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Earlier this month, online gaming giant Amaya, with online gaming licenses in 17 jurisdictions around the world, announced new dates for its live Festival tour…
Two Very Different Online Poker Operators Focus on Latin America for Very Different Reasons

PokerStars announced new Festival dates, returning to many popular LAPT stops; meanwhile, offshore operator Bodog announced its plan to expand across the South American continent.


Partypoker is investing heavily into live tours. PokerStars announces fresh stops and looks ahead to Panama for the next Championship.
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Twister goes wild, Bodog rebrands, two skins remain offline, and live stops around the world see record turnouts.


On Tuesday, online gaming giant Amaya, with online gaming licenses in 17 jurisdictions around the world, announced new dates for its live Festival tour with a focus on the Latin American market.
Two Very Different Operators, for Very Different Reasons, Focus on Latin America

PokerStars announced new Festival dates, returning to many popular LAPT stops; meanwhile, offshore operator Bodog announces its plan to expand across the South American continent.


Regulatory confusion in Argentina has forced one of the leading online poker networks focused on the South American market to withdraw its services from the country, effective immediately.
Aconcagua Poker Network Withdraws from Argentina as Tax Confusion Reigns

Traffic sliced by two thirds at Latin American online poker network following introduction of new tax code.


Veikkaus has been chosen as the new brand that will unify all of Finland's state-owned gambling operations.
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Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and more.


The French Digital Bill debate will now include an amendment to regulate esports independently from gambling after an online petition gathered over 4,000 signatures.
Regulation Insight

France, Malta, Argentina, Japan and more.


19 members states in the EEA sign igaming cooperation agreement. The UKGC releases the first market figures following the introduction of the POC taxation system.
Regulation Insight

Big news from the UK, Portugal, the Netherlands and more in this week’s summary of regulatory updates in the online gaming industry.


After presidential elections a fortnight ago, the peronist rule of Christina Kirchner has been replaced by a centre-right government with Mauricio Macri as President. He is pledged to remove capital controls and liberalize the Argentine economy.
Argentina’s Change in Government Could be Positive for Online Poker Operators

The new government plans to remove capital controls that hinder operators from taking market revenues in US$.


The recently issued broadcast schedule for the WSOP Main Event on ESPN is likely to prompt more marketing activity, especially at the New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware regulated poker rooms.
Marketing Insight

PokerStars launches its most ambitious marketing promotion ever. The Facebook campaign stars Neymar Jr & Christian Ronaldo.


Perry Shiao made his dream come true and Caio Toledo won a wife at the final table of the Monster Stack.
WSOP 2015: PokerStars Celebrates as Team Pro Jason Mercier Wins His Third Bracelet

Perry Shiao made his dream come true and Caio Toledo won a wife at the final table of the Monster Stack.


This week has seen a flurry of new gaming laws or amendments passed before politicians break for the New Year.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A week of political activity sees new laws in Mexico and Andorra and amendments to the gaming act in Bulgaria.


Deputy Omar Duclos has introduced a bill to ban almost all gambling advertising in Argentina. He complained that many existing advertisements, including those put out by the state itself, “provide a picture of gambling as a fun leisure activity associated with happiness and wealth.”
Ban on Gambling Advertising Proposed in Argentina

Opposition MP Omar Duclos objects to gambling being presented as a fun activity.


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