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Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Signs Deal with partypoker

Only a couple of months after announcing his much-ballyhooed departure from PokerStars, French poker professional Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier has revealed his new online home. Beginning immediately, Grospellier will now don the patch of partypoker, the main rival of his old online home. “It is with great honor and pleasure that I can announce I’m joining Team partypoker,” Grospellier happily declared in the announcement of the partnership. “It is very refreshing to be in touch with a company which prioritizes the well-being of the game and its community.” “I am very excited about being able to be closely and actively involved in the renewal partypoker is bringing to the poker, LIVE and online,” Grospellier continued. “Our aim is to become the reference in both and I am confident that with partypoker expertise and ambition, it is an achievable goal in the foreseeable future.” He concluded the announcement by encouraging the poker

DraftKings, Arena Football League Ink Deal

Do you love fantasy football but hate that pesky wait between the Super Bowl and the first week of the NFL season? Well, my friend, you are in luck! On Wednesday, the Arena Football League and DraftKings announced a partnership that will have DraftKings host AFL contests. Degenerate DFS players unite! In a brief press release, DraftKings said: Today, DraftKings announced that it will become the exclusive daily fantasy partner for the Arena Football League. DraftKings will launch an AFL fantasy game and will stream AFL games through our app. Both the fantasy product and streaming capabilities are expected to launch for the 2019 AFL season. Combining daily fantasy and live streaming is a powerful combination for providing compelling content for our customers. We are confident that our customers will enjoy the fast pace of AFL games and the new daily fantasy sport contests the sport allows us to offer.

Calvin Ayre Negotiates Misdemeanor Plea Deal with U.S., Two Other Charges Dropped

After years of not being able to step foot in the United States for fear of being apprehended by federal law enforcement, Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, a Canadian national with citizenship in Antigua, is no longer a wanted man. According to CalvinAyre.com, federal charges of money laundering conspiracy and illegal gambling against Ayre, Bodog, and three other Bodog officials have been dropped. And while that is great for Ayre, his website doesn’t tell the entire story. Flushdraw’s Haley Hintze is reporting that one charge was not dropped. Instead, Ayre pled guilty to one count of criminal misdemeanor charge of accessory. Calvin Ayre has been one of the most outspoken online gaming executives in the industry, keeping a relatively high profile even after the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland indicted him five years ago. He has just stayed out of the U.S. in order to maintain his freedom. The

NBA Signs International DFS Deal with…PlayON?

DraftKings and FanDuel are far and away the dominate players in the daily fantasy sports (DFS) space in the United States, owning somewhere in the vicinity of 90 percent of the market share. So when it came time for the National Basketball Association (NBA) – an equity holder of FanDuel – to partner with a daily fantasy site for international markets, it naturally turned to PlayON. Wait…what? PlayON? Yes, PlayON is now the NBA’s “Official Daily Fantasy Partner” in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. More specifically, the deal covers: Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico Asia: Australia, Japan, The Philippines PlayON only offers daily fantasy sports contests for real money in Australia (regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission), the United Kingdom (UK Gambling Commission), and Ireland (Irish National Excise Office), so the rest of the jurisdictions that are part of the agreement are

NBA Signs International DFS Deal with…PlayON?

DraftKings and FanDuel are far and away the dominate players in the daily fantasy sports (DFS) space in the United States, owning somewhere in the vicinity of 90 percent of the market share. So when it came time for the National Basketball Association (NBA) – an equity holder of FanDuel – to partner with a daily fantasy site for international markets, it naturally turned to PlayON. Wait…what? PlayON? Yes, PlayON is now the NBA’s “Official Daily Fantasy Partner” in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. More specifically, the deal covers: Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico Asia: Australia, Japan, The Philippines PlayON only offers daily fantasy sports contests for real money in Australia (regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission), the United Kingdom (UK Gambling Commission), and Ireland (Irish National Excise Office), so the rest of the jurisdictions that are part of the agreement are