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Armenia – BetConstruct adds new poker game Badugi

BetConstruct has launched Badugi to bring diversity to operators’ poker lines. Badugi will be of a high interest for operators who seek better positioning and spread in the Asian market. This new variant of draw poker is similar to Lowball, yet significantly differs with its hand ranking system. BetConstruct said: “With its customisable game view…

US – World Poker Tour extends partnership with 888poker for WPTDeepStacks to close out 2021

The World Poker Tour and 888poker announce today that they are partnering for a new WPTDeepStacks online series, featuring 28 events and more than $3m in guaranteed prize pools. The highlight of the festival is the $1,050 buy-in WPTDS Main Event. With ten starting flights, players will have the opportunity to grab their share of the $1m guaranteed prize pool. “The…

UK – Checkd Group announces two new hires for poker division

Checkd Group has announced the appointment of two new hires to its poker division – Lee Johnston and Sophia Darling. Lee has joined the Manchester-based company as its new Poker Manager, with Sophia Darling installed as new Poker Executive. The pair will lead Checkd’s poker strategy, which is spearheaded by the Footy Accumulators Poker League,…

Austria – PokerStars told it can’t operate in Austria via its Maltese platform

Austria’s Supreme Court (OGH) has has ruled that Pokerstars does not have a national gaming license in Austria, and cannot offer poker to players in Austria via its platform in Malta.  The law firm G&L Rechtsanwälte (Gottgeisl & Leinsmer) has seen one client, a Pokerstars player in Vienna, be reimbursed the €28,000 he lost in…

Malta – EvenBet leans into its extensive experience for marketing initiatives guide

EvenBet Gaming, has released a complimentary guide on effective marketing tools and best practices to maximise operators’ return on investment. The company has summarised its extensive experience in implementing the vertical in emerging and mature markets in the guide. With huge markets that have an affinity for poker including LatAm and the US rapidly regulating,…

US – World Series of Poker online expands into Pennsylvania

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is officially live online in Pennsylvania following a successful field trial and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, opening up the world’s most iconic poker platform, WSOP.com, to players in the Keystone State for the first time. In celebration, the platform is launching with special sign up promotions,…

Switzerland – Casino777.ch brings PokerStars back to Switzerland

Casino777.ch, the online casino of Casino Davos, will soon be offering access to PokerStars, the largest international provider of online poker games, exclusively in Switzerland. Casino Davos has signed an exclusive deal for Switzerland with PokerStars, allowing players at the Davos online casino, Casino777.ch, to use the full range of PokerStars again from July. ….

Ukraine – VBET becomes first licensed online poker operator in Ukraine

VBET has reached an agreement to become the first licensed online poker operator in Ukraine. VBET’s move into the Ukrainian market was approved on May 31 after the company received approval for Online Poker and Online Casino licenses from the Ukrainian Gambling and Lottery Commission (KRAIL). The global betting and gaming operation, powered by BetConstruct,…

Germany – EGBA submits EU state aid complaint over German online poker tax

The German Bundesrat’s proposal to level an additional tax on online poker and slots will provide a substantial and unfair tax advantage to the country’s land-based gambling establishments and be in breach of EU state aid rules, according to a formal complaint submitted by the European Gaming and Betting Association to the European Commission. EGBA…