Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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Jim Ryan said Pala Interactive won’t launch online poker in New Jersey out of fear of PokerStars; a Pennsylvania online gambling bill insisted it wasn’t poker-only but this one is; Caesars Entertainment lost another $1b but Caesars Interactive revenue rose nearly two-thirds; Darren Phua reached a plea deal over his online sports betting charges; GTECH announced it would rebrand as IGT; Quebec’s investigation of suspicious trading in Amaya Gaming’s pre-PokerStars stock is looking at a friend of CEO David Baazov; a Florida legislator introduced sweeping gambling overhaul legislation; Wynn Resorts attempted to remove Elaine Wynn from their board and Steve Wynn’s defamation suit against Jim Chanos was dismissed with prejudice; the World Series of Poker Circuit announced plans to go global; Poker Players Alliance director John Pappas talked legislative lessons learned from the G2E iGaming Conference and Zach Kay explained how Twitch streaming will impact the poker industry.

Betfair shares topped £21 after a stellar Q3 report and Paddy Power posted record profits in 2014; Greece’s new government announced it would issue new online gambling licenses; Ireland’s long-delayed online betting tax cleared its final hurdle; WebIs Holdings closed its BetInternet fixed-odds division and BetVictor closed its in-house live dealer studio; PokerStars launched its live dealer casino product and experienced a two-hour global glitch; Sweden convinced Apple to pull online gambling apps; Pinnacle Sports’ new owners unveiled their regulated market strategy; Gala Coral’s online operations kept kicking ass; Fortuna Entertainment’s shares tumbled after a new dividend policy; Adjarabet migrated its poker product to Microgaming; a poker player pled guilty to ‘card marking’ at UK casinos; Robbie Davies offered his top three SEO tips for 2015. Sportech’s Nick Mounteer said content is key to customer engagement; NU Entertainment revealed its plans to shake up poker; Rafi Farber explained why 888 Holdings is the gaming industry’s top defensive stock and Michael Craig exposed the goings-on at the annual Secret Blackjack Ball.

Macau’s February casino revenue fell to its lowest point in four years and Wynn Macau asked staff to take unpaid leave; Las Vegas Sands won a trademark infringement judgment against the Philippines’ First Cagayan Leisure & Resort Corp but was fined $250k for withholding Sands China documents from its former CEO; a South Korean illegal online gambling operator launched DDOS attacks against a competitor; PAGCOR profits rose despite revenue falling; Imperial Pacific got the okay to open a temporary casino on Saipan; Genting Hong Kong paid $550m for Crystal Cruises; Russia’s Primorye casino zone faced further delays and a new study said younger Australians are giving up the gamble.


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