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    Virtual sports and casino game developer Leap Gaming has seen gross gaming revenue rise 123% for the opening five months of 2020, with the business now expecting to post a profit in the third quarter of the year.

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    Software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports has completed its acquisition of live dealer games supplier Playgon Interactive in a deal worth $9.5m.

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    Denmark’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has updated its technical and reporting requirements for online gambling licensees, requiring self-exclusion checks before push notifications are sent to customers, and creating a new reporting category for virtuals.

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    Malta-based gaming group Enlabs has added esports betting to its flagship brand Optibet, through a new partnership with B2B supplier EveryMatrix.

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    Georgia’s Senate Judiciary Committee has resurrected the prospect of legal sports betting in the state by amending a bill to include a framework for legal wagering.

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    The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported sports betting revenue of $87,697 after the state’s casinos began to reopen from 21 May following their novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced shutdown.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has launched a tender process seeking to appoint a provider to operate a new national problem gambling helpline.

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    Camelot Group is set to sign an extension to its contract to continue operating the UK’s National Lottery for an additional six months to the end of July 2023, with a tender process for the next licence having been delayed by three months.

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    The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that a group of its members was able to raise £250,000 (€276,843/$310,149) for several charities through an initiative based around the Royal Ascot horse racing event.

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    Gambling blocking software Gamban has appointed Jody Bechtold, chief executive of Pittsburgh-based counselling, coaching and consulting practice The Better Institute, as the latest member of its US advisory board.

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    Singapore Pools will resume lotteries and retail operations in the country next week, after draws were suspended due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The creation of Ukraine's proposed Gambling Commission, as currently outlined in the country’s draft gambling law, would be unconstitutional, according to the legal department of Ukraine’s legislature.

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    A number of leading commercial casino operators in the US have announced the reopening of their properties as states continue to relax restrictions for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    California-based parent Rebecca Taylor has filed a class action complaint against tech giant Apple, alleging that by providing games containing loot box mechanisms through its App Store, Apple is complicit in or guilty of promoting gambling products to children.

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    Social casino giant DoubleDown Interactive has announced the lunch of its initial public offering (IPO) in the US and revealed that it could raise more than double the amount it originally forecast.

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    The British Gambling Commission has announced proposals for mandatory loss limits and stake limits that rise following due diligence checks, after it said that the results of a working group on game design fell short of requirements. 

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    New obstacles to recovery in the Asia-Oceania region erased hopes of a stabilisation of H2 Gambling Capital’s forecasts for the global gambling sector this week

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    Global mobile payment and mobile identity company, Boku, has conditionally agreed to the acquisition of Estonia-based Fortumo Holdings and its subsidiaries in a deal with a maximum value of $41 million.

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    Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched a new UK-facing charity scratchcard game to help raise funds for The British Red Cross humanitarian charity.

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    The Scottish government has given the go-ahead for professional sport to return in the country on 22 June after easing restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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