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Thanks to stability in online poker and growth in its casino and sportsbook, Amaya reported a bumper first quarter of 2017, with total group revenue hitting a new high of $317.3 million.
Strong Casino Growth and a Resilient Poker Vertical Behind Amaya’s Strong Q1

Online poker revenue drops below 70% for the first time as its online casino rollout pushes up revenues in the soon-to-be-called Stars Group.

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…

Progress for online gaming regulation in the Netherlands. Efforts to ban offshore gambling increase in Russia.
Regulation Insight

Progress, side steps and setbacks in global online gaming regulation.

Adjarabet beat Microgaming out of the gate with the launch of its lottery-style sit and gos on the MPN.
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New lottery-style sit and gos, significant movement in cash game traffic rankings, PokerStars’ exodus from Israel and more.

Last year, the Israeli State Prosecutor was considering legal action against a leading credit card provider for processing payments to foreign online gambling providers, with accusations of miscoding transactions to classify them legitimate business activities.
PokerStars Withdraws from Israel Online Gambling Market

Amaya suspends all real money gaming in the country.

Colombia consults on online gambling regulation. Lithuanian regulator will use new powers to clamp down on unlicensed remote gambling.
Regulation Insight

Colombia, Lithuania, Italy, the Netherlands, Israel and more in this week’s wrap-up of igaming regulation.

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 final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event has now been set. For the November Nine who will return later this year to determine the winner, the…
WSOP 2015: A November Nine But No Negreanu

Negreanu busts out of the Main Event in 11th place.

Polk leads an all star field packed with players on the hunt for more WSOP bracelets to add to their trophy cabinets.
WSOP 2015: Doug Polk Leads the Field in the 6 Max $10k Championship Event

Polk leads an all star field packed with players on the hunt for more WSOP bracelets to add to their trophy cabinets.

Amaya will need to see more growth if it is to hit its full year targets. Svenska Spel blames declining profits on its commitment to responsible gaming.
Industry Insight

Boyd Gaming results indicate that the New Jersey market remains low volume, but that profit margins are good.

The Israeli State Prosecutor has announced that it is considering an indictment against Israel Credit Cards (ICC–Cal) for allegedly processing overseas financial transactions to US and other foreign gambling and pornography websites.
Top Israeli Payment Processor May be Indicted for Illegally Processing Gambling Transactions

ICC–Cal is suspected of stepping in after UIGEA was passed to process credit card payments to online gambling sites.

Nevada’s governor Brian Sandoval has been pushing the idea of building a Las Vegas style resort in the Israeli Negev Desert.
Nevada: Building Las Vegas Castles in the Israeli Desert

Governor Brian Sandoval wants to use Nevada’s gambling expertise for developments in Israel.

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Poker Players Go To Extreme Lengths To Sabotage Venetian $150K
In the wake of controversy over the Venetian's $150k "Total Prize Pool," poker players are banding together to keep participation in the event to a minimum. — read more »
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