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    The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill that would legalise both retail and mobile sports wagering in the US state.

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    Flutter Entertainment announced plans to accelerate US expansion and reduce debt through an equity placement that raised £812.6m, after revealing a 10% rise in revenue for the first 47 days of its second quarter.

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    English Premier League clubs have provisionally agreed to resume play from 17 June, 100 days since the competition was halted due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Lithuania’s land-based casino industry faces a “very high” risk from money laundering, while the remote gambling sector faces a high risk, according to a risk assessment carried out by the country’s government.

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    DraftKings is to add live streams of sporting events to its mobile sportsbook application after expanding its partnership with sports data and content provider Sportradar.

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    A bill to arrange a parish-by-parish referendum on whether to legalise sports betting in Louisiana has been passed by the state House of Representatives.

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    The Gambling Commission has revealed that Playtech will remain part of its industry working groups tasked with developing new standards for safer gambling, arguing that first-hand experience of its enforcement activity provides valuable lessons in raising standards for consumers.

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    Gambling software provider GAN has agreed a deal to support Cordish Gaming Group, the global gaming division of Cordish Companies, with the launch of its new online gambling offering in Pennsylvania.

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    Casinos in the Netherlands are set to reopen on 1 July, two months ahead of schedule, according to an announcement from Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed that it anticipates B2C gross gaming revenue for 2020 to fall 12% below initial forecasts as a result of disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The GB Gambling Commission has reported a 0.5% decline in gross gambling yield (GGY) for the 12 months from October 2018 to September 2019, though this was mitigated in part by an increase contribution from online gaming. However, year-on-year comparisons reveal a 1.8% decline in online revenue. 

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    Spain, Italy and Latin America-facing operator Codere’s revenue fell 21.3% to €278.5m in the first quarter of 2020, while a combination of retail shutdowns resulting from novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and exchange rate fluctuations contributed to losses rising to €97.1m.

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    Greyhound racing is set to return in the UK from 1 June, with betting content provider and racetrack operator Sports Information Services (SIS) preparing to offer coverage of events across eight tracks.

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    MGM Resorts International has announced plans to reopen its casinos in Las Vegas on 4 June, in line with measures set out by Governor Steve Sisolak.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech has issued an apology for the failings of its PT Entertainment Services (PTES) subsidiary that ultimately saw a customer take their own life.

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched its first charity lottery game in the UK in the form of Win-Win Charity Lotto.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published a new consultation paper on sporting integrity controls, which includes new mechanisms in order for licensees to report suspicious betting activity to the MGA.

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    Scientific Games has launched a new range of contactless gaming solutions, with the aim of helping gambling venues around the world to reopen safely after the temporary shutdown due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Casinos Austria will reopen its 12 bricks and mortar venues from 29 May, following a shut down as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lasting over two months.

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    Iryna Kurochinka, founder and chief executive of Digital Chain, a marketing agency focused on the igaming industry, is to step down from her role later this year.

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