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RotoGrinders has launched an RG Network after recently acquiring PocketFives and launching SharpSide.
Fantasy Sports Site RotoGrinders Launches RG Network after Acquiring PocketFives

The new RG Network covers four online gaming verticals including poker.

Five major dot-com tournaments will run in September and two in France. Global Poker League launches in India.
This Week in Online Poker: Favorable Reviews, Big MTTs and India in the Spotlight

There’s no doubt about it, September is going to be huge for online MTTs, quite possibly the biggest month for…

New rules for the Apple App Store to be announced next week could provide a fresh opportunity for successfully monetizing free-to-play online poker games.
New App Store Rules an Opportunity for Subscription Online Poker

New Apple rules to allow all apps to charge subscription fees could boost subscription-based online poker.

Perhaps the most talked about piece this week comes from Amaya’s own Eric Hollreiser. By the title, the blog entry seems to be merely a promotional announcement, but the topics addressed cover so much more.
Reads of the Week

Opinions on PokerStars’ handling of its VIP changes, interviews with industry insiders and more. has extended its deal with Danish state owned online gambling provider Danske Spil. Playtech’s move to expand its interests into the financial equivalent of online gambling has taken a backwards step, as it announced the end of its plans to acquire online contracts broker Plus500.
Industry Insight

Industry mergers that have gone bust, are contentious and are proceeding well.

Bradley will lead the push by PocketFives to reach new audiences by providing “more well-rounded” coverage of the poker world.
PocketFives Taps Lance Bradley as President and Editor in Chief

Lance Bradley, Former Vice President of Content and Editor in Chief of Bluff, was named as the new President and Editor…

Bust: An Insider’s Account of Greenville’s Underground Poker Scene. Slow Pace of Play Ruined the WSOP Final Table Live Stream.
Reads of the Week

A poker crime story, how stalling hurts the image of poker and predictions for the future of online poker professionals.

Significant progress made between Tribe and State in Florida. All the latest from the DFS industry.
US Insight

Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, RAWA and more. has launched a player support forum with information which encompasses all of its poker activities, from the live events in Las Vegas, to Circuit events and its online poker rooms in New Jersey and Nevada.
Poker Room Insight

WSOP players now have a new dedicated support forum.

It is important for regulated operators to support content that points out the downsides of playing on unsanctioned sites.
Reads of the Week

Promotional campaigns, concepts to attract recreational players and the future of the sponsored pro are topics discussed in this week’s selections.

New Jersey players are being tempted with sit and go leaderboard promotions, and prizes including free entries to live events at the Borgata Casino.
Marketing Insight

Retroactive changes to PokerStars’ affiliate agreements show the declining influence of the marketing channel.

The use of a fixed monthly subscription with no further deposits required, allows the site to offer online poker tournaments and cash games to US players without breaching anti-gambling laws. Offers Subscription Based Online Poker in the US

Players can win real cash prizes including entry into a World Series of Poker Event.

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