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A briefing hosted by Swedish Gaming Regulator Lotteriinspektionen for gaming operators seeking to be part of the upcoming reregulated gaming market and other…
Swedish Gaming Regulator to Hold Briefing on Technical Requirements

A briefing hosted by Swedish Gaming Regulator Lotteriinspektionen for gaming operators seeking to be part of the…


More than 30 companies have submitted applications to the Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen) for a gambling license.
Dozens of Companies Submit Applications as Swedish Licensing Process Begins

Confirmed applicants include Kindred, Betsson and Expekt as Sweden is on course to open up its regulated market on January 1, 2019.


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.


On June 7, the Riksdagen, Sweden’s parliament, voted near-unanimously to adopt the proposed new gambling act.
Swedish Parliament Approves Online Gambling Reform Bill

Near-unanimous vote in Parliament last week means re-regulated market now set to come into effect on January 1, 2019.


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“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


Sweden has submitted its bill to liberalize its gambling laws to the European Commission. The new rules, which include a reasonable 18% gaming duty on licensed operators and sensible measures for consumer projection, will be followed by regulations which will supplement the law.
Sweden Submits “Re-Regulation” Gambling Bill for EU Consideration

On schedule and with sensible measures, Sweden’s plan to liberalize online gambling makes key progress forward.


Closed liquidity may go down in online poker's relatively short history as one of its greatest mistakes.
“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


“We want to continue to honor our commitment to the Swedish poker community” 888 will run online satellites to live event, as well as host the online portion in 2018.
888 Extends Swedish Poker Championship Partnership Ahead of Re-Regulation

Operator agrees to extend two-year partnership by a year and has the option for 2019 pending market liberalization.


Kindred CEO signaled that the company is hopeful that igaming re-regulation in Sweden and online gaming liberalization in the Netherlands is still on track for 2019.
Kindred Still Hopeful for Regulation in Sweden, the Netherlands

Its “business as usual” in the Netherlands, and the operator is still hopeful for both markets to regulate by 2019.


Shared liquidity between France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal is now an odds-on favorite following the latest words from French regulator ARJEL that put in place an aggressive timeline for adoption.
Regulation Insight: Your Summer Summary

Bringing you up to speed on regulated igaming news from the last month. The UK, Malta and Gibraltar, figures from France, Italy and Spain, the latest progress from Netherlands, Sweden and Poland, all the news from the United States, and more.


The re-opening of borders in European online poker is finally taking some shape and  confidence among regulators has never been higher.
Regulation Insight

The latest developments in the European, US and offshore markets.


New spring online poker series have been announced. PokerStars "All Stars" rake free cash game concept is underway, with over 200 signing up to try out the tables.
Marketing Insight

WSOP satellites, more spring tournaments, plus the latest promotions in the US and dot-com markets.


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