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As Revenue Decreases, Bwin.Party Plans to Revamp Poker Products

Bwin.party Digital Entertainment PLC has plans to revamp their poker products in the hopes of improving revenue and to compete with PokerStars. Bwin was introduced to the Spanish market in 2012 once online betting was legalized. "It has been difficult for us, the two markets that have been most challenging have been Italy and Spain. Last year we saw a signi...

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DoJ Refuses Lederer Claim

US Attorney says that recent DiCristina precedent is not applicable US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara has opposed Black Friday defendant Howard Lederer's attempt to leverage the DiCristina judgement that poker is a game of both skill and chance into a reconsideration of the civil claims against him. Lederer legal representativ...

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Zynga's Interest in Real Money Gambling Becoming Reality?

Registration of a new domain obviously confirms social gaming giant's online gambling ambitions A report came this week that social game developer Zynga registered the Zyngambling general, .com domain, and started working on a supporting website, which included "a header with the Zynga Poker logo and some generic, inactive stat-tracking modules." Even thou...

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888 and Facebook Negotiating Real-Money Online Poker Action

Mattingley confirms the rumors It's now official - 888 Holdings plc is in discussions on real money online poker with social gaming giant Facebook. This was confirmed by Brian Mattingley, the company CEO, who added that the two parties are looking into offering real money action in legal jurisdictions. Further developments in this case will be closely fo...

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German Poker Pros to Face Tax Demands?

Cologne tax court to decide on the debate Whether the game of poker is a commercial activity or a game of chance will be decided once again - this time, before tax court in Cologne, Germany upon which it remains to determine the tax fate of German poker players. A decision, which is expected before year end, will be based on the court's consideration of a...

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I.S.P.T. Ambassador Is UK Poker Ace

Sam Trickett joins Mike Mizrachi and Laurent Tapie Laurent Tapie and Proper Mesquelier's International Stadium Poker Tour's inaugural online and live 30,000 player tournament scheduled for Wembley Stadium near London next year, was honored by appointing a UK poker ace Sam Trickett (26) as an ambassador and a promoter of the event. Trickett is an accomplishe...

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TV Series on Poker Pro in US

The action happens in the wake of Black Friday A report came this week of a new fictional TV series being produced in the US under the title Game Theory. The story is based on the trials and tribulations of a poker professional who was beleaguered in the Black Friday actions, and forced to rebuild his bankroll. It was stated in the series publicity that...

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Update: Payments Resumed at Moore Games

Issues resolved by monthly financial adjustment from network After claims of delayed payments and the financial dispute between Playtech's iPoker network and member site Moore Games, reports started arriving that payouts have been resumed, indicating that the two companies may have come to a solution to their problem. Regarding the "material breach of netwo...

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Golden Gaming Group the Latest Nevada Licence Applicant

Land casino seeks internet operating licence Sartini Synergy Online LLC, a subsidiary of the land casino and hotel enterprise Golden Gaming Group, is the latest applicant for a Nevada online poker operator licence. However, the company's plans regarding software development partner remain unclear. Having an extensive portfolio of hospitality industry intere...

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US Poker Ban Forces Poker Pro to Relocate

Having a successful professional poker career can buy quite a bit so when poker pro Phil Galfond bought two New York penthouses, he converted them into one massive showpiece including a slide. The apartment totaling 2,500 square feet includes an 18-foot atrium as well as a game room. There's also c couple of terraces and even a private roof deck with a pool. W...

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EPT Barcelona Main Event Goes to Belarus Player

Big names outplayed by relatively unknown Mikalai Pobal This weekend saw the end of the Euro 5,300 buy-in Pokerstars European Poker Tour Barcelona main event, which wrapped up with a surprise win of a relatively unknown internet player from Belarus, Mikalai Pobal (28), who gave an outstanding performance against a field of 1,082, which included star names like...

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New Poker Site Targets Asian Market

Poker Ace goes live Poker fans from the Asia-Pacfic region will have a lot to look forward to in light of a new launch focusing on their market and offering proprietary no-download software under a First Cagayan licence in the Philippines. The new offering is available at the Poker Ace website which includes games such as No Limit Texas Holdem, Pot Limit Te...

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Nevada Licence Applicant's Excellent Idea

A service that will save the player of the nuisance of repeated ID submissions, as well as help operators fight fraud and problem gambling. Nevada licence applicant Player Verify LLC, an online poker service provider based in Tennessee, is nowadays attracting attention with a service which is according to its managing member Mark Dalton quite unique. The se...

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Young Poker Pro Arrested in Sweden

Unknown poker player detained under serious allegations An, as yet unidentified, 23-year-old poker player was arrested on Thursday by Swedish police on a warrant issued in July for a range of 20 serious charges including: • 4 blackmailing cases between June and December 2011. • 1 robbery in December, 2011 • 1 aggravated robbery or aggravated ex...

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iPoker Network for Everest Poker Skins?

Rumor has it once again... Word has been spreading around the online gambling industry these days that Everest Poker's two struggling poker rooms - one holding a Malta and the other with French licensing, plan to leave the current software provider and transfer to Playtech's iPoker network. These rumors may easily turn out to be true, especially having in...

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Betsafe Goes Live with Poker Black Brand

And chooses Microgaming Poker Network for its new venture Online gambling operator Betsafe seems to be successfully pursuing its online poker expansion plans, introducing a new room, Poker Black on the Microgaming Poker Network. The new room comes as an addition to the existing Poker Red brand for which the operator chose the Ongame network. It has been spe...

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Nevada Gaming Commission, opeator license application, Monarch Interactive, online poker operations

Second Nevada online poker operating licencee moves on with its plans After getting a nod from the Nevada Gaming Commission for its opeator license application, Monarch Interactive announced it is considering the next steps on its way to online poker operations. Namely, before going live with its offering, Monarch will need to find a partner amongst license...

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Internet Gaming Meeting for Tribal Leaders

The National Indian Gaming Association initiates a discussion on internet gambling With an online poker legalisation measure in California running out of time at committee stage when the legislative session ends on August 31, the National Indian Gaming Association hosted this week a one-day Internet gaming meeting for tribal leaders and gaming industry profes...

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Wembley Poker Tournament Gets Nod from Local Council

Temporary Use Notice issued This week, the local, Brent Council approved of the Laurent Tapie and Prosper Masquelier's ambitious International Stadiums Poker Tour inaugural outing at the Wembley stadium, leaving it with just a few things to cover in order to come to fruition. In its approval of a Temporary Use Notice, the council gave its consent to the 30,...

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Update: Monarch Interactive Gets Nevada Gaming Commission's Nod!

Second online poker operator license approved Right after South Point Poker, the Nevada Gaming Commission organized an intrastate licensing hearing for the application of the Reno-based Monarch Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of a land casino operator, at which the company received the commissioners' approval and became the second one to obtain the license as a...

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