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Several operators over the past couple of years have been taking initiatives in an effort to make their games more appealing to casual players and therefore create a healthier poker ecology.
2018: The Year of the Blind Lobby

Simplifying the user experience and protecting the fragile poker ecosystem are some of the reasons more operators are moving towards the blind lobby alternative.


Ignition Casino, the leading US-facing offshore online gaming operator, has launched its online poker room and casino in Australia, ahead of pending regulation…
Australia’s Online Gambling Crackdown Attracts the Black Market Experts

Ignition Casino launches in Australia and its surrounding territories as the regulated industry readies for departure.


Previously serving the US market exclusively from its offshore license, Bodog's Ignition skin has launched in Australia and its island territories.
Australia’s Online Gambling Crackdown Attracts the Black Market Experts

Ignition Casino launches in Australia and its surrounding territories as the regulated industry readies for departure.


Recently, two very different operators announced new sponsorship deals targeting the Brazilian online poker market: GVC’s partypoker announced the…
Celebrity Signings and Poker Club Sponsorships: Online Poker Industry Eyes Brazil

European operators are hopeful that regulated online gambling will spread to Brazil while Bodog sees the immediate gray market opportunity.


As the online poker industry enters the quiet summer period, the world's largest poker rooms are falling back on some tried and tested, if rather uninventive, promotional structures.
Online Poker Operators Keep Things Simple in a Slow Summer Month of Promotions

MPN’s Festival of Speed is the highlight as Europe’s leading online poker rooms fall back on tried and tested promotional vehicles.


Last week two very different operators announced new sponsorship deals targeting the Brazilian online poker market: GVC's partypoker announced the signing of a high profile Brazilian actor; offshore online gaming operator Bodog announces the sponsorship of Brazil's largest poker club.
Celebrity Signings and Poker Club Sponsorships: Online Poker Industry Eyes Brazil

European operators are hopeful that regulated online gambling will spread to Brazil while Bodog sees the immediate gray market opportunity.


Offshore online poker network Bodog, which operates Ignition Casino in the US market, has pushed out an update that removes all table and seat selection from the client.
Bodog Removes All Table Selection with “Quick Seat” Update

As PokerStars trials the system, the leading US-facing offshore network jumps on the bandwagon.


Skins on MPN are spreading Fish Party Flash. €10,000 in additional prize money has been added to three tournaments, accessible only to players who complete missions based around playing in MPN's lottery sit and go Fish Party.
Marketing Insight

Promotions in the Europe, the US and the greater dot-com market, plus some happenings around the industry.


European cross-border liquidity sharing has taken another important procedural step forward by passing a Senate vote in France.
Regulation Insight

France, Portugal, Pennsylvania and more.


The DGE specified that as part of the agreement, popular online gaming site Bovada will no longer serve customers in the US through the data center on the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake.
New Jersey and Kahnawake Regulator Agree on Terms to Limit Unauthorized US iGaming

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has entered into an agreement with the Kahnawake Gaming Commission…


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