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Michigan online lottery racks up $1M in one month
posted 1/30/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
Michigan online lottery soft launch sees quick profits; First few months show nearly 100K users and $4 million in revenues, even with no marketing or promotion
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French online gaming grows but poker drops
posted 1/30/2015  |  source: iGaming Business
French regulated online gaming market sees fourth quarter 2014 growth of 22%, annual 2014 growth of 31%; Online poker down 12% in Q4 but annual tournament fees up 9% for quarter
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Online gaming sites withdraw from Germany
posted 1/30/2015  |  source: Poker Real Money
Five online gaming sites using Playtech software announce withdrawal from German market following prosecution of Munich blackjack player; Mansion and Club777 among sites closing to Germany February 1
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Seating for PokerStars Knockout Shootout questioned
posted 1/30/2015  |  source: Part Time Poker
Seating for extra players in PokerStars Knockout Shootout tournaments is simple but not fair for all players; Effects on players relative to numerous factors
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US AG nominee Lynch asked about Wire Act
posted 1/30/2015  |  source: Online Poker Report
US Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch fields question about 1961 US Wire Act; Response to Senator Lindsey Graham question about DOJ Wire Act decision of 2011 indicated general familiarity but inability to analyze
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 More crazy Super Bowl bets
posted 1/29/2015  |  source: 4Flush
Betters can parlay Super Bowl Winner and Groundhog Punxsutawney seeing his shadow or not; Other betting options include whether MVP will cry during interview, Bill Belichick will smile on camera, Katy Perry will show cleavage during halftime show
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Winning Poker Network traffic up 58% in 2015
posted 1/29/2015  |  source: Poker Update
Cash game traffic at Winning Poker Network skyrockets 58% in 2015; Seven-day average rises from 300 to 475 players; Now in third-place tie with Chico Poker in US unregulated online poker market
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Senior UK minister lashes out at gambling ads
posted 1/29/2015  |  source: iGaming Business
UK Parliament Chief Secretary to Treasury Danny Alexander calls on UK Gambling Commission to review gambling advertisements broadcast during sporting events; Concern about impact of ads on children who watch sporting events spurs feelings
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Poker Affiliate World revamps website
posted 1/29/2015  |  source: iGaming.org
Owner iBus Media Network revamps Poker Affiliate World website to be more user friendly; More products and features to be offered "soon"
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Varied reactions to new California online poker bill
posted 1/29/2015  |  source: California Online Poker
Horse racing industry supporting of Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer's California online poker bill; Pechanga and Agua Caliente chairmen disapproving of bill while PokerStars coalition mostly supportive
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PocketFives rankings: Big Huni at top for first time
posted 1/28/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen reaches #1 spot on PocketFives online poker global rankings for first time with recent Full Tilt Sunday Major win
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Adelson returns to DC for anti-online gaming campaign
posted 1/28/2015  |  source: PocketFives
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson meets with Republican members of House Judiciary Committee in DC to campaign against online gambling; Meeting described as strategy session and update
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iPoker changes revenue allocation to skins
posted 1/28/2015  |  source: PokerNews
iPoker Network operators to begin sharing revenues through Source Based Rake system beginning February 1; Half of revenues to be allocated to new system, other half remain on standard rake contributed method
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When could California launch online poker?
posted 1/28/2015  |  source: US Poker
Based on timeline in California Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer's new online poker bill, online poker could be live within 635 days of signing bill into law; Could be sooner than 2017 - maybe mid 2016 - based on other states' launch times
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Intertain unveils potential acquisition details
posted 1/28/2015  |  source: iGaming Business
Intertain (partially owned by Amaya) confirms advanced discussions with third party for "significant" acquisition of about CAN$1 billion in assets; Identity of acquiring firm remains undisclosed
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