Poker Industry PRO: Traffic Insight

May 31, 2016 Texas Holdem

Weekly Columns: Overall the dot-com markets held strong, while segregated markets continued to decline.

International operators collectively managed to keep their heads high and traffic numbers steady for the second week running. The top two operators posted small gains, offsetting traffic drops lower down the table.

The same cannot be said in the segregated markets, with traffic dropping across the board. Both European and US operators suffered disastrous weeks for participation at the cash game tables.

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Poker Industry PRO: Reads of the Week

May 30, 2016 Texas Holdem

Weekly Columns: The viral marketing approach of ShareMyPair, where is Baazov’s bid, Negreanu opines on the toughness of poker and a collection of links to let you catch up on the latest in the Jaclynn Moskow accusations scandal.

Negreanu Says it was Tougher Back Then

Daniel Negreanu took to twitter and his blog this week to let the world know it was way harder to win at poker back in the 90s.

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Nolan Dalla and Poker Night In America Face Accusations of Racism and Sexual Harassment

May 29, 2016 Texas Holdem

Industry:

One of the most popular televised poker shows, Poker Night in America, and its former Creative Director Nolan Dalla are the subject of accusations of sexual and racial misconduct.

Professional poker player Dr. Jaclynn Moskow levied accusations of sexual harassment and racism against Dalla and other members of the Poker Night in America staff in a post on her blog this week.

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Polish Online Poker Regulation Ontrack For End of The Year

May 28, 2016 Texas Holdem

Law and Regulation: Polish Ministry of Finance to finalise online poker regulation bill by the end of 2016.

A draft amendment from the Polish Ministry of Finance has been created to allow online poker in Poland to be regulated by the end of the year. In an unexpected move, a clause allowing for the regulation of online slot games was also included.

The changes that are being suggested by the Ministry of Finance would allow poker games to be hosted outside of a brick and mortar casinos and allow legitimate participation in the game of online poker, as reported in Poker Industry PRO earlier this week.

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WSOP Holds Public Town Hall Ahead of Upcoming 2016 Season

May 27, 2016 Omaha poker

World Series of PokerPoker fans are eagerly awaiting poker’s biggest annual poker fest which is 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) scheduled to begin on May 31 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

As a preliminary event, the WSOP held a town hall on Twitch to announce major changes slated to be introduced this year and to hear from the general public. Four senior executives from the WSOP participated in the town hall. They were WSOP Senior VP and Executive Director Ty Stewart, Head of Online Poker Bill Rini, Tournament Direct Jack Effel and WSOP.com Editor-In- Chief Seth Palansky.

Questions accompanied with the hashtag #askasuitwerereceived live via a Twitch chat from viewers who were registered with the platform in addition to the questions submitted ahead of time on WSOP’s twitter account...

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