Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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Here are some gambling industry news stories you might have missed from the past week.In the ongoing WTO battle between the island nation of Antigua and the United States, Antigua has decided to take the next step by imposing sanctions on the USA. Reid/Kyl claim to have found some republican support for their Poker Bill while three states discuss their intrastate gambling plans for 2013. Super Storm Sandy is still hurting Atlantic City Casinos but there is a ray of sunshine as NJ Senator Ray Lesniak is welcoming PokerStars to New Jersey with open arms. Sticking with the Garden State, NBA Commisioner David Stern has voiced his displeasure with NJ over it’s plans to move ahead with legalizing sports betting in the state. Juan Manuel Marquez didn¹t just beat Manny Pacquiao, he KO’d the Las Vegas sportsbooks.

Zynga poker was the top grossing iOS app in 2012 but that hasn’t saved their share prices. Vince Martin takes another look at Zynga in this week’s Investing the Hardway where he asks the question  “Will online gambling save Zynga?

888 is getting in on the real money Facebook gambling trend with a new deal. We give you all of the Latin American gambling updates we could squeeze into a single article.

Over in Europe, the European Commission is concerned over Schleswig-Holstein decision to join the other German states in a unified front despite over 100 firms already submitting applications to Schleswig-Holstein. And may have solved their Belgium problem after agreeing to a deal with Belcasinos.

In Asia, China is touting their anti-gambling busts in 2012, while on Hainan Island the WPT is hosting their first-ever Chinese poker tournament  – Day 1a  and 2b summary by Tatjana Pasalic.

Former partners, Steve Wynn and Kazou Okada have gone through a nasty break up  but Okada’s Universal is rebounding quite nicely in Japan and Manila.


Our Becky Liggero was able to catch up with H2 Gambling’s Joel Keeble to discuss the developments in the mobile gambling market and Angelia Ong had a sit down with the Isle of Man’s Head of E-Gaming & New Sectors to discuss the popularity of the Isle of Man as a regulator.

We’ll leave you with this, A Fond, yet hazy look back at the Bodog Compound.


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