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 Casinos bet on ass comfort
posted 6/25/2017  |  source: CDC Gaming Reports
Casinos garnered nearly $2 billion in first quarter of 2017 from players sitting in chairs at slot and video poker machines; Proper chairs keep customers in seats to gamble longer; Last Global Gaming Expo featured 20 chair vendors
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India in top five mobile online gaming countries
posted 6/25/2017  |  source: Inc 42
India only topped by United States in top mobile gaming countries ranked by sessions; India online gaming push features successful startups like Adda52 being acquired by larger companies
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PokerStars appoints Carrion for Director of Marketing
posted 6/25/2017  |  source: PokerNews
PokerStars names David Carrion as new Director of Marketing after holding various positions since 2010; Edgar Stuchly and Vadim Soloveychik depart as directors of live events and brand marketing, respectively
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Pennsylvania online gambling awaits consensus from House and Senate
posted 6/25/2017  |  source: US Poker
Pennsylvania House and Senate working behind scenes to agree on gambling expansion bill; Must pass by June 30 or wait until new September session; VGTs remain biggest point of contention but online gambling tax rate also under consideration
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US OLC unlikely to ban online gambling
posted 6/24/2017  |  source: CEI
Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at US Department of Justice unlikely to ban online gambling; High standards of OLC likely to prohibit overturning of 2011 Wire Act decision to allow states to legalize/regulate online gambling
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Ireland may overhaul online gambling regulations
posted 6/24/2017  |  source: Casino News Daily
Ireland legislature signals readiness to improve regulations for gambling, including remote services; Irish Minister of State for Justice plans to advance Gambling Control Bill for passage in 2017
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GVC appoints Anscombe to directorial position
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: SBC News
GVC Holdings confirms appointment of Jane Anscombe as an Independent Non-Executive Director; Anscombe also appointed as new chair of Renumeration Committee to be key stakeholder in nominations
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CMA gets tough on internet gambling bonuses
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: SBC News
UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launches enforcement action against numerous online gambling operators; Investigation shows breaking of consumer law via labyrinthine bonus terms and conditions
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UKGC wants operators tougher with consumer ID checks
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: SBC News
UK Gambling Commission reminds online gambling operators to request proper documents to verify player identification; Only verifying at withdrawal time risks violating anti-money laundering and social responsibility standards
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Stuchly terminated at PokerStars Live
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: Poker News Daily
Edgar Stuchly terminated from position of president for PokerStars Live due to tepid performance of rebranded live tournament series; Stuchly successful with European Poker Tour but not after series rebranded by Amaya; PokerStars Director of Global Poker Vadim Soloveychik will take over
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Kindred wins CJEU appeal against Hungary licensing
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: SBC News
European Court of Justice rules against Hungarian online gambling licensing regime citing unfair business conditions required for operators; Kindred Group brought formal appeal to dispute licensing requirements not able to be met by non-national stakeholders
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Betfair in New Jersey now taking PayPal
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: NJ Gambling Sites
Betfair in New Jersey adds PayPal to list of deposit and withdrawal options for online gambling; More than 50% of New Jersey sites offer PayPal, including 888poker and Pala Poker
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Amaya: India entry to offset Australia exit
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: Bloomberg
Amaya CEO Rafi Ashkenazi says venture into India online poker market could offset expected revenue loss from upcoming Australia exit; Company COO in India finalizing details of agreement with local India partner with licensing in place
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VGTs hold up Pennsylvania online gambling bill
posted 6/23/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Video gaming terminals (VGTs) create controversy and delay Pennsylvania online gambling bill; Variance between House and Senate bills regarding online gambling tax must be resolved before final passage
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 Man wows with parody of Joey Ingram
posted 6/22/2017  |  source: F5 Poker
Devon Sampson releases video mimicking Pot Limit Omaha enthusiast Joey Ingram with voice and tone similarities; "That's just variance, bro" but "keep raising 100% of buttons" to be a great player at the great game of Pot Limit Omaha!
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