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Is Privacy More Important than Identifying Problem Gambling?
Is Privacy More Important than Identifying Problem Gambling?

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


PokerStars Signs Soccer Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as Poker Ambassador
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 Uses Screen Names to Identify Winning Players Who Have Not Paid Taxes
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.


Bitcoin Poker Players Pay Less Rake
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.


Partypoker Unveils Swipe-Friendly Fast-Fold Mobile App
Partypoker Unveils Swipe-Friendly Fast-Fold Mobile App

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


Swedish Poker Fraudsters Jailed
Swedish Poker Fraudsters Jailed

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


Sweden’s Regulator Keeps the Pressure on Foreign Operator Advertising
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.


Over $500,000 Repaid to Victims of Bot Ring on Svenska Spel
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.


Police Investigating Coordinated Poker Bot Operation in Sweden
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.


Swedish Prime Minister Makes Gambling Legislation Pledge
Swedish Prime Minister Makes Gambling Legislation Pledge

New proposals expected later this year will aim to reduce problem gambling, and may bring increased scrutiny to unlicensed operators.


Swedish Tax Authority Launches Coordinated Campaign Against Poker Players
Swedish Tax Authority Launches Coordinated Campaign Against Poker Players

Police raid homes and confiscate equipment, and players receive letters demanding full disclosure of poker winnings, both online and live, over the last four years.