Financial

Barclays Appointed to Evaluate Amaya Takeover Bid
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Barclays Appointed to Evaluate Amaya Takeover Bid

February 9th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The proposed Amaya takeover bid by current CEO David Baazov and his group of investors will be formally assessed and evaluated by Barclays Capital Canada Inc. In a note sent out to the media on Monday, Amaya announced that...
GVC Deal Prompts Partypoker to Revisit 21 Shuttered Markets
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GVC Deal Prompts Partypoker to Revisit 21 Shuttered Markets

February 5th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
PartyPoker will now be addressing quantity, after almost three years of focusing specifically on quality, as part of its new business strategy. Back in September 2015, the bwin.party board accepted a $1.6 billion takeover bid...
Nevada Poker Downswing Offset by 2015 Casino Profits
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Nevada Poker Downswing Offset by 2015 Casino Profits

February 4th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Nevada poker is hardly on life support, but the patient isn’t making a tremendous recovery either, based on 2015 revenue intake numbers now in. Despite a boom over the summer, poker in Nevada suffered a 1.57 percent...
Bwin.Party Gets New Jersey Thumbs Up as State Officials Investigate GVC
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Bwin.Party Gets New Jersey Thumbs Up as State Officials Investigate GVC

February 2nd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Bwin.party and the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City are exhaling a collective sigh of relief this week after officials with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) issued an order allowing the interactive gaming...
Could Amaya Takeover Bid Signal More Changes at PokerStars?
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Could Amaya Takeover Bid Signal More Changes at PokerStars?

February 1st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
David Baazov, the CEO of PokerStars parent Amaya Inc., is putting together a bid, along with an investor group, to buy out Amaya for CAN$4.39 billion ($3.13 billion) from shareholders and make it a private company once more. The...
MGA Tax Report Shows Poker’s Insignificance in iGaming Industry
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MGA Tax Report Shows Poker’s Insignificance in iGaming Industry

January 31st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poker’s financial strength in the iGaming world appears to be on the decline following the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) interim tax report. Providing a six-month review of 2015 before a full report is published in...
Delaware Online Poker Revenues Close 2015 Up, Year Ahead Faces Challenges
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Delaware Online Poker Revenues Close 2015 Up, Year Ahead Faces Challenges

January 24th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Delaware online poker limped its way through 2015, but there’s reason to be cautiously optimistic. After losing roughly one-third of its total revenues over the last 12 months, Internet poker posted stronger-than-expected...
Italy Amends Online Poker Tax Structure and Gambling Advertisement Laws
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Italy Amends Online Poker Tax Structure and Gambling Advertisement Laws

December 19th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Italy is amending its 2015 Stability Law that was introduced in October in order to more properly profit from online gambling, Internet poker, and sports betting. Last June, the Italian government voted to eradicate Article 14 of...
Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars
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Amaya Slams Kentucky’s $290 Million Lawsuit Against PokerStars

December 18th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Amaya Inc. has branded a $290 million lawsuit brought against its subsidiary PokerStars by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as “frivolous” and “without merit,” and vowed that it will “vigorously dispute” any liability...
New Jersey Online Poker on a High Heading into 2016
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New Jersey Online Poker on a High Heading into 2016

December 15th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
New Jersey online poker sites received an early Christmas present this week after the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) released its latest iGaming revenue report. Outlining the vital stats of each online casino and poker site...