Macau Lawmaker Calls Out Gaming Regulator on ‘Collusion’ with Casino Operators

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Macau’s gaming regulator is too cozy with the casino operators it’s tasked with overseeing, according to one lawmaker in the special administrative region, Macau Business reports. ...

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Arkansas Casinos All Top $1M in Sports Bets During Same Month

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The sportsbooks in Arkansas’ three casinos each brought in more than $1 million in December. This is the first time all three topped the million dollar mark in the same month.  ...

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Massachusetts Tribal Casino Odds Improve Under President Biden Administration

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A long-delayed tribal casino project in Massachusetts might have better odds of coming to realization under President Joe Biden’s administration. Rep. Deb Haaland, ...

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Trump Plaza Implosion Scheduled for Next Month, New Auction Begins

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Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is scheduled for demolition on February 17. The building has been vacant since 2014. Seen here in 1994 ...

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Adrenaline focussing on the NFL with new Football Genius sportsbetting app

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American software innovator Adrenaline has reportedly announced the launch of its new mobile-friendly Football Genius game to give sportsbetting aficionados the ability to win cash prizes by wagering on games from the National Football League (NFL). According to a report from SBCAmericas, the firm revealed that the patented proprietary technology contained within its latest ...

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MGM Resorts International abandons Entain takeover pursuit

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American casino operator MGM Resorts International has reportedly announced that its campaign to acquire Entain has come to an end after investors in the prominent iGaming and sportsbook firm rejected its latest takeover offer. According to a Tuesday report from the Bloomberg news service, the Las Vegas-headquartered firm behind venues including the Borgata Hotel ...

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Sands China to debut first phase opening of The Londoner Macao on Feb 8

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Integrated resort developer and operator Sands China Ltd (HKEx: 1928) has announced that the launch of the first part of the phased opening of its Londoner Macao will take place on February 8, 2021. Updating its December “early February” estimate, the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) subsidiary reportedly said on Thursday that the ...

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New Hampshire Lottery Commission wins Wire Act case against DOJ again

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It was revealed this week that the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission regarding a case against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and its 2018 opinion of the Wire Act. The decision by the court upholds a lower court decision, stating that the ...

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Bermuda expecting to open its inaugural casino resort later this year

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The Premier for the self-governing British territory of Bermuda, David Burt (pictured), has reportedly announced that the island jurisdiction is expecting to debut the first of four inaugural casino resorts beginning from later this year. According to a Tuesday report from G3Newswire, the assertion from the 42-year-old leader comes some seven years after local ...

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Kambi Group inks new strategic partnership with Racing and Wagering Western Australia

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Sports betting provider Kambi Group plc has expanded its global reach having signed a long-term partnership agreement with leading Australian operator Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). Courtesy of the new collaboration, RWWA will utilize the B2B provider’s advanced technology to further develop its existing sportsbook offering across its more than 320 TAB retail ...

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GAMOMAT launches new TRIPLE RUSH feature on Take 5 slot game

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Top-rated independent studio GAMOMAT has added a new feature for its popular Take 5 slot game titled TRIPLE RUSH. With this unique feature, players can enjoy three spins with a single bet. This gives you more bang for your buck and starts at small stake sizes of 1€. The feature is one that was ...

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Swintt Malta Limited debuts new SwinttLive live-dealer product

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Maltese online casino games developer Swintt Malta Limited has announced the launch of its mobile-first SwinttLive live-dealer product complete with multiple variations of roulette and baccarat. Headquartered in the Valletta suburb of Ta’ Xbiex, the innovator used an official December 17 press release to declare that its inaugural mobile-first live-dealer advance ‘has been designed ...

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Billy Walters ‘Extremely Grateful’ for Trump Clemency, Still Pursuing Civil Case

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In a statement released Wednesday, retired professional gambler Billy Walters said he was thankful President Trump commuted his five-year sentence on an insider trading conviction, but he also plans to proceed with a civil lawsuit against those who prosecuted and investigated his case. ...

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Rod Ratcliff Sues Indiana Gaming Commission in Response to License Suspension

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Spectacle Entertainment founder and former CEO Rod Ratcliff has filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Gaming Commission. The move comes nearly a month after the state regulatory agency suspended his license as part of an ongoing investigation into the Indianapolis-based gaming company. ...

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Appeals Court Sides With New Hampshire Lottery on Wire Act Opinion Ruling

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On the day the Trump Administration ended, its efforts to redefine the Wire Act likely came to an end as well after a federal appellate court issued a ruling Wednesday morning. ...

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Tiger Woods Masters Odds Lengthen, HBO Doc Blames Las Vegas for Infidelities

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Tiger Woods announced yesterday that he recently underwent back surgery for a fifth time. That could jeopardize his ability to play in the Masters, or at the very least, hinder his form if he does tee it up. ...

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DraftKings among operators to launch online gambling and online sports betting in Michigan on Friday

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Online gaming and sports betting will go live in Michigan on January 22, 2021, after the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), authorized nine casinos along with their platform providers to launch from noon Friday. Among those is DraftKings, which partnered with Bay Mills Resort & Casino in June last year, in a deal that ...

