Reported first here on the ‘fuse were the two major stories of the week: Lock Poker pursuing legal action against Macedo, and another class action lawsuit filed against Full Tilt.
But you probably already knew all that. What about all the news that didn’t quite make it on to the homepage? I thought you’d never ask:
- PartyPoker and iPoker are fighting back and forth in their battle to take the second place spot in PokerScout’s online poker traffic report. iPoker regains the silver today, with Party having held the spot for most of the week.
- PocketFives opens their new relocation service for players, Poker Refugees. Keep an eye on pokerfuse this week for an in-depth look.
- PokerStars hires Alex Payne as new Chief Marketing Officer.
- There are now 25 co-sponsors to Barton’s internet gambling bill which earlier this month had been sent to two sub-commitees. A NY Post story fuels the fire with a story titled “Congress may OK online gambling.”
- EU rejects Germany’s gambling proposal in a “damning” and “disastrous” verdict, according to GamingLaw.eu. The proposal – which would bring regulated online poker to 15 of the 16 federal states in Germany – was deemed anti-competitive for its apparently arbitrary restriction on the number of licenses that would be issued.
- Meanwhile, Schleswig-Holstein – the 16th German state that’s already had its unrestricted-license draft accepted in Brussels – has opted to delay it’s decision on whether to push through its state-only laws.
That’s all for now, folks. Trust me, we have a very busy week ahead of us here at pokerfuse, with some major exclusives booked and new features coming to the site. So it’s probably for the best that we all go and get some rest to recharge; from Monday onwards you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled to the pokerfuse twitter feed so you don’t miss a beat. See you there!