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Reads of the Week

Attorney and poker enthusiast Michael M. takes to his popular crAAKKer blog to preach about the need to keep poker fun for recreational players.

What role will virtual reality technology play in igaming, how can we make poker more fun and does RAWA have a realistic chance of passing?

Traffic Insight

The one year graph shows that cash game traffic is around 15% down compared to the same time last year.

The poker rooms which didn’t lose traffic this week were going against the trend.

Marketing Insight

Teams are the theme of the week, with players having to build them at iPoker and getting extra prize money for being on the right one at 888poker.

Yet again simplicity and lottery-style prize distribution are prominent features of marketing offers.

US Insight

A hearing on RAWA is rumored to be scheduled for March 5, but a list of witnesses has yet to be released.

California, Florida, Kentucky and New Jersey highlight the week in US Insights.

Regulation Insight

Italy and Spain are joining the trend to further restrict gaming advertising. The UK's new laws were accompanied by a commitment to study whether or not advertising codes of practice should be changed, and the theme has been picked up by several countries around the world

RAWA gets a Congressional hearing on whether to ban online gambling and California gets two new bills that propose the opposite.

Poker Room Insight

Bryan Micon, the Chairman and founder, of SealsWithClubs has now joined the poker exodus and re-established himself and his family in Antigua from where he plans to re-launch the poker room using newly developed software.

PokerStars moves all players to its version 7 client, and moves the $9 million guaranteed anniversary Sunday Million back by a week, to avoid conflicting with Women’s Day.

Dario Minieri Wins Battle Against the Italian Tax Man

Dario Minieri Wins Battle Against the Italian Tax Man

Italian poker player, and former PokerStars Team Pro, Dario Minieri, who stepped into the public spotlight during the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event wearing his trademark striped scarf, has won his fight with the Italian government over the declaration of his poker winnings.

Kara Scott Lands a New Gig in Italy

Kara Scott Lands a New Gig in Italy

After she announced that she was moving on from partypoker, we all knew it was only a matter of time before poker’s queen of the screen, Kara Scott, landed a new gig.

The fever for Poker that has swept across a global market has steadily piqued the interest of players with no cooling down in sight. Poker popularity has grown…

Poker is the Main Event in Macau

The fever for Poker that has swept across a global market has steadily piqued the interest of players with no cooling…