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Jailed Illinois Man Files $10M Lawsuit Against Harrah’s Joliet for 2018 Casino Attack

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A man in Illinois who has been in jail since March of 2018 has filed a $10 million “pro se civil” lawsuit against Harrah’s Joliet Casino. He’s also seeking an apology. ...

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Mob Museum in Las Vegas Hosts Presentation on Kevyn Wynn Kidnapping

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The federal prosecutor who worked to put Kevyn Wynn’s 1993 kidnappers behind bars is set to speak Thursday at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Kevyn Wynn is the daughter of casino mogul Steve Wynn. ...

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Sheldon Adelson’s Priorities Won’t Block Changes at Sands or Nationally, Experts Predict

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Las Vegas Sands (LVS) could soon embrace online gaming despite long-time opposition from CEO Sheldon Adelson, who died on Jan. 11, industry experts said. ...

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New York City mayoral candidate floats Governors Island casino suggestion

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Residents of New York City will head to the polls in November in order to elect a new mayor and Democratic candidate Andrew Yang (pictured) is reportedly hoping to win over voters with a suggestion that the metropolis should bring a full-scale casino to Governors Island. According to a Tuesday report from the news ...

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Netherlands again delays the launch of its regulated iGaming market

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The government for the Netherlands has reportedly postponed the planned debut of the nation’s regulated iGaming market by a month so as to allow operators further time to get to grips with the coming raft of new regulations. According to a Tuesday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the delay marks the third time the country of ...

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Allied Esports International Incorporated offloading WPT interests

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American digital entertainments firm Allied Esports International Incorporated has reportedly announced that it will be selling its stake in the World Poker Tour (WPT) and exploring the possibility of completely divesting from the eSports vertical. According to a Tuesday report from the online news domain at Sportico.com, the Nasdaq-listed company revealed that it has ...

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Pragmatic Play to launch jungle-themed Congo Cash video slot; agrees new partnership with EGT Digital

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On the heels of its new partnership with EGT Digital, Pragmatic Play continues its blistering production pace into the new year, launching its fourth new title of 2021, Congo Cash, on Thursday, January 21. In collaboration with Las Vegas-based third-party game design and content provider Wild Streak Gaming, the 5-reel video slot, which takes ...

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Future operator of coming Resorts World Westside City venue incorporated

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In the Philippines and the majority-owned Suntrust Home Developers Incorporated subsidiary of Asian junket operator Suncity Group has reportedly established its own Suncity WC Hotel Incorporated enterprise to serve as the official operator of the coming Resorts World Westside City development. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, Suntrust Home Developers Incorporated paid ...

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Genius Sports SPAC Surges on Bullish Revenue Forecast, Fresh Analyst Coverage

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Shares of dMY Technology Group, Inc. II (NYSE:DMYD) are soaring Wednesday after Genius Sports — the special purpose acquisition company’s merger partner — issued an enthusiastic revenue forecast. ...

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Puerto Rico seeks April launch for new sports betting market

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Sports betting is coming to Puerto Rico and officials are hoping to launch by this April. The Gaming Commission of the territory has a new executive director, Orlando Rivera Carrión, who recently reported that a few more steps need to be taken before the industry can get started. Green Light Before MLB Season Officials ...

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Could Newly Elected President Joe Biden Rescind the DOJ 2018 Opinion of the Wire Act?

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Today, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next President of the United States. While he will just be taking office this week, talk is already starting as to how the new president could help the online gambling world. Dickinson Wright, a law firm in Michigan, spoke with Gaming America magazine recently, revealing ...

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Live! Casino Hotel Maryland Becomes COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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Live! Casino Hotel Maryland in Anne Arundel County has begun vaccinating eligible residents in the resort’s events center. Live! Casino Hotel Maryland offers ...

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DraftKings Upgraded by Morgan Stanley, Bank Sees 12 States Legalizing Sports Betting in 2021

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DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) stock got a jolt today with Morgan Stanley analyst Thomas Allen upgrading the sportsbook operator based on a potential spate of state-level legalization this year. ...

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Gang Member Impersonated Cop to Rob and Terrorize Desert Diamond Casino Winners

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An Arizona gang member who posed as a police officer to abduct two women and rob them of their casino winnings was arrested last Friday, court records reveal. Isaac Castro Gonzalez, 38, of Phoenix, is currently being held without bond on charges that include kidnapping, armed robbery, and impersonating a police officer. ...

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Andrew Yang Floats New York City Casino Idea, Plan Faces Steep Odds at Proposed Site

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Andrew Yang believes a casino on Governors Island in New York Harbor would be an important contributor to the city’s post-pandemic economic recovery. But the idea faces long odds of moving beyond the concept phase. ...

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As Oddsmakers Predicted, Lil Wayne Receives Pardon, But Joe Exotic, R. Kelly, and Bill Cosby Not So Fortunate

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In the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump issued pardons and commuted sentences for 143 individuals. They include numerous celebrities, none more noteworthy than rapper Lil Wayne. ...

