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Senate Republicans revive anti-online gambling bill
posted 9/29/2016  |  source: Washington Post
Three Adelson-backed Senate Republicans push revamped version of RAWA to ban online gambling; Sen. Tom Cotton introduced bill with co-sponsorship from Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Mike Lee; Adelson recently gave $20 million to super PAC with close ties to Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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 PokerStars reveals top entertaining TV hands
posted 9/28/2016  |  source: Poker Strategy
Top five list of PokerStars televised hands includes top folds, coolers, bad beats, bluffs, hero calls, and blow-ups; Top five rivalries in poker include Tony G vs tanking; Negreanu vs Seidel, Selbst vs Shak, Tony G vs Hellmuth
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Global gambling to reach $635B by 2022
posted 9/28/2016  |  source: CardPlayer
Research and Markets study in Ireland determines global gambling revenue to reach $635 billion by 2022; Worldwide market to grow by nearly 6% from 2016 to 2022 due to smartphones, tablets, device capabilities, user confidence in market
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Petition to stop online gambling gathers steam
posted 9/28/2016  |  source: Mothership
Online petition to halt legalization of online gambling in Singapore gathers more than 10K signatures in less than two weeks; Petition targets Ministry of Social and Family Development to reject company's exemption from Remote Gambling Act before October online launch
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PartyPoker to anonymize cash game hand histories
posted 9/28/2016  |  source: PokerNews UK
PartyPoker announces changes to display of cash game hand histories, could render HUDs obsolete; Histories to only show aliases for person owning history; Cash game tables anonymized to prevent use of seating scripts
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RedKings confirms move from Ongame to MPN
posted 9/28/2016  |  source: Poker Industry PRO
Leading Ongame skin RedKings confirms move to MPN by end of September to continue offering online poker; Eight-year-old poker business to move forward with Microgaming software
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Bovada and Ignition surrender online gaming licenses
posted 9/28/2016  |  source: Online Poker Report
Bovada and Ignition relinquish online poker licenses ahead of Kahnawake Gaming Commission policy change; Ignition Poker must decide to apply for licensing in another jurisdiction or continue operating without regulatory approval
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Pennsylvania online gaming hearing cancelled
posted 9/28/2016  |  source: US Poker
Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee cancels online gaming hearing for unknown reason; Few days remain in legislative session for Senate to pass online gambling bill and give to House for passage
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PokerStars launches Win the Button tournaments
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Poker Strategy
PokerStars announces "Win the Button" tournament format to be added to online MTT schedule beginning today; Eleven daily tournaments range from $2.20 to $162 buy-ins
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888 wins Digital Operator of the Year at G2E
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Gambling Insider
888 Holdings wins Digital Operator of the Year award at G2E conference in Las Vegas for poker site 888poker; Playtech wins digital industry supplier award, Microgaming for digital product, Unibet for digital acquisition program
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PokerStars New Jersey reveals NJCOOP series lineup
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Online Poker Report
PokerStars New Jersey announces details of NJCOOP tournament series set for October 15-31; Total of 43 events to guarantee $1.2 million, surpassing guarantee of PartyPoker's GSSS by $50K
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Ignition not impacted by NJDGE/Kahnawake deal
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: USA Friendly Poker Sites
Ignition Poker to see no impact from agreement between New Jersey regulator and Kahnawake to target unlicensed online gaming sites; Ignition voluntarily terminated its compact with KGC early in September
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New Jersey and Kahnawake to target unlicensed sites
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Flushdraw
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement partners with Kahnawake to remove unlicensed sites; Online gaming sites like Bovada no longer allowed to operate out of Kahnawake; KGC plans to take regulatory action against operators found to be operating in regulated territories without licenses
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 Betfair: US 2016 election betting hits £44M
posted 9/26/2016  |  source: SBC News
Betfair reveals £2 million bet on weekend before first Clinton/Trump debate, bringing total to £44 million wagered on US 2016 presidential election; Trump hits new low of 38% chance of winning
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Is online gambling in Ohio's future?
posted 9/26/2016  |  source: Columbus Dispatch
Ohio gambling study commissioned by governor possible expansion into online gaming, in addition to adding games to horse tracks and making changes to lottery; Report still in draft and not final but recommendations currently being reviewed by Ohio Lottery
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