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Australia Parliament passes amendment bill shutting down online poker & in-play services

Having today passed the ‘Gambling Amendment Bill 2016’, Australia’s federal parliament has closed a number of regulatory loopholes thus outlawing online poker and in-play sports betting. Since November 2016, the Australian Senate has been reviewing the propositions of the Amendment Bill, which sought to ‘bridge the loopholes found in the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001’. The restructuring of Australia’s gambling ... Read More »

WSOP extends ‘exclusive provider’ partnership with 888poker

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has extended its contract with 888poker, which will see the online brand become the exclusive provider of online qualifier satellites and promotions for the poker series. WSOP works with 888poker to provide players with entry opportunities to its tournaments, and made the announcement alongside confirmation of its 2017 schedule. Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, is ... Read More »

Denilson signs for 888Poker

The Real Betis and Brazil midfielder Denilson has agreed a deal to become an ambassador for 888Poker.   888Poker has over ten million players registered worldwide and counts Dominik Nitsche, Jackie Glazier and Niner Bruno ‘Foster’ Politano amongst its current crop of ambassadors. Denilson, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2002, had this to say for himself in regards to ... Read More »

888poker replaces DraftKings as WSOP 2016 lead sponsor

888 Holdings subsidiary 888poker has confirmed that it will return as lead sponsor of live poker’s biggest tournament ‘The World Series of Poker’ (WSOP) for its 2016 edition. 888poker will replace US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings as lead sponsor of the WSOP 2016. Due to changes in Nevada laws relating to fantasy sports being deemed as a form of ... Read More »

Kara Scott joins 888poker as brand ambassador

888poker has confirmed the appointment of poker personality Kara Scott as its latest brand ambassador. Scott a popular figure within the poker community, has previously worked as an ambassador for PartyPoker, fronting its WSOP tour. Scott has further worked presenting TV poker shows Sky Poker, Eurosport and Game TV. Announcing its new brand ambassador, 888poker stated that Scott was the right ... Read More »

888 shuts down Lucky Ace Poker brand

888 Holdings has confirmed the closure of online poker room Lucky Ace (www.luckyacepoker.com). The brand will be terminated by 28 December, with its existing player base migrated to 888’s main poker product 888poker.com. The defunct poker brand had been in service for eight years, primarily used by 888 to target the German market. In November 888 had halted new customer ... Read More »

888poker becomes lead poker sponsor of WSOP 2015

888poker has been confirmed as the lead poker room sponsor of the World Series of Poker 2015 (WSOP 2015). The WSOP 2015 which will run from 27 May to 14 July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino is the world’s largest poker tournament. The 888poker brand will be displayed throughout the tournament venue during the poker series, and will receive ... Read More »

888 delivers record breaking 2014 performance

888 Holdings has announced ‘another record-breaking year’, as the operator posted its 2014 full year performance, with reported growth on all top line metrics. The igaming operator was able to record revenue increases in both of its key product divisions, as B2C saw a 11% jump to $391 million (FY 2013: $352 million) and B2B increased 32% to $64 million ... Read More »

No Korma for 888poker as Shane Warne promotes new Sportingbet Australia ad

Shane Warne announces the departure from 888poker brand as he promotes new Sportingbet Australia TV campaign. Former Australian spin bowler Shane Warne has announced through his Twitter feed that he has parted company with long time sponsor 888poker Sydney today for the test match, then Aussie Millions poker -exciting. FYI I’ve parted ways with 888… http://t.co/pJ8CXk6xJ7 — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) ... Read More »

888 to review Luis Suarez poker sponsorship

888poker are currently reviewing their partnership with Luis Suarez, after FIFA launched an investigation into yesterday’s alleged bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. The controversial Liverpool and Uruguay playmaker clashed with the Juventus clubman in the 79th minute of their 1-0 win at the Estadio das Dunas. Referee Marco Rodriguez missed the incident, although he awarded a free kick against the ... Read More »