax burden increase by €5.0m.

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    Hesse has repeated its threat to break away from Germany’s other 15 federal states and develop its own regulatory framework for gambling should lawmakers fail to overhaul the country’s laws by 2021.

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    Stockholm-listed casino games developer NetEnt has agreed the first acquisition in its history, with a deal to take control of slot specialist Red Tiger Gaming worth up to £220m.

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    The decision to grant Casinos Austria International (CAI) online betting and casino licences has been annulled by Belgium's Council of State, potentially throwing the future of its sub-licensee Betway in the market into doubt.

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    Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has reported a 1.8% year-on-year fall in revenue for the first half of its financial year, with changes to gaming regulations in core markets such as Germany and Italy blamed for the decline. This led to significant increases in depreciation and amortisation, which drove down profit for the period.

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    A report on the Swedish Gaming Authority’s (Spelinspektionen) enforcement efforts in the country’s igaming market has concluded that many licensees are simply “unaccustomed” to its regulatory approach.

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    Revenue from Denmark's regulated online gaming market increased 6.1% year-on-year to DKK1.73bn (£210.2m/€232.0m/$256.1m) in the second quarter of 2019, with mobile growing in prominence and online casino's contribution close to overtaking sports betting revenue.

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    The state of Nordrhein-Westfalen claims criticism of the third amended State Treaty on Gambling by the European Commission will not lead to any major changes to the wording of the legislation.

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    The European Commission has once again criticised Germany's proposed regulatory framework for gambling, warning that the short term legislation offered little incentive for operators to secure licences.

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    Toronto-listed gaming operator and supplier Bragg Gaming has launched a strategic review of its online media division, comprising its GiveMeSport and GiveMeBet assets, with a view to selling off the unit to focus on B2B operations.

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    Swedish operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 2% year-on-year rise in net gaming revenue for the first half of 2019, but admitted that increased competition around horse racing had proved a challenge during the period.

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    Increased B2C revenue resulting from Playtech’s 2018 acquisition of Italy’s Snaitech offset a decline in B2B revenue for the gaming solutions giant in H1, though the deal also resulted in increased depreciation and amortisation, and financial costs, which hit profits.

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    PlanetWin365 operator SKS365 has been issued with a tax inspection report claiming that it owes €124m to the Italian authorities, having failed to declare significant revenue generated in the country's regulated gambling market.

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    Veikkaus executive vice-president Velipekka Nummikoski has launched a robust defence of the operator’s Finnish gambling monopoly, warning that a change to a licensing regime would lead to a decline in funding for social causes and put players at risk.

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    Performance marketing specialist Raketech Group has reported a 6.1% year-on-year decline in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, though reduced costs saw it significantly increase its profit for the period.

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    Pennsylvania’s licensed operators have generated revenue of $812,306 in the first sixteen days following the opening of the state’s regulated igaming market, with customers wagering almost $50m.

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