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    Gambling operator Betsson AB has confirmed that it has sold its stake in Global Gaming. Betsson acquired the minor shareholding in June, but offloaded the stake a matter of weeks later.

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    More than 40% of Welsh students aged 11-16 said they gambled in the last year, though activity was predominantly centred around fruit machines and the National Lottery, according to a new study from Cardiff University.

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    Scientific Games has announced the launch of OpenGaming, which packages its content aggregation technology, player account management system and in-game features into a single solution.

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    Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited, the online gambling operator trading as Betfred, has agreed a £322,000 (€357,588/$393,887) settlement GB Gambling Commission after it failed to carry out appropriate checks on a customer who gambled £210,000 of stolen money through its site.

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    The Irish Government has confirmed in its 2020 Budget that bookmakers in the Republic of Ireland will receive a relief of up to €50,000 from the 2% turnover tax levied on betting in the country.

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    The Kenyan government's struggles with the country's betting and gaming industry will hit mobile network operator Safaricom's revenue, with the contribution from its M-Pesa mobile payments solution set to decline, according to analysts for investment bank Genghis Capital.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has appointed former England international goalkeeper David James as an ambassador for its Bet Regret campaign, the next round of which will focus on keeping fans from placing impulsive bets.

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    The average number of people frequently gambling in Switzerland fell again in 2017, with research commissioned by the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission and the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission showing just 16.4% of respondents gambled at least once a month.

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    Attendees of Svenska Spel's annual responsible gaming research day heard that player protection measures must be tailored to different age groups, and that mandatory limits are more effective than voluntary in ensuring players can gamble safely.

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    Centrist political party the Liberal Democrats has waded into the ongoing debate on responsible gambling in the UK, calling for a complete overhaul of the gaming sector’s approach to tackling responsible gambling.

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    Swiss gambling regulator the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) has updated its blacklist of unlicensed operators, with bet365's dot.it site among the latest additions.

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    Malta-based online gaming operator Casumo has been reprimanded by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for a Google sponsored search result that appeared when a user searched “how to unsubscribe from all gambling.”

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    The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the sports betting integrity body for the lottery industry, reported 23 matches to its partners in the third quarter, with football again topping its list of suspicious betting alerts.

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    GVC Holdings has forecast a 1% year-on-year drop in net gaming revenue for the three months to the end of September 2019, with the operator anticipating a double-digit decline in UK retail revenue following the cut in maximum B2 machine stakes.

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    Betting technology supplier Newgioco is to enter the Washington, D.C. sports betting market through a new partnership with Handle19, a sports bar chain planned by entrepreneur Shane August’s August Holding Corp.

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    South African sports betting operator Hollywoodbets has acquired the naming rights Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, the home of South African cricket franchises the Dolphins and Durban Heat.

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    A new survey conducted by Thailand's Centre for Gambling Studies and Centre for Social and Business Development has revealed that as much as 57% of the country's citizens have gambled during the past year.

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    West Virginia’s sports betting market experienced further growth in four weeks to  September 28, as licensed operators reported combined revenue of $3.8m (£3.1m/€3.5m) for the period.

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    The Swedish Administrative Court of Linköping overturned the country’s gaming regulator Spelinspektionen’s decision to limit operator LeoVegas to a two-year licence, granting it approval for a five-year licence, the longest possible term.

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    A US District Court in the Eastern District of New York has charged an alleged organised crime family member with attempted sports bribery and a host of related offenses related to Mafia activity.

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