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Sporting events went against the operator in its UK business, resulting in a 37% drop in revenue for that vertical.
TSG Q1 2019: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Adverse exchange rates, unfavorable win margins and continual problems in “disruptive” markets dampen the mood.


PokerStars has announced that Russian TV sports presenter Dmitry Guberniev has signed on as a PokerStarsSochi brand ambassador ahead of the next Sochi live stop.
PokerStars Signs Russian Brand Ambassador to Promote EPT Stop, Sochi Client

Dmitry Guberniev, a Russian sports commentator and TV presenter, joins PokerStars to promote October’s EPT Open Sochi.


partypoker LIVE, the land-based poker tour of online poker operator partypoker, has agreed to become a tour sponsor of the Triton Poker Series.
partypoker LIVE Partners with Triton Poker Series

The latest deal signifies the continued investment into poker by GVC-owned partypoker and furthers its collaboration with the Triton Poker Series.


On a constant currency basis, annual online poker growth was 0.4%. The company assured investors that its mitigation strategy was helping to right the ship in Russia.
“Sometimes it’s Been Overlooked”: TSG Ekes Out Poker Growth Despite Tough Q4

Regulatory headwinds dampen PokerStars growth, but its stability over the year and its success as a customer acquisition channel should be heralded, says company.


Years in the making, Run It Once Poker will officially be open to the public this week. The newest online poker site, a spinoff of the Run It Once poker…
Run It Once Poker Announces Public Launch Date

Starting Wednesday February 6, real money online poker will be offered at the site founded by popular poker pro Phil Galfond.


The new client is available to download on the domain PokerStarsInSochi.com, and PokerStars.RU reportedly redirects Russian visitors to this new domain.
PokerStars Launches Dedicated Client in Russia

The “PokerStars Sochi” client is being deployed to Russian online poker players: The player pools remains international, but the online casino is gone.


PokerStars has announced the first stop for one of its most iconic poker tour—European Poker Tour 2019 with EPT Sochi to be held next year in March.
PokerStars Announce Sochi as its First Stop for EPT 2019

The European Poker Tour sponsored by PokerStars will once again kick off in Sochi for its next season in 2019.


Earlier this month, PRO reported how Russia’s largest bank had started to block transactions to unlicensed gambling sites.
PokerStars in Russia: Impact From Blocking “Marginal” as Company Sees Bright Future

Effect of payment processing in third quarter “wasn’t meaningful” as the company plans to soon restart marketing efforts in the market.


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.


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.


“It’s great to see the EPT returning to Sochi but with a slight twist as the EPT Open Sochi.” In terms of buy-in, the Sochi Open is much closer to the company’s new Festival events than a traditional EPT.
Where PokerStars’ “EPT Open” Concept Sits in its 2018 Live Strategy

A second Sochi series on the schedule: Operator announces a lower buy-in EPT stop in Russia this September.


WSOP is running a fully slate of satellites in both Nevada and New Jersey. The official sponsors 888 and Winamax are offering a variety of satellites.
A Complete Guide to WSOP 2018 Online Qualifiers

888Poker and Winamax are once again the two authorized WSOP partners outside the US, while others offer unofficial packages.


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