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PokerStars launches Win the Button tournaments
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Poker Strategy
PokerStars announces "Win the Button" tournament format to be added to online MTT schedule beginning today; Eleven daily tournaments range from $2.20 to $162 buy-ins
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888 wins Digital Operator of the Year at G2E
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Gambling Insider
888 Holdings wins Digital Operator of the Year award at G2E conference in Las Vegas for poker site 888poker; Playtech wins digital industry supplier award, Microgaming for digital product, Unibet for digital acquisition program
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PokerStars New Jersey reveals NJCOOP series lineup
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Online Poker Report
PokerStars New Jersey announces details of NJCOOP tournament series set for October 15-31; Total of 43 events to guarantee $1.2 million, surpassing guarantee of PartyPoker's GSSS by $50K
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Ignition not impacted by NJDGE/Kahnawake deal
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: USA Friendly Poker Sites
Ignition Poker to see no impact from agreement between New Jersey regulator and Kahnawake to target unlicensed online gaming sites; Ignition voluntarily terminated its compact with KGC early in September
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New Jersey and Kahnawake to target unlicensed sites
posted 9/27/2016  |  source: Flushdraw
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement partners with Kahnawake to remove unlicensed sites; Online gaming sites like Bovada no longer allowed to operate out of Kahnawake; KGC plans to take regulatory action against operators found to be operating in regulated territories without licenses
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 Betfair: US 2016 election betting hits £44M
posted 9/26/2016  |  source: SBC News
Betfair reveals £2 million bet on weekend before first Clinton/Trump debate, bringing total to £44 million wagered on US 2016 presidential election; Trump hits new low of 38% chance of winning
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Is online gambling in Ohio's future?
posted 9/26/2016  |  source: Columbus Dispatch
Ohio gambling study commissioned by governor possible expansion into online gaming, in addition to adding games to horse tracks and making changes to lottery; Report still in draft and not final but recommendations currently being reviewed by Ohio Lottery
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ARJEL reveals 2015 online gaming struggle
posted 9/26/2016  |  source: iGaming Business
French gambling regulator ARJEL reveals licensed online operators incurred collective operating loss of €5 million ($5.6 million) in 2015; Sportsbook and online poker both lost €7 million with racing as only vertical operating in positive with €10 million generated
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Microgaming, Unibet show growth to buck trend
posted 9/26/2016  |  source: PokerNews
Microgaming Poker Network and Unibet show continued growth despite industry-wide decline in online poker ring game traffic; PokerStars, 888poker, PartyPoker, iPoker, and Bodog all suffer major declines in cash game traffic while MPN, Unibet, and WPN buck trend with increase
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Online poker operators smash weekend guarantees
posted 9/26/2016  |  source: Poker Industry PRO
Main events of major online poker tournament series this weekend all surpassed prize pool guarantees; Approximately $20 million paid out in main events on PokerStars, PartyPoker, and 888
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 77-year-old shoots up poker game
posted 9/25/2016  |  source: CardPlayer
77-year-old Larry Rosenberg of Wyoming didn't like thrice-weekly poker games in senior apartment complex; Rosenberg shot two people then himself during police chase; Said he opposed non-residents attending games and sleeping over
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PartyPoker announces Millions 2017 tournament
posted 9/25/2016  |  source: PokerNews UK
PartyPoker announces MILLIONS tournament set for April 2017 with £5 million guaranteed prize pool; Buy-in will be £550 and guarantee £1 million for winner; Day 1s to be held online with playdown at Dusk Till Dawn and other UK casinos
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Senator Cotton files RAWA part deux
posted 9/25/2016  |  source: Poker Update
Sheldon Adelson ally Senator Tom Cotton files new bill for online gambling ban per original Wire Act; S3376 similar to RAWA (Restoration of America's Wire Act) which Cotton co-sponsored but failed to make headway in Congress
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Jamaica considers umbrella gaming regulator
posted 9/24/2016  |  source: Jamaica Gleaner
Jamaica Minister of Finance Audley Shaw proposes new gaming regulatory body to report to government, cover all aspects of industry; Move proposed ahead of possible law changes to legalize mobile and online gambling
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PokerStars New Jersey reignites promotional fire
posted 9/24/2016  |  source: US Poker
PokerStars New Jersey introduces "Mega Cash Bonus" promotion as reload bonus with no strings attached; Promo set to run from September 19 to October 9; No earning requirements means PokerStars incur marketing costs but may get back in increased liquidity
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