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Spain Regulates Online Poker: A Breakdown as always has provided its readers with a fantastic analysis of what Spanish regulation of online poker means to players

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/25/2011

Forget Italy Cash Games: Online Casinos Generating $2.2 Billion Per Year

With Italy now the biggest online poker market in Europe thanks to 24 hour a day cash games, its online casino sector seems to be getting ignored.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/15/2011

Online Gambling Approved in Greece as Part of Reform Bill

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/06/2011

Poker is not a Game of Chance Claims France

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/01/2011

Online Poker Cash Games in Italy Provide a Boost to Many Sites

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/22/2011

Italian Revenue Agency Cracks Down on Professional Online Poker Players, Local Tax Cheats

The Italian Revenue Agency has reportedly begun cracking down on poker pros who have entered into sponsorship deals.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/21/2011

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Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/20/2011

Germany Online Gambling Tax Hike Not Likely: Bwin.Party, Betfair Surge on News

Germany is unlikely to hike taxes by 17 percent on all online gambling stakes after the European Union condemned the idea on Tuesday.  This sent Bwin.Party shares surging.

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Bwin.Party topped the mid-cap gainers board, up 7¾p to 140p, while online betting exchange Betfair Group gained 16½p to 632p.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/19/2011

French Regulators Cut Off Full Tilt Poker: Company Unable to Prove it Can Pay Players

Just days after the Alderney Gaming Commission suspended Full Tilt Poker’s license in the UK and elsewhere throughout Europe, French authorities have done the same.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

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Submitted by Payton on, Jun/01/2011

888poker: Cada día una oferta diferente y $8/£5 GRATIS

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Submitted by Payton on, Jun/01/2011

Holland to Allow Online Gambling: Will Begin Licensing Process

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/19/2011

Cyprus Cabinet Approves Draft Bill Banning Online Gambling

The Associated Press (CP) – NICOSIA, Cyprus — The Cyprus cabinet has approved a draft bill banning all online gambling.

Deputy government spokesman Christos Christofides said on Tuesday that the bill — which still needs legislative approval — will eliminate unclear provisions under the existing law which have turned a mushrooming online gambling business on the island into "a social wound."

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/09/2011

Debt-Ridden Greece to Award Online Gambling Licenses by Year’s End

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/24/2011

Cyprus Delays Poker Ban For EU Decision

(Reuters) - Attempts by Cyprus to ban online gambling have suffered a brief delay after feedback from the EU and member states pushed back a decision on the proposed ban by three months.

The east Mediterranean island is attempting to regulate gambling to prohibit online poker, slot machines and other casino games. Lawmakers say the practice has an estimated turnover of 2.5 billion euros per year.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/21/2010

German States Want to Keep Gambling Monopoly

By Hans-Edzard Busemann

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2010

The End Is Near For Online Gambling In Cyprus

Cyprus, a one-time hot spot for online gambling businesses, is close to banning the industry.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/26/2010

PokerStars Pulls Out of Washington State, Sportingbet Won’t Do France


Two online gambling firms in the news a lot last week, PokerStars and Sportingbet, announced they are pulling out of or otherewise not returning to certain markets. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2010

German Gambling Laws Violate EU Rules


A European Union high court ruled that Germany’s betting restrictions contravened EU law.

The European Court of Justice declared that the rules for the German state betting monopolies were not “consistent and systemic enough” to uphold the argument that restrictions served to protect the public from gambling addiction, the Financial Times of London reported on Wednesday. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/08/2010

Betsson Loses Battle With Sweden: Fights Over Svenska Spel Monopoly


The Swedish online gambling firm Betsson has lost a legal battle with the government of Sweden related to its monopoly Svenska Spel. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/08/2010

Holland Commission Says Legalize Online Poker


Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/24/2010

PartyPoker Beats Full Tilt Poker….In France


With France opening its market to online poker sites, is now separating the French domains in its monitoring of “real cash” players rankings.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

No Online Poker Cash Games in Italy Until Winter


The market in Italy is about to open up for online poker players but it may be a couple more months until cash players can take advantage.

The review of the draft decree by the European Commission and the other EU Member States will last three months up to 15 October 2010, and, if it is not challenged during this period, the draft decree will be approved shortly after this date, according to eGaming Review Magazine.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

Cyprus Government Moves to End Online Gambling

By George Psyllides, Cyprus Mail

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/28/2010

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