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Swedish-based online gaming operator Betsson AB has welcomed the passage of the Remote Gambling Act by Dutch senators.
Betsson Welcomes Dutch Remote Gambling Act But Warns Over Cooling-Off Period

The Dutch Gambling Authority has previously levied a heavy fine on Betsson Group subsidiary for operating in the Dutch market without a local license.


Along with a sportsbook, Adjarabet runs a successful independent online poker room. At approximately 200 concurrent cash game players, the online poker room is approximately the size of India’s PokerBaazi and Italy’s People’s Poker.
Paddy Power Betfair Expands into Georgia with Adjarabet Acquisition

The deal is for a 51% controlling interest with an option to fully acquire the company after three years.


The World Poker Tour (WPT) has inked a four-year partnership with partypoker LIVE. The partnership will host up to seven international poker events across Canada and Europe in the four-year span, with each event offering up to €3 million in prize pool.
WPT Partners with partypoker LIVE for Events in Europe and Canada

The new partnership between the World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE involves seven international events with over €21 million combined in guarantees.


The lottery sit and go format continues to spread through the online poker industry as illustrated by a flurry of recent announcements.
Omaha Games, Windfalls and Blasts: Lottery Sit and Gos Continue Industry Rollout

The ever-popular fast-format jackpot tournament continues its proliferation with new games, variants and industry launches.


Indian independent online poker room PokerBaazi has scheduled the sixth Premier League Season, its flagship online poker tournament series which it claims as the largest ever to be held in the Indian market.
India’s PokerBaazi Schedules its Largest Online Poker Tournament Series Yet

Explosive growth of its flagship tournament series highlights market opportunity in the nascent Indian online poker market.


The lottery sit and go format continues to spread through the online poker industry as illustrated by a flurry of recent announcements.
Omaha Games, Windfalls and Blasts: Lottery Sit and Gos Continue Industry Rollout

The ever-popular fast-format jackpot tournament continues its proliferation with new games, variants and industry launches.


888 signs a Twitch star, PokerStars signs a high stakes pro. Jaime Staples signs with PokerVision.
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Three new ambassadors are signed, four tournament series exceed guarantees, and a February full of promotions.


With events starting last Friday and running until January 29, the tournament series guarantees a total of 300,000 Georgian Lari spread across 30 tournaments.
Europe-Bet Launches First Ever Georgian Online Tournament Series

Betsson’s independent poker room in Georgia runs inaugural GEO-TOP series.


Along with the surprise announcement last week of a new stop on its new Millions tour to take place on Russian soil, the world's third largest international online poker room has announced a slate of new promotions online.
Marketing Insight

The latest on online poker tournaments, promotions and more.


More new games at partypoker. 888 trials new client version.
Poker Insight

New online poker games, updated software, changes to the way fans will watch poker, the first-ever European shared liquidity agreement and more.


On January 1, a law in the Czech Republic went into effect requiring online gaming operators to obtain licensing to offer services in the country and pay tax--which has been hiked to arguably exorbitant levels.
Regulation Insight

The New Year sees a new brand in Finland, a new law in the Czech Republic, new fees in the UK and a new appointment in Spain.


On January 1, the Czech Republic's Act 186/2016 on online gambling, and a companion bill 187/2016 related to tax on online gambling, came into effect.
Operators Exit Czech Republic as New Regulation Comes into Force

William Hill and Betsson are understood to have exited the market, and others may follow.


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