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    Australia-based sports betting operator PointsBet has received a temporary operating permit from the Illinois Gaming Board.

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    The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) recorded its third most successful season in history in 2019-20, despite the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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    New research on women and gambling in Great Britain shows that female gamblers from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background are over-represented among those classed as ‘high risk’.

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    Online casino launched in West Virginia yesterday (15 July) with DraftKings’ casino app going live, more than a year after legislation was passed by the state.

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    Scientific Games’ high-profile executive chairman Ron Perelman is considering selling his entire 39% stake in the Las Vegas-based gaming tech supplier.

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    GVC Holdings has reported an 11% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though outgoing chief executive Kenneth Alexander hailed the strong performance of the operator’s online business during the period.

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    Kenneth Alexander is to retire from his position as chief executive of GVC Holdings and depart the group at the end of this week, with chief operating officer Shay Segev to step up as his replacement.

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    Push Gaming has named Nicola Longmuir as its new chief commercial officer.

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    DraftKings announced today that Pennsylvania will be the second state to gain access to its new standalone online casino app, after launching last month to customers in New Jersey.

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    The Dutch Government has submitted its Remote Gambling Act for review by European Commission ahead of a new regulated framework being introduced next year.

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    The first day of iGB Live! Online saw attendees listen to a host of digital marketing experts discuss best practice and SEO innovation.

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    The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will permit certain casinos and charitable gaming centres to resume operations when the province enters stage 3 of its reopening plan, starting on July 17.

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    Buzz Bingo is to permanently close more than a quarter of its UK bingo halls, with over 500 employees set to lose their jobs.

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    Secretary General of European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) Maarten Haijer has criticised Germany’s planned online gaming regulations, arguing they will not be sufficient to attract players to the regulated market over unlicensed sites.

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    Michigan’s three commercial casinos - MGM Grand, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino, all located in Detroit - brought in a combined $299.2m in revenue, down 59.3%, for the first six months of 2020 following closures due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Delaware saw a third consecutive month where online gaming handle topped $20m in June, although figures were slightly down on April and May.

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    Mississippi’s sports betting market posted a $62,230.77 loss for June, after the state’s northern casinos posted heavy losses on basketball betting for the month. 

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    Louisiana has finally passed a fantasy sports tax bill, more than 18 months after 47 of the state’s parishes approved the game, as governor John Bel Edwards signed Representative John Stefanski’s bill, introduced in a special session of the state’s legislature.

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    Betfred is to enter the Las Vegas gaming market for the first time after being named as the sportsbook partner of the new Mohegan Sun Casino property in the Nevada resort.

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    New Jersey saw a year-on-year increase in sports betting revenue and another big month for online casino during June, although overall gambling was well down, with the state’s nine casinos closed.

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