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PokerStars has announced an improved integration with Paysafe’s Rapid Transfer payment system. Industry research shows lack of payment options was one of the main reasons why customers abandon payment transactions.
PokerStars Improves Partnership with Paysafe with Rapid Transfer Deposits

Players in more than ten European countries will be able to take advantage of instant bank transfers.


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.


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.


As summer winds down and fall approaches, online poker operators are looking to jumpstart the busy season by offering upwards of $70 million in guaranteed prizes during their tournament series this September.
Industry Insight

The fall online poker season, MPN adds another poker room, new software from Unibet and more.


New marketing officat Betsson. Amaya seeks to resolve player dispute.
Industry Insight

Amaya, Betsson, Paysafe and more in this week’s round-up of industry igaming news.


Paysafe Group released a statement Monday that revealed the extent of data breaches in 2011 which exposed the customer details of millions of customers of the two largest ewallet payment systems in the igaming industry.
Data Breach Exposed Details of Nearly 8 Million Skrill, NETELLER Accounts

Cyber attack in 2011-2012 exposed “limited account details” of millions of NETELLER and Skrill customer accounts.


A decision in the New York daily fantasy sports case can come as soon as this week. A group of PokerStars players plan to protest proposed changes to the company’s player reward program by staging a boycott of the site this week.
The Zeitgeist

Daily fantasy sports ruling expected, players boycott PokerStars and new details of NETELLER and Skrill data breach.


This week saw what should be the end of the contest to buy bwin.party, with GVC  emerging as the victor.
Industry Insight

GVC outbids 888 for bwin.party, Paypal comes to regulated online poker, Amaya enters the DFS market and more.


The competition to buy bwin.party looks far from decided, but Amaya has confirmed that it is no longer involved in the GVC bid.
Industry Insight

Amaya’s second quarter results met expectations with online poker revenues up 11% on the year.


Mark Frissora has now formally taken over from Gary Loveman as the President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment.
Industry Insight

Industry news is about to enter the quiet period immediately before Q2 and half-year results are announced.


Acquisitions have been the theme for the week with Playtech spending the biggest bucks as it becomes a major force in the retail online trading market.
Industry Insight

Amaya’s NASDAQ debut has been confirmed as June 8, but no new money will be raised.


Optimal Payments raises money from its investors by swapping three shares for five. Bettson returns money to its investors by exchanging one share for four.
Industry Insight

Bwin.party’s sale should be announced in the next few weeks—assuming it all goes through. CEO Norbert Teufelberger can expect a massive payday.


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