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    Paddy Power has announced three senior management appointments that will coincide with Andy McCue assuming the role of chief executive of the Irish bookmaker.

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    Gaming company Bet365 has partnered with NoSQL database specialist Basho Technology to handle its data storage and processing capabilities.

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    Australian gambling company Tatts Group has confirmed that it has a ”strong interest” in acquiring Western Australia’s (WA) TAB if the state government opts to place it on the market.

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    Rovio, the Finnish video games developer behind the hugely successful Angry Birds series, is to cut around 10% of its global workforce as part of a “reorganisation” of its operations.

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    Campaigners have questioned the success of ‘self-exclusion’ after a spike in people stopping themselves from gambling was revealed in last week’s UK Gambling Commission industry statistics report.

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    Check out the November 2014 H2 Gambling Capital-iGaming Business Dashboard for the latest numbers on the igaming sector globally. 

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    Gaming group 24/7 Gaming is to change its name to Ameesi PLC and liquidate its existing subsidiaries as it seeks a deal to acquire a binary options trading business.

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    Emil Sunvisson is to step down from his role as chief executive officer of Cherry as part of a number of senior management changes the Swedish gaming operator has made in an effort to strengthen its online gaming offering.

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    Gaming platform provider Mediatech Solutions has launched a new product line to manage land-based gaming terminals.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has appointed six new non-executive directors to its board.

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    Gaming technology developer and distributor Multimedia Games has confirmed that its shareholders have given their approval for the firm’s merger with Global Cash Access (GCA), a provider of cash handling solutions and business intelligence services.

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    Online gambling company Betfair saw a 50% increase in its active customer base in the first half of 2014 and is to return £200 million (€254.6m/$313.5m) to shareholders.

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    Multinational internet corporation Yahoo has opted to shut down its online play-money poker offering in the US just one month after its launch.

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    Ladbrokes is to begin a search for a new chief executive officer after the bookmaker confirmed that Richard Glynn is to step down from the role.

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    Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has moved to bring the Scoreradar operation under its overall brand by renaming the sports data services provider ‘Sportradar Media Services’.

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    Bookmaking giant William Hill has engaged compliance specialist NMi to test its full suite of online casino games to the requirements of the UK Gambling Commission.

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    Gambling company Betfred has withdrawn from the Australia after just seven months, citing an “overpopulated” market.

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    Online gaming software and services giant Playtech has appointed Hilary Stewart-Jones as its new deputy chairman with immediate effect.

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    French racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has joined international sports betting integrity body, ESSA.

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    Online payment processor Skrill Group has agreed a deal to acquire online cash payments provider Ukash as part of a move to strengthen its paysafecard pre-paid payment service.

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