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888 remains on the acquisition trail despite failing to win the bid for bwin.party. Betclic Everest settles with Belgian Gaming Authority.
Industry Insight

888 still on the lookout for acquisitions, William Hill launches a new payment card and more chatter of PokerStars’ licensing in New Jersey.


The competition to buy bwin.party is again a two-horse race as GVC re-enters the bidding. More financial results are out this week, as investor interest in the gaming sector reaches new heights.
Industry Insight

The competition to buy bwin.party is again a two-horse race as GVC re-enters the bidding.


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.


Online gaming marketers watch on as YouTube Gaming is set to shake up online streaming industry. XL Media acquires stake in a marketing firm.
Marketing Insight

Sam Trickett is a free agent again, while Dwan and Ivey pick up a promo gig in Asia.


The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and European Lotteries (EL), have both welcomed the EU’s new Digital Single Market Strategy; although, the two organizations are focusing on different aspects of the proposal.
Regulation Insight

Belgium adopts a policy of fining players that gamble on sites without a national license.


New Jersey players are being tempted with sit and go leaderboard promotions, and prizes including free entries to live events at the Borgata Casino.
Marketing Insight

Retroactive changes to PokerStars’ affiliate agreements show the declining influence of the marketing channel.


This week has seen new mobile apps, the closure of two poker rooms and the introduction of the first ever WSOP bracelet for an online tournament.
Poker Room Insight

WSOP Nevada will become the first poker room to offer an online bracelet event during this year’s World Series of Poker.


The bitcoin theme continues this week with Bitnplay which offers bitcoin only poker while avoiding holding player funds itself.
Poker Room Insight

The iconic casino in Monte Carlo has launched a new website in partnership with Betclic Everest & across the border in Italy players now have the option of playing Open Face Chinese poker.


The Winning Poker network’s adoption of Bitcoin made headlines this week, as did the sharing of player liquidity between New Jersey poker rooms operated by WSOP and 888.
Marketing Insight

A $1 million Spin & Go winner and Ronaldo going deep in the PCA brought smiles to PokerStars this week.


A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: the European Union, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, UK and Singapore.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: the European Union, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, UK and Singapore.


After two years of delays, the Hesse Ministry of the Interior has announced the successful applicants for 20 sports betting licenses under the German Interstate Treaty on Gambling.
German Sports Betting License Decision Opens the Legal Floodgates

bwin.party, Ladbrokes and Betfair are successful; Bet365 can now go to court.


The iPoker Network has seen a 15% bump in its online poker traffic for dot.com following the successful move of Everest Poker last Friday, according to the…
iPoker 15% Traffic Boost Following Everest Merger

iPoker receives a welcome traffic bump following the successful transition of EverestPoker.com onto iPoker’s top tier, and the transformation of its French-facing network.


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