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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have MissedTHE AMERICAS

Becky interviewed Jon Matonis on affiliate industry opportunities in Bitcoin; Utah prosecutors are looking into Jeremy Johnson’s claims about Harry Reid; US Tax Court rules against Gary Kaplan, $36M tax bill stands; James Carroll victorious at the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star; New York hedge fund Elliot Associates invest in Boyd Gaming Corp; Rafi Farber reports that Caesars’ debt picture is more complex than you think; PokerStars wins Illinois class-action suit; LottoInteractive partners with GeoComply USA; Jason Kirk discusses why Rand Paul  is wrong for trying to go right; Toronto casino referendum being pushed for October elections; Becky Liggero is with David Gzesh as he talks about the regulation of Bitcoin; Mike O’Donnell asks if judging panels the best way to decide awards; PokerStars and Morongo Indian Tribe to compete against Californian bad actor clause; Illinois renews talks of expanded gambling; Becky goes over the path to developing baseline standards in a regulated US market and Jason Kirk talks about Mitch Garber and the not-so-great debate.

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA

Betfair gets cheeky with Paddy Power in Cheltenham ad; UK bookies reap strong returns from Cheltenham Festival; Andrea Dato wins Gioco Digitale World Poker Tour Venice Carnival; Boylesports owner was a former ‘Boozy Van Driver’; Carter Gill wins the Latin Series of Poker Millions; Betfred Return £200,000 to Punters who bet that United would win the Premier League; ASA rules Paddy’s Pistorius ad as bringing “advertising into disrepute”; The New UK Gambling Bill moves to Royal Assent; The 2014 UK budget hits Bookmakers hard; The British Horseracing Authority Act to prevent a potential coup and ‘Beer and Bingo’ row breaks out of 2014 UK budget.

ASIA

Hao Chen wins record-breaking Macau Millions; Sports betting in China: footballs leads and basketball is in second; Caesars wins approval to build Korean casino; Genting looking at expansion options in Sri Lanka; Chinese poker players are the key to poker’s future; Galaxy Entertainment to build $1.6 billion resort on Hengqin Island; Asian Poker Tour set for return to Cambodia this July; Baccarat is more popular than Blackjack in China; Macau prosecutors clear SHFL of infringement accusations and Tokyo police raid illegal gambling den with ties to Ghana Embassy.

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