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France Mulls Online Poker Pool Sharing
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, March 5th, 2015

The French online poker market has consistently been contracting since regulation was introduced in 2010, and in the fourth quarter of 2014 revenues shrunk once more by 12%, with cash game revenues now down by a third over the last three years. In addition to restrictive... 

Portugal’s Online Gaming Bill Could Be Approved This Month
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 27th, 2015

While Portugal’s parliament approved its online gambling bill last summer, the country’s Council of Ministers decided to postpone final approval until a series of adjustments were considered. More than seven months later, and a revised version of the... 

Bitcoin Poker Site Closes After Nevada Gaming Commission Raid
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 23rd, 2015

In a dramatic turn of events for Seals with Clubs (SWC), the bitcoin-only poker site has shut shop after its chairman’s home was raided by ten armed men executing a warrant by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Commenting on the surprise move, Bryan Micon described... 

PokerStars and Caesars United In Pursuit Of US iPoker Legislation
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 20th, 2015

The prospects of a much anticipated return by PokerStars to the USA’s online poker market took a huge step forward last week, after Caesars Entertainment announced it had now formed a partnership with the Amaya Gaming owned company in an effort to promote... 

UK Gambling Commission Issues New Social Responsibility Updates
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has just released a number of updates to its License Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), which are designed to tackle the potential dangers of problem gambling, and thus produce a safer gaming environment for all recreational... 

PokerStars Calls For EU Compliant German iGaming Laws
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, February 16th, 2015

PokerStars sent a representative to this month’s German Association of Telecommunications and Media (DVTM) meeting in Munich, and lent its support to the association by calling for an overhaul of the country’s anti-iGaming laws. As PokerStars spokesman... 

PokerTube Accused Of Intellectual Property Abuse
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

PokerTube.com is no stranger to controversy, and only last year the world’s largest free poker video site was accused of stealing content without permission by such poker news outlets as Pokernews.com and Bluff.com. As the latter’s Editor in Chief Lance... 

Online Gambling Bills Dead In Washington And Mississippi
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 9th, 2015

Any hopes Washington and Mississippi gamblers might have had that they would be playing online sometime in 2015 have now squarely been laid to rest after internet gambling bills in both states failed to even be heard . In Washington, State Rep. Sherry Appleton... 

Anti-Online Gambling Bill Back In Congress For 2015
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 6th, 2015

Just two months after the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) failed to gain ground in Congress, the anti-online gambling bill has been reintroduced to the House of Representatives by its original sponsor Jason Chaffetz (photo). If the US Congressman’s... 

Sweden’s Svenska Spel To Expand Into Online Casinos
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Sweden’s state-run monopoly, Svenska Spel, has announced it now intends to complement its current line of online gambling games which include lotteries, sports betting, bingo, and poker by adding casino games to its product mix. Offering an explanation as...