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    Australian lotteries and betting giant Tabcorp has signed a binding term sheet with Jumbo Interactive Ltd, setting out new reseller agreements for the next ten years, until July 2030.

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    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, after requiring Eldorado to sell two properties to Twin River Worldwide Holdings in markets where the deal was deemed uncompetitive.

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    Betsson has agreed a deal with Colorado’s Dostal Alley Casino to launch online sports wagering in the state, in a venture that will also mark the operator’s entrance into the US market.

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    Sports wagering revenue in Rhode Island slumped 71.6% year-on-year in May as the state continued to feel the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, though this marked a significant improvement on April’s figures.

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    The House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee has issued a damning assessment of gambling regulation in Great Britain, describing the Gambling Commission as a “torpid, toothless” regulator and accusing the Department for Culture, Media and Sport of dragging its feet over regulatory change.

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    Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded into the number games market with the acquisition of the full shareholding of draw-based and virtual sports developer 49’s from GVC Holdings and William Hill.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has warned that age verification controls are not being properly enforced, with a new survey claiming that more than 10% of those aged 16 to 17 have gambled in the past year.

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    Pan-European lottery and sports betting giant Sazka Group has completed its acquisition of a 17.19% stake in Casinos Austria previously held by Novomatic Group.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has appointed Charlie Parker, the new president of the Racehorse Owners’ Association (ROA), to its board.

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    Portuguese gambling regulator Serviço de Regulação Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) has granted a gaming licence to Bidluck SA, allowing the operation of online slots via its Bidluck.pt site.

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    Betting technology supplier Sportech says efforst to reduce operational costs in the first half of its fiscal year helped to partially offset a “severe” decline in revenue, caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Sports betting and interactive gaming company Newgioco Group has reopened all of its retail betting venues across Italy after the country’s government eased further restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Denmark’s Gaming Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has linked up with VIVE, the country’s National Research and Analysis Centre for Welfare, to carry out a new study into the relationship between young people and gambling.

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    The Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) has published its first progress report on the current National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, in which it urges stakeholders to speed up progress towards achieving the goals it sets out.

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    H2 Gambling Capital saw the first gain in its 2020 gross gambling win forecasts this week since it started tracking the impact of the pandemic on the sector five months ago.

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    Tsachi Maimon, chief executive of solutions provider Aspire, has resigned from his position on the company’s board of directors in order to focus on his chief executive duties.

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    The Illinois Gaming Board has announced that casinos in the state will be able to reopen from July 1, in line with new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) measures set out by Governor J. B. Pritzker.

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    Affiliate marketing specialist Gambling.com Group has hailed a strong start to the second quarter of its financial year that has seen revenue for April and May rise 21.8% year-on-year.

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    A record 71% of Americans view gambling as a “morally acceptable” activity, according to new polling figures from opinion polling giant Gallup.

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    Online gambling operator 888 Holdings has said it expects to post higher-than-forecast earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the 2020 calendar year, despite the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its business.

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