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    English League One football club AFC Wimbledon has suspended manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a misconduct charge by the English Football Association (FA) for breaching its betting rules.

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    Sport New Zealand, the Crown entity with oversight for governing sport and recreation, has published a series of recommendations of how to improve sporting integrity in the country, including a proposal for the government to sign up to the Macolin Convention.

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    The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has launched a consultation on the sweeping advertising restrictions that came into effect from 1 June this year, through which it is looking to understand the challenges operators face in complying with the new controls.

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    Greek lottery and gaming operator OPAP has set out plans to appeal a decision by the Greek Council of State to revoke its online sports betting licence. OPAP said it will evaluate how to pursue the protection of its interests "by all legal means".

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned Kindred Group-owned 32Red after two paid ads for a game described as "high risk" appeared in the results of a search for 'Jack and the Beanstalk' on Google.

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    Esports bookmaker Loot.Bet has signed up as an Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) anti-corruption supporter and member of the ESIC betting alert network. Loot.Bet will provide ESIC with betting data in order to help investigate possible instances of match-fixing and fraud.

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    Norway’s state-owned totalisator betting business Norsk Rikstoto has proposed establishing a mandatory monthly spending limit for all customers, with the country’s gambling regulator speaking out in favour of the proposal.

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    Swansea City has launched a new responsible gambling project with the aim of helping protect supporters from gambling-related harms and educating players about the risks involved with betting.

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    Uwe Conradt, the director of the Landesmedienanstalt Saarland (LMS), the German state’s supervisory authority for radio and television, accused Scheswig-Holstein licensed operators of flouting advertising restrictions, saying they had “massively endangered” efforts to tackle gambling addiction in the country.

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    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned Pacific Star Network (PSN) about its future conduct after its SEN+ online sports radio streamed a gambling advert during live audio coverage of the 2019 Australian Open.

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    The consultation on the Netherlands’ secondary regulations for online gaming has raised concerns about proposed restrictions on betting on certain sports and in-play wagering, with contributors warning these may push players towards unlicensed operators.

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    The New Hampshire Lottery has received 13 proposals from potential vendors and retailers interested in offering sports betting in the US state.

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    888Casino has extended its partnership with the NFL’s New York Jets for the 2019 season.

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    The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has moved to simplify the process for offshore gaming industry employees to apply for work permits, with 8,000 were found to lack necessary documentation in the first half of the year.

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    The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has moved to cancel UWin4U Limited’s B2C gaming service licence in the country after finding the operator in breach of its regulations.

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    Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has acquired a stake in India-facing fantasy sports operator Nostragamus for an undisclosed, seven-figure sum.

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    XLMedia has put a 10% year-on-year decline in revenue during the first half of the year primarily down to regulatory headwinds, while the digital marketing service provider also saw gross profit slip 9% in the period.

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    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has opted to halt investments in its proprietary game studio, GiG Games, owing to a “negligible” of return on investment so far. The move will save the operator and supplier around €250,000 per month.

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    Caesars Entertainment has agreed the $516.3m sale of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the Las Vegas-based venue that has served as the home of the World Series of Poker since 2005.

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    AGTech Holdings has further enhanced its position in the Chinese market by securing two contracts to supply sports lottery terminals in the provinces of Jiangsu and Heilongjiang. The lottery solutions provider agreed the deals through its Beijing AGTech GOT Technology subsidiary.

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