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Lottomatica, which shares liquidity with Totosi.IT on the Poker Club Italia online poker network in the regulated Italian market, has rolled out a major platform upgrade.
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A platform upgrade for Lottomatica, a new opportunity for subscription-based online poker, Winamax launches daily fantasy sports and more.

New rules for the Apple App Store to be announced next week could provide a fresh opportunity for successfully monetizing free-to-play online poker games.
New App Store Rules an Opportunity for Subscription Online Poker

New Apple rules to allow all apps to charge subscription fees could boost subscription-based online poker.

PokerStars revealed to PRO that it has decided to withdraw its new mobile poker game, Duel. Microgaming's poker software will be used by the Dutch lottery when regulation permits.
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Duel gets the hook, TonyBet gets an Android app for Hold’em and Omaha, iPoker expands its Six Plus Hold’em offering and more.

Rumblings of progress on online poker legislation are emanating from the west coast, but there is little tangible evidence that lawmakers have been able to bridge the gap between gaming industry factions over the issue of whether or not PokerStars should be allowed to operate in the state.
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California, Nevada, Pennsylvania and more.

A new free-play online poker room branded Treasure Island Poker is set to launch this summer. The site, under the domain, will run free online poker with optional monthly subscriptions, on the "Down Under Poker Network" operated by Strategic Entertainment Solutions.
Treasure Island to Launch Subscription-Based Online Poker Room

Nevada casino opts for social gamig over real money online poker.

An exciting and for some, a traumatic week for the online poker industry. Mafia raids in Italy led to some regulated poker rooms being taken off line for several days, and three operators losing their Maltese gaming licenses.
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Amaya earnings expectations are on track to meet forecasts.

Gaming regulators in Nevada have informed Governor Brian Sandoval that the plan to share online poker liquidity with Delaware will soon be in place.
Cross-Border Liquidity Sharing Coming to Nevada and Delaware Within 4 To 6 Weeks

“Technical glitches” have held up the program thus far.

A change in ownership at 888 could impact online gaming operations stateside. The Restoration of America’s Wire Act--a bill that would ban most online gambling in the US and was first introduced in Congress last year--has been reintroduced by US Representative Jason Chaffetz.
US Insight

RAWA, sports betting and a dead online poker bill in Washington highlight the week in US Insights.

Nominees for the inaugural American Poker Awards have been released. US representative Jason Chaffetz is expected to reintroduce his version of the anti-online gambling bill titled the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) this week.
US Insight

Movements on the US gaming front including state bills, federal legislation and the expansion of Daily Fantasy Sports this week in US Insights.

Global online poker market down 16% year on year. Introduction of lottery sit and gos partially blamed for decline.
Global Online Poker Market: 2014 in Review

A market-by-market breakdown of online poker cash game performance.

The headlining 1.7% decline in global cash game traffic hides a roller coaster week. The PokerStars December Festival ran 300 milestone hands which gave the market a major boost—the decline is just the downwards trajectory of the market returning to its pre-promotion level.
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Technical problems limited the ability of some major sites to capitalize on the seasonal popularity of poker, but PokerStars gave the market a fillip with a milestone hand promotion.

The two horse race would end abruptly if PokerStars is granted a New Jersey license. Notably, neither 888 nor have the innovation capability of PokerStars. Both were late in launching fast fold poker variants, and neither has a lottery SNG game in its dot-com offering.
US Regulated Poker: a Two Horse Race

Two software platforms have emerged as the dominant players in the US market. Will a 2015 entrant shake things up?

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