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 UK general election brings big bets
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: SBC News
Betfair Politics records £750,000 in exchange wagering in first 24 hours of UK general election betting; 88% of trading volume favors "Conservative overall majority" victory on June 8, with Labour Party backed at 18/1 to win majority of seats
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888poker to sponsor Super High Roller Bowl
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: PokerNews
888poker signs on as lead sponsor of 2017 Super High Roller Bowl produced by Poker Central; Event scheduled for May 28-31 at ARIA in Las Vegas with capped field of 56 players in for $300K each
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Is PokerStars Spin & Go good for PLO?
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: Poker Strategy
PokerStars introduction of Spin & Go lottery-style Pot Limit Omaha games draws mixed reactions; Simple format offers entry point for recreational players, could bring new players to PLO tables from NLHE
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PokerStars releases New Jersey SCOOP schedule
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: 4Flush
PokerStars New Jersey reveals NJSCOOP tournament series schedule with $1.2 million in guarantees; May series wraps on May 21 with two Main Events at two buy-in levels
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PokerStars expands Megastack across Europe
posted 4/22/2017  |  source: PokerListings
PokerStars expands popular low buy-in Megastack live tournament series across Europe; New stops include Ireland, Belgium, France, and Germany beyond series debut in London
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Adelson donation raises online gaming threat level
posted 4/22/2017  |  source: CardPlayer
Sheldon Adelson's $5 million donation to Trump inauguration reinvigorates fears of online gaming ban; Trump acknowledged donation on inauguration eve; Details of move combined with rumors of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ready to overturn 2011 DOJ decision keep poker players on edge
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Betsson appoints new CFO, continues European growth
posted 4/21/2017  |  source: SBC News
Betsson appoints Kaaren Hilsen as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to join no later than November 1; Will be tasked with financial planning amidst European regulated market M&A growth strategy
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GAN receives NJ license, eyes Pennsylvania
posted 4/21/2017  |  source: World Casino Directory
GAN receives New Jersey license to provide real-money online gaming to casino industry; Company has forward-looking agreement with Parx in Pennsylvania in hopes of future legalized online gaming
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Pennsylvania online gaming vs black market
posted 4/21/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
If Pennsylvania online gaming tax rate begins too high, black market sites will continue to dominate market; European online gaming sites show capture rate is critical; Range of regulated online games also factors into black market dominance
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Delaware online poker decline not likely a trend
posted 4/21/2017  |  source: Flushdraw
Decline of Delaware online poker revenue in March not indicative of downward trend nor vitally important; March decrease of 53% points to troubles of small market and ineffective liquidity, seasonal trends
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Russia urges strict online gaming control
posted 4/21/2017  |  source: Focus Gaming News
Russian government urges virtual private networks (VPNs) to set stricter conditions for customers accessing international online gambling websites; Move accompanies Russian crackdown on internet gaming payment services via blocking orders
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888poker announces XL Inferno Championships
posted 4/21/2017  |  source: PokerNews
888poker reveals details of upcoming XL Inferno Championships, successor to Super XL Series; Championships to begin May 7 and guarantee $7.5 million, followed by XL Eclipse Championships in September and XL Blizzard Championships in early 2018
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Anti-online gaming US Rep. Chaffetz to retire
posted 4/21/2017  |  source: Play USA
Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah announces intention to retire to private life abruptly; Reasoning for immediate departure remains unclear; Chaffetz led charge in Congress for RAWA passage to ban online gaming
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 Canadian police want poker player bankroll
posted 4/20/2017  |  source: CardPlayer
Canadian police in New Brunswick sue poker player to keep $10K in cash seized during November 2015 traffic stop; Authorities claim it was drug money due to sealed packaging and smell of weed in car but file no drug charges against 44-year-old Ha Van Nguyen
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Michigan online gaming faces tribal hurdles
posted 4/20/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Analysis of Michigan online gaming bill shows possible violation of federal law with regard to tribal sovereignty; Legislation could subject 12 Native American tribes in state to illegal taxes and regulations, and impact state share of tribal casino revenue
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