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Amaya’s California igaming coalition gets stronger

SBC News Amaya's California igaming coalition gets stronger

The Amaya Group has attracted another California gaming group to join a growing partnership to run an online poker operation in the US state should it ever be legalised. San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has agreed to join the existing business agreement between the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s three largest card clubs – the Commerce Club, the …

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Bodog brings cash games to its Mo-Tab offer

SBC News Bodog brings cash games to its Mo-Tab offer

Several months after launching its tablet product, Bodog Poker has now added cash games to the mobile-tablet (Mo-Tab) offering. This second phase of Mo-Tab poker specifically features; the cash games of Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi, and Omaha Hi/Lo which will now accompany the existing lines of Zone Poker games in the Mo-Tab client. Key Features: In addition to Cash Games, …

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Bingo boost for 888 Holdings

SBC News Bingo boost for 888 Holdings

Online operator 888 Holdings has recorded an increase in revenues of 15% to US$111m for the second quarter of the year, with all divisions experiencing growth. 888’s Emerging Offering channel, which incorporates its 888Sport sportsbook, saw an increase of 15% to $7m, with casino, poker and bingo all experiencing uplifts of 15%, 2% and 17% respectively. On the B2B side, …

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Relaunch for PokerVIP education site

SBC News Relaunch for PokerVIP education site

UK based poker media and entertainment giant 180Vita has relaunched its flagship PokerVIP site with multi-language support and content. PokerVIP, which launched as an English-language only product in 2008, is now the first poker educational site available in Russian and Serbian, while the complete version will also be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Chinese. The poker school will feature …

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Bwin sportsbook picks up the slack

SBC News Bwin sportsbook picks up the slack

Bwin.party has reported a mixed quarter, with sportsbook performance filling in for a drop in poker and casino business. The company revealed that, since the end of June, volumes and gross win margins from the FIFA World Cup have been strong and overall the tournament performance has been in-line with management’s expectations Bwin’s sports betting operation in Italy became the …

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888 cancels Suarez sponsorship

SBC News 888 cancels Suarez sponsorship

Luis Suarez‘s sponsorship deal with poker brand 888 was cancelled this  morning as the fall-out from his World Cup biting scandal continues to intensify. Only a month after becoming one of the poker’s firm’s ambassadors on the back of a wondrous season in the Premier League, the operator has seen fit to give the Liverpool footballer his cards after FIFA …

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Amaya to snap up $4.9bn PokerStars

SBC News Amaya to snap up $4.9bn PokerStars

Amaya Gaming Group has agreed a sensational US$4.9bn (£2.9bn)  deal to acquire The Rational Group, operator of the world’s biggest online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The deal is backed by Blackstone Group LP’s credit division, GSO Capital Partners, which will buy more than $600 million in convertible preferred shares and other securities. Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Macquarie …

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