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    Paddy Power Betfair has reported a 17% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, with strong growth in its US and Australian operations offsetting a decline in online sports betting revenue.

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    Scientific Games as appointed Steven Stamstad as its senior vice president of marketing and communications, with a remit to increase engagement with key stakeholders around the world.

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    Camelot UK Lotteries, operator of the UK National Lottery, has appointed Keith Moor as its new chief marketing officer. Moor will join from banking group Santander in September.

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    London-listed igaming service provider GAN has credited higher than expected growth in New Jersey’s legal sports betting market for first quarter revenue growing to £4.6m, a new company record.

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    The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance has appointed Alexander Georgiev as the new chairman of the country’s State Commission on Gambling,

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    Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Global Gaming has confirmed that Joacim Möller has left his role as chief executive and appointed Tobias Fagerlund to the position on a temporary basis.

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    The UK Gambling Commission and Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have published a joint letter calling for operators to pay closer attention to consumer protection law to help ensure players have access to a fair and transparent market.

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    Sportradar Integrity Services has signed an extension to its integrity monitoring partnership with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports.

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    GVC Holdings has stepped up its responsible gambling efforts with a call to end all sportsbook broadcast advertising in the UK, urging other operators to follow suit.

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    Online affiliate and content marketing provider Raketech has appointed Oskar Mühlbach, previously of Green Media, as its new chief operations officer.

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    Unibet operator Kindred Group has reported an 8.0% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, though has seen earnings impacted by costs associated with its launch in Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market.

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    US-focused mobile lottery start-up Jackpocket has appointed Gavin Isaacs, the former CEO of Scientific Games and current chairman of SBTech, as a senior advisor to its board of directors.

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    SciPlay, the social gaming subsidiary of Scientific Games, has set out details of an initial public offering (IPO) of its Class A common stock with the aim of raising up to $352m (£270.7m/€313.0m).

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    Clarion Gaming’s inaugural edition of ICE North America, which takes place in Boston from May 13 to 15, will feature a keynote presentation from iconic boxer and Olympic champion Sugar Ray Leonard.

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    US casino operator Delaware North has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming, accusing the supplier and its CEO Michael Venner of engaging in “an ongoing pattern of misrepresentation and bad faith” throughout the partnership.

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    Gaming platform and services provider Nektan has raised £2.1m (€2.4m/$2.7m) before expenses through a share placement. Nektan offered 13,978,020 new ordinary shares at a price of 15 pence each.

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    Swedish gambling group Cherry has been granted permission to delist its series B shares from the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, confirming that May 7 will be its final day of trading.

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    The UK Gambling Commission has set out its business plan for 2019-20, with a continued focus on protecting consumers, preventing gambling-related harm and raising overall standards in the industry.

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    French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has set out plans to ramp up corporate social responsiblity (CSR) efforts as part of a wider effort to clamp down on issues such as underage gambling, fraud and money laundering.

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    Las Vegas-based casino operator Affinity Gaming has appointed Mary Elizabeth Higgins as its new CEO, after Tony Rodio stepped down to take up the same role at Caesars Entertainment.

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