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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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april-18-new-weekly-recapTHE AMERICAS
New Jersey’s online gambling revenue hit a new monthly record and PokerStars reportedly inched closer to a New Jersey online license;; a Nevada judge tossed out FBI evidence against accused online bookie Paul Phua; online gambling got three new merchant category codes; Pennsylvania legislators held an alarmingly sensible online gambling hearing; Caesars Entertainment worked out a deal to resolve its anti-money laundering lapses; Las Vegas visitors aren’t coming for the gambling; Rafi Farber explained why the AMF securities investigation into Amaya is a distraction; the American Gaming Association warned of the dangers of breast-feeding gambling operators and Rebecca Liggero took her cameras to Days One, Two and Three of the iGaming North America shindig while offering her choices for the five ‘must attend’ sessions at GiGse 2015.

EUROPE
Pinnacle Sports confirmed Magnus Hedman as its new owner; 666Bet claimed it was seeking “alternative payment routes” to refund customer deposits; Betfair and other gambling sites endured a wave of DDOS attacks; Ireland will impose its new point of consumption tax by Aug. 1; Paddy Power apologized for tweeting about US police beating black men; Fanduel joined the Internet Association lobby group; the Rational Group hired Zynga’s former social casino director; Ladbrokes promoted Andrew Bagguley to head of digital; the United Nations blamed online gambling for the growth of match fixing; poker player Mehmet Hassan’s killers were found guilty; Supporter.com’s Peo Stromberg discussed the duties of sports betting affiliates; the Hon. Jose Herrera talked up Malta’s online gambling industry and Gambling.com founder Graeme Levin looked back at a life in gaming.

ASIA
Macau announced it would put a cap on visitors from mainland China and enforce the 3% growth cap on new gaming tables; Chinese police closed down the APPT Nanjing Millions tourney after accusing organizers of illegal gambling; Grand Korea Leisure denied it was teaming with Mohegan Sun on an Incheon casino project while Bloomberry Resorts unveiled its $1b Jeju casino proposal; IBISWorld offered rosy projections for Australia’s casino market; New Zealand put international online gambling sites on notice and Ladbrokes Australia launched the first Apple Watch betting app.

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