Online Casino and Gambling News: April 2012

Groupe Bernard Tapie Will Not Acquire Full Tilt Poker

French investment firm Groupe Bernard Tapie has withdrawn its offer to acquire Full Tilt Poker, a lawyer involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press.

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Issues Plague Purple Lounge Casino

Several reports on various internet websites over the last couple of weeks claim that Media Corp's Purple Lounge Casino is having serious issues, including communication breakdowns and delayed payments.

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Reports: PokerStars Will Purchase Full Tilt Poker

Just after the Groupe Bernard Tapie announced that its plans to purchase beleaguered poker site Full Tilt Poker had failed, rumors started spreading that PokerStars will purchase the company instead.

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Internet Poker Traffic Down 2.7% During Last Week

Online poker monitoring website PokerScout's weekly report shows that internet poker traffic dropped 2.7% last week, with eight of the top ten poker sites reporting reduced traffic.

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NetPlayTV Releases 2011 Full Year Results

UK based television gaming firm NetPlayTV has released its year end 2011 financial results, highlighting a better performance than in the past.

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Politico: Black Friday Has Negative Impact On Poker Lobbying

US political publication Politico has published a report that shows that federal legal action on Black Friday has adversely affected the lobbying efforts of pro online poker groups.

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Playtech Releases Ice Hockey Slot

Online wagering software developer Playtech has released its newest video slot, a game with an ice hockey theme.

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888 Holdings Still Showing Positive Financial Results

Online betting group 888 Holdings plc has released its first quarter 2012 results, highlighting a strong performance company wide with increased revenues.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Defends SkyCity's Video Poker Machines

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key dismissed critics who said that SkyCity Auckland's permit to add 500 poker machines will increase problem gambling.

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Daniel Tzvetkoff Spotted In New York

A former payment processor turned supposed FBI informant against online poker firms was spotted in New York City with his family by Australian newspaper Courier-Mail.

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