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One local report puts Malta job losses at over 100, a third of its headcount on the island. Suggested job cuts “are a component of our overall plans to position us to deliver our mid-term growth targets and long-term sustainable growth.”
PokerStars Cuts Staff in Isle of Man, Malta

Regulatory headwinds in the international business to blame for what is reportedly between 130 and almost 200 job losses in two key hubs.

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma’s real money online poker site has migrated to the BetConstruct network. GreySnow first launched in November 2018 on its own independent network using WPN software on the international market.
GreySnow Poker Migrates to BetConstruct Network

Tribe of Oklahoma’s online poker site has dumped its FairPlay system and has signed high profile German live pro Rainer Kempe as Brand Ambassador.

A Dutch court ruled in favor of Dutch players playing on PokerStars.EU domain and exempting them from 29% taxes on winnings.
Court Rules in Favor of Dutch PokerStars Players, Exempts Them From Paying Tax

Dutch online poker players playing at PokerStars.EU are not liable to tax after a recent court ruling.

Switzerland's Parliament has voted in favor of internet blocking of offshore online gambling companies.
Regulation Insight

News from Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France and Norway, plus all the latest in the United States and beyond.

The Australian Government is aiming to clamp down on illegal offshore gambling with a plan to strengthen the Interactive Gambling Act and empower the Australian Communications and Media Authority to prohibit unlicensed igaming.
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Australia, Lithuania, Spain, India, Isle of Man and more.

May marks the start of the biggest online tournament festivals of the year, with the big three online poker rooms--PokerStars, 888 and partypoker--all going head-to-head to attract MTT dollars this month.
Poker Room Insight

From Europe to the US, online poker operators are hosting tournament series, updating their software and tweaking weekly schedules.

Bet365 face Bulgarian court, Gala Coral hit with UK fine. NYX revenue doubles, Unibet reports revenue high.
Industry Insight

Bet365, Unibet, NYX, Gala Coral, Sky, Caesars and more.

The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) has opened a consultation period to consider a change to regulation that would ease licensees accepting deposits via Bitcoin and other electronic currencies.
Isle of Man Gambling Commission Plans Bitcoin Changes

New wording would permit licensees to accept new accounts funded with a Bitcoin deposit.

888 remains on the acquisition trail despite failing to win the bid for 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 saga of the sale of continues as GVC raises its offer. More second quarter results paint a generally positive picture of the state of the gaming industry, but new UK taxes are weighing heavily on the business which are most exposed to them.
Industry Insight

The saga of the sale of continues as GVC raises its offer.

Investors can now buy and sell Amaya shares on Nasdaq. Takeover rumors are again driving gaming stocks higher—but Caesars Entertainment has seen steep slides as it gets the wrong side of judicial rulings over its assets.
Industry Insight

Investors can now buy and sell Amaya shares on Nasdaq.

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.

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