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Poker Sports League to Launch in India

An Indian entrepreneur is launching the Poker Sports League (PSL), a 12-team poker league that will be open to both established professionals and promising amateurs. The PSL is the brainchild of Amit Burman, an Indian billionaire who made his fortune in the processed food business. Teams in the PSL will …

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Russian Sports Betting Sites Race Towards Year-End Launch

Three Russian sports betting sites are racing towards launching their products by year’s end. Once operational, the three bookmakers will represent a major step forward for regulated Russian sports betting. BaltBet.ru, Bingo Boom, and Bkolimpbet.ru are all in various states of readiness as 2016 closes, but all are expected to …

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Duterte Calls for Shutting Down ‘All Online Gambling’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his intention to shut down his country’s entire online gambling industry. It’s an unprecedented move that would cost the Philippines hundreds of millions of dollars in lost tax revenue. Duterte made his unexpected announcement while giving an unrelated speech at the ceremonial signing of …

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California Indian Tribe Loses Online Gambling Fight

A federal judge in California has ruled that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a California Indian tribe, violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) by offering online poker and bingo from its website. The small band, which is based outside of San Diego, launched the Desert …

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Judge Sides with Borgata in Phil Ivey Edge Sorting Case

Phil Ivey has been ordered to pay back $ 10.1 million he won from the Borgata Casino in 2012 while using an advantage play method known as, “edge sorting.” U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman ruled that Ivey’s methods violated the New Jersey Gaming Control Act which made the massive roll …

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Antigua Talks New Tax Structure for Land-Based and Online Gambling

The island nation of Antigua is implementing a new tax structure for land-based and online gambling operators that emphasizes local employment. Members of the Antiguan Financial Services Regulatory Commission met last week to discuss proposed changes to the rules governing gambling businesses on the island. Among the changes is a …

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Pennsylvania Congressman Ready to Shut Down Online Gambling

Pennsylvania Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R) introduced a bill last week calling for a rollback on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) 2011 decision giving states the final word on regulated online gambling. Fitzpatrick’s bill, which clocks in at a remarkably short two pages, suggests that a decision from the DOJ does …

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888Poker and FlowESports Partner Up in Twitch Deal

888Poker is partnering up with FlowEsports in a deal that could expose the online poker brand to the rapidly growing esports market via a game called Hearthstone. The deal, which was announced on 888Poker’s official blog, revolves around members of the FloweSports team as they play Hearthstone, an online card …

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LadBrokes and Digital Sports Tech Partner on Australian Prop Bet Deal

Ladbrokes is teaming up with Digital Sports Tech to bring custom prop bets to the massive Australian sports betting market. It’s a move that, if successful, could add a very profitable vertical for bookmakers worldwide. The new partnership will allow Ladbrokes to implement a new level of personalized sports betting …

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