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The Belgian Government has given approval to three online poker sites to offer their real money services to gamblers. The country’s ISP will block any unauthorized sites in accordance with Belgium’s new gambling laws.


Poker Stars, the leading online poker room, is attempting to enter the New Jersey gambling market by signing a contract with Resorts Casino Club in Atlantic City to provide the casino club with online poker and games software.


US Online Poker LawFollowing a report that the eagerly awaited online poker legislation was not contained in the recent bill by Sen. Harry Reid, the gaming industry has been warned that no significant changes will be seen to the US online poker laws before next year.


24poker.com website screenshotOnline Poker players have reacted with shock and surprise by Microgaming’s Poker Network’s sudden announcement last week when it revealed that the Kahnawake Gaming Commission regulatory authority had revoked the license of 24 Poker on 24th November, 2011.


Amaya Gaming Group, the entertainment provider for the regulated gaming industry, is thrilled to announce that it has acquired Ongame Poker, the leading B2B online poker network, from Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment.


According to a recent news release, US Racing Company, Churchill Downs, has acquired the assets of Bluff Media, the Atlanta-based multimedia poker content, brand and publishing Company.  The terms and conditions of the sale were not disclosed.


Absolute Poker logoSince the domains of many US facing online poker sites, including Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars and Ultimate Bet 9 (UB.com) were sized by the United States authorities most players have not yet had their money returned to them.


After it revoked Full Tilt Poker’s operating license in September last year, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission commissioned an independent review of the way it handled the case in a bid to see whether it could have improved things and to hush any critics. The results of the review, undertaken by Peter Dean, who once served as the chairman of the British Gambling Commission, show that Alderney handled the case ‘appropriately’ and that due process was followed.


Robbie Williams Poker SiteRobbie Williams, member of the popular boy band “Take That”s announcement of his intention to launch a new online poker site has been met with outrage from anti-gambling campaigners and fans.


While everyone accepts that online poker will eventually be legalized and regulated in the United States, the question remains as to how authorities will go about doing so. One of the biggest questions is whether this will be at federal level, at state level or a combination of both. Recently, the National Conference of Legislatures (NCSL), gave its two cents on the matter and stated that it preferred that the federal government allowed individual states to maintain sovereignty over their own online poker industries.


Microgaming Network Management Board New ChairmanDominic Harrison, former Gala Coral CEO, has been appointed by the Microgaming Poker Network to act as the new Chairman of its Network Management Board.


Microgaming Network Management BoardLeading software giant, Microgaming has announced that it has established a new Network Management Board that will oversee the development and operation of the Microgaming Poker Network.