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EU online gaming study delivered
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: InterGame Online
Quinel and Avviza deliver commissioned matrix study on internet gaming technical requirements for each EU and EEA member state; Comprehensive view should be used for online gaming license requirements and keeping operations in good standing
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Durrrr Challenge could restart in 2017
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: Poker Strategy
Dan Cates says Durrrr Challenge against Tom Dwan could restart in 2017 amidst talks between pros; Stoppage in 2013 left Dwan losing to Cates by more than $1.2 million with 30,665 hands remaining
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PPI announces ambassador team, new features
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: PokerNews
PPI online poker site announces ambassador team including Mike Leah, Casey Jarzabek, and Darya Krashennikova; New features on site include staking, stats tracker, all-in insurance, rabbit hunting, straddles, and VIP rooms
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Will PokerStars follow 888 and exit Australia?
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
PokerStars noted consideration of withdrawing from Australian market in late 2016 earnings call; Balance of risk and revenue likely being weighed now as 888 exits market
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Antigua vows to implement WTO judgment
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: Flushdraw
Antigua and Barbuda again vows to implement plan to collect $21 million annual judgment from United States via WTO ruling; Nation's parliament to soon vote on plan to collect monies to nullify US copyright protections
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Michigan online gaming faces complex path
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Michigan lawmakers face legal and regulatory challenges to pass online gambling in state; Bill must apply to three Detroit casinos with special federal regulatory scheme for 20 American Indian facilities
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New Jersey online poker focuses on tournaments
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: Poker Industry PRO
New Jersey online poker operators focus on tournaments in January; PokerStars leads with Winter Series, PartyPoker/Borgata and WSOP also run tournament-based promotions
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Kindred first operator to gain EU accreditation
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: SBC News
Kindred Group (formerly Unibet) becomes first industry operator to meet all European Union requirements for standards and policies; EU Recommendation is part of 2012 EU Action Plan on Online Gambling
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Lawmakers: PA online gaming likely in 2017
posted 1/17/2017  |  source: Trib Live
Pennsylvania lawmakers say online gaming and other gambling expansions likely to pass in 2017; Senators Kim Ward and Jay Costa to introduce bills soon as legislature formally begins work January 23
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 Work to begin on White House casino and hotel
posted 1/16/2017  |  source: Bonus Code Poker
Work to begin on new White House Hotel, Casino, and Racetrack on day after Donald Trump's inauguration; Renovation expected to take 20 months to complete, will cost either US taxpayers or Mexican government $2.2 billion
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Virginia wants poker as game of skill
posted 1/16/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas introduces bill to legalize poker as skill game; State was one of first to legalize and regulate paid-entry fantasy sports contests
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Lebanon casino seeks online gambling site
posted 1/16/2017  |  source: World Casino Directory
Sole Lebanese casino seeks to offer online gambling, plans to launch online gaming website; Casino du Liban invites technology firms into partnership to offer all forms of online gaming, including poker and sports betting
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How Brexit will impact online gambling
posted 1/16/2017  |  source: The London Economic
UK online gambling market likely to close more tightly when UK leaves European Union; Gibraltar could see more effects of move as home to more than 30 major online gambling companies
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New Jersey Senator responds to Sessions
posted 1/16/2017  |  source: PokerNews
New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak promises swift reaction from state if Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions bans online gambling; Gubernatorial candidate says online gambling keeps Atlantic City casinos in business, reversal of 2011 Department of Justice decision would change NJ revenue significantly
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 Betting industry wagers on Trump tenure
posted 1/15/2017  |  source: SBC News
Betting sites accept wagers on Donald Trump will last in office of US President; Ladbrokes odds hit "evens" for President Trump to leave office via impeachment or resignation before end of first term
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