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TSG, parent company of PokerStars, BetStars, and Sky Bet, becomes the 19th online gambling entity to receive approval.
Stars Group Receives Swedish Online Gaming License

Both PokerStars and Full Tilt domains are among the growing list of domains authorized to offer online gaming in Sweden from January 1, 2019.

Bulgaria’s National Lottery AD has added online poker to its portfolio of licensed online gambling products.
Microgaming Adds Bulgarian Skin to Online Poker Network

Addition of 7777.BG takes the number of licensed online poker rooms to four.

A coalition government promised an overhaul of its gambling regulation some six years ago, but the political process still drags on.
Is Dutch Online Gambling Liberalization Ever Going to Happen?

There are clear benefits to liberalized gambling regulation in the Netherlands for all stakeholders, yet there are questions over when—even if—it will come to pass.

Players simply pick their hole cards from a choice of eight, and the best hand wins. Game will apparently have 9% to 12% rake and will play closer to a game of bingo than poker.
888 Pushes Forward with “RNG-Based” Games Concept with Upcoming “Pick’em”

Pick’em8, a “poker-based game” billed as “strategic,” looks like it plays more like a bingo game than a poker variant.

The Stars Group will tread carefully in the established UK and Australia markets, retaining the existing platforms and brands.
With its Acquisitions Complete, The Stars Group Crystallizes Global Sports Betting Strategy

Platforms, brands and expertise will be combined in different configurations to expand its sports betting footprint in the UK, Europe, Australia and the biggest prize of them all—the United States.

Of the eleven states, the most promising for online poker and casino games is Illinois. Mississippi, West Virginia and Ohio might present opportunities in sports.
Stars Group Secures Market Access to 11 More US States with Eldorado Partnership

The new revenue share deal will allow TSG to offer sports, casino and poker when regulation allows.

Partypoker MILLIONS Online promises to be by far the largest online poker tournament ever held. The first of five Day 1s got underway on Sunday night and concluded Monday morning.
Already $8 Million in Entry Fees Collected in First Day 1 at MILLIONS Online

Already 1500 have taken their shot at the first flight of this $20 million guaranteed tournament, with four more to come in the next week.

“Sky Poker Powered by PokerStars” suggests that the platform will close, players will be moved over to PokerStars, but the brand will be retained.
Stars Group Plans to Migrate Sky Poker onto PokerStars Platform

Company may retain the brand in the UK, but the poker software is expected to be sunsetted.

Between the big two, DraftKings continues to lead FanDuel in both entry fees and revenue. Among the smaller operators, had a big month, doubling total entry fees from $204 million to $412 million.
Market Monitor: Pennsylvania Fantasy Sports October 2018

With the start of the NBA’s 2018-2019 season, all major operators enjoyed growth in both revenue and entry fees, with SportHub coming to life to take third place in revenue for the month.

The new Money Gaming Act will allow existing licensed casinos to bring their games online, allowing poker, blackjack and roulette.
With New Gambling Bill Finally Enacted, PokerStars, Playtech Prepare for Online Gaming Regulation in Switzerland

PokerStars wants to lock up its 72% market share, while iPoker owner nabs in deal with large Swiss Casino group. But will the “good reputation” clause kill plans?

Earlier this month, PRO reported how Russia’s largest bank had started to block transactions to unlicensed gambling sites.
PokerStars in Russia: Impact From Blocking “Marginal” as Company Sees Bright Future

Effect of payment processing in third quarter “wasn’t meaningful” as the company plans to soon restart marketing efforts in the market.

At $676 million in online poker revenue year-to-date, it is still the best performing first three quarters in four years.
Business Monitor: Stars Group Q3 2018

The Stars Group reported $213 million in online poker revenue from its “international” online poker…

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