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Russia's largest bank Sberbank has confirmed to prohibit online transactions to blacklisted offshore gambling sites including online giant PokerStars.
Russia’s Largest Bank Implements Ban on Offshore Gambling Transactions

The bill signed by Putin last year is finally having an impact, with state-owned Sberbank now declining transactions to offshore sites and ewallets.


PokerStars maintains its $1.2 million total guarantee for the next New Jersey Championship of Online Poker.
New Schedules, Old Tournaments and High Stakes Bitcoin Cash Games: This Week in Online Poker

PokerStars has announced the schedule for the next New Jersey Championship of Online Poker. It maintains the total…


Australian withdrawal is now on the cards for mid-September, and is expected to have a 2.5% impact on revenue.
The Context Around Four Key Markets Mentioned on The Stars Group Q2 Call

Understanding the situation in Australia, Poland, Colombia and the Czech Republic.


Norway claims success of new enforcement action with three of five payment processors withdrawing from Norway.
Online Gaming Industry Unaffected by Stricter Measures in Norway, Netherlands

Despite tough new rules in the Netherlands and new payment blocking in Norway, online poker operators continue to serve both markets.


Ewallet and credit card processing, as well as Visa credit card withdrawals, remain. It is "very likely" that bank and wire transfer will remain unavailable "throughout the entire process of our planned exit from Australia," PokerStars said in a statement to PRO.
PokerStars Ends Bank and Wire Transfer Withdrawal Options in Australia

Options pulled in Australia ahead of expected market withdrawal next month.


The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation authority has warned online gambling consumers that they put their money at risk gambling with offshore sites, continuing their efforts to clamp down on what it considers illegal gambling.
Norwegian Authority Warns Gamblers to be “Cautious,” As Foreign Operators Say It’s Business As Usual

Gaming Board suggests gambling on offshore sites is inherently dangerous, while its latest efforts to clamp down on gambling transactions appear ineffective.


Global internet payment processing company Worldpay has ceased processing transactions between foreign online gambling companies and consumers in Norway, the Norwegian gambling authority has announced.
Worldpay Stops Processing Norwegian Online Gambling Transactions

Norway’s Gambling Authority forces payment processor out of the market, but the world’s online gambling industry will be largely unaffected.


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has upheld its preliminary view that {Quebec} cannot legally force ISPs to block access to online gambling sites it deems illegal.
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Canada, Poland, France, Finland and more.


Paysafe group, parent company of ewallets NETELLER and Skrill, have informed customers in over 100 countries that its popular prepaid mastercard service will be shortly suspended.
Skrill, NETELLER to Withdraw Prepaid Mastercard Service in Over 100 Countries

Popular consumer service that facilitates instant withdrawals from ewallets suspended in non-SEPA countries.


Shared liquidity in France is far from a done deal. William Hill's online casino brand "has ceased operating in Russia.
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The latest on French shared liquidity, concerns over delays in Portugal, legal concerns surrounding online gaming in Russia and more.


Partypoker is back in the top five poker rooms measured by cash game traffic. After GVC bought partypoker, the first thing it did was re-open markets which bwin.party has closed because they were uneconomic or the regulatory situation was unclear.
Under GVC Management, Partypoker Returns to the Top Five Global Poker Rooms

Partypoker’s cash game traffic has outperformed the global market since February when GVC took control.


New mobile poker app, Duel by PokerStars launches in beta. Full Tilt and partypoker announce February tournament series.
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The latest poker room news from PokerStars, Full Tilt, partypoker, ipoker, MPN, PKR and more.


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