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Cyprus bans online casinos, poker and betting exchanges

Industry Cyprus passed a law yesterday to regulate sports betting but ban online casinos, poker and exchange betting. The latter comes as a blow for Betfair, that had been pinning its hopes ...
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Irishman strikes it big in PokerStars tourney

Winners Emmett Mullin, a 26-year-old Irishman from County Tyrone, has emerged victorious in the first round of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). Mullin edged out fellow Irishman ...
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Bodog founder Calvin Ayre indicted by US authorities

Industry US federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against Calvin Ayre, founder of the Bodog online sports betting and gambling business. Ayre (pictured) is accused with three other ...
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888 PokerCams ad banned

Industry A TV advert for 888’s PokerCam tables has been banned by UK regulator the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The ASA today upheld a viewer complaint that the ad breached its Code ...
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98-year-old woman faces court rap over poker party

Industry A 98-year old woman in Cyprus has been summoned to court on gambling charges more than two years after police raided a poker home game she was playing in. The woman, Eftychia Yiasemidou, ...
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Paddy Power to offer in-play bets on live poker

Industry Paddy Power will be the first website to offer full in-play betting on live poker when a new tournament series kicks off in Ireland next month. iSeriesLIVE will allow online customers ...
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Zynga transition to real-money not assured, argues NewGame’s Collins

Industry Simon Collins of social and mobile gaming investment fund NewGame has argued that the transition to real-money models for successful Facebook gambling formats such as Zynga Poker is ...
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Italian regulator fights back against mafia

Industry Italian gambling regulator AAMS has teamed up with the National Anti-Mafia Directorate to combat the profiteering of organised crime from the country’s rapidly growing gambling market. According ...
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Bulgaria slashes online gambling tax by 50%

Industry Bulgaria is halving its proposed online gaming tax after the government realised no foreign operators would apply for licences if the rate remained at 15% of stakes. The country’s ...
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Facebook “gambling” could require licensing, says UK regulator

Industry The UK Gambling Commission is looking at possibly licensing and regulating gambling-themed games on social networks, a move which could severely impact the bottom line of Facebook and ...
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