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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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weekly-recap-june-15THE AMERICAS
New Jersey warned Atlantic City casinos to choose an online gambling dance partner by June 29 and the state got in its last legal taunts before next week’s oral arguments about sports betting; PokerStars filed its appeal of the New Jersey court ruling that killed its Atlantic Club bid; SHFL’s fiscal Q2 featured record revenue, earnings and profits; Caesars Interactive acquired some software and hired Scarlet Robinson; Canada resumed debate on its sports betting legislation; New York finally came to terms with the Seneca Nation; Nevada and Atlantic City turned in their monthly report cards; iMEGA’s Joe Brennan Jr. said enough with the bad actors already; I. Nelson Rose said gambling could learn lessons from the insurance industry; Vince Martin examined legal challenges facing gambling stocks; Lee Davy was all over the WSOP but Jason Kirk believes something is missing; Roger ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Ver is looking for converts to the Bitcoin faith and Ben Mezrich told Rebecca Liggero he wasn’t bothered by the controversy surrounding his Straight Flush book.

EUROPE
A Greek player won PokerStars 100 billionth hand; Spain named a new gambling regulator; Swiss authorities called a Bwin.party subsidiary “deceiving and misleading;” Bulgaria published its first online gambling blacklist; Dafabet inked a sponsorship with Aston Villa FC; Evolution and Lottomatica brought Italy a new live dealer product; Lee Davy wondered if Newham Council’s fight with Paddy Power was actually a UK referendum on fixed-odds betting terminals; UK horseracing was worth £3.5b in 2012; Bodog Poker’s Jonas Ödman said anonymity shields players from targeted disconnections; Probability’s Charles Cohen examined the challenges facing the mobile gambling sector while Mike O’Donnell pondered how affiliates were adapting to an increasingly mobile world and Rebecca Liggero lassoed plenty of interview subjects at the iGaming Super Show and the Gaming In Holland Conference.

ASIA
A Macau court ruled that junket operators’ relationships with casinos should be publicly available data; Macau could impose a cap on the number of casino gaming chips; Vietnam’s Ho Tram Strip casino set a July 26 launch date; Sands China’s retail space grew almost as large as Sheldon Adelson’s mean streak; the author of the Panda Burns Incense virus got caught running an online gambling site; Genting Highlands announced it’s getting a $952m facelift; Betfair branded its name on some Tasmanian horses; the Philippine DOJ’s report on Kazuo Okada will be out this month and the war between Crown Ltd. and Echo Entertainment got personal.

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