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    Experienced public servant Shane Lucas has been appointed chief executive of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the Australian state’s body for helping those affected by gambling-related harms.

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    The Gambling Awareness Trust has been established to tackle problem gambling-related issues in Ireland, with the independent charity to have access to over €1m (£854,400/$1.1m) in funding each year.

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    The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has put forward new legislation that would extend recently expired online casino licences in the region until June 2021.

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    Online betting operator SportPesa has entered into a commercial partnership with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).

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    Swedish operator Betsson has appointed Martin Öhman as its new chief financial officer. Öhman will take on his new role no later than September 1, 2019.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week the Diary casts an eye over more past lives, 'Arry Redknapp's new gig, and the odd couple pairing of Alex Ferguson and Jeremy Kyle.

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    Ohio Senators John Eklund and Sean O’Brien are sponsoring a bill that would legalise both land-based and online sports betting in the US state.

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    LeoVegas Gaming has introduced a new proprietary multi-brand platform in a move that will enable the Swedish operator to launch new brands under the collective name ‘Brands of Leo’.

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    Sportium, the Spanish joint venture between Ladbrokes and CIRSA, has agreed a deal with the Arena Racing Company (ARC) to launch the European Racing Channel across its retail network.

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    Digital wallet provider Skrill has agreed a major sponsorship deal with LA10 Football Club, the Los Angeles-based venture backed by legendary Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero.

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    Scientific Games has agreed a deal with Second State Gaming to install its Bally MultiConnect (BMC) software at 20 truck stop locations across Pennsylvania.

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    Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has completed its acquisition of Ecosys AS, the Danish gaming operator behind the Bet25.dk.

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    Online gaming software supplier Bede Gaming has been accepted as an associate member of the European Lotteries Association.

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    Polish top-tier club football competition Ekstraklasa has launched a tender offering sportstbook operators the opportunity to broadcast live coverage of its matches for the 2019-20 an 2020-21 seasons.

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    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has reported a 25.6% year-on-year increase in gaming revenue in February, though the contributions from igaming and sports betting fell sequentially.

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    Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has been awarded an interactive gaming manufacturer conditional licence by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

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    Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has launched a consultation to gather opinion from the industry and other stakeholders about new player protection measures for the country's regulated igaming market.

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    Online gaming operator 888 Holdings has completed the purchase of JPJ Group’s Mandalay bingo business for £18m (€21.0m/$23.7m). Announced last month, the deal will see London-listed 888 take full ownership of various bingo assets, including Costa Bingo, from JPJ subsidiaries Jet Management Group and Jet Media.

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed that it will list its shares on Nasdaq Stockholm later this month, with the first day of trading planned for March 26.

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    Paddy Power Betfair's FanDuel is to expand its sports betting services into Pennsylvania, with a sportsbook to open at Boyd Gaming's Valley Forge Casino Resort near Philadelphia later today (March 13).

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