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Amaya Gaming

article Amaya CEO Makes Bid to Buy Company (2/9/2016)
(Montreal) -- Amaya, Inc. CEO David Baazov (l.) is offering C$21 a share in a $2 billion bid to take the owner of the world’s largest online poker company private...
article BLOG: On a Possible Scheinberg/Baazov Axis (2/9/2016)
(Montreal) -- What’s it called when you own over 18% of a near $5 billion company but you’re really rooting for the stock to fall so you can take it private...
article Senior Amaya executives to join Baazov takeover effort (2/9/2016)
(Montreal) -- Amaya has announced that four members of its senior management team are set to join president, chairman and chief executive, David Baazov, in his takeover...
article Amaya Appoints Financial Advisor after Informal Takeover Proposal (2/8/2016)
(Quebec) -- Canadian online gambling giant Amaya Inc., which purchased online poker rooms PokerStars and Full Tilt in August 2014, announced today that Barclays Capital...
article WEEKLY FEATURE: Amaya CEO Makes Bid to Buy Company (2/8/2016)
(Quebec) -- Amaya, Inc., owner of the world’s largest online poker company PokerStars, announced that David Baazov, the company’s CEO, is offering to buy out...
article Amaya Inc., A Profile of its History with PokerStars and Full Tilt (2/4/2016)
(Quebec) -- Amaya, owner of PokerStars, has been a focal point in casino news as of late with revisions to its loyalty program and player boycotts.
article Amaya Inc.: Monday’s 20% Bump Is Just the Beginning (2/3/2016)
(Quebec) -- On Monday Amaya Inc. (TSX:AYA)(NASDAQ:AYA) confirmed that CEO David Baazov planned to take the company private for $21 per share in cash. In response, the...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Online Poker Bill Back in New York (2/9/2016)
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow has re-introduced a bill to allow online poker in the state. The bill would classify poker as a game of skill, and not a...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Online

article Lawmaker: Chances Good for PA iGaming (2/9/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- A key Pennsylvania lawmaker says 2016 has a very good chance of being the year the state passes a bill to legalize online gaming.
article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Expansion Bill Still Hot Topic in Legislature (2/8/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- The legalization of online gambling has been a hot topic in several states over the past year and is likely to be broadly discussed by legislators in...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Delaware Online

article New Bill Would Allow Online Parlay Betting in Delaware (2/8/2016)
(Delaware) -- Delaware, one of the three states to legalize online gambling, is seeking to expand upon what operators are allowed to offer. Last week, State Senator...
article Delaware pol seeks online sports betting, cuts to state's online tax take (2/4/2016)
(Delaware) -- Delaware wants to allow its licensed online gambling operators to add parlay sports betting to their gaming menu. Last week, state Sen. Brian Bushweller (...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article DFS Continues to Get Hammered (2/8/2016)
(USA) -- Even with the challenges from individual states about the legality of daily fantasy sports, the money kept flowing. That may change after payment processor...
article NFL Season Is Over; Now What For Daily Fantasy Sports? (2/8/2016)
(USA) -- The football season officially came to an end on Sunday with Super Bowl 50, and it also brought to a close the most lucrative time of the year for the daily...
article Why the State of New York Keeps Giving Fantasy Sports Sites a Hard Time (2/8/2016)
(New York) -- Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, the fantasy sports business suffered a big blow on Friday when Bloomberg revealed that New York-based Citigroup, the...
article Fantasies About Fantasy Sports: Imagined Fictions Versus Science Guided Facts (2/8/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- There is a furious debate in the courts, and among regulators and elected officials, about fantasy sports and the experiences of those who play it.
article Fantasy sports player talks game, legality (2/8/2016)
(Texas) -- While the big game is be over, plenty of other sports are kicking into high gear, and that means big money not only for the teams and their advertisers but...
article Mom wins big, makes career out of online fantasy sports (2/8/2016)
(Texas) -- While professional athletes battle it out on the court and on the field, 51-year-old mother of two, Pam Miles, is busy battling too. "I could probably...
