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Latest in iGaming Regulation: July 2017 Brief

A snapshot of all the latest in regulatory igaming developments across Europe, the United States, China, India, Australia and more.


Recently, two very different operators announced new sponsorship deals targeting the Brazilian online poker market: GVC’s partypoker announced the…
Celebrity Signings and Poker Club Sponsorships: Online Poker Industry Eyes Brazil

European operators are hopeful that regulated online gambling will spread to Brazil while Bodog sees the immediate gray market opportunity.


Last week two very different operators announced new sponsorship deals targeting the Brazilian online poker market: GVC's partypoker announced the signing of a high profile Brazilian actor; offshore online gaming operator Bodog announces the sponsorship of Brazil's largest poker club.
Celebrity Signings and Poker Club Sponsorships: Online Poker Industry Eyes Brazil

European operators are hopeful that regulated online gambling will spread to Brazil while Bodog sees the immediate gray market opportunity.


PokerStars has revealed the first European stops on its new Megastack tour, a low-stakes live brand focused on recreational players.
Megastack Joins Championship and Festival as the Third Live Tour Brand for PokerStars

Company reveals European schedule for new low stakes tour that will stop in Ireland, France, Belgium and Malta.


PokerStars has launched its new regulated online poker room in the Czech Republic. Unibet saw poker grow by two thirds year-on-year. Q4 was particularly outstanding.
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Recent launches, industry news and new operators splash onto the online poker scene.


PokerStars has signed on again as the primary sponsor of the Brazil Series of Poker (BSOP), and it also recently announced a new London Series. Both events are complements to its new Championship and Festival brands.
PokerStars’ Live Tournament Strategy Goes Beyond Championships and Festivals

Company announced a renewed BSOP sponsorship and new London Series.


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.


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.
Regulation Insight

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.


On January 1, the Czech Republic's Act 186/2016 on online gambling, and a companion bill 187/2016 related to tax on online gambling, came into effect.
Operators Exit Czech Republic as New Regulation Comes into Force

William Hill and Betsson are understood to have exited the market, and others may follow.


Amaya accepts it would have to depart Australia if new amendment passes. Brazil's new law that would mark a complete overhaul of the country's approach to gambling now has its big day in the spotlight.
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Australia, India, Brazil, Germany, Bulgaria and more.


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