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 Pie eating bet leads to gambling investigation
posted 2/27/2017  |  source: CardPlayer
Football goalie Wayne Shaw learned of Sun Bets 8-1 odds against him eating meat-and-potato pie on sidelines of game; Ate pie knowing friends bet on it, then admitted to reporters; Football league gambling officials now investigating situation
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Pennsylvania online gaming set for joint hearing
posted 2/27/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Pennsylvania House and Senate committees set hearing for March 7 to discuss gambling expansion; Hearing to discuss online gaming and include gaming industry stakeholders
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Playtech determined to maintain position in 2017
posted 2/27/2017  |  source: Gambling Insider
Playtech's Mor Weizer says strong performance, strategy to extend reach with new customers and organic growth with existing ones led to significant growth in 2016; Mergers and acquisitions also an integral part of strategy in 2017
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Foreign operators grab Swedish market shares
posted 2/27/2017  |  source: Casino News Daily
International online gambling operators increased market share in Sweden in 2016; Companies like Unibet and Bet365 attract customers with features not offered by local operators; Unlicensed operations by international companies not explicitly illegal
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Czech illegal gambling site blocking ruled constitutional
posted 2/27/2017  |  source: Lexology
Czech Republic Constitutional Court rules ISP-blocking of illegal online gambling sites is constitutional; Website blocking part of new Gambling Act of 2016 controversial but legal tool used to curb illegal gambling activities
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New York lawmaker sees online poker opposition fade
posted 2/27/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow says colleagues supportive of online poker bill as good decision; Notes satisfaction that online poker geolocation works and cheating not happening
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 Cop threatens poker player in home game
posted 2/26/2017  |  source: CardPlayer
Off-duty Portland police officer threatens to shoot home poker game attendee in head; Incident happened in 2015 but just made public information; Officer fired but not charged with any crime despite kicking door, breaking window, threatening with gun
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Global Poker launches online poker in North America
posted 2/26/2017  |  source: PokerNews
Global Poker claims to offer online poker to players in North America with real cash prizes; Sweepstakes model offers cash and prizes for monthly fee, cashouts open via PayPal
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Three Pennsylvania casinos to gain most from online gaming
posted 2/26/2017  |  source: Play Pennsylvania
Mount Airy Casino Resort, Harrah's Philadelphia, and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs to benefit most from Pennsylvania online gaming regulation; Pennsylvania bill could help boost revenues for casinos away from big population centers, for those with serious land-based competition
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Online poker experiences growth in Asian markets
posted 2/26/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
IDN Poker cash game traffic shows large Asian market base, larger than 888poker worldwide; Game stakes heavily weighted toward micro level but does offer higher games
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Absolute Poker founder faces US charges
posted 2/26/2017  |  source: Fortune
Absolute Poker founder Scott Tom arrives in US to face charges related to illegal online gambling; Tom pleads not guilty to violating US internet gambling law and engaging in money laundering conspiracy; Released on $500K bond with promise of plea deal soon
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iPoker to offer mythical March missions
posted 2/25/2017  |  source: Poker Strategy
iPoker promotions in March to offer two month-long missions of €50,000 Path to Holy Grail and Camelot Quests; Completing tasks wins seats to two €25,000 freerolls
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Borgata Poker starts heads-up leaderboard promo
posted 2/25/2017  |  source: US Poker
Borgata Poker in New Jersey launches two-week leaderboard contest for online heads-up players; Total of $2,500 in tournament tickets to be awarded to top 15 finishers in low and high buy-in heads-up NLHE SNGs
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888poker offers Sunday half-off buy-in special
posted 2/25/2017  |  source: Poker Listings
888poker prepares for one-time offer of half-priced buy-ins on Sunday, February 26; Half-price buy-ins include Sunday Mega Deep, Crocodile, and Challenge events
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New York online poker could pass this session
posted 2/25/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow says online poker bill could pass this session; Pretlow ready to act on legislation and expand poker at land-based facilities like racetracks
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