The fight to acquire bwin.party has grown more complicated, as both 888 and GVC Holdings have issues that influence a potential deal. Plus, J Todd discusses industry news from the Netherlands and about Bitcoin.
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The GPWA has confirmed the link between the closing of the programs and the arrests of the owners through conversations with Affactive affiliate managers, and the GPWA has suspended Affactive's sponsorship.
888, which holds a Nevada gaming license and partners with Caesars in operating online gaming sites in Nevada and New Jersey, paid $1.4 billion for Bwin.party, which does not have a Nevada license but runs online gaming sites in New Jersey with Boyd Gaming.
The proposed legislation would license and regulate online poker at the federal level and mandates the implementation of technology that prohibits underage players and provides aid for problem gamblers.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement informed online gaming affiliates on June 4, 2015, that they have 150 days to stop promoting unregulated websites if they wish to be licensed to promote regulated websites in New Jersey.