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WillHill shareholders reject offer from 888/Rank. Scientific Games' new CEO gets off to a rocky start.
Industry Insight

The 888/Rank takeover of William Hill, new appointments at Scientific Games and BetStars, financials from Zynga, a signing at Unibet and lots more.


Zynga Poker still continues to dominate the free play online poker space, with bookings on mobile up 9% year-on-year, daily active users up 3%, and bookings up 5% compared with last quarter.
Poker Still the Bedrock of Zynga’s Revenue

Zynga Poker’s share of group revenue rose to 19% in Q2 2016 and the Social Slots portfolio booms, as group still searches for the next breakout hit.


Keith Woernle continues his series on Part Time Poker discussing how to grow poker's popularity and global appeal.
Reads of the Week

Thoughts on making poker more popular, what to do about poker bots, an introduction to pari-mutuel style fantasy sports and more.


Top read this week is a fascinating if uncorroborated thread from a self-confessed bot-operator who claims to have won approximately $30,000 playing on the US-facing offshore WPN online poker network using automated software.
Reads of the Week

Bots, Pokémon Go, reflection on the World Series of Poker and more.


This week, Lee Davy spoke to PokerStars ambassador Daniel Negreanu for over an hour on various topics.
Reads of the Week

Interviews with Daniel Negreanu and Eric Danis, thoughts on ways to grow poker’s popularity, the mainstream media’s coverage of poker and more.


Last week’s release of Pokémon GO! Is proving to be a huge success. The augmented reality game has generated more than $14 million in its first week.
Industry Insight

A new game bursts on the scene, GVC looks to expand its investor base, the latest on Caesars and more.


Lottomatica, which shares liquidity with Totosi.IT on the Poker Club Italia online poker network in the regulated Italian market, has rolled out a major platform upgrade.
Poker Room Insight

A platform upgrade for Lottomatica, a new opportunity for subscription-based online poker, Winamax launches daily fantasy sports and more.


PokerStars' free-play online poker platform Jackpot Poker "has the potential to be an even better fit for the Steam platform," a PokerStars representative informed PRO.
PokerStars: Jackpot Poker an “Even Better Fit” than Full Tilt on Steam

PokerStars’ free-play online poker platform Jackpot Poker “has the potential to be an even better fit 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.


PokerStars plans to launch its free play poker app, Jackpot Poker, onto the Steam platform, PRO can reveal.
PokerStars to Launch Free Play Poker App on Steam

Full Tilt Steam app to be replaced with Jackpot Poker this Summer.


MGM acquires Boyd's 50% stake in Borgata, taking full control of online gaming operations. GVC gives partycasino a facelift.
Industry Insight

MGM, 888, PokerStars, GVC, Playtech and much more in this week’s online gaming industry news wrapup.


Alex Weldon asks and answers: Poker vs. Hearthstone: Is it a glimpse of things to come? An anonymous freelance journalist chronicles his development from newcomer to online poker pro in a column for The Guardian.
Reads of the Week

Panama papers, eSports, an interview with MPN’s Head of Poker Alex Scott and more.


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