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Playtech CEO looks forward with US as low priority
posted 8/26/2016  |  source: Gambling Insider
Playtech CEO Mor Weizer keen to establish Playtech in every commercially viable regulated jurisdiction but US a low priority due to small market and low growth; Mergers and acquisitions an inherent part of global strategy
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Rank Group considers 888 merger
posted 8/26/2016  |  source: SBC News
Rank Group governance considers £1.6 billion merger with 888 Holdings following failed three-way merger with William Hill; Rank actively looking for potential merger and acquisition targets
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How will PokerStars series impact New Jersey online poker?
posted 8/26/2016  |  source: Online Poker Report
New PokerStars Festival at Resorts casino scheduled for October 29 to November 6 may inspire resurgence for PokerStars NJ online poker site; Spike in liquidity likely to be short-lived but casino likely to benefit most in long run
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PokerGrant and EvenBet start real-money poker network
posted 8/26/2016  |  source: InterGame Online
Malta-based online poker brand PokerGrant and Enterra-owned EvenBet Gaming start real-money online poker network; Designed for poker start-ups with low initial budget; Business model designed to help avoid licensing problems
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Market size plagues Delaware online gambling
posted 8/26/2016  |  source: Online Poker Report
Delaware online gambling faces market share difficulties, lack of competition for player choices; Untenable tax burden hurts industry but state can renegotiate tax rate
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Playtech remains dedicated to online poker
posted 8/26/2016  |  source: Poker Industry PRO
Playtech remains committed to online poker despite another bleak financial report with revenue down 16%; Group looks forward to French online poker shared liquidity
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 Portland: Poker players, deal for yourselves
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: CardPlayer
Portland sends letter to 15 local poker rooms informing that designated dealers are not allowed state law; Dealers cannot be employees or volunteers per Oregon constitution, so players must deal to themselves
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Playtech partners drive H1 revenue increase
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: Gambling Insider
Strong performance from structured agreements leads to Playtech 18% year-on-year revenue increase in first half of 2016; Opportunities remain strong, gives confidence of strong growth in 2016
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Pennsylvania is key to US online gambling
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: US Poker
Pennsylvania may hold key to future US online gambling legislation as states like California fail; Move would change perception of other states, possibly create domino effect that floundering states may follow
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GVC upgrades mobile apps with poker improvements
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: iGaming Business
GVC unveils major overhaul of mobile apps to improve PartyPoker player experience; Multi-table gameplay allows up to four games at one time; Other features include mini-table view with quick fold and customizable bet slider
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888 to launch localized games in Romanian market
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: Yahoo Finance
888 Holdings to launch localized version 888.ro to unify online poker, casino, and sports offerings; Players can use Romanian language and withdraw/deposit in RON
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iPoker offers Twister Races promotion
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: Poker Strategy
iPoker network sites to offer €25,000 in Twister Races from August 29 to September 11; Two major races scheduled to accumulate points for cash
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Balancing new and existing online gaming players
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: Gambling Insider
Online gaming operators must learn to optimize new-to-existing player revenue ratio to grow; New players should be nurtured but balance required
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Can 888poker compete with PokerStars?
posted 8/25/2016  |  source: Card Player Lifestyle
888poker investment in more Twitch personalities can help online poker site compete with PokerStars; More branded series and major tournaments can help; Developing software improvements can lure players from Stars
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 Lawsuit: Pokemon ruined quality of life
posted 8/24/2016  |  source: AZ Central
Detroit couple sues Nintendo and Pokemon in federal court because game is making them miserable; Pokemon seekers invade private property and turned typically-quiet neighborhood into nightmare
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