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This is an excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s recently published The State of the Online Poker Industry: Summer 2018, our twice-annual snapshot of the…
Regulatory Headwinds in Four Countries: Russia, Norway, Germany and UK

An excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s latest report into the state of the online poker industry in 2018.


ElkY leaves PokerStars, and Gruissem joins partypoker. The Aussie Millions sets Main Event attendance record.
Aussie Records, Power Up Tweaks and Sponsors in the Spotlight: This Week in Online Poker

The sponsored pro shuffle continues this week, first with the announcement that long-standing PokerStars sponsored pro…


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“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


Closed liquidity may go down in online poker's relatively short history as one of its greatest mistakes.
“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


Recommendations include international liquidity for poker and betting exchanges, live dealer casino games, betting on virtual sports, and Keno.
Colombia to Allow Poker Shared Liquidity, Paving Way for PokerStars’ Return

The first online gambling regime of South America is set to rejoin international liquidity, and that could prompt the return of The Stars Group to the market.


Australian withdrawal is now on the cards for mid-September, and is expected to have a 2.5% impact on revenue.
The Context Around Four Key Markets Mentioned on The Stars Group Q2 Call

Understanding the situation in Australia, Poland, Colombia and the Czech Republic.


European regulatory news from the UK, Slovakia, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and more.
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.


“Our experience as the global leader in online poker is that access to shared global liquidity promotes a healthy consumer-operator-regulator relationship."
PokerStars’ Colombia Withdrawal: Closed Liquidity Makes Online Poker Licensing Unworkable

Online poker leader opts to withdraw from the market rather than apply for a license under “restrictive regulation within a closed market.”


The regulator has repeatedly threatened to have some 325 sites on its blacklist blocked by ISPs. Customers on one Colombian ISP can no longer access the domain play2wincasino.com.
PokerStars Makes Hasty Colombia Exit as Regulator Follows Through on Blocking Threat

After the first gaming license is issued—and a domain is the first to be blocked—Amaya makes a quick exit from the Latin American market.


A Swedish commission set up in 2015 to look into the state of online gambling licensing in the country delivered a monstrous 1300-page report late last week.
Regulation Insight

The latest regulatory news from Australia, Sweden, Poland, Colombia and more.


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.


Switzerland's Parliament has voted in favor of internet blocking of offshore online gambling companies.
Regulation Insight

News from Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France and Norway, plus all the latest in the United States and beyond.


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