Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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weekly-news-recap-March-27-smallNevada regulators approve Caesars and 888 tie-up
The Nevada Gaming Commission gives its blessing to Caesars Entertainment’s desire to tie the knot with 888 Holdings, the first such relationship between a state casino license holder and an international firm involved in online gambling.

Wynn Resorts and PokerStars team up on website, federal lobbying
The land-based casino giant and the world’s largest online poker site plan US federal lobbying effort and joint venture

US intrastate poker hits snag in Iowa, gets proposed in Hawaii
The ongoing game of intrastate whack-a-mole continues, as Iowa senators put brakes on proposed poker legislation, while Hawaii throws its own hat in the ring.

European Commission releases Green Paper on online gambling
The long-awaited Green Paper is released, and so begins the consultation to establish a fact-based picture of the European online gambling industry.

Unibet and Sportingbet merger rumors resurface
Will second time around be the charm for these two, who flirted with the idea of hooking up late last year?

Cake Network enters into partnership with PokerListings
In what may be an industry first, a gambling affiliate reportedly makes a substantial investment in a poker network.

FIFA, UEFA suggest limiting in-play betting to combat match-fixing
Heads of two football leagues openly muse about whether in-play betting should be permitted after a succession of match-fixing scandals.

CBS wants Charlie Sheen back
Rumors fly that CBS is lobbying Warner Bros. to let Charlie Sheen back onto the set of #1 sitcom Two and a Half Men. If true, Charlie may have rewritten the celebrity handbook on how to conduct public relations.

David Baines fascination with Calvin Ayre and Bodog takes a sinister turn
Every breath he takes, every step he makes, David Baines will be watching Calvin Ayre.

Calvin launches airborne assault on Panama


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