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US-based technology giant Apple recently announced new rules for its App Store which could have a major impact on gambling operators.
Apple’s iOS Policy Change and its Expected Impact to Online Poker Operators

Real-money gaming developers have been given three months to build iOS native apps to remain approved for Apple’s App Store.


Real money poker apps from PokerStars, 888poker and partypoker are now available in the Google Play mobile app store in the UK.
PokerStars, 888 and partypoker Real Money Poker Apps Now Live in Google Play Store

A second wave of approvals sees the top online poker operators with Android apps now available in the store.


Currently in a restricted test in the UK, Ireland and France, real money gambling operators can now submit their apps for approval.
PokerStars, 888 and partypoker Real Money Poker Apps Now Live in Google Play Store

A second wave of approvals sees the top online poker operators with Android apps now available in the store.


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.


"Beginning [in] August 2017, Google will accept applications for the distribution of gambling apps within the Play store in the United Kingdom, France and the Republic of Ireland."
Google Will Reportedly Lift Ban on Real Money Gambling Apps in Certain Markets

Licensed operators in the UK, France and Ireland can submit RMG apps from August, and new markets could come in the future.


Leading French online poker operator Winamax has announced Winamax Live, a new mobile app that provides up-to-date information on its live event schedule. The…
Winamax Further Invests in its Live Tour with New Mobile App

Much like PokerStars’ app, the new Winamax Live allows event attendees to keep up-to-date with the schedule and latest updates.


Leading French online poker operator Winamax has announced Winamax Live, a new mobile app that provides up-to-date information on its live event schedule.
Winamax Further Invests in its Live Tour with New Mobile App

Much like PokerStars’ app, the new Winamax Live allows event attendees to keep up-to-date with the schedule and latest updates.


The first hints that PokerStars was planning to take on Zynga Poker with its own play money app emerged five years ago.
A History and Analysis of PokerStars’ Social Poker Push

PokerStars’ Jackpot Poker now enjoys an unrivaled position in the social gaming space: It exists on practically every platform, on all major distribution channels. Can it be turned into a significant revenue generator for Amaya?


888 says it has exited Australia, but players report they still have access. The Czech Republic still hasn't issued any licenses, and it is not enforcing its new laws.
Regulation Insight

Confusion in Australia and the Czech Republic, full year figures from the US and Italy, and the latest on European shared liquidity.


The management team at Playtika will continue to run the day-to-day operations from its headquarters in Herzliya, Israel.
CIE Sells Playtika for $4.4 Billion, Retains WSOP

Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the division of Caesars Entertainment that operates the World Series of Poker, has…


The Russian language mobile poker app Room52 provides free-play Texas Hold’em poker, where players can use the chips they have won to top-up their mobile phone account balance.
Room52 Offers an Innovative Approach to Mobile Poker

Using a mobile telecoms provider to execute financial transaction processing could work for real money poker in regulated markets.


Perhaps the most talked about piece this week comes from Amaya’s own Eric Hollreiser. By the title, the blog entry seems to be merely a promotional announcement, but the topics addressed cover so much more.
Reads of the Week

Opinions on PokerStars’ handling of its VIP changes, interviews with industry insiders and more.


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