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 OJ Simpson could enter Nevada Black Book
posted 11/21/2017  |  source: CardPlayer
OJ Simpson banned from Cosmopolitan Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas weeks after prison release; Casinos could add him to List of Excluded Persons (“Black Book”) if deemed harmful to gaming industry
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Illegal Italian online gambling linked to Malta
posted 11/21/2017  |  source: Focus Gaming News
Italian police uncover illegal gambling operators spanning several provinces and 30 properties, all gambling sites linked to servers in Malta; Prosecutor complains of lack of cooperation from Maltese authorities
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Crypto online poker wars intensify as Virtue hires Ivey
posted 11/21/2017  |  source: Flushdraw
New cryptocurrency-based online poker site Virtue Poker enlists Phil Ivey for promotions; Competition among crypto online poker sites intensifies as volatility and banking issues cast doubts on site launches
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Brazilian bank wants to regulate online and offline gaming
posted 11/21/2017  |  source: World Casino Directory
Caixa Economica Federal Chairman proposes state-owned bank to serve as regulator for new Brazilian online and land-based gambling operations; Requesting oversight as only institution to promote gaming
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PokerStars resurrects Red Spade Open tournament
posted 11/21/2017  |  source: Poker Industry PRO
PokerStars brings back Red Spade Open with $1 million guarantee after one-year absence; $55 buy-in event traditionally offers $100-$500 bounties on PokerStars Team Pro members
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 Local tournament director dreams of Savage autograph
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: Bonus Code Poker
Biloxi poker tournament director dreams of one day getting TD Matt Savage's autograph; Savage responds, "Getting my autograph is about the easiest thing anyone in the world can do.”
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New Jersey online gaming set to continue growth
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: Legal US Poker Sites
Four-year anniversary of New Jersey online gaming indicates consistent growth likely to continue in coming years; Addition of Pennsylvania to market and potential for shared online poker liquidity indicate annual gross gaming revenue likely to continue growing in at least next year or two
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PokerStars Power Up faces esport battle
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: PokerTube
PokerStars Power Up poker/esports mix faces uphill battle to compete with games like Hearthstone due to unproven product and negative reactions from some poker pros; Stars Group makes good effort but Hearthstone sets bar too high
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Swedish gambling participation on slow but steady decline
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: Gambling Insider
Swedish regulator shows survey results of 66% of the 1,044 adults engaged in gambling over past 12 months, down two points from 2016 and continuing downward trend over last four reports; State online gambling monopoly Svenska Spel referred by 52% of respondents but monopoly to end by 2019 to open market to international operators
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High Five series returns to Americas Cardroom
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: CardPlayer
High Five tournament series returns to Americas Cardroom for November 22-26 action; More than $1.4 million in guaranteed prize pools offered; November 26 Main Event to guarantee $420K for $420 buy-in
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Eyeing Valley Forge Casino online possibilities in Pennsylvania
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: Online Poker Report
Valley Forge Casino likely to partner with GVC/PartyPoker for new Pennsylvania online gambling market; Partnership could lead to interstate liquidity sharing agreement with Borgata/MGM in New Jersey
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PartyPoker reveals new PLO schedule
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: PartyPoker
PartyPoker creates new PLO schedule featuring 25 daily tournaments with weekly cumulative guarantees of nearly $180K; PLO tournaments played six-handed with buy-ins ranging from $5.50 up to $109
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Matt Kirk joins CoinPoker, pre-ICO sells strong
posted 11/20/2017  |  source: PokerNews
Poker pro Matt Kirk joins Tony G and others to represent CoinPoker cryptocurrency online poker site; Pre-ICO sells out 80% after opening on November 16, likely to sell all before December 1 deadline
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 Most insane poker promotions
posted 11/19/2017  |  source: PokerListings
History of poker promotions includes Poker Share trying to buy monkey into WSOP Main Event, Swank Poker offering sex for points, PartyPoker giving Paris Hilton $200K freeroll; PokerStars ran pay-by-poker restaurant and UltimateBet awarded $10K gas cards during fuel crisis
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New Jersey online gaming celebrates fourth birthday
posted 11/19/2017  |  source:
Analysts say first four years of legal online gaming in New Jersey shows industry potential; Online casinos delivered $682.6 million in lifetime gross revenue thus far; Online poker contributed $103.1 million (15 percent of total)
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