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PokerStars goes live with a French-Spanish cross-border shared player pool. Neil Johnson steps down from PokerStars' live team following the conclusion of the PCA.
When European Shared Liquidity Went from Theory to Reality: This Week in Online Poker

Just five days ago, Spain officially authorized shared liquidity, a seemingly innocuous step that launched a chain…


“I’m delighted that we are hosting another event in the region, especially somewhere like Punta del Este … I know players are going to love it.”
The LAPC: Partypoker Takes the Fight to South America

Just weeks after PokerStars announced the return of the LAPT, partypoker reveals its new live stop for the region—the Latin American Poker Championships.


PokerStars has signed on again as the primary sponsor of the Brazil Series of Poker (BSOP), and it also recently announced a new London Series. Both events are complements to its new Championship and Festival brands.
PokerStars’ Live Tournament Strategy Goes Beyond Championships and Festivals

Company announced a renewed BSOP sponsorship and new London Series.


Earlier this month, online gaming giant Amaya, with online gaming licenses in 17 jurisdictions around the world, announced new dates for its live Festival tour…
Two Very Different Online Poker Operators Focus on Latin America for Very Different Reasons

PokerStars announced new Festival dates, returning to many popular LAPT stops; meanwhile, offshore operator Bodog announced its plan to expand across the South American continent.


On Tuesday, online gaming giant Amaya, with online gaming licenses in 17 jurisdictions around the world, announced new dates for its live Festival tour with a focus on the Latin American market.
Two Very Different Operators, for Very Different Reasons, Focus on Latin America

PokerStars announced new Festival dates, returning to many popular LAPT stops; meanwhile, offshore operator Bodog announces its plan to expand across the South American continent.


In the UK, the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group, has launched a series of seminars on the “Future of Gambling.”
Regulation Insight

Italy, Russia, Canada, South Africa, Uruguay, the UK and more.


The field of online poker regulation is not just affected by political considerations; geopolitical events can also have an impact.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: UK, Europe, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Uruguay.


According to the letter, online ventures operate from within free economic zones in the country, despite a previous clarification that such operations are illegal.
Uruguayan Casino Groups Question Legality of Online Gambling

Union asks Ministry to rule on legality of online operators based in free trade zones within Uruguay.


Gibraltar plans a legal challenge to the UK's new laws. The UKGC has issued its first response to a consultation on the implementation of those laws.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the latest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week: the UK, Malta, Gibraltar, Norway and Uruguay.


Greece gets its first blacklist out and immediately faces opposition. Malta publishes the list of Everleaf skins affected by the license suspension.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the newest developments in gaming regulation outside the US, including Greece, Bulgaria, Colombia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Uruguay and more.


Uruguayan politician Aníbal Gloodtdofsky is incensed that a 10% gambling tax on casinos dating from 1946 has been forgotten, and taxes have gone uncollected.
Uruguay Forgot to Collect 67 Years of Gambling Taxes

A law from 1946 imposed a 10% gaming tax which has is still not being collected.


Politician Aníbal Gloodtdofsky proposes to update the law to collect the last five years of back taxes and use the proceeds to fund expensive medicines.
Uruguay Forgot to Collect Gambling Taxes for 67 Years

A law from 1946 imposed a 10% gaming tax which has is still not being collected.


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