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This is an excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s recently published The State of the Online Poker Industry: Summer 2018, our twice-annual snapshot of the…
Regulatory Headwinds in Four Countries: Russia, Norway, Germany and UK

An excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s latest report into the state of the online poker industry in 2018.


Showtime Hold’em is the newest in a long line of poker game innovations from PokerStars. The world’s largest online poker room added the new real money poker…
PokerStars Continues Online Poker Innovation with New Showtime Hold’em

In its latest new poker variant, a player’s hole cards are exposed as soon as they fold.


Despite an influx of new rules and regulations recently passed n Norway, online poker players of offshore sites may not experience much of a disruption in…
Authorities in Norway Still Trying to Curb Online Poker

Despite an influx of new rules and regulations recently passed n Norway, online poker players of offshore sites may not…


“Norwegian banks and financial institutions are not allowed to convey deposits and winnings to gambling to and from foreign gambling players.”
Norway Targets Two More Processors in Latest Attempt to Clamp Down on Offshore Gambling

Entercash and a subsidiary of Trustly named in latest wave of bank account blocks.


Shared liquidity between France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal is now an odds-on favorite following the latest words from French regulator ARJEL that put in place an aggressive timeline for adoption.
Regulation Insight: Your Summer Summary

Bringing you up to speed on regulated igaming news from the last month. The UK, Malta and Gibraltar, figures from France, Italy and Spain, the latest progress from Netherlands, Sweden and Poland, all the news from the United States, and more.


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.


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 re-opening of borders in European online poker is finally taking some shape and  confidence among regulators has never been higher.
Regulation Insight

The latest developments in the European, US and offshore markets.


A Swedish commission set up in 2015 to look into the state of online gambling licensing in the country delivered a monstrous 1300-page report late last week.
Regulation Insight

The latest regulatory news from Australia, Sweden, Poland, Colombia and more.


PokerStars has unveiled a new poker variant dubbed Power Up that blends regular poker with a deck-building concept of "power" cards that can be used to influence the hand.
Power Up: PokerStars’ Big Push to Bridge the Worlds of Poker and eSports

Currently in Alpha testing, Power Up mixes traditional Hold’em with deck building strategy popularized in games like Hearthstone.


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.
Regulation Insight

Canada, Poland, France, Finland and more.


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