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Inspired Gaming Group has signed three-year deals to supply both Victor Chandler and Paddy Power with the company’s full range of virtual racing products which includes horse racing, greyhound racing, speedway, motor racing and football games.

NeoGames has launched a new instant win games site in partnership with Pinehurst Entertainment featuring 80 games localised and specifically catered for the Scandinavian market.

Whilst Italian online gaming turnover in August was still in the summer doldrums,  details were released for the performance of the first two years of online poker revealing that over four and a half billion euro has been spent on the virtual tables since the stuttering launch back in September 2008. Furthermore, a breakdown of August’s figures show that online market leader Microgame has once again lost ground to its competitors with Lottomatica continuing to hold on to top spot in the sports betting rankings and PokerStars inching ever nearer to taking the largest share of Italy’s poker spend.

Three months after the partial liberalisation of the French online gaming market, a survey of 42,000 internet users in France has shown that nearly a third of all respondents visited a gaming site authorised by ARJEL in July – with Partypoker.fr the most popular site.

The Iowa Lottery Authority has accepted a lottery evaluation committee's recommendation that Scientific Games International be awarded a ten-year contract to operate the lottery’s systems - ahead of competitive bids from rivals GTECH Corporation and Intralot Inc.

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development has announced the launch of its first ever foundation course for online gaming - the fastest growing sector on the island - in conjunction with Hamblin Employment Group.

Online betting operator France Pari has signed an agreement with French magazine publisher Lafont Presse under which the company will launch an online sports betting application on Lefootsport.fr, a new website based on Lafont’s popular sports magazine, Le Foot.

Online gaming providers Cozy Games and Mahjong Logic have announced the formation of a strategic partnership which will see the two cross sell each others gaming offerings.

Further expanding the company’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region, Lottomatica Group subsidiary GTECH Corporation has signed a ten-year contract to provide a new lottery central system, terminals, and ongoing services for Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn. Bhd. (PMP), operator of lottery games in Malaysia.

New Jersey’s Democratic lawmakers have scheduled a second gaming summit to take place Friday, this time focusing on the needs of the state’s horseracing industry as well as the stalled $2bn Xanadu Meadowlands project.