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Stars chairman pays $50m to settle Black Friday claims

Industry Mark Scheinberg, chairman and sometime CEO of PokerStars, has agreed to pay US authorities $50m to settle claims he received “distributions” that were subject to forfeiture ...
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Nevada okays international compacts, liquidity sharing for poker

Industry Nevada has authorised gaming compacts with other countries, as the Silver State vies with New Jersey to establish itself as the regulatory and business hub of a future US online gaming ...
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Stars claims 44% market share in Italy

News PokerStars increased its stranglehold over Italian poker in the first quarter of 2013, commanding 44% of the €22.7m revenues generated by the dot.it player pool in March. In cash ...
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Major iPoker rooms to offer mobile poker “within weeks”

Industry Playtech’s iPoker network has announced a software update which will see several of its major licensees offer mobile poker via HTML and Native iOS platforms “within weeks”. The ...
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Zynga launches real-money casino and poker in UK

Industry The world’s leading social games developer Zynga launched its first ever real-money gambling games this morning, on skins powered by bwin.party’s PartyPoker and PokerCasino software. Zynga ...
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Oz government rejects online poker trial

Industry Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy today confirmed his government will not be pursuing a recommendation to license and regulate online poker tournaments for a five-year ...
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WSOP readies Barrière platform for US

Industry Caesars will launch WSOP real-money poker in Nevada on 888 software, but is looking at migrating to a modified version of the Barrière-powered platform it uses in France in due course, ...
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California considers second online poker bill

Industry The US’ most populous state is now considering two bills to authorise online poker, after California Senator Lou Correa introduced enabling proposals alongside Rod Wright’s draft ...
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Nevada passes historic interstate legislation

Industry Nevada yesterday pushed through laws which will eventually allow its online poker operators to offer games in other US states which enter into compact agreements with the Silver State. The ...
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Playtech claims poker recovery

Industry Playtech has claimed its revenues from online poker returned to growth from November, on the back of the iPoker network’s liquidity programme and the addition of new licensees Betclic ...
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