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Partypoker has ceased all real money online gambling operations in some certain markets, effective immediately.
“Legalization Changes” Prompt Partypoker to Withdraw From Multiple Gray Markets

Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Serbia, South Korea and Vietnam are among countries now barred at partypoker.

As part of an ongoing effort to become a global poker tournament brand, WPT is set to make its debut on Australian soil with the announcement of WPT Australia.
World Poker Tour is Heading to Australia for the First Time

Through its partnership with The Star Gold Coast Casino in Queensland, the World Poker Tour will be hosting its inaugural WPT event in Australia this year.

Switzerland's Parliament has voted in favor of internet blocking of offshore online gambling companies.
Regulation Insight

News from Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France and Norway, plus all the latest in the United States and beyond.

The first challenge of Quebec's rather audacious and likely unconstitutional Bill 74, which forces ISPs to block access to unlicensed online gambling providers, has surfaced.
Regulation Insight

Canada, Netherlands, New Jersey, Russia and more.

California Assemblymen Adam Gray and Reginald Jones-Sawyer have sponsored a new bill to regulate online poker in California.
Regulation Insight

France, Germany, India, Sweden, California and more.

The big two tracking software suites merge. Bitcoin players pay less rake--if they avoid issues with Bitcoin wallets clamping down on gambling transactions.
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A weekly review of the latest software updates and upgrades in the online poker industry.

The UK POC tax rate has been set to 15% as pokerfuse predicted. No provision has been made in the sudden Greek blacklist implementation on how to manage the withdrawal of customer deposits from the blocked sites.
Regulation in Review: Europe and Beyond

A weekly review of the newest developments in gaming regulation outside the US. This week, the UK, Greece, Malta, Vietnam, Taiwan and Australia.

New draft regulations to establish a monopoly soccer betting company have been proposed in Vietnam. The move presages expected online gaming legislation and is has been interpreted as making such legislation more likely.
Vietnam Draft Regulations on Football Betting Bring Online Gaming Regulation a Little Closer

Another small step in Vietnam’s progress toward gambling liberalization.

New bill under consideration would restrict new casinos to five star hotels open only to tourists. Existing faciliites would have to reduce their gambling provision to the equivalent of one slot machine to every five rooms.
Vietnam: No Gambling Unless You Can Afford a Five Star Hotel

New casinos will be restricted to five star hotels open only to tourists under a new law proposed in Vietnam.

Czech Republic to draft new international-friendly online gaming regulations. UK to review impact of social gaming.
Regulation in Review: Europe & Beyond

Czech Republic, UK, Vietnam, Colombia, Romania and Spain in this week’s review of regulation outside the US.

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Our Lord Jesus Christ Reminds Nick Marchington That He Would Also Like 10% Of His Winnings
Inspired by a recent WSOP staking dispute, The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is also mulling a lawsuit that would demand Nick Marchington also pay Him the 10% He says he is owed. — read more »
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