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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we predict further clampdowns on 'soft' gambling sites, ponder DFS's unpopularity, consider whether the HMRC has a few poker sharks and giggle at a videobomber

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    Shaun Baruzi has been named as Black Cow Technology’s new head of product, with the remote game server software provider set to make a big play for the US market, according to commercial director Tony Plaskow.

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    Gaming solutions giant Playtech has appointed Anna Massion and John Krumins as non-executive directors of the business, with immediate effect.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we take a leaf out of William Hill's books, hear why operators are disgruntled about Sweden and ponder the prospects of another lottery innovator Down Under

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    Intralot has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Ladbrokes Coral omni-channel director Nicklas Zajdel as chief digital officer and the promotion of Maria Stergiou to the role of chief operations officer.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we celebrate the fact something is finally happening in Germany, muse on a mammoth b**** session and wonder whether toilet roll is the key to saving the bookies and surviving Brexit

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    888 Holdings has promoted senior vice president and head of human resources Naama Kushnir to the role of chief operating officer. Kushnir takes on the role to replace Itai Pazner, who was named chief executive of the operator in January 2019.

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    A new code of conduct for gaming operators active in the Danish market has been published, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country.

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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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    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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    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has increased his stake in Caesars Entertainment Corporation to 15.53% as he pushes for the business to pursue a sale or merger.

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    This week we dig deep into the real and fictional pasts of those in the news of late, applaud a politician who can see past the lottery monopoly agenda and consider the FT’s message of doom for the industry

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    The Administrative Court of Linköping has ruled that Swedish gamblers cannot end periods of self-exclusion before the agreed period.

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    The Gambling Commission, responsible for regulating gambling in England, Scotland and Wales, has reported a slight decline in the prevalence of problem gambling in 2018, though there were clear signs that public perception of the industry is worsening.

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    Lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has named chairman and founder Sokratis Kokkalis as its new chief executive, replacing Antonios Kerastaris.

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    US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn, which will see the activist investor support all proposed board nominations at the operator’s 2019 Annual General Meeting.

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    The Senet Group is calling on gambling operators to help customers set and adhere to their own boundaries, after new research from the UK-facing responsible gambling organisation suggests all gamblers want to stay in control of their habits, regardless of their risk profile.

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    Swedish operator Betsson has hired new product directors for gaming and sports as it continues to overhaul its management team. Cíara Nic Liam has been poached from William Hill, where she served as head of gaming, to serve as Betsson’s new gaming product director, while former Svenska Spel executive Joakim Thor will oversee the operator’s sportsbook as sports product director.

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    Gambling addiction charity GamCare has launched an invitation to tender for companies specialisting in digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) solutions as it looks to expand the range of services it offers to those affected by gambling-related issues.

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