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    Bookmaker William Hill US has announced the launch of its online and mobile sportsbook in the state of West Virginia.

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    South Korean casino operator Kangwon Land has announced that its flagship venue in Jeongseongun will remain closed for a further three weeks.

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    Online gambling operator PointsBet has surpassed initial expectations by raising AU$200m (£109.9m/€123.0m/US$145.2m) through a share placement.

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    Toto, the Dutch state-owned Nederlandse Loterij’s sportsbook brand, has announced new sponsorship deals with four teams in the Women’s Eredivisie, the Netherlands’ highest level women’s football league.

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    The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has launched a new inquiry into the potential exploitation of an in-game bug that allowed esports players to gain an advantage in matches as far back as 2016.

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    The California Supreme Court has ruled in favour of tribes wishing to build new Class III casinos in California, removing a major barrier to decades-old plans for the construction of new facilities in the state.

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has opened a new outdoor gaming patio on the south side of Derby City Gaming, the only licensed land-based gaming facility in Louisville, Kentucky.

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    Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel Group has announced the launch of its online and mobile sportsbook in Iowa, through its partnership with Boyd Gaming.

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    Caesars Entertainment – the operating name for the newly combined Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Eldorado Resorts business – has agreed to sell its Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino, Racing & Entertainment property to Rubico Acquisition for $22.0m.

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    The Council of Ministers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has decided to ban online gambling, and will jail those who operate or play products such as online rummy and poker.

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    The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has said that it is nearing the end of a wide-ranging probe into alleged match-fixing within the Mountain Dew League (MDL) esports competition, saying it has carried out 15 investigations into the matter.

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    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state’s casinos will be permitted to reopen next week, having been closed for almost six months as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has been named the first official sports betting partner of National Football League franchise the Detroit Lions.

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    Canadian igaming business HeadsUp Entertainment International has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire a 50% stake in online gambling operator VIP Entertainment Group.

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    Three Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team coaches have been issued with professional bans for cheating after they were found to exploited an in-game bug to gain an advantage in matches.

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    Asia-Pacific casino operator Donaco International has appointed Lee Bug Huy as its new chief executive, with effect from today (3 September).

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    Creditors of stricken South African horse racing operator Phumelela have voted to accept a business rescue deal from Mary Oppenheimer Daughters (MOD), effectively rejecting a takeover bid from British operator Betfred.

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    DraftKings has brokered a deal to become the official sports betting and daily fantasy partner of Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs, while the operator has also opened a second retail sportsbook in New Hampshire.

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    The European Commission has launched an investigation into the Belgian Gaming Commission’s decision to allow GVC Holdings’ Ladbrokes brand to offer virtual sports in the country, while refusing similar requests from other licensees.

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    New Zealand caisno operator SkyCity Group saw revenue grow 36.8% to NZ$1.13bn as favourable win rates and insurance payouts from a 2019 fire offset a decline in normalised revenue due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The year also saw its online business make its first contribution to group revenue, bringing in $10.2m.

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