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Vladimir Putin’s Secret Palace Contains Casino, Slots Arcade: Pictures

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Publicly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a distaste for gambling. But according to leaked images purported to be of the president’s palace on the Black Sea coast, his private feelings may be quite different. ...

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Trump Commutes Insider Trading Sentence for Billy Walters

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President Trump on Tuesday evening, his last in office, commuted the insider trading sentence of noted Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters, who was convicted on insider trading charges almost four years ago. ...

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Nevada Casino Workers 4th in ‘Essential’ Lane for COVID-19 Vaccine

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Nevada hospitality workers are fourth on the “frontline/essential” priority list to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is unclear when their turn might come, according to a published report. ...

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Pennsylvania Online Casinos Account for 21 Percent of 2020 State Gaming Revenue

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Sports betting gets all the headlines, but online casinos are where the money’s at. Pennsylvania casinos, like Hollywood Casino at Penn National, seen ...

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Billionaire Denies Backing Bid to Overturn US Election After Offering $100M Bets on Result

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A billionaire options trader whose donations helped fund the failed movement to overturn the US election results owns a company that allegedly offered to match bets of up to $100 million on the presidential race. ...

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COVID-19 Restrictions on Atlantic City Casinos Extended Another 30 Days

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Atlantic City casinos will continue operating under strict capacity limits and numerous health safeguards for at least another 30 days. New Jersey Gov. ...

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Dan Gilbert exits casino business with Jack Entertainment sales

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It would seem that billionaire American businessman Dan Gilbert (pictured) has quietly exited the casino business after reportedly selling off his remaining stake in operator Jack Entertainment to members of the firm’s management team. According to a Monday report from the Cleveland Scene newspaper, Gilbert is worth an estimated $34 billion thanks to his ...

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Yokohama Mayoral Candidate Masataka Ota to Run on Anti-Casino Platform

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Yokohama mayoral candidate Masataka Ota says he will challenge incumbent Mayor Fumiko Hayashi this summer. The longtime City Council member plans to woo over voters by running an opposition campaign to a potential integrated resort (IR) in Japan’s second most populated city. ...

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New Mexico lawmakers considering live-dealer games legalization legislation

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In the western American state of New Mexico and legislators have reportedly begun scrutinizing proposed legislation that could allow local commercial horseracing tracks to begin offering live games of craps, poker and blackjack alongside a full retinue of sportsbetting. According to a Monday report from the Las Cruces Sun-News newspaper, there are five horseracing ...

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Entain facing resistance to proposed Enlabs AB acquisition

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Prominent iGaming and sportsbook operator Entain is reportedly facing shareholder resistance to its proposed £250 million ($340.3 million) plan to purchase Baltic-facing competitor Enlabs AB. According to a Monday report from SBCNews, the Isle of Man-based firm is already responsible for a plethora of iGaming brands including Bwin, Ladbrokes, PartyPoker and SportingBet while partnering ...

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Two integrated casino resort operator candidates for Wakayama Prefecture

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In Japan and the government for Wakayama Prefecture has reportedly announced that only two firms participated in the now-closed request for proposal (RFP) stage of its plan to secure one of the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resort licenses. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the small Honshu jurisdiction is hoping ...

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888 and Caesars Interactive Entertainment agree to multi-year extension of B2B poker partnership

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One of the latest partnership deals to occur in the New Year involves 888 and Caesars Interactive Entertainment. The two have decided to continue working together via a B2B poker partnership. An extension has been signed, seeing 888 as the power behind the online poker rooms of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for ...

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Booongo extends reach across global markets via Blue Ocean Gaming commercial deal

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Progressive game studio Booongo has inked a content agreement with independent B2B online gambling software provider BlueOcean Gaming, further extending the reach of its slots portfolio across key global markets. Courtesy of the commercial deal, the Curaçao-based game studio’s cross-platform HD video slots, including fan-favorites such as Sun of Egypt, Dragon Pearls, and the recently ...

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Paulius Plausinaitis Wins GGPoker WSOPC Main Event

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The World Series of Poker Winter Online Circuit is in full swing, offering players premium online poker action. The Main Event of the series just finished up, with 6,395 total entries. The event had a buy-in of $1,700 and featured reentries, with 974 completed. The number of entries helped the event reach its $10 ...

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ARK Invest, Famed Tesla Supporter, Sees Online Sports Betting Handle Swelling to $180 Billion

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Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management is bullish on the growth trajectories of the esports, fantasy sports, and online sports wagering industries. ARK Invest ...

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Odds Strong Virginia Skill Games Legal for at Least Another Year

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Virginia legalized and taxed skill gaming machines during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. There’s widespread support to extend their legality in the Commonwealth. ...

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Pragmatic Play inks “high profile agreement” with Peruvian operator SolBet

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After launching its latest Reel Kingdom collaboration, multi-product content provider Pragmatic Play has taken its slots portfolio, live casino and virtual sports offering live with Peruvian operator Solbet. The agreement sees the provider’s suite of slot content, including Wolf Gold, the recently released Voodoo Magic, and fan-favorite John Hunter series, made available to Solbet ...

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