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    Denmark’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has announced that Anders Dorph is to become its new director, with effect from 1 November.

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    Finnish state-owned gambling operator Veikkaus is to introduce mandatory identity verification for some of its slot machines from October this year, ahead of a full roll-out of the controls across its network from January 2021.

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    Canadian provincial gambling operator Loto-Québec is to close a number of its land-based gaming venues with Québec facing a rise in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

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    Casino operator Penn National Gaming (PNG) has raised $982.1m through a public offering of shares, with the proceeds to be used to fund its online betting and gaming expansion plans.

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    The British Gambling Commission has issued new rules for VIP customers, which will see licensees required to carry out enhanced affordability and responsible gambling checks, warning that loyalty schemes may be banned if operators fail to comply with the new controls.

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    Global Gaming’s independent bid committee, formed to evaluate Enlabs’ SEK150m bid to acquire all remaining shares in the Ninja Casino operator, has unanimously recommended its shareholders accept the proposal.

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) and Hard Rock International have agreed to a mutual termination of their platform and sportsbook services arrangement.

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    888 Holdings saw revenue grow 36.7% year-on-year in the first half of the year, thanks to strong growth across its gaming products and declines in sports betting’s contribution kept to a minimum.

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    US gambling giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. has agreed terms on a deal for its Caesars UK Holdings subsidiary to acquire the entire William Hill business for approximately £2.9bn (€3.17bn/$3.72bn).

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    The chief executive of Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has criticised the country's government for failing to to require all operators offering bets on horse racing to provide financial support to the industry.

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    Australian sportsbook gambling operator PointsBet has announced that its president of product and technology Manjit Gombra Singh is to replace Nicholas Fahey as an executive director on its board.

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    Blockchain-based fantasy football platform Sorare has officially launched in Great Britain, while the operator has also announced details of a new partnership with French Ligue 1 football club Paris-Saint Germain (PSG).

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    Finland’s Ministry of the Interior has announced that a €500 loss limit set for certain Veikkaus games in May will be now kept in place until the end of the year.

    extended the lowering of the maximum loss limit for Veikkaus'  from €2,000 (£/1,821$2,339) to €500 per month.

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    Responsible gambling charity GamCare has launched a new toolkit to help UK financial institutions, gambling businesses and debt advice agencies identify and support customers experiencing gambling-related financial harms.

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    German sports betting giant Tipico has received conditional approval to launch sports betting in New Jersey from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).

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    Chinese lottery provider 500.com has appointed accountancy firm MaloneBailey to provide support and advice on matters related to a case of alleged unlawful payments within the business after its previous auditor resigned amid a management dispute.

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    Swedish online operator Betsson is to integrate its Scientific Games’ OpenTrade solution to improve its trading capabilities in the US and across the globe.

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has opened BetAmerica-branded sportsbooks at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Michigan and Bronco Billy’s Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

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    BetMGM, the brand operated via the Roar Digital joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings, has agreed to become the official sports betting partner of National Football League (NFL) team the Tennessee Titans.

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    The Rhode Island Lottery has reported an increase in sports betting revenue and player spending in August, primarily due to increased activity at the state’s two retail sportsbooks.

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