article TV Review: Frontline’s ‘The Fantasy Sports Gamble,’ American Experience’s ‘The Perfect Crime’ (2/8/2016)
(USA) -- Two PBS stalwarts offer excellent back-to-back documentaries Feb. 9 – one extremely timely, the other a still-relevant dip into the way-back machine.
article A look at daily fantasy sports: a game of skill or a game of gambling? (2/7/2016)
(Illinois) -- It's a lot more than a hobby for millions of people. Fantasy football plays a huge role in how Americans enjoy football.
article Rhode Island AG says Fantasy Sports is Legal but Should Be Regulated (2/7/2016)
(Rhode Island) -- Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has found that daily fantasy sports are currently legal under Rhode Island law. Kilmartin also strongly advised the...
article Virginia Warming Up to Legal Daily Fantasy Sports (2/7/2016)
(Virginia) -- Yes, Virginia, there really is legal daily fantasy sports (DFS) and it could be coming your way soon. And if legalization for the popular pastime does...
article Paxton gets it right on daily fantasy sports (2/7/2016)
(Texas) -- Proponents of daily fantasy sports have come out swinging against Attorney General Ken Paxton’s recent opinion, which said the nascent billion-dollar...
article Bill would classify fantasy contests as 'Not Gambling' (2/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Fantasy contests like fantasy football or baseball - are they gambling or a skill? Senator Tyson Larson introduced a bill that would classify fantasy...
article FanDuel, DraftKings Stung Again as Citigroup Blocks New Yorkers (2/6/2016)
(New York) -- Fantasy sports sites FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., already facing mounting legal and regulatory scrutiny, ran into more trouble when Citigroup Inc....
article Fantasy becomes reality: DraftKings arrives in the UK (2/6/2016)
(UK) -- On Friday, daily fantasy sport enthusiasts joined the estimated 8.5 million season-long fantasy football fans in the United Kingdom as the world’s leading...
article Once Ubiquitous, Daily Fantasy Sports Now Seems Vulnerable (2/5/2016)
(New York) -- Just four months ago, daily fantasy sports companies seemed like a sure bet. With no government oversight, the companies recruited players by the millions...
article Citigroup Blocks DraftKings, FanDuel Transactions in N.Y. (2/5/2016)
(New York) -- Citigroup Inc., the world’s biggest credit-card lender, is blocking transactions by New York state residents on the two biggest fantasy sports sites...
article New York poker bill could be a game changer for online gambling in the U.S. (2/4/2016)
(New York) -- To say online poker has been a dud in the United States so far would be an understatement. Three states currently offer legal online poker; Nevada, New...
article Missouri lawmaker: daily fantasy sports is a game of skill, not gambling (2/4/2016)
(Missouri) -- Several states, including Illinois, have made playing daily fantasy sports illegal. During his State of the State address last month, Governor Jay Nixon...
article Marin IJ Editorial: Levine stands firm on fantasy sports gaming (2/4/2016)
(California) -- Online fantasy sports gambling has become a high-profile, high-stakes business. Many states are questioning whether these pay-to-play games amount to...
article Nets Awaiting Return of Fantasy Sports Sites' Ads (2/3/2016)
(USA) -- After spending more than a quarter of a billion dollars on national advertising between August and November -- and forming a significant source of programmers...
article Frosh Calls For Restrictions On Fantasy Sports Sites & Structured Settlement Sales (2/3/2016)
(Maryland) -- Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is due to join Maryland 7th District Congressman Elijah Cummings to launch the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.
article Hawaii Prosecutor to Fantasy Sports Sites: Stop Taking Bets (2/3/2016)
(Hawaii) -- Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro is demanding that the heads of two major fantasy sports sites stop taking bets from Honolulu residents.
article Mississippi AG latest to declare fantasy sports illegal (2/3/2016)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has become the latest legal officer in the US to declare that daily fantasy sports (DFS) is illegal under current...
article Texas Attorney General calls out daily fantasy sports as prohibited gambling (2/3/2016)
(Texas) -- Attorney General Ken Paxton announced earlier this month that daily fantasy sports leagues constitute illegal gambling in Texas, adding to the recent...
article Wagner sees lawmakers "eventually" wading into fantasy sports (2/3/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- A key member of House leadership says he believes the Massachusetts Legislature will "eventually" take action to deal with the burgeoning...
