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14th August
PokerStars to exit Australian market mid-September
PokerStars has confirmed that it will exit the Australian online poker market at some point in September. This decision follows the...
10th August
Australia approves iGaming ban
Senators in Australia have approved a bill which would place a nationwide ban on iGaming, despite opposition from many local players. ...
9th August
Maryland poker revenue up 22% in July
Maryland state gaming regulators have confirmed that the state’s four poker rooms and 124 tables took a total of $3.77m from...
9th August
PartyPoker launches updated Poker platform
Online poker operator PartyPoker has launched an updated version of its PartyPoker platform following an extensive round of software improvements and...
2nd August
Amaya finalises rebranding as The Stars Group
Amaya has announced the completion of its planned rebranding as The Stars Group. After receiving shareholders approval earlier this year, the...
31st July
Spain takes step towards joint online poker liquidity
Spain, along with the other countries, is looking to expand its pool of online poker players by opening its virtual doors...
24th July
Scientific Games revenue up 5% in Q2 2017
Global gaming giant Scientific Games has reported a 5% year-on-year increase in its revenue figures for the second quarter of 2017. ...
19th July
Slovakia releases first ten blacklisted online gambling sites
Officials from the Slovakian Finance ministry have released a ‘blacklist’ of the first 10 names of online gambling firms operating in...
18th July
Authentic Gaming to stream cabaret shows during play
Live casino provider Authentic Gaming has confirmed that it will live-stream two weeks of cabaret-style performances in HD to its casino...
18th July
PokerStars backs out of Colombian iGaming market
PokerStars has exited the newly regulated Colombian iGaming market, due to a number of regulatory changes. Earlier last week, the country’s...
14th July
Winamax agrees sponsorship deal with Angers SCO
France-based online gambling group Winamax has announced the signing of a two-year betting and sponsorship partnership with Ligue 1 football team...
14th July
PokerStars reaches the top after only 2 years in Italy
According to figures posted by the Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato, PokerStars has claimed the title as Italian gaming market...
12th July
Google Play to offer gambling apps to customers
Global web giant Google has confirmed that it will allow real money gambling applications to be marketed via the Android version...
7th July
PokerStars to reimburse PKR players
Online poker giant PokerStars is to take the unprecedented step of reimbursing PKR users after the latter’s shutdown left around 60,000...
4th July
Nevada poker rooms take in $8.9m in May
Nevada state poker rooms collected a combined total of $8.9m for the month of May, according to figures released by the...
30th June
Four EU regulators to sign poker liquidity agreement
The gaming regulators of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal have announced that they will enter into an agreement concerning liquidity sharing...
29th June
Gambling tax petition to be presented in Portuguese parliament
Portugal’s National Association of Online Gamblers (ANAon) has confirmed their intention to present the countries parliament with a petition to lower...
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. ...
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