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 Chinese gaming show to fine for flesh
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: Asia One
ChinaJoy digital entertainment and gaming expo imposes serious fines for companies using scantily clad models and "vulgarity"; Fines calculated by centimeters of exposed breasts; Event often described as "exhibition of flesh"
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Major shakeup in PocketFives rankings
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Nicolas "PokerKaiser" Fierro remains atop PocketFives online poker rankings but Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit moves from outside top 100 to #2 spot after winning SCOOP Main Event
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Online gaming to intersect with PA budget talks
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
Pennsylvania budget due June 30, needs funding without resorting to raising taxes on residents; Operator license fees could offer immediate influx of approximately $50 million for state in 2016 if online gaming approved
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Amaya to begin Nasdaq trading June 8
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: Reuters
PokerStars and Full Tilt parent Amaya Inc receive approval to begin trading on Nasdaq on June 8; Company anticipates greater visibility and better liquidity for stock
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WSOP Nevada traffic boom anticipated
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: Poker Update
Traffic increase expected for WSOP-dot-com in Nevada as players arrive for WSOP live tournaments through mid-July; Welcome bonus boosted to 100% up to $1K for May 27 to July 14
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Poker removed from some Merge affiliates
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: 4Flush
Affiliate program for Sportsbook.com, PlayersOnly, and SuperBook removes poker from covered services with one day notice; Select Merge Gaming Network sites stopped paying poker revenue generated by traffic referred after May 20
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Full Tilt announces new tournament series
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: PokerNews
Full Tilt announces The Stack online poker tournament series with $700K in guarantees for 16 tournaments May 31 - June 7; Prizes also include UFC $13K VIP package, two months of Black Card status, $4K worth of FTOPS tickets
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Zynga Poker struggles hurt overall market
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: Venture Beat
Declining revenue for Zynga Poker app show player numbers dropping faster than revenue; Casual players moving toward casino-style apps like DoubleDown Casino
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Fourth Pennsylvania online poker bill coming
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: CardPlayer
Pennsylvania State Senator Sean Wiley soon to sponsor fourth online poker bill but first in State Senate; Legislation still in draft stage but calling for co-sponsors
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Cristiano Ronaldo joins PokerStars
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: Poker Strategy
Popular Portuguese Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo signs to PokerStars Team SportStars; News comes shortly after signing of Brazilian Barcelona footballer Neymar to PokerStars team
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California online poker bill moves forward
posted 5/27/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
California online poker bill AB 431 moves to Assembly Appropriations Committee; Vote scheduled with opposing coalitions issuing letters
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Lasagnaaammm wins SCOOP Main Event
posted 5/26/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit wins PokerStars SCOOP Main Event outright for $1.3 million; Kanit beat Emil "Maroonlime" Patel in final heads-up battle
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Michigan online lottery sees big success
posted 5/26/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
Michigan Lottery launched online lottery program in August 2014, fully operational by mid-November; Now over 133,000 accounts created, more than 300,000 instant tickets sold online daily, daily online sales estimated at $500K
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When social gaming becomes gambling
posted 5/26/2015  |  source: Flushdraw
Social gaming can take free-money players to real-money sites, slippery slope to gambling; Zynga is example of failed attempt to push social gamers into real-money gamblers with Zynga Poker app
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Little agreement about California online poker
posted 5/26/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
All parties involved in California online poker debate agree on need for agreement and open minds; Racing industry could derail online poker momentum; Tribes remain split on licensing, bad actors, assets provisions
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