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GVC has been hit with a €350,000 fine from the Dutch online gambling regulator for offering real money gambling in the Netherlands.
Regulator Fines GVC for Targeting Dutch Customers with iDEAL Payments

€350,000 fine could delay operator’s entry into Dutch regulated market.


In total, there are twelve online gambling operators that have received a Swedish license that have already gone live with online poker.
Full Report: Swedish Online Poker Rooms Go Live

In one of Europe’s biggest market openings in five years, thirteen online poker rooms are among dozens of online casinos and sportsbooks now open for business in Sweden.


Partypoker has upgraded its declaration on how it says it protects customer deposits, stating that it has taken steps to protect these funds in the unlikely…
Partypoker Upgrades Declaration of UK Player Funds Protection

Following the publication of pokerfuse’s survey of UK-licensed gambling providers and player funds protection, GVC’s online poker room upgrades its level to “medium.”


With the Ladbrokes acquisition, the company is adding six active online poker rooms to its portfolio.
How Online Poker Will Look at GVC Following the Ladbrokes Acquisition

Partypoker parent company now has three new online poker brands across Gibraltar, the UK, Belgium and Spain at its disposal.


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.
Regulation Insight

Australia, India, Brazil, Germany, Bulgaria and more.


Former Bwin and bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger and his bwin partner Manfred Bodner are the targets of an Austrian prosecutor who wants to charge the pair with corruption, money laundering and breach of trust.
Former Bwin Bosses, Teufelberger and Bodner, Accused of Corruption

The allegations concern possible bribery in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a Turkish online gambling license in 2007.


New mobile poker app, Duel by PokerStars launches in beta. Full Tilt and partypoker announce February tournament series.
Poker Room Insight

The latest poker room news from PokerStars, Full Tilt, partypoker, ipoker, MPN, PKR and more.


Partpoker has given its traditional Pokerfest series a makeover. Winamax and PokerStars France have adopted a very similar promotional approach to the coming Sunday’s tournaments.
Marketing Insight

Partypoker’s Powerfest, sponsored pros, discounted buy-ins and more.


Partypoker has begun opening in approximately 21 new national markets. Many of them are markets which the company exited in April 2013.
Partypoker to Re-Open in 21 National Markets Under GVC Management

The market changes represent the new owner’s broader strategy for partypoker.


Denmark poker declines 20% year on year. Latvia publishes its first blacklist.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: Denmark, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and the UK.


Pokerstars, Full Tilt, 888, Unibet, Bwin, Bet365, William Hill and Betsson are all in Latvia's first blacklist.
Latvia’s First Blacklist Includes All Top Poker Operators

Pokerstars, Full Tilt, 888, Unibet, Bwin, Bet365, William Hill and Betsson are all listed.


Bitcoin stimulates community debate. bwin launches "premium" client for select few, which apparently removes player points.
Checking Around

In our industry-focused picks from the discussion forums this week: Bitcoin, rake at PLO and a stealth “premium” launch at bwin.


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Homeless Man Passed Out On Beach Turns Out To Just Be Jason Mercier Taking A Nap
Jason Mercier was arrested this week after being mistaken for a sleeping homeless man on a beach in Miami while enjoying a day out with his family. — read more »
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