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GambleAware highlights success of National Gambling Treatment service in 2020/21 annual update

The UK gambling charity GambleAware has published its annual update for 2020/21, revealing an improvement in gambling addiction treatment outcomes of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). According to the charity, 92% of patients that completed treatment during the 2020/21 year, improved their Problem Gambling Severity (PGS) index score. During 2020/21, the NGTS provided structured …

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Colorado sports betting handle hits record $491.5m in October

Colorado has joined the list of sports betting states to post record figures for October. According to the latest figures from Colorado’s betting market, sportsbooks in the state processed a combined $491.5m in wagers for the month of October. Colorado will now join the list of states with sports betting to have benefited from October’s …

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Australian regulator hits Entain with AUS$26,690 fine over business card bonus

Australia’s Northern Territory Racing Commission has issued Entain with a AUS$26,690 fine over a bonus that was offered through a business card. The fine comes after the regulatory body conducted an investigation into a bonus being offered by Entain’s Australian-facing subsidiary Neds. Why was Entain fined? Entain was fined following an investigation into a business …

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888 receives regulatory approvals to move forward with William Hill acquisition

Online gambling group 888 Holdings has announced it has secured regulatory approvals for its takeover of William Hill’s non-US assets. This comes after 888 confirmed it won the bid for William Hill’s non-US assets with a £2.2bn ($3bn) offer. 888 receives regulatory approvals In an update this morning, 888 revealed it has secured mandatory antitrust …

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888 and Betway receive sports betting licenses in Virginia

Both 888 and Betway are the latest sports betting operators to have received a license for sports betting in the state of Virginia. This comes after the Virginia Lottery approved PointsBet’s Virginia license earlier this month. Two new operators approved in Virginia The Virginia Lottery, which oversees sports betting in the state of Virginia, posted …

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HitSqwad to expand into Great Britain after receiving licence

The games studio HitSqwad is set to launch in Great Britain’s regulated gambling market after receiving approval for a remote gambling software licence. This comes after the Gambling Commission awarded Oryx Gaming, a subsidiary of Bragg Gaming Group, a supplier licence to operate in the UK. HitSqwad receives GB licence The British Gambling Commission, which …

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Judge denies Seminole Tribe’s motion to continue offering sports betting in Florida

On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the Seminole Tribe’s request for a stay to continue offering sports betting in Florida. This comes after Friedrich ruled on Monday that the Seminole’s amended compact to offer sports betting was in violation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). Judge rejects Seminole’s request On late …

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