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April US online poker payments report
posted 4/19/2015  |  source: 4Flush
Bovada remains top-ranked US-facing offshore poker site with A+ rating, but Winning Poker Network upgrades to A+ this month too; Merge Gaming lowered from C to C-
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Lock Poker appears to have closed
posted 4/19/2015  |  source: USPoker
Troubled Lock Poker site has been offline since morning of April 17; Website still operating but software does not connect to poker server
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Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update 4/17/2015
posted 4/18/2015  |  source: PokerScout
Online poker traffic takes a tumble as denial of service attacks hit several sites; PartyPoker.it soars with addition of two new sites to network
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ACR CEO: DFS sites as unregulated as poker
posted 4/18/2015  |  source: Pokerfuse
Americas Cardroom CEO Phil Nagy says daily fantasy sports customers should be wary of inevitable industry consolidation; DFS sites legal in US but unregulated
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Chinese cops shut down APPT Nanjing Millions
posted 4/18/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Chinese authorities shut down PokerStars.net APPT Nanjing Millions under suspicion of illegal gambling; Office of tournament organizers seized, related staff asked to register/cooperate with police
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Rational signs deal with Games Marketing
posted 4/17/2015  |  source: InterGame Online
Rational Group signs multi-year deal with Games Marketing parent company Progressive Games Partners; Online table games will be provided for PokerStars and Full Tilt
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Benger streams on Twitch
posted 4/17/2015  |  source: Poker Listings
Poker pro Griffin “shaGuar” Benger starts Twitch channel for livestreaming online poker; Former Counter-Strike gamer will focus on poker but likely draw attention from video gamers
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Ireland gambling legislation moves forward
posted 4/17/2015  |  source: Poker News Report
Changes to Ireland's Betting (Amendment) Act 2015 receive green light to enact new rules August 1, 2015; Online poker operators must obtain license to service Irish customers and pay betting duty; Government expects to raise €25 million from licensing and duties
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 Boyfriend forgives £250K girlfriend/gambler theft
posted 4/16/2015  |  source: Daily Gazette
UK gambling-addicted woman stole £250K from boyfriend and uncle to gamble online; She received 18-month suspended jail sentence; Partner forgave her: “Money means nothing.”
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PocketFives rankings: PokerKaiser #1 by one Point
posted 4/16/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Nico "PokerKaiser" Fierro remains at #1 on PocketFives online poker rankings for third consecutive week but only one point ahead of Mike "norfair18" Phillips
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Resorts opens online gaming lounge
posted 4/16/2015  |  source: Newsday
Resorts Casino Hotel opens Internet gambling lounge to allow gamblers to sign up for Internet betting accounts; Owner wants to ease fears, integrate live and online gaming
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Pennsylvania poker regulation more important than path to it
posted 4/16/2015  |  source: Play Poker California
Three Pennsylvania lawmakers with separate online gaming bills seek to work together for outcome of positive regulation; Hearings begin while California process lags behind
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Resorts: PokerStars close to New Jersey approval
posted 4/16/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
Resorts Atlantic City casino owner Morris Bailey says New Jersey regulators close to finishing PokerStars approval process; Bailey expects to be pleased with outcome
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Pennsylvania holds positive online poker hearing
posted 4/16/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Industry executives gathered for Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee hearing to discuss Rep. Payne's pro-Internet gaming bill; Overall tone positive with clear heads prevailing
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Problems grow for US offshore poker sites
posted 4/16/2015  |  source: US Poker
New problems for US offshore/unregulated poker sites include Americas Cardroom asking customers to lie to banks, Lock Poker paying no one; Players may turn to regulated sites for safety
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