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Along with a sportsbook, Adjarabet runs a successful independent online poker room. At approximately 200 concurrent cash game players, the online poker room is approximately the size of India’s PokerBaazi and Italy’s People’s Poker.
Paddy Power Betfair Expands into Georgia with Adjarabet Acquisition

The deal is for a 51% controlling interest with an option to fully acquire the company after three years.


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 UK government has decided to drastically cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2.
Online Operators To Pick Up the Tab for FOBT Max Bet Cut

UK government to hike the remote gaming duty as it prepares to slash the FOBT maximum bet to £2.


Operators and affiliates in the UK are making hasty policy changes in the face of increased scrutiny from the UK authorities and mainstream media attention.
Affiliates Scramble in Face of UK Crackdown

Affiliate platforms and operators issue stricter rules to marketers in light of increased scrutiny over the UK affiliate industry.


Playtech remains committed to online poker in spite of decreasing revenues. GVC and others received full licenses to operate in Romania.
Industry Insight

Industry financial reports, full licenses issued in Romania, merger news and more.


Efforts by 888 and Rank to acquire William Hill ended last week. The Microgaming Poker Network moves up the rankings.
Industry Insight

William Hill, Microgaming, Caesars and other that have made news this week.


Amaya could still be considering bwin.party assets as Baazov enters not guilty plea. William Hill withdraws from British Columbia.
Industry Insight

Amaya, NYX, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Caesars, Unibet and all this week’s Q1 reports from the gaming industry.


A declining poker sector means the search market is evolving and affiliates should take note. PokerStars has revamped its weekly schedule and to help players get familiar with the new structure is running an MTT Schedule Quest.
Marketing Insight

Poker-specific promotions, company marketing news and the changing game of “search” for affiliates.


GVC reports growing revenues for its new acquisition bwin.party. Record profits for Paf and an "encouraging start" for Ladbrokes.
Industry Insight

Paf, GVC, Ladbrokes, bet365 and more.


The Global Poker League (GPL) has received a major marketing lift after Maria Ho announced that Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has agreed to be her wild card pick for the LA Sunset team.
Marketing Insight

Partypoker, iPoker, Adjarabet, PokerStars, Paddy Power Betfair and more.


The Belgian government has confirmed that it will try to introduce a new tax on gambling in the next budget.
Regulation Insight

Belgium, Italy, Poland, India and more.


Amaya's expansion of the casino games vertical continues apace, with a new deal that will add a wider selection of slots games.
Industry Insight

Amaya, YouStake, Mediarex, bet365 and more.


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