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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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weekly-recap-september-14THE AMERICAS
New Jersey gaming regulators told Atlantic City casinos they’d screwed up their online gambling license applications; Caesars Interactive promised to announce the launch date of WSOP.com; a leaked email revealed that not all of Full Tilt Poker’s US players will be eligible for the remission process; Golden Gaming got the preliminary nod to go online with Treasure Island and 888 Holdings; Hollywood Park Casino got a reprieve from California legislators; Atlantic City casinos turned in another dodgy monthly revenue report; Win and Boyd Gaming brought the Stardust Casino back to virtual life; LiveAce CEO Adam Stein-Sapir discussed his virtual-money site’s real-money auction format; Vince Martin examined investors’ best bets for the US iGaming market and attorney David Schollenberger discussed what every affiliate needs to know about the US online market.

EUROPE
Google was rumored to be considering the acquisition of struggling operator Bwin.party; Phil Ivey admitted to ‘edge shorting’ cards during his disputed £7.8m hot streak at London’s Crockfords casino; the European Parliament declared a war on in-play wagers; the inaugural Mobile Gaming & Gambling Summit took place in London; Spain’s online market contracted in Q2; BarrierePoker.fr announced it would close its online doors on Sept. 30; Dutch regulators fined a Curaçao-based site €100k while Alderney regulators suspended Sheriff Gaming’s B2B license; the International Stadiums Poker Tour’s second event is skipping the stadium part; PMU irritated Americans with their ‘Killing Kennedy’ marketing campaign; the UK saw a rise in high-brow prop wagers; a recreational player offered her female perspective on poker; Cindy Padilla rebuked social media laggards; Rebecca Liggero profiled sports betting affiliates who grasp the importance of mobile and Lee Davy pondered the efforts of star poker players to crossover into mainstream consciousness.

ASIA
Bloomberry Resorts sacked COO Michael French along with its management services agreement with Global Gaming Asset Management (GGAM); NagaCorp became the latest operator to announce a casino project in Russia’s Primorye territory; Sri Lanka’s government approved two casino projects by Crown Ltd. and John Keells Holdings; those ‘cashless’ casinos on Hainan province returned with a vengeance; SJM Holdings inked a deal to triple the size of their Cotai casino property; the 2020 Tokyo Olympics prompted casino operators to begin jockeying for position in Japan; a Vietnamese entrepreneur wants to spend $7.5b building two casinos in Quang Ninh province and Paddy Power teamed up with Dennis Rodman on a basketball tourney in North Korea (seriously).

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