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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to temporarily reduce work for the vast majority of its staff.

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    William Hill has recommenced its search for a new chief financial officer after Adrian Marsh, who had previously agreed to take on the role, withdrew from the process due to the ongoing situation regarding novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Isai Scheinberg, founder of PokerStars, has pled guilty in a New York court to running a multi-million dollar unlawful internet gambling business.

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    Carolyn Harris, chair of the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), has called on British operators to step up efforts to protect customers amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the government of Japan have confirmed that the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to start from 24 July, will be postponed as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Massimiliano Chiara as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president with effect from 6 April.

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    iGaming affiliate marketing specialist Atemi has guaranteed every staff member’s role and pay amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, going as far as to offer support if spouses or partners are laid off.

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    The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has called on the British gambling industry to impose a £50 daily spending limit for customers during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Bill Hornbuckle as acting chief executive and also named Paul Salem as the new chairman of its board.

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    H2 Gambling Capital now expects global gambling gross win to fall by at least 11% in 2020 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Totally Gaming Academy (TGA), Clarion Gaming’s training and professional development arm, has struck a partnership with Conexus Group’s iGaming Academy (IGA) to deliver remote learning courses to the gambling industry.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has announced that scheduled racing events will continue to take place, albeit without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees, as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Spain’s initiation of a countrywide lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has prompted state-owned lottery operator Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) to suspend all ticket sales.

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    Education on gambling will become a compulsory element of the UK Department of Education's personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) curriculum from the start of the next school year.

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    Australia gambling operator Crown Resorts has announced the appointment of Alan McGregor as its new chief financial officer.

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    UK National Lottery operator Camelot has been forced to shut its head office after an employee was diagnosed with novel coronavirus (Covid-19), but stressed that this would have no impact on operations.

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    The Italian government’s decision to effectively put the country into lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has the potential to have a major impact on Italy’s retail gambling sector, industry observers have noted.

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    Affiliate marketing giant Catena Media has appointed Peter Messner as its new group chief financial officer, with effect from 1 April.

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    Intralot has appointed Christos Dimitriadis, currently group chief services and delivery officer, as its permanent chief executive.

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    The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced that Stephen Rigby is to step down as its president and chief executive after five years at the helm.

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