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One year after it was first announced, Phil Galfond takes to twitter to assure followers that the RIO real money online poker project is still in the works.
Luck-Based Poker, EU Shared Liquidity, and Run It Once a Year: This Week in Online Poker

Run it Once Poker is still in the works. You would be excused for forgetting about Phil Galfond’s plan to launch a real…


In its annual report, French online gaming regulator ARJEL signaled that concrete progress in the European shared liquidity project has been made, setting a…
French Regulator Sets the Stage for Shared Online Poker Liquidity in 2018

Agreements in June, and software testing starting in September should lead to online poker rooms with European cross-border liquidity sharing next year.


The necessary agreements between the regulatory authorities of Spain, Italy, France and Portugal should be signed this month, ARJEL has stated.
French Regulator Sets the Stage for Shared Online Poker Liquidity in 2018

Agreements in June, and software testing starting in September should lead to online poker rooms with European cross-border liquidity sharing next year.


PokerStars has launched its new regulated online poker room in the Czech Republic. Unibet saw poker grow by two thirds year-on-year. Q4 was particularly outstanding.
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Recent launches, industry news and new operators splash onto the online poker scene.


PokerStars parent company Amaya has announced an entirely new real money product vertical, BetStars Jackpots, that offers a simplified take on the fantasy sports model.
PokerStars Enters European Fantasy Sports Market with Sports Jackpots

The team behind US-facing DFS site StarsDraft works with BetStars sportsbook to build a new soccer-focused fantasy sports app for the European market.


Overall the dot-com market suffered a 2.5% decline, just keeping its head above the 20,000 concurrent cash game seats mark.
Traffic Insight

Online poker cash game traffic dips during a time of traditional seasonal growth.


Microgame, owner of the growing People's Poker online poker network in Italy, has announced the acquisition of B2B provider Active Games, and its software subsidiary Intent Software.
PokerStars Could Face Real Competition in Italy with People’s Poker/Active Games Merger

The combined networks of People’s Poker and Ongame Italy, coupled with its recent growth, means PokerStars could have a serious competitor in the Italian online poker market.


Microgame, operator of the large regulated Italian online poker network, People's Poker, has inked a deal with European DFS operator and B2B provider Mondogoal to bring Daily Fantasy Sports to its offering.
Italian Online Poker Network Microgame to Add Daily Fantasy Sports on Mondogoal Platform

Mondogoal’s Italian presence grows, as People’s Poker network will add DFS vertical to some 80 partner skins.


The worldwide cash game traffic market enjoyed a rare and unseasonal week of holding steady. Slight gains in the top five online poker rooms more than offset drops lower down the table and in European segregated markets.
Traffic Insight

Gains in the dot-com market offset drops Europe while the US market grows.


Proposed amendments to the Gambling Act in Poland include allowing online poker. First quarter revenue figures from the Spanish online gaming regulator show poker is the only online gambling vertical to decline.
Regulation Insight

Poland, Spain, France, Brazil, Costa Rica and more.


Financials from Amaya, 32red, and William Hill. XLMedia decides not to sell.
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Amaya, 888, Caesars, Ladbrokes, Playtech and more.


Italy could be the first to ink an international liquidity sharing agreement with France. The pair share the closest parity in regulations, with similar restrictions on games and stakes.
What Would a Combined Italian and French Online Poker Market Look Like?

A look at the online poker market if liquidity could be shared between Europe’s two largest segregated markets.


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