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    Spread betting and contracts for difference provider IG Group Holdings has confirmed that Andy Green is to step down as its chairman. Green will leave the role in September of this year.

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    Aspers, Caesars, Genting, Playtech and the Rank Group have all signed up as new partners of UK-facing responsible gambling body the Senet Group.

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    Madrid-listed Codere has announced a series of changes to its organisational structure as part of an effort to simplify management processes and give more accountability to regional divisions.

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    This week we look at role reversal in the lottery space, ponder the outrage over the M&M's slot-machine dispenser and payday loans and giggle at some of the more outlandish Royal baby name predictions

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Ian Freeman as vice president of global business development and commercial at its PlayDigital division.

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    Gauselmann Group has appointed Markus Ettlin as the new managing director and chairman of its Merkur Sportwetten sports betting business.

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    Las Vegas-based casino giant Wynn Resorts has abruptly terminated discussions with Crown Resorts less than a day after announcing that it was looking to acquire the Australian gaming operator.

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    The Rank Group has confirmed Alan Morgan will leave his role as managing director retail on July 31 this year in order to pursue other opportunities. Chief executive John O'Reilly will assume Morgan’s responsibilities upon his departure.

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    Australian gaming machines and content provider Ainsworth Game Technology has named Lawrence Levy as it new CEO. Levy will take up the role on a full-time basis from July 1, 2019.

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    Las Vegas-based casino operator Wynn Resorts has opened talks with Crown Resorts over a possible acquisition of the Australian gaming operator. The proposed offer is worth Aus$14.75 a share, valuing Crown at around Aus$10bn.

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    Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel Group has appointed Lainie Cooney to its newly created role of chief people officer. Cooney will lead the development and execution of FanDuel’s global human resources strategy

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    SkillOnNet-powered RedKings is to close its poker and sports betting products later this month, but continue to operate its online and mobile casino service. Poker and sports betting will cease operations on April 28.

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    SciPlay Corporation, the social gaming subsidiary of Scientific Games, has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of a minority interest in its business.

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    The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the sport’s anti-corruption body, has reported 21 match betting alerts for the first quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly figure since the data was first made public in 2015.

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    Kindred Group has joined forces with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) as part of an effort to strengthen its affiliate compliance processes. The Unibet owner will deploy the GiG Comply marketing compliance technology to track affiliate activity and content for its brands.

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    Kambi Group has moved to strengthen its executive management team with the appointment of Cecilia Wachtmeister as executive vice president for business and group functions.

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    Gaming platform and services provider Nektan has reported a 5.9% year-on-year increase in revenue for the third quarter of its financial year, though noted that performance in the period was impacted by a number of factors.

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    Sports data intelligence provider Sportradar has renewed its partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL), the national governing body for rugby league in England. The new deal will cover the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has finalised its acquisition of the operating assets for Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, rebranding the Ohio property as MGM Northfield Park.

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    Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for the 37 racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing UK, has appointed Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors.

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