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Bleak outlook for South African online gaming
posted 11/22/2014  |  source: TechCentral
South African government resistance to online gambling legalization puts topic on hold for foreseeable future, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers; Government doesn't believe industry creates jobs and expresses concerns about gambling addiction
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New VAT laws to cost online gaming companies
posted 11/22/2014  |  source: PokerNews UK
European Union to implement changes to taxes on electronic services in form of VAT taxes in 2015; Online gaming operators will be subject to tens of millions of dollars per year, depending on country of operation
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Backroom deal in works for Adelson's RAWA?
posted 11/22/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Lobbyists working for Sheldon Adelson and anti-online gaming organizations push for backroom deal for Restoration of America's Wire Act; Aides for House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly in talks
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Las Vegas newspaper pushes Congress for online poker
posted 11/22/2014  |  source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas Review-Journal publishes op-ed in favor of federal legalization of online poker; Federal restrictions on Internet gaming restrict industry, make it cost-prohibitive for most companies in individual states
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Online poker needs full online gaming
posted 11/22/2014  |  source: NJ Poker Online
Opinion: Advocates of online poker must support all Internet gaming for success; PPA partnering with organizations like Interactive Gaming Council and American Gaming Association could help lobbying efforts
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Terrence Chan notes Ultimate Poker failings
posted 11/21/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Former Ultimate Poker Director of Player Operations Terrence Chan discusses company downfall and exit from online poker market; Spending too much money, executives not giving important input, discouraged exchange of ideas led to demise
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November US offshore online poker payment report
posted 11/21/2014  |  source: 4Flush
Bovada down to A grade from A+ but stop atop list of offshore US-facing online poker sites for payment processing; Winning Poker Network keeps A rating; Lock Poker keeps F- for nonpayment of funds
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Redesigned Poker Charts introduced
posted 11/21/2014  |  source: Poker Software
Poker Charts redesigns software, offers free 30-day trial for web-based analysis service; Poker sessions can be recorded, data analyzed
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PokerStars launching casino, sports betting worldwide
posted 11/21/2014  |  source: PocketFives
PokerStars officially announces rollout of casino and sports betting; Blackjack and roulette will begin this month on market-to-market basis with completion by end of 2014; Sports betting, other casino games due in 2015
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 Chef goes gambling after bank error
posted 11/20/2014  |  source: Otago Daily Times
Auckland chef Mehdi Soheili receives accidental bank transfer of $140K into his account, immediately spends $106K; Bank realizes error eight days later and freezes account, charges problem gambler with crime; Man sentenced to six months detention, 200 hours community service
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Revel deal breaks down in Atlantic City
posted 11/20/2014  |  source: NJ Poker Online
Brookfield US Holdings deal for Revel Casino in Atlantic City walk away from $110 million bid on Atlantic City property; Casino power provider refused to negotiate on site's power plant debt
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Spain online gaming revenues up 19%
posted 11/20/2014  |  source: PokerNews
Spanish regulator DGOJ reports €62 million ($77.5 million) in total online gross gaming revenues, 19% year-on-year increase; Online poker revenues increased 12% from second quarter and 35% year-on-year
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Internet gambling ban good or bad for bitcoin?
posted 11/20/2014  |  source: Coin Telegraph
Adelson's plan to push Congress to pass anti-online gambling bill would not likely affect online bitcoin payments; Legislation would prompt tougher look at bitcoin, possibly spur new definition of bitcoin and how it works
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GAN extends Pennsylvania casino deal
posted 11/20/2014  |  source: InterGame Online
GameAccount Network signs agreement with Parx Casino in Pennsylvania to launch simulated gaming service online; System will allow all forms of online gaming with selected third-party remote gaming servers
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Adelson faces online gaming conservative rebellion
posted 11/20/2014  |  source: Washington Post
Conservative opposition mounts to Sheldon Adelson-sponsored RAWA anti-online gaming bill; They prompted removal of hearing from Congressional schedule; Grover Norquist, Ron Paul and others being vocal about federal government intervention in something like online gaming
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