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    Rhode Island sports betting revenue almost tripled month-on-month to $2.5m in September, with an increase in retail betting accompanied by the first contribution from mobile.

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    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued a two-year ban to Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan after he accepted three charges of breaching its Anti-Corruption Code.

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    Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has spoken out in favour of a central regulatory body for the country’s gambling sector being established to improve supervision of the country’s monopoly operator Veikkaus.

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    MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings’ Roar Digital joint venture has agreed a deal to power sports betting for Verizon Media-owned media platform Yahoo Sports.

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    The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has reported a 3.4% quarter-on-quarter decline in online gambling revenue for the Q3, ahead of it publishing full results for the period.

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    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) encouraged countries to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, at the third International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) yesterday (28 October).

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    Flutter Entertainment’s FanDuel has agreed an exclusive deal to become the official daily fantasy sports partner of Pennsylvania-based NFL franchise the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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    Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.

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    RoBET, a tech start-up founded by entrepreneur Edoardo Narduzzi, has become the first blockchain-based sports betting business to secure a licence in the Isle of Man.

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    Greentube, the interactive division of Novomatic, has secured its first supply deal in the Croatian market with PSK.hr, an online casino brand owned by Fortuna Entertainment subsidiary Hattrick Sports Group.

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    PointsBet has reported a 138% year-on-year rise in turnover during the first quarter, primarily due to its launch and subsequent expansion in the US, while the online sports betting operator has also revealed plans to raise AUD$122.1m through a share placing.

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    Greece’s parliament has passed a package of legislation designed to boost economic development in the country, which includes a bill reforming the country’s gambling laws.

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    Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 1.53% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of 2019, despite seeing a decline within its draw-based games business.

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    The Ukrainian government’s conservative evaluations have estimated that the country’s gambling bill could bring in between UAH5bn (£154.4m/€178.7m/$192.8m) and ₴9bn, according to the country’s Minister of Finance.

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    White label and gaming content provider Nektan has completed its share placement to raise new working capital, with the final proceeds of £2.6m ultimately failing short of its original £3.0m target.

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    Scientific Games has signed a five-year extension to its digital sports betting and online gaming agreement with Canadian provincial lottery operator  British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).

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    With other operators struggling in Sweden, former horse racing monopoly Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) bucked the trend to report a 12.6% increase in net gaming revenue for the third quarter of 2019 to SEK1.17bn, setting a new company record.

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    DraftKings has become the first operator to secure a daily fantasy sports (DFS) licence in Iowa and has revealed plans to launch in the state in the coming days.

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    Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has unveiled a new system for licensed operators to report suspected money laundering and terrorist financing.

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    The Korea Racing Authority (KRA), the public company established to manage the racehorse industry in South Korea, has launched efforts to introduce online horse race betting in the country in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting.

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