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Scientific Games has secured PCI certification for lottery retail sales. Gamesys gets into the sportsbook business.
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888, Scientific Games, Gamesys, NYX, Microgaming, Amaya and more.

GVC reports growing revenues for its new acquisition Record profits for Paf and an "encouraging start" for Ladbrokes.
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Paf, GVC, Ladbrokes, bet365 and more.

Partypoker announced Patrick Leonard as their new Ambassador. Sky Bet recently signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the English Premiership, branding UK's top football league the "Sky Bet EFL."
Marketing Insight

Partypoker, Unibet, PokerStars, Full Tilt, Winamax and the latest industry marketing deals.

888 strikes deals with King's Casino and the Swedish Poker Federation. GVC faces class action suit.
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888, GVC, GPL, WPT, Unibet, Churchill Downs, NYX, NetEnt and more.

The Global Poker League (GPL) announced Tuesday a new strategic partnership with Sina Sports that will see over 400 hours of localized GPL content made available in the Chinese market.
Global Poker League to Stream in China under New Content Partnership

Localized GPL content to stream on Sina Sports from next month.

Paddy Power Betfair, which merged in February, has published the financial results for Paddy Power in 2015 and for Betfair for the third quarter of 2015.
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Amaya, Alibaba, Caesars, Paddy Power Betfair and more.

Team based poker is taking another step forward after a new partnership has been established between the Alibaba Sports division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and the Oceans Sports & Entertainment agency.
Alibaba Becomes the Biggest Player in the Poker Industry with a Deal to Promote Match Poker

As a teams-based non-gambling poker game, IFP-developed Match Poker is expected to appeal to the eSports generation.

Yaxi Zhu of China and Chen-an Lin of Taiwan, both poker professionals, join the roster of around 30 Team Pros and 20 “Online” pros from around the globe.
PokerStars Signs Taiwanese, Chinese Team Pros

Two new signings in a key emerging market.

Full Tilt and MPN announces September tournament series. PokerStars announces new Team Pros.
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MPN and Full Tilt to compete with WCOOP, New Jersey promos, and YouTube Gaming goes live.

The Chinese police in Guangdong province have detained 1,071 people after conducting raids to shut down a major online gambling operation. 125 suspects remain in detention and the police seized $13 million in cash and froze bank accounts containing $36 million.
China Detains over 1,000 Suspects in Online Gambling Crackdown

Dafabet has denied any links to criminal activity after a former employee was extradited to face charges. considers bids from GVC and 888. Unibet buys Stan James' online properties.
Industry Insight

Unibet is buying Stan James Online, but the buyer for remains undecided.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling on a Hungarian case which has clarified the basis on which national gambling laws can restrict free trade while remaining compliant with EU treaties.
Regulation Insight

Legal and regulatory change is either underway or proposed in several jurisdictions this week.

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Poker Player Who Dropped Out of Med School to Make $23,000 a Year Grinding the WSOP Circuit Beginning to Have Second Thoughts
A poker pro who currently grinds the WSOP Circuit for $23k a year ponders whether skipping medical school was the best choice. — read more »
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