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A slate of operators, including three Playtech clients with online poker rooms on the iPoker network, have announced their departure from the Polish online gambling market.
Operators Exit Poland Ahead of April 1 Deadline

Three iPoker rooms withdraw from market with new regulations set to come into effect next month.

More new games at partypoker. 888 trials new client version.
Poker Insight

New online poker games, updated software, changes to the way fans will watch poker, the first-ever European shared liquidity agreement and more.

On January 1, a law in the Czech Republic went into effect requiring online gaming operators to obtain licensing to offer services in the country and pay tax--which has been hiked to arguably exorbitant levels.
Regulation Insight

The New Year sees a new brand in Finland, a new law in the Czech Republic, new fees in the UK and a new appointment in Spain.

On January 1, the Czech Republic's Act 186/2016 on online gambling, and a companion bill 187/2016 related to tax on online gambling, came into effect.
Operators Exit Czech Republic as New Regulation Comes into Force

William Hill and Betsson are understood to have exited the market, and others may follow.

iPoker has announced another €100,000 giveaway for December, using the now familiar dynamic of daily missions leading to all-in shootout freerolls.
Another Month of Missions Celebrates the Festive Period at iPoker

Missions and all-in shootouts are back once again with €100k in prizes in iPoker’s Winter Wonder.

The bid of CAD$24 per share represents a premium of almost 31% per share based on Friday's stock price.
Baazov Bids to Take Amaya Private with $6.7 Billion Offer

Amaya expected to respond quickly to the proposal.

The first PokerStars Live branded event is now in the books. The US presidential election on Tuesday will likely dominate headlines in the coming week.
The Zeitgeist

PokerStars Live in New Jersey, presidential politics, another DDoS attack and more.

The guarantee for the partypoker MILLIONS has been bumped up for its original £5,000,000 prize pool to £6,000,000 after just one month of qualifiers.
Poker Insight

New client rollouts, a reduction of microstakes offerings, a new lottery sit n go format and more.

“Amaya is a strong and growing company with experienced management and a proven strategy to deliver profitable growth and shareholder value”
Merger Talks Off, Amaya To Remain Independent

William Hill and Amaya talks off as advisory committee recommends that the company remain independent and public.

10 years of UIGEA. The differences between European regulated markets.
Reads of the Week

UIGEA, European regulated markets and the possible merger of Amaya and William Hill.

Lotos Poker, a white-label on 888's dot-com poker network, is moving to the little-known Asia-focused GGNetwork at the end of the month, PRO has learned.
888 White Label Lotos Poker is Moving to GGNetwork

Network will lose its Russian-language focused skin on November 1, company confirms.

Amaya’s stock price jumped on the news that talks with William Hill were taking place, tanked on Monday, then rebounded.
Poker Insight

Partypoker hits Twitch, a share price roller-coaster for Amaya and WillHill, plus a slate of live poker announcements.

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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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