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Turkey to Launch 2 Year Illegal Gambling Campaign
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

In 1998, Turkey made casinos illegal followed by a similar move against their online counterparts in 2006. As a result, legal gambling inside the country is restricted to just the national lottery, and a state-run sports betting body called SporToto. In the meantime,... 

European Poker Liquidity Framework Signing on July 6th
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

After years of stagnation, Europe’s separate online poker markets may soon receive a huge boost as France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal push on with their plan to form an integrated, shared pool of players. With this purpose in mind, representatives from each... 

Jeff Sessions Withdraws From Anti-Online Gambling Debate
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

After Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the new U.S. Attorney General in February, there were concerns that he might make good on his promise to revisit and possible reverse the 2011 opinion made by the Department of Justice that saw the Wire Act as applying only... 

UK Watchdog Targets Unfair Promotional and Withdrawal Practices
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The UK has one of the most liberal and best organized online gambling markets in the world, which is reflected in its fast growing revenues which reached £4.5 billion between April 2015 and March 2016. Helping to promote fair competition within the industry for... 

PokerStars Sets Sights on India and USA
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, June 23rd, 2017

PokerStars has set its sights on India, with the CEO of its parent company, Amaya, currently on the sub-continent finalizing a deal that would allow the brand to partner with an already existing licensee and begin operating later this year. In addition to being... 

New York iPoker Efforts Over for 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

New York was considered one of the best potential candidates for passing online poker legislation in 2017, but all bets now appear off for 2017 after it was revealed that the Assembly would not be taking a vote on the proposal before the chamber adjourns on June... 

New York iPoker Bill Clears Senate
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, June 16th, 2017

On Tuesday, New York’s online poker bill, S 3898, cleared the State Senate by a vote of 54-8, with the piece of legislation now free to make its way to the Assembly for further consideration. Another online poker bill also noted similar progress last year,... 

New York Adds ‘Bad Actor’ Language to Online Poker Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

New York may be inching towards passing legislation that will eventually lead to a state regulated online poker industry, but unlike its southern neighbor New Jersey, steps have been taken to exclude PokerStars from reaping any potential benefits. That’s... 

Pa Senate Green Lights Online Gambling Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate passed an omnibus gambling bill that covers a wide range of activities from land-based to online casinos, in addition to internet lottery games, and daily fantasy sports. The bill (H 271) had first passed two committee stages... 

PokerStars Gearing Up to Quit Australia
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

In March, the Australian Senate passed a bill banning offshore online gambling operators from offering their products to Australian based customers, but the House subsequently delayed voting on the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (2016) as it had more pressing...