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    Online betting and gaming technology provider GAN has said that stronger-than-expected demand for its sports betting services in the US helped to drive gross operator revenue up 202.7% year-on-year during the third quarter.

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    Cyprus-based sports betting operator Bet on Alfa has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).

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    A Northern Irish government department will hold a public consultation on problem gambling, a spokesperson for the department has told iGaming Business.

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    Raketech Group has appointed Måns Svalborn as its new chief financial officer after Andreas Kovacs stepped aside from the role to take up the position as director of business development at the performance marketing specialist.

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    The Rhode Island Lottery has reported a month-on-month increase in sports betting revenue in August after punters spent over $10m (£8.1m/€9.2m) on legal wagering during the month.

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    GamCare, the UK-facing gambling support charity funded by GambleAware, has announced that its National Gambling Helpline is to extend its hours and operate 24 hours a day from October 1.

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    The Industry Group For Responsible Gambling has set out plans for Responsible Gambling Week 2019, with a number of major operators, developers and other organisations with links to the industry to support this year’s initiative.

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    500 Danes have called StopSpillet, the country’s gambling addiction hotline, in a little over 8 months from its launch at the start of 2019 until 11 September.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has expanded its relationship with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) by entering into a new data-sharing agreement with the sport’s global anti-corruption body.

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    Online gambling operator 888 has expanded its range of gaming services by launching a selection of content from the Greentube division of Novomatic.

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    Kenya’s largest betting operator SportPesa said it will halt operations in Kenya after the country’s parliament voted to increase a tax on betting stakes at 20% for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

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    Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store have removed a series of Asian-facing gambling apps that were falsely presented as non-gambling products.

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    Glasgow City Council is to stage a summit with academics, third sector, health professionals, youth workers and individuals who have suffered with gambling problems in order to examine related challenges in the Scottish city and develop a new framework for action.

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    GVC Holdings has today (30 September) launched the GVC Foundation, a new body that will execute its global corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, as well as announcing a host of new CSR projects.

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    The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the independent body established by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to manage integrity issues in athletics, has set up a wide scale operation to monitor betting activities at the ongoing 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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    Nevada’s sportsbook handle for the month of August remained behind New Jersey for August, despite a 22.1% increase to $287.8m, while overall casino revenue slipped back below $1bn at $952.4m.

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    Flutter Entertainment-owned brand Paddy Power has launched a new advertising campaign starring former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to promote the brand’s Daily Jackpot product.

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    Betting exchange operator Smarkets slipped to a pre-tax loss of £8.9m (€10.0m/$11.0m) in the 12 months ended December 31, 2018, despite recording a sharp increase in trading volume for the period.

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    Swiss Casinos-operated Casino Zürichsee has expanded its relationship with Playtech to launch a new live casino service and jackpot casino games on its new online gambling platform in Switzerland.

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    Bangladesh’s Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Secretary Mohibul Haque has said the country could introduce foreigner-only gambling zones after the country launched a major crackdown on illegal casinos.

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