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 Easy poker games for drunk people
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: PokerListings
Inexperienced poker players drinking at home game can compete in five easy poker variations; Video shows how to play Blind Texas Hold'em, Blind Omaha, Estonian Twist, Crazy Dutchie and Slovak Double Barrel; Games work for stoned people as well as drunk ones
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MGM CEO calls for online gaming regulations
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren calls attempt to ban online gambling "ridiculous"; Makes strongest pitch to date advocating legalization, regulation, and taxation of online gambling in US
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Playtech shows strong growth in first half
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: iGaming Business
Playtech notes "significant progress in first half of 2015; Revenue revealed as €286 million ($324.2 million), up 33% from €214.4 million posted in first half of 2014
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Facing liquidity issues in small online poker markets
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: US Poker
Best way to boost liquidity in small online poker markets is to remove most stakes, keep only basics like $.02/$.05, $.10/$.25, and $1/$2; Fast-fold poker also keeps players in action longer
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Two Plus Two team launches Internet Poker Wall of Fame
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: Poker News Report
Two Plus Two Pokercast team Terence Chan and Adam Schwartz invite suggestions for newly-launched Internet Poker Wall of Fame; First inductee to be PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg; No age restrictions for nominees, no high-stakes play required
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Bwin.party wants GVC Holdings best offer
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: SBC News
Bwin.party asks GVC holdings to table best possible offer for clarification; Best offer to be presented to investors/board on September 1
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YouTube Gaming versus Twitch for poker live streamers?
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: Poker Update
YouTube Gaming launches with no poker live streaming category but has capacity to surpass Twitch in future; Poker videos available but Twitch remains home for live streamers
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Russia going after Internet, not just poker
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: PokerListings
PokerStars Team Pro Mikhail "Innerpsy" Shalamov says Russian government blocking numerous Internet sites like Wikipedia, not just online poker sites; Purpose said to be to crack down on drugs and gambling
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Betty Power won't be last gaming merger of 2015
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: SBC News
Announcement of Paddy Power and Betfair merger likely to spur more business partnerships in wave of consolidation; Tight overheads and increasing regulation hurts smaller companies
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Resorts New Jersey owner expects PokerStars decision soon
posted 8/27/2015  |  source: Washington Times
Atlantic City Resorts Casino owner says decision on PokerStars license to come "in weeks, not months"; New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in final phases of review
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 Oops: Cates loses $5 million in Manila
posted 8/26/2015  |  source: CardPlayer
Dan "jungleman" Cates says he lost $5 million in high-stakes poker game in Manila; Player plans to drop down in stakes to 5/10 online in order to recover bankroll and keep playing
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PocketFives rankings: New top player
posted 8/26/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Aaron "aguskb" Gustavson overtakes Nico "PokerKaiser" Fierro for top spot on PocketFives online poker rankings, after Fierro held spot for 16 straight weeks
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Goodlatte a hero for online gambling?
posted 8/26/2015  |  source: Washington Times
Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia regularly defends 10th Amendment for states' rights, maybe even for online gaming; Despite opposition to online gambling, Goodlatte should defend states' rights to decide
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PKR CEO leaves after only two months
posted 8/26/2015  |  source: SBC News
PKR CEO Neil Alexander steps down after only two months in lead position; Former bwin.party Group Poker Director Chris Welch will take over
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Who would be New York online gaming partners?
posted 8/26/2015  |  source: US Poker
New York online gambling hearing set for September prompts questions about industry partnerships; 888 likely to partner with Turning Stone/Oneida Nation, Genting with Resorts World, others unknown
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