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Muskan Sethi comes on the GRID to discuss a thrilling televised hand against Mike “Timex” McDonald on the PokerStars TV show the Shark Cage. Muskan held…
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The latest poker podcasts from the pokerfuse podcast directory.

CoinPoker's "pre-ICO" fundraiser is being heavily promoted across the online poker industry. Partypoker concludes its collusion investigation, returning $50k to players, and it has also axed its dormant account fees.
Tournament Tweaks, DFS Deals, and Another Poker ICO: This Week in Online Poker

Making a big splash everywhere the last two weeks is CoinPoker, a new cryptocurrency-based online poker room in the…

The Stars Group holds an overwhelming majority stake in leading igaming media company iBus Media, parent company of PokerNews
PokerStars Owns Controlling Stake of Our Business, PokerNews Reveals

Founder Tony G has steadily sold his entire stake of the global online gambling media business to The Stars Group over the years, company confirms.

"I'm excited about their plans for the future of poker and I'm happy to be part of it." Partypoker is on one of the largest ambassador hiring sprees the industry has seen in a decade.
Partypoker Signs Fedor Holz as it Attracts the Railbirds with New High Stakes Action

New signing follows debut of invite-only “Trickett’s Room,” a new online high stakes cash game which attracted some of the game’s top players.

Overall the dot-com market suffered a 2.5% decline, just keeping its head above the 20,000 concurrent cash game seats mark.
Traffic Insight

Online poker cash game traffic dips during a time of traditional seasonal growth.

The second part of the GPL gets underway next week. PokerStars has warned customers that major VIP program changes are coming next year.
Poker Insight

GPL part 2, the TonyBet acquisition, Tain’s return to online poker, and more.

The deal is expected to close within the 30 days for a reported €4 million in cash. An additional €2 million will be paid if certain key metrics are met in 2017. TonyBet generated €3 million in revenue in the first half of 2016.
Betsson Acquires TonyBet

Swedish online gaming company Betsson AB announced on Thursday that it has entered into a deal to acquire Lošimų...

Veikkaus has been chosen as the new brand that will unify all of Finland's state-owned gambling operations.
Regulation Insight

Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and more.

Brazil’s most likely bill to regulate internet gambling has passed a vote in the Special Committee on National Development (CEDN) in the Chamber of Deputies.
Regulation Insight

Germany, Brazil, Russia, Sweden and more.

Lithuania’s new regulatory licensing system has awarded its first online gaming licenses, the first of which has gone to the Losimu Strategine Grupe which operates TonyBet.
TonyBet Receives the First Online Gambling License in Lithuania

Other operators have been slow to follow TonyBet’s example as the license laws remain onerous for EU-based operators.

WSOPE will be live-streamed on Twitch. The Global Poker League announces "The Cube."
Marketing Insight

WSOP on Twitch, GPI’s The Cube, new tournament series and an unexpected new world record set.

A hesitant start to Caesars bankruptcy proceedings suggest that a resolution will take more time than the company expects.
Industry Insight re-does its math on the EU Vat directive with ugly results.

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Poker Players Go To Extreme Lengths To Sabotage Venetian $150K
In the wake of controversy over the Venetian's $150k "Total Prize Pool," poker players are banding together to keep participation in the event to a minimum. — read more »
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