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20th June
New York’s online poker bill hits the wall
Although New York’s attempt to legalise online poker has taken several steps in the right direction over the past few weeks,...
19th June
Macau Police arrest 17 in online proxy betting ring bust
Police in Macau have confirmed the arrest of 17 people in connection with a HK$10m illegal online proxy gambling ring. ...
14th June
Australian senator launches online poker inquiry
Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm is spearheading the launch of an online inquiry into Australia’s online poker market. It is the...
13th June
PokerHigh signs Bollywood star Rampal
Indian online poker website PokerHigh have confirmed the appointment of Bollywood star Arjun Rampal as brand ambassador. PokerHigh is one...
12th June
Usain Bolt joins Team PokerStars
Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has announced that he will be joining Team PokerStars as its new brand ambassador. ...
2nd June
Amaya completes purchase of Rational Group
Canadian based iGaming group Amaya has completed its acquisition of Rational Group, paying a final payment of $47.5m and associated fees...
25th May
UK gamblers lose £13.8bn in 2016
The UK Gambling commission has confirmed that British gamblers lost a record breaking £13.8bn in the year ending September 2016, an...
24th May
RakeTech acquires Danish gambling websites
European iGaming affiliate network RakeTech Group has today announced the purchase of online affiliate websites Pokernet.dk, Odds.dk and Casinoguide.dk for an...
24th May
GVC Holdings exits Czech Republic
Hot on the heels of the announcement that its brand PartyPoker has withdrawn their regulated licence application, GVC Holdings have confirmed...
23rd May
GVC appoints new PartyPoker chairman
Isle of Man-listed gaming group GVC has confirmed the appointment of Mike Sexton as the chairman of its PartyPoker brand. ...
22nd May
Luxor Casino to close Poker room
The nine-table poker room at the Las Vegas Luxor casino resort is due to close its doors on 18 June, reducing...
22nd May
PartyPoker withdraws from Czech Republic
Online poker operator PartyPoker has announced that it has withdrawn its application for a gaming licence in the Czech Republic following...
15th May
First month of decline for Atlantic City in 2017
Atlantic City’s streak of good luck has come to an end with its first monthly revenue decline of 2017 in April. ...
15th May
Amaya posts positive Q1 results amid surge in customer activity
Amaya has reported an 18.5% increase in quarterly profit due to a surge in new customers, increasing by 3 million to...
10th May
New York online poker regulation a step closer
New York State recently took a step closer to regulating online poker by passing a bill which would see poker reclassified...
3rd May
MGM Resorts partners with GVC to launch playMGM brand
MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings PLC announced today that they have agreed to collaboratively launch online casino and poker games...
2nd May
Oregon bill aims to close Poker rooms
Poker room operators in the US state of Oregon may be forced out of business if a new bill passes through...
2nd May
Spanish online gambling market reaches record heights
Spain’s online gambling market has reached an all-time high with gross gambling revenues for 2016 soaring by 32.6% to €125.7m in...
25th April
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...
19th April
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...
18th April
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...
11th April
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...
7th April
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...
4th April
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...
3rd April
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,...
22nd March
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...
21st March
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...
21st March
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...
17th March
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...
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...
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