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    Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has decided to extend the shut-down of its arcades and slot machines hosted in retail outlets prompted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic indefinitely.

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    Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    The GB Gambling Commission has published guidance to help consumers stay safe when gambling online during the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power Betfair, has said its proposed mega-merger with The Stars Group (TSG) remains on track despite the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with the two operators announcing further details about the deal.

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    British Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur issued a message to online gambling operators, reminding them of the importance of consumer protection and responsible marketing amid the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)

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    The American Gaming Association (AGA) has hailed the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the US Senate, saying it would help prop up the gaming industry during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    William Hill has recommenced its search for a new chief financial officer after Adrian Marsh, who had previously agreed to take on the role, withdrew from the process due to the ongoing situation regarding novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Carolyn Harris, chair of the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), has called on British operators to step up efforts to protect customers amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    German gaming giant the Gauselmann Group has shut down all production and sales activities across its business due to the global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    New Zealand Racing and the TAB have taken the decision to close all retail sites and temporarily suspend racing after the national government announced that it would move the country to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system later today (25 March).

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    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the government of Japan have confirmed that the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to start from 24 July, will be postponed as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Novomatic subsidiary Greentube has made a donation to self-exclusion charity BetBlocker as part of its annual research, education and treatment (RET) contributions.

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    Stockholm-listed NetEnt has opted to fully integrate slot developer Red Tiger into its business, and is to accelerate the payment of the earn-out attached to the acquisition to facilitate this process.

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    Clarion Gaming managing director Kate Chambers has confirmed that ICE North America, originally due to take place in May this year, has been postponed as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Massimiliano Chiara as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president with effect from 6 April.

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    Loto-Québec has switched its focus to online after it temporarily suspended retail sales in response to provincial government measures to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Bill Hornbuckle as acting chief executive and also named Paul Salem as the new chairman of its board.

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    Live dealer software provider Evolution Gaming has said that it continues to experience strong demand for its products despite the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    H2 Gambling Capital now expects global gambling gross win to fall by at least 11% in 2020 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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