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The new cash game novelty from PokerStars, 6+ Hold’em, will roll out in the Italian market soon, following its debut last month in the dot-com market.
6+ Hold’em to Debut in Italy and it Could be Permanent

6+ will be the only variant in the recent wave of new games from PokerStars to go live in a segregated market.


The world’s leading online poker site, PokerStars has finally launched its own version of the exciting new variant 6+ Hold’em (also known as Short…
6+ Hold’em: Everything You Need to Know About Playing the Short Deck Game on PokerStars

Find out how the popular poker game is played on the world’s biggest online poker site.


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…


Coolbet offers its services in English, Norwegian, Sweden, Finnish, Estonian and Russian. The Coolbet brand, launched in 2016, is owned by Staycool, based in Estonia
Estonian Online Sportsbook Coolbet Joins MPN

Coolbet, a new online gambling brand focused on sports betting, has launched online poker on Microgaming’s…


PokerStars has introduced its new loyalty program to almost all of its online poker markets Thursday.
$10m Promotion Launches Global Stars Rewards Program

International roll-out of Stars Rewards accompanied by tweaks to the random payout structure to increase value and decrease variance.


Global internet payment processing company Worldpay has ceased processing transactions between foreign online gambling companies and consumers in Norway, the Norwegian gambling authority has announced.
Worldpay Stops Processing Norwegian Online Gambling Transactions

Norway’s Gambling Authority forces payment processor out of the market, but the world’s online gambling industry will be largely unaffected.


PokerStars has launched its new regulated online poker room in the Czech Republic. Unibet saw poker grow by two thirds year-on-year. Q4 was particularly outstanding.
Poker Insight

Recent launches, industry news and new operators splash onto the online poker scene.


PokerStars parent company Amaya was awarded a license on January 28 to offer online poker and casino games under license to customers in the Czech Republic, the company has announced.
PokerStars Set to Return to Czech Republic Under Country’s First International License

From the quagmire of the bungled Czech 2017 gambling laws, a single Red Spade rises.


Brazil’s most likely bill to regulate internet gambling has passed a vote in the Special Committee on National Development (CEDN) in the Chamber of Deputies.
Regulation Insight

Germany, Brazil, Russia, Sweden and more.


Lithuania’s new regulatory licensing system has awarded its first online gaming licenses, the first of which has gone to the Losimu Strategine Grupe which operates TonyBet.
TonyBet Receives the First Online Gambling License in Lithuania

Other operators have been slow to follow TonyBet’s example as the license laws remain onerous for EU-based operators.


Caesars Entertainment is making another attempt to placate its bond holders with an improved offer which aims to bring litigation to an end and allow for Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) to emerge from its voluntary bankruptcy.
Industry Insight

Bwin.party’s new ownership may not yet be settled as GVC considers its options.


Amaya CEO David Baazov has told the Canadian Financial Post that he plans to expand the company beyond gaming.
Industry Insight

Amaya gains the confidence to expand outside of gaming, but the Greek financial crisis will cause some headaches.


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