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Kentucky looks to ban Internet cafes
posted 12/20/2014  |  source: Poker Update
Kentucky State Senator Mike Wilson introduces bill to target shutdown of Internet cafes to clear up legal ambiguity; State lottery and online horse racing will require exemptions to narrow bill focus
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Andorra tackles live and online gaming regulation
posted 12/20/2014  |  source: PokerNews
Small European state Andorra expects to open first brick-and-mortar casino to boost tourism; Long-discussed law will also legalize online poker
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MiniFTOPS set for January
posted 12/20/2014  |  source: PokerNews UK
Mini Full Tilt Online Poker Series (MiniFTOPS) prepares for January 4-18; Series will offer $1.25 million in guarantees
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PartyPoker New Jersey to implement wait lists
posted 12/20/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse
PartyPoker New Jersey announces wait list solution to be implemented in early 2015; Common feature in other online poker rooms will allow players to sign up for wait list for cash game tables
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Titanbet: Media deals key to new UK market
posted 12/19/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse
Playtech's Titanbet Poker partners with radio station, other media outlets to secure market share under new UK regulatory regime; Deals already in place with national radio station talkSPORT and The Sun newspaper
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Iipay Nation releases statement after bingo takedown
posted 12/19/2014  |  source: Flushdraw
California's Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Indians to continue to fight for right to offer online bingo and poker; Says temporary restraining order is dangerous for Indian Country, threat to tribal jurisdictions
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Carbon Poker offers New Year goodies
posted 12/19/2014  |  source: Poker Real Money
Carbon Poker announces three New Year tournaments; Mega-Stack tournaments on January 18 with $103K GTD, $20K Dollar Frenzy on January 25, Carbon OPS starts February 8
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Offshore US online poker payouts review (December)
posted 12/19/2014  |  source: Professional Rakeback
Bovada receives highest rating of 9.4 of offshore online poker sites accepting US players; Americas Cardroom and Carbon Poker each receive 9.1 ratings, with Full Flush and PokerHost each at 8.8;
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 Costa Rican govt: Runner Runner really IS bad
posted 12/18/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Costa Rican government finally realizes "Runner Runner" featuring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake really IS a bad film; Government concerned movie tarnishes image of civilian police rather than focusing on "flora and fauna" of Costa Rica
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Planetwin365 applies for Spanish license
posted 12/18/2014  |  source: iGaming.org
Planetwin365 announces application submitted for Spanish online gaming license as part of plan to expand platform across Europe; Site plans to offer online poker, casino games, and betting, hopes to launch in first half of 2015
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Caesars defaults on $225M interest payment
posted 12/18/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Caesars Entertainment officially defaults on $225 million bond interest payment due December 15; Total debt to creditors now in default at $18.4 billion; Rumors continue that company will file bankruptcy in January
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PokerStars all-in equity: Does it matter?
posted 12/18/2014  |  source: Part Time Poker
Online poker players know all-in equity matters somewhat but not with bluffing, pot odds, etc.; PokerStars decision to show all-in equity display could make things more exciting and seem more fair to some for overall positive outcome
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New Jersey online poker traffic trending upward
posted 12/18/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse
Online poker cash game traffic steadily rising since Halloween bottom-out at 277 players; Market up 20% since then, though last seven days saw quick 7% dip; PokerStars addition to market in early 2015 will help
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Analysis of New Jersey online poker MTT traffic
posted 12/18/2014  |  source: Online Poker Report
Analysis of first year of New Jersey online poker tournaments shows WSOP weekday tournaments more successful than PartyPoker/Borgata; Ultimate Poker departure impact on tournament turnouts negligible; Tournament trends do not always mimic cash game patterns
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Czech Republic to double gaming taxes
posted 12/18/2014  |  source: PokerNews
Czech Republic Finance Minister Andrej Babis to propose increase of gambling taxes to double levies currently applied; Companies now subject to 20% tax on gross gaming revenue and 19% corporate tax
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