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Unibet Group changes name to Kindred Group
posted 12/6/2016  |  source: SBC News
Shareholders approve Unibet Group name change to Kindred Group to unify portfolio under one corporate entity; First day of trading as Kindred to be December 12
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PokerStars reveals 2017 TCOOP schedule
posted 12/6/2016  |  source: PokerStars Blog
PokerStars announces schedule for 2017 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) set for January 18-29; Changes from previous series due to player feedback
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New York casino opening to impact online gambling?
posted 12/6/2016  |  source: US Poker
Tioga Downs becomes first of four upstate New York casinos to open, three others expected in 2017; New York Assembly may revisit online gambling bill in 2017 since Senate passed legislation in 2016
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Cannibalization fears threaten Michigan online gambling
posted 12/6/2016  |  source: Online Poker Report
Outdated research on cannibalization threatens to derail Michigan online gambling push; Lobbying firm pushes old data on possible internet gambling effects on land-based casinos
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 Man robs bank, returns to casino
posted 12/5/2016  |  source: CardPlayer
Man leaves West Virginia casino, puts $25 chip at blackjack seat to save, drives 13 miles to rob bank, returns with cash to continue playing; Fifty-two-year-old indicted by grand jury and faces up to 20 years in prison
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PokerStars Pro Lew signs eSports deal
posted 12/5/2016  |  source: CardsChat
Team PokerStars Pro Randy Lew signs eSports deal to join Team Liquid for Hearthstone play; Will join fellow PokerStars Pro Bertrand Grospellier on team roster; Sponsorship deal to run concurrently with PokerStars deal
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Boris Becker signs with PartyPoker
posted 12/5/2016  |  source: PokerListings
PartyPoker announces tennis legend Boris Becker added to roster of site ambassadors; New Beat the Ace promotion offers freerolls to win live heads-up poker against Becker in Germany for $25K
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Is European online poker liquidity happening?
posted 12/5/2016  |  source: Poker Update
Italy, Spain, and France show progress for online poker shared liquidity in 2017; Portugal likely to join group but UK role remains unclear
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Nevada top brass defend online poker against AG
posted 12/5/2016  |  source: Ralston Reports
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and state regulator oppose Attorney General Adam Laxalt's stance on internet gambling; Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett says online poker is "complete regulatory success," not reflected in AG position as conveyed to Trump administration
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888poker sets next Super XL Series for January
posted 12/5/2016  |  source: Poker Listings
888poker announces next Super XL Series to occur over 11 days in January 2017 with $5 million in guarantees; No dates revealed yet but series to include daily freerolls, WSOP Main Event package, Champion of Champions event
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PPA pushes back against AGs
posted 12/5/2016  |  source: Poker Update
Poker Players Alliance discusses "disappointing" letter to Trump administration to ban online gambling; Trump/Pence motto to "drain the swamp" contrasted by Sheldon Adelson influence and crony capitalism; PPA encourages player action to combat anti-online gambling letter from 10 state attorneys general
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 Champagne now from vending machines?
posted 12/4/2016  |  source: Vegas Seven
Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas installs champagne vending machine in Sky Lobby on 23rd floor; Machine only accepts $20 gold coin to be purchased at registration desk
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Pennsylvania online poker runs out of time
posted 12/4/2016  |  source: 4Flush
Pennsylvania Senate fails to move on gambling expansion (including internet gaming) in regular legislative session; Bill must be reintroduced in 2017, start from beginning but without online gambling advocate Rep. John Payne who is retiring
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State attorneys general push for online gaming ban
posted 12/4/2016  |  source: Flushdraw
Ten US state-level attorneys general request overturning of 2011 DOJ Wire Act decision; Request sent to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and incoming Trump administration in latest push for RAWA-style action
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Massachusetts annual gaming report revealed
posted 12/3/2016  |  source: US Poker
Massachusetts Gaming Commission submits annual report with legislative recommendations, goals, and accomplishments; Numerous topics covered included rapidly evolving area of online gambling and daily fantasy sports
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