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The Australian House of Representatives adjourned on Thursday without considering the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, which aims to curb unlicensed online gambling, including poker.
Six Week Reprieve for Australian Online Poker as House Adjourns

House of Representatives takes a break until May, postponing what still appears inevitable.


A slate of operators, including three Playtech clients with online poker rooms on the iPoker network, have announced their departure from the Polish online gambling market.
Operators Exit Poland Ahead of April 1 Deadline

Three iPoker rooms withdraw from market with new regulations set to come into effect next month.


PokerStars rolled out a new lobby earlier this month that removed the second-level tab navigation in an effort to simplify the lobby.
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New features and games at 888, PokerStars, Unibet, People’s Poker, party and more.


The bill now moves on to a third Senate reading and a vote in the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass and become law.
Last Ditch Effort to Exclude Poker Fails as Australian Senate Approves Online Gambling Ban

With a last minute attempt to amend the law failing in the Senate, there is now little to stop the anti-online gambling bill from becoming law—major online poker operators now expected to withdraw from market.


Switzerland's Parliament has voted in favor of internet blocking of offshore online gambling companies.
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News from Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France and Norway, plus all the latest in the United States and beyond.


A vote on amendments to the Interactive Gambling Act that would enforce a prohibition on most forms of online gambling and force out the major online poker operators has been tabled for a month.{
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Activity in Australia, Russia, Holland and the United States could have an impact on the online poker landscape.


The Czech Republic's stuttering start to regulated online gambling. A Daily Fantasy Sports roundup.
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DFS gets regulated in Malta, grassroots efforts in Australia, and everything you need to know about the Czech Republic.


888 says it has exited Australia, but players report they still have access. The Czech Republic still hasn't issued any licenses, and it is not enforcing its new laws.
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Confusion in Australia and the Czech Republic, full year figures from the US and Italy, and the latest on European shared liquidity.


Partypoker to run a live event on Russian soil. Amaya expects to post a bumper 2016, but warns of 2017 headwinds.
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A new live event in Russia, two market withdrawals, 2016 revenue figures from the US markets plus hopes for 2017.


The forthcoming amendment will cause a headache to many operators around the globe. It will be interesting to note the impact on traffic at the world’s second largest online poker room, as it is thought to have a sizeable footprint in the country.
888 Exits the Australian Online Poker Market

Looming amendment to Interactive Gambling Act assumed to be the catalyst for 888’s surprise departure.


On January 1, a law in the Czech Republic went into effect requiring online gaming operators to obtain licensing to offer services in the country and pay tax--which has been hiked to arguably exorbitant levels.
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The New Year sees a new brand in Finland, a new law in the Czech Republic, new fees in the UK and a new appointment in Spain.


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.


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