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Tag: Poker Business

Last 42 Days to Apply For a Poker License In The UK

Poker rooms interested to continue to offer their products to customers in the United Kingdom will have to apply for a specific gambling license by Sept. 16, and then pay a 15 percent tax on all profits derived from UK-based players.

It's Official: Amaya Completes the Acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt

Amaya Gaming has announced the completion of the acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt.

Paddy Power Notifies Customers of Massive Data Breach

The good news is that the breach did not include financial information such as credit or debit card details, or account passwords.

Scientific Games Announces $5.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Bally Technologies

Scientific Games has announced a $5.1 billion deal to acquire Bally Technologies.

Poker Jobs: Tom Scott Discusses the Art of Managing the Vic's Poker Room

When you walk into the great temples of the world, they invoke a sense of comfort and serenity; a place where time seems to cease to exist.

Amaya's Stocks Hit 52-Week High After PokerStars Takeover Receives Green Light

The financial markets gave their blessing to the $4.9 billion deal between Amaya Gaming Group Inc. and the Rational Group Ldt. as the value of Amaya's stocks (AYA) reached their all time high in 52 weeks at the Toronto Stocks Exchange on Tuesday.

Crimea Gambling Congress To Offer Insight On Russia's Upcoming Gambling Industry

The event, which will gather together operators and international investors, will be held in Yalta on August 22, and aims to highlight the benefits that the opening to the gambling industry can bring to the region

Parx Casino Prepares for iGaming by Joining Forces with GameAccount Network

In preparation for possible Pennsylvania iGaming, Parx Casino has selected GameAccount Network (GAN) to launch simulated gaming.

Lottery Giant GTECH Purchases IGT for $6.4 Billion: "It Will Transform The Gambling Industry"

Italian lottery operator GTECH announced a $6.4 billion deal to take control of Las Vegas-based slots producer International Game Technology (IGT).

Russia Legalizes Gambling in Sochi and Crimea

A decision made by authorities in Russia will see the creation of two new special gambling zones -- one in Sochi and one in the former Ukrainian province of Crimea.

Is Poker Good for a Casino?

Is poker good for casinos? Statistics professor Peter Chi examines whether traffic in poker rooms drives business to slot machines and table games.

PokerNews Op-Ed: Just How Much Demand Does Atlantic City Still Possess?

What do the recent bankruptcies of Revel and Showboat mean for Atlantic City? PokerNews contributor and noted attorney Mac VerStandig offers his take.

Henry Orenstein: The Holocaust Survivor and Inventor Who Forever Changed Poker

Henry Orenstein is best known in the poker industry as the inventor of the hole card camera. But it's only one of the countless contributions he's made since 1923. Henry Orenstein is one such...

Philippe Ktorza On the Decline of France's Poker Industry: "We Shouldn't Rely On Politicians"

According to the French poker pro, the market needs a new regulation and also some significant changes from the operators' side.

Amaya CEO on Acquisition of PokerStars: "It Will Transform the Entire Gaming Industry"

Amaya's acquisition of the Rational Group represents a "strong deal from a financial perspective" that will "transform the entire global gaming industry."

Amaya Gaming Acquires PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker in $4.9 Billion Deal

Amaya Gaming has acquired Rational Group Ltd, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, for $4.9 billion.

Venetian Confirms Adelson's Anti-Online Gambling Stance Caused PokerNews Ban

The Venetian confirmed that it excluded PokerNews.com from covering a tournament inside its casino due to the site's ties to online poker companies.

Tony G Gets Ready For the European Parliament: "Europe Needs To Be Tight-Aggressive"

"If we want to succeed we need to outsmart America and stop many of our socialist policies." Tony G tells PokerNews about his mission as a new member of the European parliament and announces a break from poker. "Unlike most politicians, I speak a...

Is Pennsylvania Ready to Move Forward with Internet Gambling?

A Pennsylvania hearing Tuesday on the state's recent iGaming study indicated that most casino interests in the state are at least tentatively in favor of moving forward with some form of online gambling.

New Regulation Clarifies Duties of Spanish Gaming Operators

New AML regulations have been approved in Spain on May 5 clarifying many issues and duties of licensed Spanish gaming and lottery operators.

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