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Alex Weldon examines different views on online poker room ecology. Unibet sifts through its online poker data and learns what characteristics are the most common in winning online poker players on its site.
Reads of the Week

Online poker room ecology, characteristics of successful online poker players, a newbie’s view of the WSOP Main Event and more.

The 2015 WSOP Main Event final table took poker to a mass audience around the world this week, but there was no corresponding global boom in cash game traffic which rose just 0.8%.
Traffic Insight

The WSOP effect was visible in US markets, but failed to boost global cash game traffic.

The American Gaming Association has partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to combat illegal gambling.
US Insight

New York AG deems DFS illegal gambling, CIE posts record revenues again, and a sentence is handed down in Nevada’s first prosecution of an illegal online poker site.

The conclusion of the World Series of Poker Main Event is at the center of the poker universe this week.
The Zeitgeist

The World Series of Poker Main Event, players reacting to PokerStars VIP changes and the plea for a poker shot clock.

A third of the World Series of Poker Main Event "November Nine" finalists will be wearing 888 patches when they take their seats this Sunday to compete for a $7.5 million first place prize.
888 Sponsors A Third of the WSOP 2015 Final Table

Three of nine players will be wearing 888 patches this Sunday as the World Series of Poker 2015 Main Event concludes.

Nine players, dubbed the November Nine, will take their seats at the Final Table of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event on Sunday. The tournament will…
World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table Broadcast (Almost) Live This Weekend

The November Nine return to Las Vegas to Crown a 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion.

Pokerstars plans on investing heavily in “marketing that reaches new audiences and re-ignites the interest of lapsed players.”
Marketing Insight

888 invests in the November Nine, Unibet France kicks of a new Missions promotion, Win2Day celebrates its 500 millionth hand and more.

The budget crisis in Pennsylvania has created an opportunity for online poker and casino games to become legal and regulated, but the urgency of the budget situation offers a significant pitfall.
Reads of the Week

iGaming in Pennsylvania, the history of online poker, the origin of the carve out for fantasy sports and how New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sold out igaming and his constituents for cheap applause.

Significant progress made between Tribe and State in Florida. All the latest from the DFS industry.
US Insight

Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, RAWA and more.

William Hill was one of the first major gaming companies to issue its third quarter results, but the numbers failed to impress investors and the company’s share price fell by 7%.
Industry Insight

Financial reporting, mergers and sponsorship deals.

DraftKings and FanDuel find themselves in the middle of a full blown scandal. A new round of payments for Full Tilt's old US players.
US Insight

Daily fantasy sports insider trading accusations, new Full Tilt payments, PokerStars approved in New Jersey and more.

Poker finds itself in a Catch 22. It needs an influx of sponsorship dollars to grow and attract more players and fans, but until the game becomes more popular and reaches more people, it will not attract the interest from mainstream sponsors that is so desperately needs to reach mainstream audiences.
Poker in the Media: The Fight for Mainstream Exposure

Poker needs the spotlight of the mainstream media to grow, but can it find its footing once the WSOP is over?

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Straight Fire With Bart Shirley: The WSOP Should Be A Shootout
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