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Online poker revenue at Playtech fell in the first half of 2019 to €4.3 million. However, poker was not the only vertical to suffer.
Business Monitor: Playtech H1 2019

Online poker revenue at Playtech fell in the first half of 2019 to €4.3 million. It is the lowest H1 on record, and…

According to the KSA, Unibet allowed Dutch customers to gamble through the website between August and December 2018.
iDEAL Payments Again at the Center of Dutch Regulator’s Unibet Fine

Kindred Group appeals €470,000 fine as regulator ramps up fines ahead of market regulation.

It ends a long-standing policy of allowing most players to play up to 24 tables at any time. “It is our responsibility as hosts to ensure that every player has a safe and enjoyable poker experience.”
PokerStars Rolls Out Limit of Four Simultaneous Cash Game Tables Globally

Following a trial of a 6-max cap in Europe, operator goes one step further and deploys a 4-max limit across all major markets.

TSG has reported further revenue decline in its legacy “international” business segment. Unfavorable currency fluctuations accounted for some of this decline, but on a constant currency basis the drop was still 7%.
The Stars Group’s International Business Continues to Struggle under Regulatory Pressures

While three “disrupted” markets are moving towards regulation, the situation in the other two is murkier.

No Swap Hold’em tournaments have actually been deployed, and there is no associated information in the client.
PokerStars Product Update Hints at “Swap Hold’em” Tournament Format

New variant is shown in both SNG and MTT lobbies as a filter, though no tournaments of this curio have yet been deployed.

The Stars Group reported $191.5 million in online poker revenue from its PokerStars business in Q2 2019, down 12%.
Business Monitor: The Stars Group Q2 2019

The Stars Group reported $191.5 million in online poker revenue from its PokerStars business in Q2 2019. It is the…

The optional feature has been deployed at 1c/2c, 2c/5c and 5c/10c tables. The operator has given no indication whether it plans to expand this to higher stakes games.
PokerStars “All-in Cashout” Goes Live for Real Money at Microstakes Cash Games

All ring games up to NL10 have new optional feature that lets players “cash out” their equity stake in the pot, avoiding a showdown.

GVC has been hit with a €350,000 fine from the Dutch online gambling regulator for offering real money gambling in the Netherlands.
Regulator Fines GVC for Targeting Dutch Customers with iDEAL Payments

€350,000 fine could delay operator’s entry into Dutch regulated market.

During a troubled period at Kindred Group that has seen both its casino and sports betting verticals flat-line, poker has remained strong.
Unibet Poker Growth Continues to Outstrip Kindred’s Sports and Casino Verticals

Latest quarterly results suggest that poker, still a minnow in the Kindred portfolio, can grow organically.

At a 12% share of the operator’s total gaming revenue portfolio, the once-dominant game has fallen to the company’s lowest share on record.
Business Monitor: Zynga Q2 2019

Social gaming giant Zynga reported $241 million in gaming revenue in Q2 2019, up 46% year-over-year and the highest on…

They have now rolled out internationally in the dot-com and dot-EU clients as well as local sites on international liquidity.
PokerStars Launches 6+ Hold’em Spin and Gos in the International Market

Available across the dot-com player pool, the new format joins the growing line-up of lottery sit and go variants.

Games have 300 blind starting stacks and levels are just one minute long. Every format and buy-in available in regular Expresso is also offered in the Nitro variant.
Winamax Introduces Even Faster Lottery Sit and Gos with Expresso Nitro

New games last just a couple of minutes—but the rake remains the same at 7%.

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