Best of PRO This Week: The Netherlands Gaming Bill, Svenska Spel and Offshore Sites Benefit from Regulated US Market Best of PRO This Week: The Netherlands Gaming Bill, Svenska Spel and Offshore Sites Benefit from Regulated US Market

Lead Features


The Netherlands Gaming Bill: Key Features

Player fund protection and market access for foreign operators are included in the legislation now before the Dutch parliament. The final text of the proposed new Dutch gaming laws was presented to the Netherlands House of Representatives on July 23.

Regular Weekly Columns


Regulation in Review: US

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation in the US. This week, the latest from Delaware, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and more.

Traffic Watch

Pokerfuse PRO’s exclusive review of the online poker market across international, US and regulated European markets.


The Deal

Promotional highlights of the week, including PokerStars, Full Tilt, partypoker, Americas Cardroom and Carbon Poker.

Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: France, Netherlands, the Isle of Man, and Turkey.

Checking Around

Our industry-focused picks from the discussion forums this week.

Exclusive News Articles

Svenska Spel Puts Social Protection Above Profit

6% lower profits have resulted from ending bonus offers and player incentives. Svenska Spel’s latest report gives a clear indication of the impact of removing bonuses and other playing incentives.


Revolution Skins Offer Caribbean Cruise Seats on the Card Player Poker Tour

A chance to play poker on the world’s largest passenger ship restores glamour to Revolution Gaming promotions. Juicy Stakes has announced an ambitious promotion on the Revolution Gaming network, where the prize is a package to the $1,100 Card Player Poker Tour main event including a seven night cruise on the “Allure of the Seas.”


Poker Networks that Accept US Players Outperform Global Market

The best performing market of the year is comprised of the dot com US accepted operators. The launch of state regulated poker in New Jersey was accompanied by widespread media attention that appeared to give a boost to all networks that accepted US players.


PokerStars “Spin & Go” Lottery SNGs Slated to Launch on dot-com Within Months

October launch date “best guess” for new variant’s debut on primary PokerStars network. PokerStars new sit and go variant, dubbed Spin & Go, could launch on other markets as early as October this year.


iPoker Italy Ends Network Split to Increase Player Liquidity

A declining market makes the split untenable. iPoker Italy is ending the segregation of its cash game tables.


Americas Cardroom Awarding Clash of Clans Gems in Crossover Promotion

Social gaming rewards in poker tournaments. A new promotion from Americas Cardroom attempts to land new recreational players via special freeroll tournaments that awards prizes to the hit freemium mobile game, “Clash of Clans.”


PokerStars’ Billionaire Club: Play Money VIP Benefits

Free entry to the “Sunday Billion” plus bespoke customer service is on offer to the richest play money players. The increased marketing effort that PokerStars is putting into its play chip poker room has included the creation of a VIP rewards package called the “Billionaire Club.”


Betsson Poker Profits Fall after Terminating Unprofitable Players

A boom in World Cup sports betting—but online poker profits drop 16%. Swedish company Betsson has reported overall revenues up by over 30% in its second quarter, but online poker revenues have fallen.

PKR Recovers from a Weak Spring

27% growth in cash game traffic over the month reverses a position that looked to be in decline. PKR spent the Spring underperforming the global market, but the arrival of Summer has seen its fortunes reverse and growth return to its cash game traffic.


Nevada Online Poker Traffic Drops Following Conclusion of WSOP

Average cash game seat traffic in Nevada shows post-WSOP decline. Nevada regulated online poker traffic has quickly trended downward toward previous levels following the conclusion of activities at the 2014 World Series of Poker.


PokerStars Protégé Promo: Tournament Poker, Training and Social Media Combined

Four winners will be awarded WCOOP buy-ins, training from its pros, and a chance at a PCA Main Event seat. PokerStars is leveraging its well-known Team Pro lineup and marquee WCOOP tournament series to name four individuals as “protégés” in its new promotion.