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    Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that it issued 14 warnings to igaming operators over the use of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in adverts to promote their gambling products.

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    Spain’s digital gambling association, Jdigital, has issued a response to the European Commission (EC), expressing “bewilderment” and offering criticisms of the Spanish government’s proposed restrictions on gambling advertising, submitted to the EC earlier this month.

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    The US Senate Committee on the judiciary heard evidence both for and against the continued legality of betting on college sports in a committee meeting titled “Protecting the Integrity of College Athletics”.

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    Online gambling operator Genesis Global has confirmed it will appeal against a decision by the GB Gambling Commission to suspend its operating licence in Great Britain.

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    Betting shops in Scotland have been ordered to switch off their gaming machines in an apparent U-turn by the country’s government, which last week announced that it was to remove the controversial ban.

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    Both DraftKings and FanDuel have received temporary sports betting permits allowing them to operate in Illinois, allowing both to launch in the state when their land-based partners receive master licences.

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    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has voted to reject two tribal gaming compacts signed by Governor Kevin Stitt, ruling that both agreements are invalid under state law.

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    The American Gaming Association (AGA) has pledged to strengthen its education efforts after new research found that over half of consumers who wagered with unlicensed operators in the US did not know they had gambled illegally.

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    The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered research teams from Newcastle and Loughborough Universities to launch Parent Hub, a new portal through which it aims to educate parents and carers about the risks of loot boxes.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has suspended Genesis Global’s operating licence while it carries out a review of the online gambling operator’s activities.

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    Operator association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) claims that consumer credit data does not give an accurate picture of public spending on gambling, amid what it called “alarmist” reports of a surge in activity across the country.

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    GVC Holdings has revealed that it is under investigation by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over “potential corporate offending” by one of its subsidiaries, in relation to its former Turkish operations.

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    A bill to remove the in-person registration requirement for bettors in Rhode Island has passed the state legislature, and is now awaiting ratification by Governor Gina Raimondo.

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    The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s (Spelinspektionen) latest report on gambling amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic warns that the impact of the crisis on problem gambling figures will not be apparent until later in 2020 at the earliest.

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    Greek tennis tournament director Antonis Kalaitzakis has been suspended from the sport for 20 months by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over multiple breaches of betting regulations.

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    Eldorado Resorts is set to finalise its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation after the New Jersey Casino Control Commission gave its approval to the proposed merger.

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    New South Wales’ Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has ordered a military veteran’s club to pay AUD$200,000 in fines and costs after its conduct was ruled to have contributed to a patron’s suicide.

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    Hong Kong’s off-course betting shops are to close again from this weekend until August due to the worsening of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the Chinese special administrative region.

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    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is preparing to order the country’s internet service providers to block access to an additional 11 offshore gambling sites.

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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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