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In its presentation of 2016 full year results, GVC stated that partypoker had enjoyed 10% growth in net gaming revenue year-on-year.
Partypoker Revenue Grew Double Digits in 2016, Says GVC

After a year at the helm, GVC says it has righted the ship.

Progress for online gaming regulation in the Netherlands. Efforts to ban offshore gambling increase in Russia.
Regulation Insight

Progress, side steps and setbacks in global online gaming regulation.

The online poker world is in full Euro 2016 mode. Partypoker's Summer of Grind is an old-school promotion that is giving away big instant cash bonuses for those putting in heavy volume.
Marketing Insight

Euro 2016, targeting high volume grinders and more.

The month of football action is the biggest event for bookmakers all year, and almost all online poker rooms--most of which also have sportsbooks--are pulling out every trick in the promotional book to bring players to the tables.
The Who, What and How of Every Online Poker Euro 2016 Promo

Plus a couple of notable absentees.

The EU VAT Directive which was introduced on January 1 last year, has resulted in PokerStars France no longer accepting players resident in Austria.
Regulation Insight

EU, Romania, the UK, Germany, Italy and more.

The Romanian Government has approved and amendment to the laws on the regulation of online gambling.
Romanian Government Approves New Regulations for Online Gambling Licenses

Operators no longer need to be registered as Romanian companies to obtain a gambling license.

MPN and Full Tilt run September tournament series, while 888 increases weekly schedule. Romania and Ireland announce licensees, plus new launches in Belgium, Italy and Denmark.
Poker Room Insight

Fall tournament series, lottery sit and go innovations, dozens of new dot-country online poker rooms, new payment processing solutions and more.

India rules that gambling winnings in e-wallets must be declared as offshore funds. The EU increases pressure on national gambling laws to comply with EU treaties.
Regulation Insight

Ireland and Romania issue igambling licenses, India rules that gambling winnings in e-wallets must be declared as offshore funds, and the EU increases pressure on national gambling laws.

Ten new licenses join a trio of operators who were the first to receive licenses in June. Players on the sites “will remain part of the global ‘shared liquidity’ player pool and will be able to play poker against players from other countries around the world,” a press release from Amaya clarified.
PokerStars, Betfair, Unibet Receive Interim Online Gambling Licenses in Romania

Latest batch of temporary licenses see major online poker brands return to the Romanian market.

GVC Holdings has expressed its determination to win the corporate battle for by indicating that it may increase its offer.
GVC Holdings: “We’ll Do Everything in Our Power” to Buy

GVC hints that it will increase its bid if necessary, but it also threatens to walk away from the deal.

Amaya has a new shareholder. Ladbrokes looks to merge with Gala Coral.
Industry Insight

The new owner of the World Poker Tour is Chinese gaming company Ourgame.

The race to find a buyer for heats up with Amaya supporting a bid by GVC and 888 independently competing to takeover the company.
Industry Insight

All eyes are on as the names of potential bidders are revealed.

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