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 Hashtag King goes too far on PNIA
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: F5 Poker
Poker player Salomon "Hashtag King" Ponte trashes Shaun Deeb's wife on Poker Night in America broadcast before Deeb busts him; Ponte tries to sell cell phone, watch, and passport for enough funds to rebuy but received no offers
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PAF gives €20m to charities
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: InterGame Online
Aland-based PAF gives €20 million to charities following its 2016 accounts when company profit was €15.2 million; Company originally founded for generating funds for good causes in Aland Islands
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William Hill Director leaves after 45 years
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: Gambling Insider
William Hill Media Relations Director Graham Sharpe retires after joining company in 1972; Will remain associated with William Hill Sportsbook of the Year, redundancy terms agreed upon
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BLAST offers mental game to recreational players
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: Poker Strategy
888poker's lottery SNG game BLAST has psychological appeal to recreational players; Variety of prize pool chances and makes multi-tabling difficult but four phases of BLAST events appeal to new players
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Armenia to set online gaming betting limits
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: Focus Gaming News
Armenian First Deputy Minister of Finance introduces legislation to require casino and online gaming operators to report personal information about players betting over MD$1 million (USD$2,058); Law to create player database would become effective June 1
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Sessions could destroy US online poker chances
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: Poker Update
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly considering reversal of 2011 Department of Justice decision regarding Wire Act and online gambling; Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson recently revealed to have donated $5 million to Trump inaugural committee in addition to millions to Trump campaign in 2016
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Philippines PEZA blocks all online gaming
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: PhilStar
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) denies access to online gaming firms within any accredited sites; Move comes amid approval given by Office of President to accommodate legal online gaming sites
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Twitch wants game streamers to make more money
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: Indian Express
Amazon's Twitch Interactive announces new affiliate program to allow aspiring stars to make more money; Move seeks to attract gamers from YouTube after advertising boycott and increased revenue-generating difficulties
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Online gaming eyes on Gibraltar and Australia
posted 4/24/2017  |  source: Flushdraw
Gibraltar online gaming regulators decide operators must withdraw services from Australian "grey market"; Many operators hope to wait for final decision from Australian government in coming weeks
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 UK general election brings big bets
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: SBC News
Betfair Politics records £750,000 in exchange wagering in first 24 hours of UK general election betting; 88% of trading volume favors "Conservative overall majority" victory on June 8, with Labour Party backed at 18/1 to win majority of seats
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888poker to sponsor Super High Roller Bowl
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: PokerNews
888poker signs on as lead sponsor of 2017 Super High Roller Bowl produced by Poker Central; Event scheduled for May 28-31 at ARIA in Las Vegas with capped field of 56 players in for $300K each
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Is PokerStars Spin & Go good for PLO?
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: Poker Strategy
PokerStars introduction of Spin & Go lottery-style Pot Limit Omaha games draws mixed reactions; Simple format offers entry point for recreational players, could bring new players to PLO tables from NLHE
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PokerStars releases New Jersey SCOOP schedule
posted 4/23/2017  |  source: 4Flush
PokerStars New Jersey reveals NJSCOOP tournament series schedule with $1.2 million in guarantees; May series wraps on May 21 with two Main Events at two buy-in levels
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PokerStars expands Megastack across Europe
posted 4/22/2017  |  source: PokerListings
PokerStars expands popular low buy-in Megastack live tournament series across Europe; New stops include Ireland, Belgium, France, and Germany beyond series debut in London
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Adelson donation raises online gaming threat level
posted 4/22/2017  |  source: CardPlayer
Sheldon Adelson's $5 million donation to Trump inauguration reinvigorates fears of online gaming ban; Trump acknowledged donation on inauguration eve; Details of move combined with rumors of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ready to overturn 2011 DOJ decision keep poker players on edge
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