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    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has reported a 27.1% year-on-year rise in regulated gaming revenue in May, aided by land-based and online casino growth. 

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    The New York Gaming Commission has today (June 10) approved regulations governing sports betting in the state. This clears the way for the licensing process for the state's four upstate casinos to begin. 

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    Some of New York’s sporting arenas could be able to offer betting to patrons, after legislation to legalise land-based and mobile betting was amended by authors, Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Gary Pretlow.

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    The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, is finally set to enter into force from September 1, though concerns remain over its definition of illegal sports betting.

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    GambleAware has reiterated calls for UK operators to offer further financial support its problem gambling efforts after revealing that industry funding failed to meet its 2018-19 target.

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    The Louisiana Senate has advanced a bill to legalise sports betting in the state, which now passes to the state House of Representatives for further scrutiny. SB153, which was prefiled by Senator Daniel Martiny in March, passed with 24 Senators voting in favour, and 15 against.

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    A sports betting bill introduced earlier in April has been voted through the Colorado’s House of Representatives and transferred to the Senate, but only has until May 3 to progress through the state legislature. The bill has already been passed by the Finance and Appropriations Committees in the upper chamber.

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    Nevada’s licensed sportsbooks generated total handle of $596.8m in March, setting a new record for amounts wagered in a month where basketball dominated the market.

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    Mississippi’s regulated sports betting market has seen revenue grow strongly in March, as a result of punters betting heavily on basketball over the month. Handle climbed to $32.4m, with a market hold of 15.11% resulting in $4.9m of taxable revenue.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a new code for gambling adverts in the country, with a focus on protecting children, young people and other vulnerable people from gambling-related harm.

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    A bill to legalise sports betting on tribal lands in North Carolina has been passed by the state Senate, and transferred to the House of Representatives. The bill passed at the second reading, with 43 Senators voting in favour and seven against.

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    The Georgia Senate has approved a resolution to establish a new committee tasked with studying opportunities to regulate betting, gaming and horse racing in the state.

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    New York lawmakers have opted to omit mobile sports betting from the state’s FY 2020 budget, but have included a number of reforms and initiatives for other forms of gambling.

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    Pennsylvania’s regulated sports betting market looks set to grow after Mohegan Sun Pocono and Mount Airy Casino Resort filed applications for sportsbook licences.

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    Lawmakers in Louisiana are to consider a new bill that would allow for the legalisation of mobile and land-based sports betting on a parish-by-parish basis in the US state.

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