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    The Swedish gambling trade association Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER) claims that the marketing guidelines drawn up in March have prompted operators to make positive changes to the quantity and content of their advertising in the market.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has joined forces with digital family life specialist Parent Zone on a new initiative designed to educate families about potential risks faced by children when playing online video games.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has signed an agreement to provide Finnish state-owned gaming operator Veikkaus with its PlayBingo platform.

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    Germany's leading gaming machine manufacturer and operator associations have expressed support for the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, but called for future regulations to go further by legalising online slots. 

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    Scientific Games' online division SG Digital has agreed a wide-ranging deal with IMG Arena, the sports betting subsidiary of media giant IMG, that will see it add new datafeeds and virtual sports content to its OpenSports product suite.

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    Mateusz and Zbigniew Juroszek, the owners of Polish bookmaker STS Gaming Group, has purchased 140,000 shares in affiliate marketing giant Better Collective for approximately €1m (£889,773/$1.1m).

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    Sports betting technology provider SBTech has won a tender to provide a new multi-channel sportsbook solution to Swedish gaming operator Svenska Spel.

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    Czech lottery and gaming giant Sazka Group has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue to €908.5m for the first half of 2019, while profit for the period was boosted by the sale of its Croatian business to Emma Capital.

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    Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the country’s Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to shut down the operations of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) that fail or refuse to pay income tax.

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    The Council of Europe (COE) has called on authorities in Malta to enhance their measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, after a new report highlighted a number of failings in the country’s current system.

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    Licensed operators generated $2.2m in revenue from the first sixteen days of legal wagering in Iowa, with the William Hill-powered offering at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino leading the market over the period.

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    Gaming businesses owned by Native American tribes have reported a 4.1% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue, to a record $33.72bn, in 2018.

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    OPAP-controlled online gaming operator Stoiximan Group has agreed a deal to launch a range of live casino content from Evolution Gaming.

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    Philip Easthill has stepped down as secretary general of the European Casino Association (ECA), while the organisation has also announced a new structure for it secretariat.

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has announced that its GameSense responsible gaming initiative has surpassed 1m customer interactions at its US properties.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware and the UK’s Football Supporters’ Association have called on professional football clubs to be more proactive in educating fans about the risks associated with gambling.

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    Codere’s saw its net loss for the second quarter of 2019 fall by more than 75% for Q2, despite the collapse in revenue of the Argentine Peso drastically hurting revenue in what was previously the operator's largest market.

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    Sports betting revenue in New Jersey was up 174.0% year-on-year in August, while the US state also saw revenue increases within its online gambling and land-based casino markets.

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    A player for the esports team owned by National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise Miami Heat has been disqualified from the NBA 2K League for violating its gambling rules.

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    The Brazilian lottery market has reported a 52.6% year-on-year increase in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, with the market benefitting from the contribution from the Mega-Sena game more than doubling over the period.

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