25 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article AlphaValue Reiterates Reduce Rating for William Hill plc (WMH) (2/8/2016)
(UK) -- William Hill plc (LON:WMH)‘s stock had its “reduce” rating restated by research analysts at AlphaValue in a research report issued on Thursday...
1 Article on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article New Jersey keeps fighting for sports betting (2/5/2016)
(New Jersey) -- On Sunday, New Jersey’s backroom bookies and office pools again will be among the limited options for people looking to gamble on the Super Bowl,...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Nevada Poker Downswing Offset by 2015 Casino Profits (2/5/2016)
(Nevada) -- Nevada poker is hardly on life support, but the patient isn’t making a tremendous recovery either, based on 2015 revenue intake numbers now in.
1 Article on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article CASINO: Pechanga powers up digital experience (2/5/2016)
(California) -- Pechanga Resort & Casino is getting into the social casino games market. A free-to-play mobile app will help the Temecula area resort reach an...
article Pechanga, Ruby Seven Studios unveil social casino partnership (2/5/2016)
(California) -- The Pechanga Development Corporation, the board that manages the Pechanga Resort & Casino in the US state of California, has entered into a...
article California Tribe Lands Social Casino Partner (2/4/2016)
(California) -- There isn’t legal real-money online poker in California yet, but that isn’t stopping the Pechanga Resort & Casino from venturing into...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article An Interstate Online Poker Agreement Between PA And NJ? Here’s How It Might Look (2/5/2016)
(New Jersey) -- There has been an increasing amount of chatter when it comes to a potential interstate agreement between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin

press release Bitcoin Casino BetCoin Launches Tor Enabled Anonymous E-Gambling on Darknet (2/4/2016)
(Hong Kong) -- ​BetCoin™ Bitcoin Casino has just announced launch of a new anonymous betting service aimed at players searching for a legitimate betting solution...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Investigation: Vice industries have supported Negron and he has supported them (2/4/2016)
(Florida) -- Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will be one of the state’s most powerful legislators when he becomes Senate president in 2017. In addition to being...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Online

article Nevada Poker Revenues for Land and Online Took Small Dip in 2015 (2/4/2016)
(Nevada) -- Nevada poker rooms, the combined collection of brick-and-mortar and (more recently) Internet sites, have experienced a decline in revenue for the better part...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article GVC Bwin.Party Deal Could Stir the Pot for Borgata in Atlantic City (2/4/2016)
(Atlantic City) -- GVC Holding’s $1.6 billion takeover of bwin.party was completed on February 1st, as expected, and shares in the newly formed company began...
article GVC Receives Temporary New Jersey Operator Approval (2/4/2016)
(New Jersey) -- One of the major regulatory hurdles hanging over last year’s acquisition of struggling online-gambling company bwin.party by European b2b provider...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Super Bowl 2016: Prop Betting Surges, Fueled By Fantasy Football — And Fantasies (2/4/2016)
(USA) -- If you’re watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, and you’re less interested in the game’s outcome than how long it takes Lady Gaga to sing the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Richard Carter Replaces Itai Zak as SBTech CEO (2/8/2016)
(Gibraltar) -- Provider of sports betting technology and software SBTech confirmed today the departure of CEO Itai Zak and announced the appointment of Richard Carter as...
article SBTech names Carter as new chief executive (2/8/2016)
(Gibraltar) -- SBTech has appointed Richard Carter as its new chief executive. Former director of research at Deutsche Bank, Carter will replace the outgoing Itai Zak,...
