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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.


The Stars Group (TSG) becomes the first international operator to offer online sports betting under a license issued from the Czech State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries.
PokerStars Czech Sportsbook Goes Live

One month after receiving approval, PokerStars brings BetStars.CZ online to complement its poker and casino offerings.


REEL Spain plc, a subsidiary of TSG based in Malta, is authorized to offer sports betting under the BetStars.CZ domain, complementing the company's existing license on PokerStars.CZ to offer live casino games, which includes poker.
PokerStars Obtains Sports Betting License in Czech Republic

While other international operators turn their back on the market, The Stars Group looks to complement its poker and casino games with a sportsbook.


Major stops next year include a return to the Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic in February, with a €5 million guaranteed prize pool--five times the amount guaranteed last year.
Partypoker Guarantees Over $100 Million in Prize Money Across its 2018 Live Schedule

Resurgent operator further moves into PokerStars’ heartland with a €10 million-guaranteed Barcelona stop next year.


PokerStars maintains its $1.2 million total guarantee for the next New Jersey Championship of Online Poker.
New Schedules, Old Tournaments and High Stakes Bitcoin Cash Games: This Week in Online Poker

PokerStars has announced the schedule for the next New Jersey Championship of Online Poker. It maintains the total…


Virtue Poker is seeking to raise $25 million in its ICO to build a decentralized online poker platform.
Czech’s Guarantees, Australian Updates and the Virtue of the Blockchain: This Week in Online Poker

Is there virtue in a decentralized blockchain-based online poker room? Virtue Poker hit the headlines this week touting…


Five major dot-com tournaments will run in September and two in France. Global Poker League launches in India.
This Week in Online Poker: Favorable Reviews, Big MTTs and India in the Spotlight

There’s no doubt about it, September is going to be huge for online MTTs, quite possibly the biggest month for…


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.


The German event is to be held in Rosvadov in August, and the Nordic Championships in Prague will be in December.
Partypoker to Host German and Nordic Poker Championships in the Czech Republic

Partypoker is expanding its “LIVE” poker tour with new regional Championship events, unveiling the details…


Shared liquidity between France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal is now an odds-on favorite following the latest words from French regulator ARJEL that put in place an aggressive timeline for adoption.
Regulation Insight: Your Summer Summary

Bringing you up to speed on regulated igaming news from the last month. The UK, Malta and Gibraltar, figures from France, Italy and Spain, the latest progress from Netherlands, Sweden and Poland, all the news from the United States, and more.


Online poker operator partypoker informed its Czech customers last week that it had withdrawn its application for an online gaming license in the country. Its temporary cessation of operations will now be a permanent market withdrawal.
Operators Pull Czech iGaming License Applications

As Kindred and GVC back away from market, Amaya reports the “unusual licensing requirements” like in-person registration have negatively impacted revenue.


Decades old online poker operator PKR is offline. Both PokerStars and partypoker have revealed details about their new VIP programs for the first time.
Poker Insight

Online poker room launches and closures, WSOP and other live poker changes, contrasting approaches to player rewards and much more.


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In the wake of controversy over the Venetian's $150k "Total Prize Pool," poker players are banding together to keep participation in the event to a minimum. — read more »
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