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    The focus of the second day of iGB Live! Online shifted to B2B, with speakers including H2 Gambling Capital’s Ed Birkin, SKS365 chief Alexander Martin and Better Collective CEO Jesper Søgaard.

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    Speaking at iGB Live! Online, Better Collective chief executive Jesper Søgaard set out why he believes a licensing regime for affiliates is both desirable and necessary.

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    GVC Holdings has reported an 11% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though outgoing chief executive Kenneth Alexander hailed the strong performance of the operator’s online business during the period.

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    Kenneth Alexander is to retire from his position as chief executive of GVC Holdings and depart the group at the end of this week, with chief operating officer Shay Segev to step up as his replacement.

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    The Belgian Ministry of Security and the Interior has issued a decree making the wearing of masks in the country’s gambling venues compulsory.

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    Enlabs is on the hunt for a new chief financial officer after announcing the departure of Adam Jonsson.

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    Sportradar has appointed former Paddy Power Betfair executive Alex Gersh as its new chief financial officer.

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    Austria’s Union of Private Sector Employees, Printing, Journalism, and Paper (GPA-djp) has attacked the ambitious restructuring plan agreed by Casinos Austria earlier this week, saying that the state oversight of the business has failed.

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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has pledged to enhance its age controls after an investigation by the National Board of Police identified a number of shortcomings with its current measures.

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    iGaming software supplier and white label solutions provider EveryMatrix has been approved as an associate member of the European Lotteries Association.

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    UK gambling industry charity GambleAware received £820,000 during the first quarter of its fiscal year, ending 1 June, with Gamesys contributing more than half of the figure.

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    The Cyprus National Betting Authority has launched a public consultation on its proposal to establish a unified self-exclusion platform in the country.

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    The supervisory board of Casinos Austria has approved a proposal from the business’ management team for a far-reaching restructuring plan through which it aims to reduce costs by more than €40m, but which will see its employee headcount significantly reduced.

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    Eldorado Resorts has secured approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission to proceed with its proposed acquisition and subsequent merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

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    Shareholders of Roar Digital, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, have committed to a second round of investment in the business, bringing its total funding to $450m.

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    Circus Circus Casino has filed a lawsuit against insurance company AIG for damages exceeding $75m in the United States District Court for Nevada, arguing the operator’s AIG insurance policy failed to cover “all risks” as specified during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    iGaming Academy, a training provider owned by Conexus Group, is offering free e-learning courses to help gaming businesses make themselves ready to tackle the effects novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    A new UK National Health Service (NHS) backed Primary Care Gambling Service (PCGS) that provides help for adults who have problems related to gambling has opened in London.

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    Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has entered into a new partnership with independent capital markets adviser Akur Capital to support its ongoing mergers and acquisitions strategy.

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    The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has announced Romanian retail and online gambling operator Superbet as its latest member.

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