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UK Publishes Draft Bill to Tax Offshore Gambling Operators

UK Publishes Draft Bill to Tax Offshore Gambling Operators | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) publishes draft legislation for modifying existing online gambling law.
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First Official Numbers Underscore Online Poker's Growth in Spain

First Official Numbers Underscore Online Poker's Growth in Spain | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Online poker continues to grow in Spain since regulation was enacted...
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Online Poker Bill Hinges on Rider to Fiscal Cliff

Online Poker Bill Hinges on Rider to Fiscal Cliff | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Industry observers believe that if a federal online poker bill is passed during the lame duck session, its best chances are as a rider to the fiscal cliff bill.
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Sorry, Mr. Online Poker. Nobody Cares About You

Sorry, Mr. Online Poker. Nobody Cares About You | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
On Dec. 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had changed its stance on online gaming, saying that the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 -- previously cited in declaring online gaming illegal in the U.S. -- only applies to sports betting. The industry has quickly mobilized, with Nevada having already passed legislation legalizing online poker, while Delaware has legalized a full suite of online casino games.
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Fitch Ratings: federal approval of Internet poker won't happen until next year

Fitch Ratings: federal approval of Internet poker won't happen until next year | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Passage of an online gaming bill at the federal level is not going to happen in 2012.That’s the assessment of Fitch Ratings Service in a rep...
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US District Court Judge Rules Poker is a Game of Skill

US District Court Judge Rules Poker is a Game of Skill | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Federal Judge Rules Poker is NOT Gambling...
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How Britain got addicted to bookies’ betting terminals

How Britain got addicted to bookies’ betting terminals | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
UK bookmakers operate more than 32,000 highly addictive betting terminals and now MPs suggest they be allowed more.
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IGT/Entraction Bans Players from Australia, Spain, Belgium, Cyprus

IGT/Entraction Bans Players from Australia, Spain, Belgium, Cyprus | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
IGT Network adds more 20 more country to its prohibited list, prevents residents from playing when within the borders.
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Spain and Italy Could Share Poker Player Pools in 2013

Spain and Italy Could Share Poker Player Pools in 2013 | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Bilateral meetings between Spain and Italy after the summer break could lead to an agreement to combine player pools in 2013...
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Pokerfuse Responds to UK Treasury Online Gaming Consultation

Pokerfuse Responds to UK Treasury Online Gaming Consultation | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Pokerfuse chimes in on the UK online gambling lawmaking process with a player's perspective - Participating in the lawmaking process for onl...
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MPs to publish gambling inquiry results

MPs to publish gambling inquiry results | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

The UK parliamentary report on gambling will be published this week, over a year after the Culture Select Committee launched its inquiry into the industry...

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Italy, France, Spain, Portugal Discuss Possible Shared Liquidity

Italy, France, Spain, Portugal Discuss Possible Shared Liquidity | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
The regulators from four European countries convened in Barcelona recently for a two-day meet to discuss regulatory co-operation. As part of a general discussion on information sharing, the regulators discussed the possibility of shared liquidity in online poker.
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Playtech News on Spanish Online Gambling Market

Playtech News on Spanish Online Gambling Market | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Playtech licensees in regulated online gambling market in Spain offer online casino, live casino and poker rooms. TV games and bingo will be added.
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Mohegan Sun, Amaya-owned Ongame Reach Software Deal

Mohegan Sun, Amaya-owned Ongame Reach Software Deal | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Mohegan Sun to open play-money site on Ongame Network...
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Bwin.party Nobert Teufelberger Released by Belgian Authorities | Legal News

Bwin.party Nobert Teufelberger Released by Belgian Authorities | Legal News | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Bwin.party co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger released by Belgian authorities, given until Dec. 17 to answer questions re activities in Belgium.
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Germany's Remaining States to Join Anti-Online Poker State Gaming Treaty

Germany's Remaining  States to Join Anti-Online Poker State Gaming Treaty | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Schleswig-Holstein to join federal treaty, although its more permissive state legislation remains.
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U.S. Judge Gives Poker a Break

U.S. Judge Gives Poker a Break | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
A federal judge concluded this week that skill plays a bigger role than luck in determining who wins a poker game, a ruling that might strengthen the hand of companies trying to get online poker legalized in the U.S.
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Online Poker Proposal In California In Jeopardy

Online Poker Proposal In California In Jeopardy | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

Online poker legalization in California is in jeopardy for 2012 as the legislative session will conclude at the end of August.

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William Hill Pulls Sportsbook from German Market, Poker Room Unaffected

William Hill Pulls Sportsbook from German Market, Poker Room Unaffected | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
UK bookmaker pulls its bookmakers service from Germany following ratification of new online gambling treaty.
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PokerStars to Migrate German Players to EU Platform

PokerStars to Migrate German Players to EU Platform | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
PokerStars to Migrate German Players to EU Platform - - PokerStars players in Germany are the next to be transitioned onto the new PokerSta...
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Ultimate Gaming Exec Says Online Poker in 2013: Wynn Blocked Reid Bill

Ultimate Gaming Exec Says Online Poker in 2013: Wynn Blocked Reid Bill | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Ultimate Gaming's Tom Breitling says US online poker "going to happen in 2013"; Politico claims Steve Wynn helped block 2010 Reid poker bill...
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Online gaming operator Paddy Power preliminarily found suitable by Nevada regulators

Online gaming operator Paddy Power preliminarily found suitable by Nevada regulators | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it
Online gaming operator Paddy Power was granted a preliminary finding of suitability to operate in Nevada by state gaming regulators Wednesday.
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Online casino ban passed in Cyprus

Online casino ban passed in Cyprus | Online Gaming and Poker News | Scoop.it

The Cypriot House of Representatives has passed controversial legislation that prohibits online casino games and exchange betting. Sports betting has been regulated with authorities levying a ten percent revenue tax on all operators.

 

The betting bill made it through the House of Representatives Legal Affairs Committee last week before a full parliamentary vote on Friday saw a majority of Representatives approve the measure.

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