NEW OWNERS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING GIANT?
08th October, 2016 at 08:01:33
William Hill confirms it is in 'merger of equals' talks with Amaya.
Late Friday was an exciting time in the UK and Canada as rumours surged that the original owners of Pokerstars, the Scheinberg family, were interested in re-acquiring the company - now a subsidiary of the Amaya online gambling group.
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STEADY GROWTH FOR GLOBAL ONLINE GAMBLING
10th May, 2015 at 07:57:57
Mobile devices increasingly popular as a means to access internet gambling.
The latest publication by Hamburg-based business intelligence company yStats.com, "Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2015," reports that online gambling is growing steadily across the globe, with mobile devices increasingly being used to access gambling sites.
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ANOTHER ROUND OF FTP PAYMENTS FROM US DOJ
16th March, 2015 at 18:44:43
Garden City Group prepares to make payment on some disputed petitions
The US Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has approved a new round of payments that will see Petitioners who have disputed their Full Tilt Poker (FTP) balances receive payments.
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DOES ONLINE GAMBLING HAVE ITS MESSAGING RIGHT IN THE U.S.A?
27th December, 2014 at 01:30:27
Adelson PR company says anti-online gambling campaign better at putting its viewpoint across.
The past year has seen plenty of cut and thrust in the online gambling legality duel between companies and political frontmen inspired by the largesse of land casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, and the perhaps less generously funded companies and organisations fighting to prevent the aging multi-billionaire from driving through a federal prohibition on most of the US industry.
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POKERSTARS SPAIN INTEGRATE ONLINE CASINO GAMES
02nd October, 2014 at 16:59:54
Blackjack and Roulette available for the first time on poker-only destination
Online poker giant PokerStars launched blackjack and roulette in Spain today (Wednesday) via its PokerStars.es domain.
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GOOD FIRST HALF PERFORMANCE FROM NET ENTERTAINMENT
11th July, 2014 at 04:58:15
Chief executive says another record broken after outstanding Q2 performance.
Net Entertainment's chief executive Per Eriksson says he is very happy with the company's half year performance after an outstanding second quarter that saw year-on-year revenues soar by 38 percent, primarily due to strong development from customers and more setup fees than usual combined with positive currency developments.
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POKERSTARS AND CASINO ACTION: NEVER SAY NEVER
14th March, 2014 at 03:27:26
Full Tilt Poker's excursion into wider online gambling will not necessarily be copied by stablemate Pokerstars.
Since Full Tilt Poker widened the scope of its offering by including online casino action, there has been speculation that stable mate in The Rational Group, Pokerstars, would follow suit. That rumour was scotched this week by the head of cash games and tournaments at Pokerstars, Steve Day.
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LEANDER GAMES LAUNCHES DOLLY PARTON ONLINE SLOT
03rd February, 2014 at 07:15:06
5-reel, 40 pay-line internet and mobile slot features the queen of Country music.
Up and coming online gambling content developer Leander Games (which signed major content provision deals with Amaya Gaming and Full Tilt Poker in 2013) has picked the International Casino Expo week to launch its latest offering, a 5-reel, 40 pay-line internet and mobile slot with a theme that features the queen of Country music, Dolly Parton.
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RATIONAL MAKES PEACE WITH GREEK ONLINE GAMBLING AUTHORITIES
22nd November, 2013 at 11:35:01
But that means that Greek Pokerstars and Full Tilt players will pay a daily withholding tax on winnings of 15 percent.
The Rational Group, parent of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, has reportedly made its peace with Greek enforcement authorities, agreeing to switch its Greek activities to dedicated Greek domain sites, and levy a withholding tax on players' winnings over Euro 100 of 15 percent.
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POKERSTARS DENIED NEW JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING LICENCE?
20th November, 2013 at 01:05:58
Parent company has yet to comment on reports that Resorts-Rational Group partnership has been denied licence.
Rational Group, the parent company for Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, has reportedly been denied a New Jersey online gambling licence in its partnership with Atlantic City casino and hotel Resorts.
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EXPANDED I.O.M. HOST OPPORTUNITIES FOR ONLINE GAMBLING
30th September, 2013 at 10:14:31
Manx Telecon to add new GBP 10 million data centre; signs data analytics partnership.
The many online and mobile gambling companies on the Isle of Man will have expanded hosting services available from Manx Telecom by the end of January 2014 following the completion of a new GBP 10 million data centre in Douglas.
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WHISTLEBLOWER HELPED SCUTTLE BANK HANDLING GAMBLING TRANSACTIONS (Update)
24th September, 2013 at 04:53:57
SunFirst's compliance officer did her duty despite pressure.
The news earlier this week that US federal agencies, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, had divvied up seized profits from allegedly illegal gambling financial transaction activities at Utah's SunFirst bank (see previous report) has been followed by an interesting story on how a whistleblower within the company assisted federal authorities.
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U.K. GAMBLING COMMISSION WANTS INPUT ON REMOTE GAMBLING
11th September, 2013 at 02:35:47
A chance for players to have a say.
This week marks the start of the U.K. Gambling Commission's consultation phase on remote (online and mobile) gambling licence conditions and codes of practice in preparation for the introduction of the secondary licensing and taxation regime next year...and it presents an opportunity for interested parties to submit views and suggestions.
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LEBANON BLOCKS ONLINE GAMBLING
20th July, 2013 at 02:11:09
Telecommunications minister confirms judicially-imposed ISP block favouring local monopoly
The gambling monopoly awarded to Lebanese land Casino du Liban in 1995 is being supported with an ISP block on access to online betting operators, according to an article in the publication Global Voices Online.
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ANOTHER ONLINE GAMBLING WINDFALL FOR KENTUCKY
29th June, 2013 at 02:45:59
This time it's $15 million from Bwin.Party.
For the second time this month, the US state of Kentucky has announced an Internet gaming-related settlement, this time recovering $15 million from the European giant Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment in respect of online gambling losses incurred by Kentucky residents.
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