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Tag: Poker Business

Genting Poker Series Looks to Inject Fun Back Into Poker

Matthew Pitt of UK & Ireland PokerNews sat down with Genting's poker operations manager Kevin Proctor to discuss the sweeping changes made to the Genting Poker Series.

PokerStars to Launch Sports Betting by April 2015

PokerStars will launch sports betting "ahead of schedule" with a brand new mobile platform.

Gus Hansen Invests Millions in Bridge, Phil Gordon Tries to Replace Email Communication

Gus Hansen invests in a machine that promises to 'take luck out of bridge,' while Phil Gordon launches a new chat service that plans to kill emails.

California Assemblyman Amends Online Poker Bill, Removes In-Person Registration Requirement

After speaking with poker players and industry professionals, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto amended his online poker legislation to remove the in-person registration requirement.

Director of Poker Jim Preston Leaving Crown Melbourne for Macau After Aussie Millions

Jim Preston helped grow the Aussie Millions into the Southern Hemisphere's most prestigious event, but this year will be his last.

Amaya Gaming to Repurchase Own Stock to Benefit Shareholders

Amaya intends to make a normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") to purchase and cancel up to 5,399,631 common shares over a one-year period.

Andrew West Named New Unibet's New Head of Poker

Stockholm-listed Unibet names Andrew West as the interim head of poker while the gaming operator is searching for a permanent replacement.

A Year in Review With Global Poker Index CEO Alex Dreyfus

The French entrepreneur open the doors of his office to PokerNews and talks about what worked (and what didn't) in 2014, and unveils some of his big plans for 2015.

Maria Ho on Women, Poker and China: "What if We Just Got Rid of Ladies Events?"

Maria Ho sits down with PokerNews to discuss women in poker, the game in China, and her roots.

Ourgame Obtains Exclusive WPT Rights to More Than a Dozen Countries Throughout Asia

Ourgame obtains exclusive rights to World Poker Tour brand in more than a dozen countries and territories across Asia including China and Macau.

Canadian Police Raid Amaya Offices in Montreal

While Canada's authorities investigate on the purchase of the Oldford Group, Amaya says that "the investigation, has had no impact on Amaya's business operations, employees or companies."

Winfred Yu Discusses Macau's Famed Big Game Move from StarWorld to Venetian

Earlier this year the Poker King Club, home to Macau's famed big game, moved operations from StarWorld to Venetian. Here Winfred Yu talks about the move.

Point of Consumption Tax Takes Effect Dec. 1 in the United Kingdom

The new 15-percent UK Point of Consumption Tax went into effect on Dec. 1. What does this mean for operators and players?

Will Deauville Remain a Stop on the EPT? FPS President Cedric Billot Discusses Future

PokerStars Business Development Manager and French Poker Series President Cedric Billot does not exclude that the EPT may move away from Deauville in the near future.

Vicky Coren-Mitchell Leaves Team PokerStars Pro Over Introduction of Casino Games

Vicky Coren-Mitchell, the first player to ever win two EPT titles, has parted ways with Team PokerStars Pros after the introduction of online casino games.

WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Felix Stephensen Could Pay 50 Percent of Winnings in Taxes

Norway's income tax and bad timing may cost WSOP Main Event runner-up Felix Stephensen over $2.5 million in taxes.

PokerStars Announces Global Launch of Sports Betting and Casino Games

PokerStars announces global launch of sports betting and casino games.

DDoS Attacks Against Svenska Spel Continue

A parliamentary motion asks the government to end the current gambling monopoly exactly while Svenska Spel shuts down its poker room because of DDoS attacks.

Amaya Gaming and Playtech Reportedly In Negotiations to Buy bwin.party

A new batch of billionaire deals may be about to start, as Amaya Gaming and Playtech are reportedly in negotiations to buy the gambling group bwin.party.

UK PokerNews Round-Up: Companies Perform Well; Stuart Pearce Learns Poker

The UK & Ireland PokerNews round-up highlights the most popular stories from the past seven days from our UK & Ireland facing site.

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