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PokerStars has rolled out the first major update to its virtual reality product, PokerStars VR. The latest update includes many highly requested features such as the option to purchase chips for real money, the addition of Sit & Go tournaments, the introduction of leaderboards and various other new features.
PokerStars Monetizes Virtual Reality Game with Play Chips Purchase

PokerStars VR gets its first major update, with sit and gos, leaderboards—and the ability to purchase chips for real money.


Unibet has used Relax Gaming for online poker in the primary dot-com market for over five years, using its custom-built online poker software to run an independent online poker room.
Unibet Migrates to Relax Platform in France

Operator goes it alone in France as it moves its player base over to the unique, casual player-friendly Relax Gaming poker experience.


The report provides in-depth analysis of several aspects of the online poker industry including a detailed look at recent marketing strategies, product development, the regulatory landscape affecting the growth of the game and other key indicators.
Poker Industry PRO Releases The State of the Online Poker Industry Report for Spring 2019

The 52-page report focuses on the major industry trends and regulatory developments while analyzing the performance of the leading online poker operators.


Swedish-based online gaming operator Betsson AB has welcomed the passage of the Remote Gambling Act by Dutch senators.
Betsson Welcomes Dutch Remote Gambling Act But Warns Over Cooling-Off Period

The Dutch Gambling Authority has previously levied a heavy fine on Betsson Group subsidiary for operating in the Dutch market without a local license.


Kindred Poker reported £17.9 million ($23.1 million) in online poker revenue for the full year of 2018.
Kindred Group Hits Record High in Online Poker Revenue

A further 18% revenue growth in its Unibet Poker product takes the product to six year high.


Kindred Group reported £4.9 million in online poker revenue in Q4 2018. It continues Kindred’s five-quarter streak of revenue growth from its Unibet online poker client.
Business Monitor: Kindred Group Q4 and FY 2018

Kindred Group reported £4.9 million in online poker revenue in Q4 2018. It is the highest quarter on record and…


Senators will finally get to vote on the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (RGA) on February 19. Unlicensed online operators who have been “actively” targeting the Dutch market could face a blackout period.
International Operators Confident Dutch Blackout Will Not Apply to Them

If “actively” targeting Dutch customers is defined by the priority criteria, large operators like The Stars Group and Kindred should not be impacted by “cooling off” period.


The Kindred Group and the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Pennsylvania will work together to bring online sports betting and casino games to players in PA.
Kindred Group Partners with Mohegan Sun Pocono for Online Gaming in Pennsylvania

Entering its second state in the US, Kindred looks to offer both online and offline sports betting under the Unibet brand in PA.


Jackpots trigger at any point in 100,000 games. Once a jackpot is triggered, the counter resets.
Unibet Poker Launches HexaPro Jackpot Mania Promotion

To promote the launch of the new lottery-style Sit and Go from Unibet, €263,000 is being given away in additional jackpots.


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.


A coalition government promised an overhaul of its gambling regulation some six years ago, but the political process still drags on.
Is Dutch Online Gambling Liberalization Ever Going to Happen?

There are clear benefits to liberalized gambling regulation in the Netherlands for all stakeholders, yet there are questions over when—even if—it will come to pass.


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