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    A long-awaited bill allowing for gambling at hotels has been filed in the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

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    The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has appointed Paul Newson, trustee of Australia’s New South Wales Responsible Gambling Fund, as its new president.

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    The number of people gambling in Macau dipped to a record low in 2019, according to a survey commissioned by the Social Welfare Bureau, with the number of people identifying as problem gamblers also falling sharply.

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    Uefa, football’s governing body in Europe, has launched a new tender to identify an individual or organisation to support its battle against match-fixing within the sport.

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    The Washington DC Superior Court has denied a request for an injunction to block the DC Lottery’s no-bid contract with Intralot, meaning the Lottery can resume work towards launching the district’s mobile sports betting platform.

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    Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, has revealed the details — including the aim, objective, methods and team members involved — of the first ever review of evidence on gambling related harm in England.

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    Sports wagering revenue in Mississippi almost doubled month-on-month, and increased 19.2% year-on-year to $37.9m while the state took in $5.6m in revenue from sports bets.

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    The Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), the umbrella organisation for Germany’s gaming machine associations, has highlighted a number of key issues that must be addressed as lawmakers prepare to begin discussions over the re-regulation of the country’s gambling market.

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    Google has updated its gambling and games policy to permit operators to run adverts through its platform in Colombia, Kenya and Nigeria, as well expanding the range of US states in which allows betting operators to promote their services.

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    Camelot UK Lotteries, operator of the UK’s National Lottery, has confirmed that it has stopped selling £10 category scratchcards as part of an effort to tackle problem gambling.

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    White label and gaming content provider Nektan has extended the deadline for orders for a placing to raise £3.0m in working capital for the fourth time, after revealing that certain parties were proposing “unacceptable” terms in return for investment.

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    French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has secured approval from the country’s stock market regulator to proceed with its initial public offering (IPO), in a move that marks the first step towards the privatisation of the business.

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    Wally Downes has stepped down as manager of AFC Wimbledon after he was handed a 28-day ban from all football and football-related activity by the English Football Association (FA) for breaching its betting rules.

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    US casino operator Wynn Resorts has agreed two deals with Full House Resorts to roll out online and mobile sports wagering services in Indiana and Colorado.

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    Legal mobile wagering is now available in Oregon, after the state lottery rolled out its SBTech-powered sportsbook offering Scoreboard.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has called for pubs across England and Wales to take further action to stop under-18s from playing Category C gaming machines after a review found that 84% failed to prevent such underage gambling.

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has agreed to sell its iconic Bellagio Las Vegas property and form a joint venture with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, in a deal worth $4.25bn. MGM has also struck a deal to sell Circus Circus for $825m to an affiliate of Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin.

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    Licensed sportsbook operators in Pennsylvania generated collective revenue of $19.4m (£15.1m/€17.4m) in the second full month of regulated sports wagering, while interactive gaming revenue in September amounted to $5.3m.

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    Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has cleared four operators of any wrongdoing over allegations that they offered betting on sporting events where the majority of participants were under the age of 18.

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    Online gaming solutions provider BetConstruct has launched its new Spring Pro technology platform, with the aim of allowing operators to choose, adjust and customise products to suit their specifications.

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