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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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weekly-recap-august-3THE AMERICAS
New Jersey said 37 companies filed to play in the state’s online gambling arena but PokerStars admitted it no longer wants to possess the Atlantic Club; the American Gaming Association is thinking of breaking up with Congress; Oklahoma’s Cheyenne & Arapaho told the feds to steer clear of their online gambling plans; Full Tilt Poker’s former US players got good news about the federal remissions process; South Point’s RealGaming.com began accepting sign-ups; RealNetworks acquired Slingo; baccarat beat up Nevada casinos’ June numbers; Wynn Resorts’ Q2 report showed Vegas ramping up and Macau slowing down; Caesars Entertainment lost $212m more in Q2; Churchill Downs turned in record revenue and earnings in Q2; Mike O’Donnell wondered if DoubleDown doubters owed Patti Hart an apology; Rebecca Liggero queried CardsChat affiliate Nick Kisberg on Sheldon Adelson’s view of online poker while Jason Kirk measured the effect of the Venetian poker room boycott; Vince Martin pondered the diverging fortunes of Zynga and Facebook and Chris Moneymaker compared the live poker game to its online cousin.

EUROPE
William Hill inked a deal with Bally, rolled out a new ad campaign and rode its mobile app all the way to profit town; Greece published the world’s longest online gambling blacklist; Russian authorities took out an online gambling ring earning $1.5m per day; Olympic Entertainment Group launched a rebranded online gambling site in a new territory; bwin.party stock rose on rumors it was splitting in two to serve regulated and grey markets; Lee Davy queried Alexandre Dreyfus about the Hendon Mob acquisition, spanked Full Tilt Poker for giving Sheldon Adelson credibility and pondered the role of a poker ambassador with Sam Grafton and Craig McCorkell.

ASIA
Macau casinos had their third best month ever in July while South Korea witnessed the death of its plans to build a casino zone to rival Macau; multiple levels of Australian government introduced curbs on gambling marketing; Tony Fung advanced his plan to build a Queensland casino; Sri Lanka told Crown that its proposed Colombo casino needed a new address; Thailand (allegedly) banned Bitcoin sales; ‘Broken Tooth’ Koi’s return to Macau’s junket business had lawyers questioning VIP gaming regulations; Vietnam’s The Grand Ho Tram Strip wasn’t open a week before being hit with a lawsuit; PAGCOR gave LRWC the go-ahead to launch junket operations; Bloomberry Resorts’ Q2 earnings got a boost from Solaire Manila and Angelia Ong brought her cameras to the APT Macau main event final table.

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