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Partypoker to run a stadium poker tour in conjunction with Dusk till Dawn. Shark Cage season 2 airs.
Marketing Insight

TV promotions, million dollar misses, a return of the Stadium poker tour and more.


Televised coverage of the Main Event on ESPN starts this week. There are only two weeks left for David Baazov’s prediction of PokerStars being in New Jersey by the end of Q3 to come true.
The Zeitgeist

The World Series of Poker, PokerStars in New Jersey and the future of daily fantasy sports.


Mainstream audiences in the US are seeing an increase in poker related programming as of late. Online horseracing site TwinSpires has struck a deal to become the official partner of the Breeders’ Cup.
US Insight

California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.


The recently issued broadcast schedule for the WSOP Main Event on ESPN is likely to prompt more marketing activity, especially at the New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware regulated poker rooms.
Marketing Insight

PokerStars launches its most ambitious marketing promotion ever. The Facebook campaign stars Neymar Jr & Christian Ronaldo.


Disney has rescinded its $250 million investment offer, but today it was announced that DraftKings has been named the official daily fantasy sports offering across all of the Disney-owned ESPN platforms.
US Insight

An online poker legislative hearing in California this week will draw much of the industry’s attention, while daily fantasy sports continue to expand.


Expect to see a blitz of advertising this week as the daily fantasy sports companies try to entice the baseball faithful to give their game a try.
The Zeitgeist

Fantasy sports, igaming conferences and California online poker.


US players will soon have the chance to play lottery sit and gos, and Italian players will soon get an alternative to the Spin & Gos offered by PokerStars.it and iPoker Italy.
Poker Room Insight

888poker and the WSOP extend their relationship to include a sponsorship deal along with the introduction of shared liquidity in Delaware and Nevada.


YouTube is now said to be working on building its own game and live video streaming service to compete with Twitch.
Marketing Insight

A new study from Australia challenges the value of using sex to sell online poker.


Nominees for the inaugural American Poker Awards have been released. US representative Jason Chaffetz is expected to reintroduce his version of the anti-online gambling bill titled the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) this week.
US Insight

Movements on the US gaming front including state bills, federal legislation and the expansion of Daily Fantasy Sports this week in US Insights.


Tournament series and promotions have been the flavor of the week in the main online poker market, with PokerStars about to play its landmark one billionth tournament, which will lead into the Full Tilt FTOPS XXVII.
The Deal

Tournament series, poker room ambassadors and celebrations for Unibet, PokerStars and New Jersey provide the marketing stories this week.


The ESPN coverage of the WSOP Main Event Final Table attracted Nielsen ratings 10% to 13% higher than last year, an indication that the last 12 months of state regulated poker has rekindled popular interest in the game.
ESPN Ratings for WSOP Coverage Indicate Rising Interest in Poker

Televised poker is enjoying increased popularity in 2014, possibly the result of media coverage of the state regulated online poker markets.


After a multi-week hiatus, the 2013 World Series of Poker returns to the ESPN airwaves for two full hours of all-new action from the Main Event.  Starting at…
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