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    Kindred Group-owned Unibet has rolled out its second sportsbook in the US, launching its brand in Pennsylvania. The move follows its US market debut in New Jersey earlier this month.

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    JPJ Group, owner of the JackpotJoy brand, has completed the £490m acquisition of a number of assets from its long-term technology partner, and will begin a new era as Gamesys Group from tomorrow (27 September).

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    Scout Gaming is set to launch a daily fantasy sports platform with a leading media partner later this year under the terms of a new framework agreement with Eurovision Sport.

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    DraftKings will become the first daily fantasy sports (DFS) partner of the National Football League (NFL).

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    Gamstop, the UK’s online gambling self-exclusion system, has seen its ownership transferred from the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) to its own directors in a move it claims illustrates its independence from the industry.

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    The Stars Group has confirmed it will make redundancies in Malta just days after announcing job losses in the Isle of Man.

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    German lottery provider Zeal Networks will move its registered office from London back to Germany following the company’s acquisition of Lotto24.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has partnered the University of Bristol on a new research project examining how UK banks and other financial services organisations can help people suffering with or are at risk of gambling-related harm.

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    Scientific Games has agreed a deal to provide its WAVE retailer terminals and associated services to Italian pari-mutuel games operator Sisal on an exclusive basis.

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    Rush Street Interactive is set to launch the first mobile sports betting app in Indiana after being granted authorization from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

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    Social casino operator KamaGames has announced a wide-ranging overhaul of its flagship Pokerist app, which sees the studio launch a social sports betting product for the first time. A range of additional features, including a new app guide, Alice and Wonderland-themed slot and referral programme for players, have also gone live.

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    Gaming Realms has put an 18% year-on-year rise in revenue primarily down to growth within its licensing division, while the mobile games developer was also able to cut its pre-tax loss in the period.

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    New Zealand’s Minister for Racing, Winston Peters, has outlined his expectations for the country’s new Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA), saying that he anticipates the body leading the national horse racing industry to sustainable growth.

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    The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) has claimed victory in a long-running legal dispute with the leading US professional sports leagues over sports betting.

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    NetEnt chief operating officer Björn Krantz has left the slot specialist after more than ten years, iGamingBusiness.com has learned. Following his departure, the company is to restructure its commercial teams into a single unit. 

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    Panama’s Game Control Board (JCJ) has announced that it plans on eliminating the controversial 5.5% tax on all gambling winnings, including the betting stake, introduced by the previous government of the country in 2015.

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    English League One football club AFC Wimbledon has suspended manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a misconduct charge by the English Football Association (FA) for breaching its betting rules.

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    Sport New Zealand, the Crown entity with oversight for governing sport and recreation, has published a series of recommendations of how to improve sporting integrity in the country, including a proposal for the government to sign up to the Macolin Convention.

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    The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has launched a consultation on the sweeping advertising restrictions that came into effect from 1 June this year, through which it is looking to understand the challenges operators face in complying with the new controls.

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    Greek lottery and gaming operator OPAP has set out plans to appeal a decision by the Greek Council of State to revoke its online sports betting licence. OPAP said it will evaluate how to pursue the protection of its interests "by all legal means".

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