article 888 seeks approval for appointment of Frieberger as CEO (2/8/2016)
(UK) -- Online gambling firm 888 is reportedly hoping to gain approval from regulators to appoint Itai Frieberger as its new chief executive. Frieberger currently serves...
article Corinthians adds betting firm as new shirt sponsor (2/8/2016)
(Brazil) -- Online betting firm Winnerplay.net has agreed a deal to become a shirt sponsor of Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A top-tier football club Corinthians.
article NYX OGS goes live with Dansk Underholdning (2/8/2016)
(USA) -- NYX Gaming Group has confirmed the launch of its Open Gaming System (OGS) and full suite of games with Danish online bingo and casino operator Dansk...
article Reducing the Risk of Losing at Online Casinos (2/8/2016)
(USA) -- Technology throughout the online casino and gaming world is changing on a daily basis. Many online gaming portals are investing heavily in the latest apps and...
article Reducing the Risk of Losing at Online Casinos (2/8/2016)
(USA) -- Technology throughout the online casino and gaming world is changing on a daily basis. Many online gaming portals are investing heavily in the latest apps and...
article Sky Casino Offers Casino Bonuses for Racing Losses (2/7/2016)
(UK) -- Those who enjoy both online casino gambling and betting on the weekend horse racing should definitely head over to Sky Casino this weekend.
article Genting Casino launches bespoke live casino (2/7/2016)
(UK) -- Genting Alderney, the online casino division of Genting Group, has announced the launch of its brand new Live Casino product, available at www.gentingcasino.com.
article Swanky Bingo Brings Luxury to Online Bingo (2/7/2016)
(UK) -- Those in search of a luxury setting to enjoy online bingo should take a look at the newly launched Swanky Bingo.
article Win a Seat at the Unibet Open Casino Challenge (2/7/2016)
(UK) -- Unibet Casino is giving players the chance to win a deluxe package to the Unibet Open Casino Challenge and Slots Championship which is taking place on 4th March...
article Coin Falls Casino Brings You Winning Games (2/6/2016)
(UK) -- There is nothing more satisfying than the sound of coins falling out of a slot machine and this is exactly what you can enjoy at the new Coin Falls Casino,...
article Once Again We Engage in The Online Bingo VS The Bingo Centre Dance (2/6/2016)
(Canada) -- My colleague, Stan Evans, recently wrote an article about how women online casino gamers are different than men. Who woulda thunk it?
article PornHub Online Strip Poker and Casino Games Now Offered at Adult Video Website (2/5/2016)
(USA) -- Mention “Pornhub” to many adults, and chances are, they will recognize the URL. Now one of the world’s most oft-visited porn sites has decided...
article Pornhub Opens Online Casino (2/5/2016)
(USA) -- Why Is This Important? Because why look at porn for free when you can spend all your money on it instead? Long Story Short: Pornhub has opened an online casino...
article Paddy Power-Betfair Merger Complete (2/5/2016)
(UK) -- Share trading on the new Paddy Power-Betfair merger has opened. The long-awaited £1.1 billion merger, one of the largest in the short but eventful history...
article Pornhub opening adult casino – and strip poker is on the cards (2/4/2016)
(USA) -- And the adult entertainment giant will even get big name pornstars dealing the cards. While the croupiers will flash their boobs at players who ask nicely...
article Pornhub opening adult casino – and strip poker is on the cards (2/4/2016)
(USA) -- And the adult entertainment giant will even get big name pornstars dealing the cards. While the croupiers will flash their boobs at players who ask nicely...
article Insight: Is gambling ready for the VR explosion? (2/4/2016)
(UK) -- Open a discussion about the ethics of virtual reality (VR) and we’re unlikely to finish before ICE TotallyGaming begins in London on February 2.
article Men and Women Use Online Casinos For Different Reasons, Generally (2/4/2016)
(Canada) -- Two studies indicate that men and women gamble at online casinos in almost the same percentage but for very different reasons. Just a few years ago the...

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