WED, 1ST MAR 2017

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10th February
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...
1st February
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...
25th January
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...
11th January
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...
5th January
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...
21st December
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,...
20th December
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...
19th December
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. ...
15th December
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...
6th December
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...
29th November
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...
21st November
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...
14th November
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...
10th October
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...
15th September
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...
1st September
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...
12th August
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...
1st August
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...
14th July
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...
11th July
What a UK liquidity agreement could do for New Jersey
The latest significant development for the US online poker market was a report that New Jersey is once again looking into...
4th July
PokerStars and Full Tilt exit Slovenia
Online poker operator PokerStars, owned by Amaya Gaming, has announced its withdrawal from the Slovenian market along with its sister company...
17th June
Online poker decline set to continue, but at a slower pace
Global internet poker gross gaming yield (GGY) declined by over $1bn between 2010 and 2014 and will drop to $3.22bn by...
8th June
California online poker bill faces further changes
A bill that would legalise online poker in California, which passed by a vote of 18-0 through the California Assembly Governmental...
13th May
New Jersey report: PokerStars on top for April, steadily boosting i-poker market
PokerStars has taken a market lead in the New Jersey i-poker market, generating $1.2m in revenue for April, its first full...
9th May
M & A: What other i-gaming deals could we see in the coming months?
When the UK point-of-consumption tax (POCT) was implemented in December 2015, forcing the UK’s online operators to pay a 15% tax...
28th April
California i-poker bill passes committee vote
California has moved one step closer to becoming the fourth US state to have regulated online gambling, after i-poker bill AB...
14th April
New Jersey: The PokerStars impact on the numbers
While New Jersey showed via its March figures that it has broken the record for online gaming revenue once again, there...
6th April
Online GGY for Europe has gone up over 300% in the last 10 full years, topping $15bn
European online gross gaming yield (GGY) more than tripled between 2005 and 2015 to over $15bn, data sent to Gambling Insider...
21st March
Caesars Entertainment Q & A: WSOP brings in 100,000+ bookings, but research on the event must improve
With PokerStars entering the New Jersey i-gaming market, questions will be posed about what could be injected into the i-poker...
21st March
PokerStars goes live in New Jersey
PokerStars has officially returned to the United States online gaming market. Owner Amaya today confirmed the operator's launch of real-money...
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