SAT, 29TH APR 2017
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California online poker bill may not be heard until 2018
A bill to legalise and regulate online poker in the state of California will likely not be heard until at least...
Pennsylvania’s poker room profits rise by over 5% in March 2017
Poker rooms across the state of Pennsylvania recorded profits of $5.45m in March 2017, beating 2016’s figures for March by almost...
IGT agrees to sell DoubleDown in $825m deal
International Game Technology (IGT) and DoubleU Games Co have today agreed an $825m deal which will see IGT sell its DoubleDown...
US Department of Justice establish repayment plan for victims of Absolute Poker’s “Black Friday” fraud
The Department of Justice have recently announced that Absolute Poker is to compensate players through a claims process similar to that...
MGM helps Maryland casino revenue reach record heights
Maryland’s casinos have set yet another revenue record in March with the market growing around 20% year-on-year. Maryland Lottery and Gaming...
Green light for ilani Casino Resort as Supreme Court rejects long-running appeal
A substantial legal threat hanging over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe disappeared this week as an appeal against their ownership rights of...
32Red exits the Australian market following regulatory changes
As of today, 32Red will not accept any new registrations from any Australian punters. In line with Australia's new legislation,...
Amaya hits record revenues for 2016
Canadian gaming and online gambling operator Amaya Inc. has reported a fourth-quarter profit in its full-year 2016 results. The results are...
Australia outlaws online poker and live sports betting
Australia’s federal government has passed the Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 in order to close a number of regulatory loopholes, in turn...
888 revenues send it straight to the top of UK market
Online gaming and solutions provider, 888 Holdings has declared a special dividend for the fifth straight year as full-year pre-tax profit...
Pennsylvania table games revenue drops 3% during February
Pennsylvania casinos experienced a dramatic decrease in gross revenue from table games during February 2017. According to data released by the...
New Jersey fines Amaya for geolocation “flaw”
Amaya has been fined $25,000 (€23,500) by New Jersey for accepting bets from out-of-state players on PokerStarsNJ.com The New Jersey...
PokerStars granted Czech Republic’s first International License
PokerStars has become the first licensed online casino and poker operator under the Czech Republic’s new gaming regulation following the approval...
Hawaii senator introduces online gambling bill
Hawaii senator, Will Espero, has recently filed bill number SB677, which would legalise online poker in the state. In the...
Amaya creates new financial agreement with former PokerStars owners
Amaya Gaming, Canadian poker operator, has signed a new financial agreement with Isai and Mark Scheinberg, former owners of PokerStars. On...
Betfred signs deal with Realistic Games
Betfred has signed a deal with slots and table games supplier Realistic Games to provide the bookmaker with its full portfolio...
First Indian licensed poker sites to offer real-money gaming
Having legalising online skill games in April 2016, Indian state Nagaland issued online poker licenses to two website. Khelo365.com and ClubEmpire.in,...
Coles wants AU$1 maximum bets for pokies
Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands have reportedly looking to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines, otherwise known...
Phil Ivey to repay $10.1m after losing court case
Phil Ivey must repay the total sum of $10.1m to Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino and Hotel after a court ruling. ...
888 expected to achieve full-year target
888 reported that adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) will be in line with expectations for the year...
Unibet officially renamed Kindred Group Plc
At a General Meeting in Stockholm earlier today, shareholders approved the proposed change of the name of the holding company from...
PokerStars granted first online poker licence in Portugal
PokerStars, subsidiary company of Amaya, is now the first company to be granted a casino and poker licence to operate its...
PokerStars may “block” players if Australia passes amendment bill
Daniel Sebag, CFO of PokerStars, announced during the Amaya’s Q3 earnings call that they would “block” Australian players if parliament passes...
Ex Chief Executive offers C$3.8bn for Amaya
Former Chief Executive of Amaya, David Baazov, has offered to buy the Canadian online gambling company for C$3.48bn. Baazov, who...
William Hill and Amaya in £4.5bn merger talks
Over the weekend news broke about a potential merger between PokerStars operator Amaya and British sports-betting giant William Hill. Initial...
New Jersey online market unable to break record but still healthy
New Jersey fell short of breaking the previous month’s i-gaming win record in August, though the total of $16.1m was up...
Latest California i-poker attempt bites the dust
The culmination of California’s legislative session on Wednesday has put the kibosh on any hopes that the state will introduce online...
David Baazov permanently replaced as Amaya CEO
David Baazov has now officially left the positions of CEO and Chairman of Amaya, and Rafi Ashkenazi has been appointed as...
Caesars Interactive Entertainment social games division sale of over $4bn announced
Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) has agreed to sell Playtika, its social games development division, to a consortium that includes an affiliate...
New Jersey: Where things stand at the end of H1
Arguably, the most promising sign for the Atlantic City land-based casino market at the halfway mark for the year is that...
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