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After some sixteen months out of the market, PokerStars received a license to operate online poker and casino games in Portugal.
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Portugal, France, Sweden, the UK, the US and more.


The Belgian government has confirmed that it will try to introduce a new tax on gambling in the next budget.
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Belgium, Italy, Poland, India and more.


In Italy, some of the largest regulated online operators have joined together to create a new industry association called Logico.
Italian Operators Launch New Industry Association to Counter the Anti-Gambling Lobby

Logico is chaired by executives from Paddy Power Betfair and PokerStars.


In the UK, the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group, has launched a series of seminars on the “Future of Gambling.”
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Italy, Russia, Canada, South Africa, Uruguay, the UK and more.


Brazil’s most likely bill to regulate internet gambling has passed a vote in the Special Committee on National Development (CEDN) in the Chamber of Deputies.
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Germany, Brazil, Russia, Sweden and more.


The February revenue figures from Italian regulator AAMS show tournament revenues higher than cash game revenues for the first time since cash games were introduced to the regulated market.
Online Tournament Poker Revenues Now Exceed Those from Cash Games in the Regulated Italian Market

PokerStars Italy can celebrate its growing market share in casino games which now stands at almost 6.5%.


Full Tilt is to become a skin on PokerStars, with the FTP software and platform to be retired. iPoker to spread Six Plus Hold'em variant.
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Full Tilt, PokerStars, MPN, iPoker, Winamax and more.


The January figures for 2016 from Italian regulator AAMS—released by Agimeg—show that PokerStars managed to grow its tournament revenues by 3.65% compared to January 2015.
PokerStars Grows Tournament Revenues in Italy’s Declining Online Poker Market

Amaya will also be pleased that PokerStars Italy casino games have now captured a 6% market share.


The Italian regulator AAMS has complained about the continuing operations of Dollaro Poker following police raids which charged that several skins on the network were controlled by Italian organized crime families.
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Russia, Spain, Germany, Italy and more.


Cash game traffic statistics for Dollaro Poker currently show the network managing to fill an average of 512 seats despite last month’s raids and arrests conducted by the Italian police.
Even After Raids by the Italian Police, Dollaro Poker Maintains High Levels of Cash Game Traffic

The regulator AAMS is frustrated by its inability to shut down unregulated online poker sites targeting Italian customers.


Private data from Italian regulator AAMS showed a decline of 4.2% in profits for the regulated online poker sector in 2015.
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France, Italy, Lithuania, Malta and more.


Data presented by the Italian regulator AAMS shows that online poker profits in 2015 were down 4.2% on the previous year.
Online Poker Profits Fell by 4.2% in Italy in 2015

A decline in cash game traffic was partially offset by gains in tournament revenues.


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