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GVC confirms 40% growth in net gaming revenue from online poker in 2018. Growth is being driven by "technology, brands, product, marketing and people.”
Partypoker “Biting at the Ankles” of PokerStars in “David-Goliath Battle,” Says GVC

Confirming its 40% annual growth, the company sees a bright future in online poker.


GVC Holdings’ online poker room partypoker has finally gone live in the Czech Republic after acquiring a license in November last year.
Partypoker Relaunches in the Czech Republic After Two Years

Through its partnership with King’s Resort, partypoker.CZ becomes the second international online poker operator after PokerStars to go live in the country.


At the London ICE conference, the gambling regulatory authorities of France, Spain and Portugal came together to present market data on the performance of their first year under shared liquidity.
Regulators Look to Expand Southern European Liquidity to Other European Markets

Representatives from France, Spain and Portugal say they are open to expansion to other countries in the EEA.


GVC’s online poker room partypoker has upgraded its VIP program by adding a new tier “Diamond Club Elite” aimed towards high-volume players.
partypoker Reinvigorates High Volume Play With Diamond Club Elite VIP Program and 60% Rakeback

Designed similarly to PokerStars’ Supernova Elite, the new VIP tier from partypoker awards players a cashback up to 60% along with other lucrative benefits.


In Switzerland, online gambling operators are having to adjust quickly to a new online gambling environment.
Partypoker Exits Switzerland, PokerStars Closes Casino as New Rules Come into Effect

The Stars Group’s online poker services stay online for Swiss players as it looks to find a local partner.


“We are materially outperforming the market and taking share in all of our major territories.” EBITDA is now expected to come in ahead of expectations for 2018, with a range of £750m to £755m.
Investment Continues to Pay Off for GVC as Online Poker Continues to Skyrocket

Another quarter of over 40% growth at partypoker, company reports.


Earlier this month, GVC’s online poker room partypoker had announced the stops for the season 3 of their high-roller LIVE MILLIONS tour.
Partypoker Builds Up to MILLIONS Live Season Three Tour

The operator is giving away a free seat to UK MILLIONS worth £10,300 in January 2020 to all players who play in all five of the MILLIONS Main Event in 2019.


Run it Once Poker still expected to launch this year. New online poker rooms should go live in Portugal.
Five Poker Developments that Didn’t Happen in 2018—But Will This Year

While 2018 was a banner year for online poker, a few things did not quite happen on schedule. Here’s five belated moves we expect to happen in 2019.


In total, there are twelve online gambling operators that have received a Swedish license that have already gone live with online poker.
Full Report: Swedish Online Poker Rooms Go Live

In one of Europe’s biggest market openings in five years, thirteen online poker rooms are among dozens of online casinos and sportsbooks now open for business in Sweden.


The Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen, issued another batch of licenses ahead of the country’s reorganization of the gambling market.
More Online Poker Rooms Authorized in Sweden: Will 888 Be Left Out in the Cold?

So far 31 gambling companies have been issued a license by the Swedish gambling authority ahead of the January 1 go-live date.


Revenue derived from online poker in France totaled €59.5 million in Q3. On an annual basis, online poker revenue grew 2.9% compared to Q3 2017.
Shared Liquidity in France Helps Continue Upward Trend for Online Poker

Q3 revenue figures from France highlight the continued (but slowing) growth of online poker.


Among the operators to be approved include Svenska Spel, Betsson Group, LeoVegas, Kindred Group, GVC Holdings and Bet365.
Svenska Spel, Betsson, Kindred, and GVC Among First to Receive Swedish Online Gambling License

Sweden has issued its first round of approved operators for the country’s re-regulated market set to commence next year.


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