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.

This article originally appeared on Poker Industry PRO and has been republished here as a courtesy to our readers. Please visit Poker Industry PRO for more…
“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.

A long-awaited report into gambling in Sweden has recommended a liberalization of online gambling to allow foreign operators to apply for licenses and offer…
A Re-Regulated Gaming Market: Sweden On a Clear Path to Liberalize Online Gambling by 2019

As expected, Government-commissioned report concludes that licensing of online gambling should be opened up to international operators to channel more players through regulated sites.

As reported by Poker Industry PRO earlier this week, tools that can help with the fight against problem gambling might not be as widely distributed in the EU…
Is Privacy More Important than Identifying Problem Gambling?

Data protection laws in EU hold more sway than initiatives to tackle gambling addiction.

Cristiano Ronaldo, considered by many to be the best soccer player/footballer in the world, has signed a deal to promote the largest online poker site in the…
PokerStars Signs Soccer Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as Poker Ambassador

The top soccer player in the world joins a growing list of sports superstars that are being used to expand the fan base of online poker.

Sweden initiated a crackdown on poker players who don’t declare their winnings in November 2012. Since then the tax authority Skatteverket has honed its investigative techniques.
Sweden Uses Screen Names to Identify Winning Players Who Have Not Paid Taxes

Information sharing agreements with tax havens that regulate online poker outside the EEA were used to obtain players’ real names.

Betcoin has reduced its rake to bring it exactly into line with Bitcoin only competitor Seals with Clubs.
Bitcoin Poker Players Pay Less Rake

Betcoin’s latest rake reductions to 2.5% make the leading Bitcoin sites some of the cheapest places to play online poker.

Rather than using the normal bet, raise and fold buttons, players use swipe and tap gestures to indicate their action.
Partypoker Unveils Swipe-Friendly Fast-Fold Mobile App

FastForward: Special Edition introduces new “patent-pending swipe-based interface” for fast online poker play.

Eight people have been convicted of fraud and computer hacking in Sweden after using information stolen from Svenska Spel and other operators to steal money from players.
Swedish Poker Fraudsters Jailed

Stolen account data was used to defraud players for four years, says Swedish regulator.

The Swedish gaming regulator, Lotteriinspektionen, has published data on the amount of gambling advertising on television.
Sweden’s Regulator Keeps the Pressure on Foreign Operator Advertising

In publishing new figures for TV advertising the Lotteriinspektionen exposes the scale of the issue.

The amount repaid is more than double what was originally reported. In total 15 accounts were identified as operating unauthorized software.
Over $500,000 Repaid to Victims of Bot Ring on Svenska Spel

25,300 players affected in widespread bot ring that operated for over six months.

Player report four months ago lead state-owned operator to investigate accounts. It uncovered a widespread poker bot ring of 14 accounts playing NL50 to NL500.
Police Investigating Coordinated Poker Bot Operation in Sweden

National operator Svenska Spel has suspended 14 accounts thought to have won at least $280k using illegal software.

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