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    Strong growth in revenue from OPAP's video lottery terminal division has helped the Greek lottery and gaming operator report a year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of the year, as well as offsetting a decline in sports betting revenue.

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    Helen Whateley has been named as the new Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS), with responsibility for gambling and lotteries.

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    Gaming operator and content developer Gamesys has launched a revamped version of its Daily Free Games product, a suite of minigames that allows players to unlock bonus features for real-money slots.

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    Gambling operator Genting has struck a deal to add NetEnt content to its GentingBet online casino portfolio. More than 200 NetEnt titles will now be added to the GentingBet platform.

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    Major League Baseball (MLB) is to become the first professional US sports league to enter the lottery market after announcing plans to launch a new game in partnership with EquiLottery Games.

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    The Gambling Commission has hit Silverbond Enterprises, which owns London-based private members' club and casino The Park Lane Club, with a £1.8m fine for failings in its social responsibilty and anti-money laundering processes.

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    Revenue from Delaware’s online gambling market increased 30.4% year-on-year in August, with player spend rising to $12.5m.

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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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    Betfred has become the latest operator to sign up for Gaming Innovation Group's (GiG) marketing compliance solution GiG Comply.

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    Video Gaming Technologies (VGT), a subsidiary of Aristocrat Technologies, has reached a settlement worth $3m (£2.4m/€2.7m) with Class II and III games developer Castle Hill Gaming (CHG) over an intellectual property rights infringement lawsuit.

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    Yerry Mina, a defender playing for English Premier League team Everton, has been fined £10,000 by the country’s Football Association for appearing in a TV advertisement promoting a gambling operator in his native Colombia. In related news, a Leeds United midfielder has been hit with a six-week suspension for betting on football, including matches involving his team.

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    Kindred Group-owned Unibet has launched its first online sportsbook in the US, going live in New Jersey through its partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

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    Gaming technology provider Inspired Entertainment has entered an exclusive, global virtual sports licensing agreement with NFL Alumni (NFLA), the official organisation for former players and coaches of the NFL American football league.

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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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    Gambling operator Betsson has announced plans to issue a new senior unsecured bond with an expected initial minimum volume of SEK500m (£41.6m/€46.7m/$51.4m) to help support its ongoing growth and expansion strategy.

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    Following the conclusion of a public consultation on the country’s sports betting regulations, the Brazilian government is to publish a draft bill for comment later this month.

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    Flutter Entertainment’s FanDuel Group has launched sports betting at Boyd Gaming properties in Indiana and Iowa as it continues to take advantage of its partnership with the operator.

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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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    Betsson has agreed to extend its partnership with the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), becoming the exclusive betting partner of the ice hockey competition. It previously served as the SHL's main sponsor over the 2018-19 season.

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    Sports betting software and trading services provider Amelco is to integrate fantasy sports into its modular platform for the first time, via a partnership with Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI).

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