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The blockbuster story of the week is Amaya CEO David Baazov’s bid to take the company private by offering investors CA$21 per share.
Industry Insight

Amaya, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, XLMedia, MPN and more.

Borgata is considering alternative partners in New Jersey. Its current partner will soon be acquired by GVC, and the group must obtain approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Poker Room Insight

Borgata and, PokerStars and Full Tilt, TCOOP troubles and more.

Win Cake, a skin on the Revolution poker network that accepted players outside the US, has closed its doors.
Long-Troubled Win Cake Skin Closes Down

UK players get full balances, but the rest get rake-to-withdraw offer on Juicy Stakes.

Italian politicians have advanced their efforts to ban all gambling advertising. The Swedish government is running out of time to begin the process of amending Sweden’s gambling laws.
Regulation Insight

The CJEU delays a German decision, Sweden’s clock is ticking, the UKGC intervenes and the Belgian Gaming Authority strikes a deal.

WinCake is regulated in Curacao, but also has a license in the UK. Player fund protection under the new UK gambling laws was the subject of a separate UKGC consultation which resulted in a requirement for operators to inform players about the level of protection in place for their deposits.
WinCake Cashout Problems Test UK Fund Protection Provisions

Inadequate player fund protection produces an industry-wide reputational risk.

The Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LG) has issued a notice suspending gaming licenses issued to Goalgaming Limited.
LGA Suspends GoalGaming License: GoalWin, PokerMambo and PokerDassi Among Sites Impacted

Cash out difficulties have been reported for over 18 months at the affected sites.

A few Win Cake players who post on the forums have reported a slight improvement in the site's cashout process recently.
Win Cake Players Report Partial Processing of Cashouts

Threats of legal action appear to be prompting limited reimbursement to some players.

Cake Entertainment N.V has announced a strategic partnership with Free Web Holding Ltd. to form Cake Next Entertainment Ltd.
Cake Takes a Partner

Play2B owner and the founder of Gioco Digitale take a strategic position in Cake.

Revolution network adds fast-fold poker; Intertops/Juicy player pool will roll it out following testing.
Fast-fold Debuts on Win Cake, Intertops Rollout Coming Soon

Revolution Gaming Network adds fast-fold poker.

The primary domain CakePoker.EU now redirects to The majority of Cake's player base now plays on "Juicy Stakes," a Revolution skin set up to house players in the United States, and are unaffected.
Cake Poker “Refreshed, Rebranded” as Win Cake

Non-US Revolution skin gets a new name.

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