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Microgaming pulls out of the US. Great product, will be missed.

Microgaming announced today that its pulling its software from US facing operators and the US market “for the time being”. They’ve driven the online casino market for many years now, and I’ve recently had a commercial presentation from them, when looking at some of their products. Their casino and flash products are still top-notch, and

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Canadian media does in-depth profile on elusive Pokerstars founder

The Canadian broadsheet “The Globe and Mail” has put together a piece on the founder of Pokerstars, Isai Scheinberg. It’s not particularly in-depth, but the the fact that they’ve managed to find out much at all, shows the level of mainstream media interest in the current Poker case. The Globe and Mail compares the Scheinberg

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Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker: Domain update

Breaking news: The DoJ is going to return the suspended domain names, in the recent FTP/Pokerstars/UB case. It’s supposedly to allow the companies to facilitate withdrawals and payments back to US players that are looking like they could be waiting until the case is resolved – before they’d get their funds. A full news release

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Google insists on not including “do not track”. Is it kinda evil?

In a previous post I talked about how browser companies, and specifically how Google, were not going to be keen to see legislation introduced that allowed online consumers to opt-out of tracking / cookie storage / etc. I also pointed out that there’d probably be some interesting statements coming out from these companies in terms

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Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker owners arrested & charged by feds

Big news. On Friday, two (as yet unnamed) owners, out of 11, from PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker were arrested and  all 11 charged with violating U.S. anti-Internet gambling laws, according to charges filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan. One of the others is due to turn himself in later today. The domain names

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My crystal ball for Facebook advertising is working well.

World domination is ongoing, law suits are pending and one of my Facebook predictions for marketers is coming true. I predicted that the cost of advertising on Facebook would rise (it’s up 40% in the last year) but that click through rates would drop. Ergo, it’s not a great destination for seriously bottom line focused

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Buy Paddy Power shares. Their site doesn’t work.

Quick post: If a brand has cornered market share in their home market, and the site goes down becuase it was the “busiest day ever” – then something tells me that business is good. And if they are publicly-quoted company, you can be part of the business. Guess what? Their shares went up 1% today

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