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Wiseodds launches poker-inspired betting platform

Sports betting supplier Wiseodds has confirmed the launch of its new ‘skill-based peer-to-peer platform’ which will combine the social element of online poker with sports betting. The new platform allows punters to compete against one another in ‘poker-inspired rooms’ to predict the outcome of sporting events. Lilit Nikoghosyan, Head of Operations at Wiseodds, said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch …

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Poker legend Molly Bloom in for CasinoBeats Malta

Molly Bloom to host Molly's Malta Game at CasinoBeats Malta

Molly Bloom, the American entrepreneur, author and legendary organiser of high-stakes VIP poker games featuring Hollywood A-listers, is to deliver a keynote at CasinoBeats Malta in March and host the event’s very own poker tournament. Bloom, whose memoir Molly’s Game was turned into an Oscar-nominated hit movie in 2017 starring Jessica Chastain, will open the second day of the event …

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BetConstruct to provide poker software under MGA licence

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BetConstruct has continued to sweep up accreditation from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) after securing approval to add poker to its set of licensed products. The developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions has confirmed that it has been granted an approval from the MGA to add the poker vertical (type 3) under both B2C and B2B licences. …

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Swiss referendum moves to ban remote online gambling websites

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Foreign gambling sites are to be banned in Switzerland, after Swiss citizens overwhelmingly backed a new gambling law, replacing the 1923 Lotteries and Betting Act and the 1998 Gambling Act, in yesterday’s (Sunday June 10) referendum. Set to come into effect from the start of 2019, the new gambling act won a 72.9 per cent majority approvement, despite the relatively …

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ICS‑digital’s Ben Jones: iGaming and the future of entertainment

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After hitting £31.23 billion by the end of 2016, the iGaming industry’s total worth is forecasted to reach £57.73 billion by the end of 2020, writes ICS‑digital Marketing Executive Ben Jones. In the past decade, the world of iGaming has exploded. Since the introduction of new legislation in 2014, the UK’s remote gambling sector alone has increased more than three …

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InBet Games enriches offering with EvenBet partnership

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Progressive platform provider InBet Games is aiming to further enrich its offering, agreeing a new partnership with online gaming software developer EvenBet Gaming. A key benefit of the deal for InBet Games will be the integration of EvenBet’s cutting-edge poker product, which utilises a turnkey poker solution and delivers multi-functional performance alongside exceptional reliability and scalability. The agreement also furnishes …

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Referendum set for controversial Swiss online gambling legislation

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An online gambling bill passed through Swiss parliament last year is set for a national referendum, reports swissinfo.ch, after a coalition of political parties succeeded in gathering enough votes to warrant a public vote. Switzerland’s legislature passed the controversial new laws in September of 2017, with them initially set to take effect from this month. However under its unique political system, …

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Canberra Casino AU$5 spin limit rejected by GTA

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A proposal to place a AU$5 spin limit on poker machines at Canberra Casino have been met with dismay by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA). The news follows introduction of legislation by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which allowed the venue to add 200 poker machines to its gaming floor, ending the long standing gaming machine monopoly …

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Pokerstars unveil ‘Power Up’ – Poker with a twist

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Pokerstars is set to roll out its new innovative hybrid poker game ‘Power Up’ as a real money option. It is to launch initially on the pokerstars.eu client, with the United Kingdom and rest of the world markets to follow ‘very soon,’ alongside various buy-ins of $1, $3, $7 and $15. On appearance ‘Power Up’ looks like a typical game …

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WSOP pushes for deeper Asian coverage with Tencent China

Seeking to expand its tournament coverage and presence within the Asian market, Caesars Interactive’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) has secured a content partnership with Chinese media and digital giant Tencent. The deal will see Tencent utilise its digital media channels to push WSOP content, the world’s biggest poker tournament to Asian viewers. WSOP and Tencent management detailed that the …

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