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 Branson gambling lesson for kids backfires
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: Casinopedia
Richard Branson tells story in autobiography about giving kids money to gamble at casino but warning about losses and how house always wins; Children left few chips on roulette table that tripled several times into large sum of money
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Kindred looks to create new generation database
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: SBC News
Kindred Group partners with cloud infrastructure and engineering specialist Cockroach Labs to create "next generation" tailored proprietary database solution; Investment listed as core competency for corporate growth
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Who benefits most from US shared online poker liquidity?
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
888poker-WSOP likely to benefit most from shared online poker liquidity between Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware; MGM-GVC-PartyPoker could benefit somewhat if one launches in Nevada
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Dutch regulator confident of new gaming law approval
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: SBC News
Netherlands Gaming Authority Vice Chairman Henk Kessler says battle to enforce new Gambling Act could be nearing conclusion; Christian Union influence on government remains concerning but bill likely to reach conclusion by end of 2018; New online gambling laws could be enforceable by January 2019
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PokerStars NJCOOP a positive for NJ online poker
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: NJ Online Gambling
PokerStars wraps NJCOOP two-week series in New Jersey awarding $1.45 million in 46 guaranteed events; Prize pools beat $1.2 million cumulative guarantee but had seven overlays
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Georgia reconsiders online gaming ban
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: Focus Gaming News
Georgian parliamentarians urge government to ban online gambling for Republic of Georgia; Minister of Finance rejects possibilities of ban enforcement, moves forward with new regulations instead
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Illinois online gaming legislation stirs to life
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Vehicles for legalization of online gaming and DFS gather momentum in Illinois ahead of veto session next week; Bill passed by Senate (H.479) already includes details of online gaming regulation but two other skeleton bills also remain possibilities
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Pennsylvania online gambling alive in budget plan
posted 10/18/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Online gambling appears part of Pennsylvania revenue package but not in latest bill passed by House; State House Majority Leader Dave Reed says gambling bill awaits Senate action, possibly in separate proposal
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Online poker pro Stern leaves poker
posted 10/17/2017  |  source: CardsChat
Dani "Ansky" Stern announces departure from poker after successful career in online poker, live, and coaching; Former Full Tilt Red Pro unclear about next career moves
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Ayre victimized by kidnapping-extortion plot
posted 10/17/2017  |  source: Flushdraw
Democracy Institute founder claims US created environment easier for targeting Calvin Ayre in dark scenarios; US indictment of Ayre in 2013 resulted in unintended consequence of kidnapping and extortion plot by Philippines employees
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PokerStars New Jersey live event a success?
posted 10/17/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Second attempt at PokerStars live tournaments in New Jersey had $30K in overlays for two events; Success found in social aspect of events, low price points, convenient schedule, and creating new online poker players in new market
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Information about NJ-NV-DE interstate poker agreement
posted 10/17/2017  |  source: US Poker
Agreement for New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware to share online poker liquidity positive for industry; More players likely to join games due to higher tournament guarantees, more cash game traffic, expanded peak hours, and more SNG variations likely
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 Funniest insults received while gaming online
posted 10/16/2017  |  source: Independent
During Rainbow Six Siege match “I hope your family gets carried away by ants.”; “Quit being a spherical dumbass” said to mean "no matter which way you look at it, you’re a dumbass"
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New M&A condition to become reality in UK
posted 10/16/2017  |  source: SBC News
New mergers and acquisitions condition triggered by delayed triennial review; Fifteen anonymous senior gaming industry executives detail ongoing tie-up talks with deals expected after UK regulatory review
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How US prosecuted Ayre while evading Antigua
posted 10/16/2017  |  source: Flushdraw
Democracy Institute founder discusses US efforts to take down Calvin Ayre while evading duty to pay online gaming settlement to Antigua; Ayre's US conviction via plea deal represented continuing and intentional violation by US of WTO-related trade obligations
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