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Under rules set out by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain (UKGC), all internet gambling businesses must hold player deposits in a separate bank account,...
Player Funds Protection in the UK: How Online Poker Operators Protect Your Money

We list 26 UK gambling operators and how they protect your player funds.


PokerStars and US-facing offshore network Winning Poker Network are preparing to launch the variant of Hold’em.
PokerStars, Americas Cardroom Prepare to Launch Six Plus Hold’em

While PokerStars has yet to officially announce the release of the new game, Americas Cardroom has informed players of its launch later this month.


Playtech provides the services to various Ladbrokes Coral digital assets which were acquired by GVC earlier this year.
GVC is Negotiating with Playtech to Extend Services Contract

Discussions with Playtech could decide the fate of existing iPoker skins Ladbrokes and Coral.


With the Ladbrokes acquisition, the company is adding six active online poker rooms to its portfolio.
How Online Poker Will Look at GVC Following the Ladbrokes Acquisition

Partypoker parent company now has three new online poker brands across Gibraltar, the UK, Belgium and Spain at its disposal.


The terms of the agreement value the combined company at between £3.2bn and £4bn, making it one of the largest gaming companies in the world.
GVC Completes Acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral

The combined company makes one of the largest publicly listed gambling companies in the world.


Over the weekend, the first real money gambling apps went live in the store. No poker apps were found in the UK Play Store.
Winamax Poker Among First Real Money Gambling Apps in Google Play Store

Winamax is first with a poker app in France and around a dozen casino and sports apps are now available in the UK.


Rumors that a possible reverse takeover of Ladbrokes Coral by GVC is in the works leaked on Friday. "Lucky Chewy Poker" will focus on providing players with “low rake and great rewards.”
The Zeitgeist

More industry consolidation rumors, a new online poker room launches for free play, and GPL China gets underway.


As summer winds down and fall approaches, online poker operators are looking to jumpstart the busy season by offering upwards of $70 million in guaranteed prizes during their tournament series this September.
Industry Insight

The fall online poker season, MPN adds another poker room, new software from Unibet and more.


Paf has closed its operations in the UK. The UKGCpublished a new discussion paper that seeks to "shine a light" on a variety of contemporary gambling topics, including betting on eSports, crytocurrencies, "social" casino games and trading of in-app game items.
Regulation Insight

Gaming regulators around the world weigh in on eSports, skin betting and more.


WillHill shareholders reject offer from 888/Rank. Scientific Games' new CEO gets off to a rocky start.
Industry Insight

The 888/Rank takeover of William Hill, new appointments at Scientific Games and BetStars, financials from Zynga, a signing at Unibet and lots more.


888 in merger talks with Rank and the pair is considering making an offer on William Hill. Amaya moves jobs from London to the Isle of Man.
Industry Insight

888, Rank, William Hill, Amaya, Betsson, Ladbrokes, Coral, Svenska Spel and more in this week’s summary of igaming industry news.


Merger talks between the two companies are reportedly at a “relatively advanced” stage, according to a joint statement released to the media over the weekend.
888 and Rank Group Consider Merging and Making an Offer for William Hill

888 Holdings Plc and Rank Group Plc may team up and make an offer to purchase gaming competitor William Hill.


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