Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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calendarCalvin responds to eGR article

The site after which this site is named responds to eGR’s article on him and gives a spirited defence of the private gaming firm model.

William Hill Online in turmoil

Getting rid of a popular member of staff really isn’t a good idea and Hills found this out to their cost. In the end it saw almost 300 members of staff walk out in three different cities. Even Ralph Topping made his way over to coax staff off the beach with promises of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Needless to say, they’re still paddling.

Schleswig-Holstein license fee revealed; Denmark license applications higher than expected

The license fee will be around €15,000 with annual fees ranging from €15,000 to €150,000. There are also rumors that a bank will be opened in Kiel to make sure the legal situation for companies is favourable. Denmark saw 68 license applications as they donned their Viking helmets in order to stem the onslaught.

Trump coming to the iGaming house

Mr Hairpiece this week told of plans for a venture with Marc Lasry to open up an online gaming industry when the time is right. Intra-state or federal, they don’t care much as long as the money’s there. Even better than this is that it will give us reams and reams of fresh content when the Don arrives!

Full Tilt Poker sees new Class Action; Aims to regain AGCC license

The poker that’s on a life support machine was given another kick in the balls with a new class action from players in Los Angeles and two former FTP regulars. The sum: well…they’re after $900million. FTP’s prospective new owners reckon they might have a chance at getting the AGCC license again. Let us know how you think they’ll get on with this week’s poll.

Elio Fox captures WSOPE bracelet

Winning this year’s WSOPE meant more than just the bling and the ching. The fact a US player won meant that James Bord was in line to pay back quite the bounty. He was good humored about it all though.

Gary Kaplan is back?

Check your garden sheds, spare rooms, and local Starbucks. Reports have stated that the jailed former-owner of has been released from jail after little over a year incarcerated. Look out for him around the industry.

Pwin settlement unlikely to wash away the past

A settlement in the US by Party Gaming is unlikely to mean that the company is given an easy ride when or if a market ever opens.

Video highlights

It’s been a busy week for the camera crew down at the WSOPE in Cannes. Dana Workman also has a swift word with our friend I. Nelson Rose. Always worth a viewing.


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