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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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    Former Ainsworth Game Technology chief executive Danny Gladstone has been appointed as the new chairman of the board at the Australian gaming machines and content provider, while current chairman Graeme Campbell will step down on 26 September, the company announced.

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    The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has approved plans to merge the anti-corruption and anti-doping divisions within a single organisation as part of an effort to enhance the integrity of the professional sport.

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    A Washington D.C. court has temporarily suspended Greek lottery operator Intralot’s contract to operate lottery services and sports betting in the district, indicating that there is “substantial likelihood” that a lawsuit alleging the deal violates federal law succeeds.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled Star World Limited’s B2C gaming licence with immediate effect after ruling that the operator breached its Compliance and Enforcement Regulations.

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    Kindred Group-owned Unibet has rolled out its second sportsbook in the US, launching its brand in Pennsylvania. The move follows its US market debut in New Jersey earlier this month.

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    JPJ Group, owner of the JackpotJoy brand, has completed the £490m acquisition of a number of assets from its long-term technology partner, and will begin a new era as Gamesys Group from tomorrow (27 September).

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    Scout Gaming is set to launch a daily fantasy sports platform with a leading media partner later this year under the terms of a new framework agreement with Eurovision Sport.

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    DraftKings will become the first daily fantasy sports (DFS) partner of the National Football League (NFL).

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    Gamstop, the UK’s online gambling self-exclusion system, has seen its ownership transferred from the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) to its own directors in a move it claims illustrates its independence from the industry.

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    The Stars Group has confirmed it will make redundancies in Malta just days after announcing job losses in the Isle of Man.

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    German lottery provider Zeal Networks will move its registered office from London back to Germany following the company’s acquisition of Lotto24.

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    Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has partnered the University of Bristol on a new research project examining how UK banks and other financial services organisations can help people suffering with or are at risk of gambling-related harm.

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    Scientific Games has agreed a deal to provide its WAVE retailer terminals and associated services to Italian pari-mutuel games operator Sisal on an exclusive basis.

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    Rush Street Interactive is set to launch the first mobile sports betting app in Indiana after being granted authorization from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

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    Social casino operator KamaGames has announced a wide-ranging overhaul of its flagship Pokerist app, which sees the studio launch a social sports betting product for the first time. A range of additional features, including a new app guide, Alice and Wonderland-themed slot and referral programme for players, have also gone live.

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    Gaming Realms has put an 18% year-on-year rise in revenue primarily down to growth within its licensing division, while the mobile games developer was also able to cut its pre-tax loss in the period.

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    New Zealand’s Minister for Racing, Winston Peters, has outlined his expectations for the country’s new Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA), saying that he anticipates the body leading the national horse racing industry to sustainable growth.

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