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William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair Competing to Acquire CrownBet

Gambling industry consolidation talks have started up again, this time with Australian bookmaker CrownBet as the acquisition target by both William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair. CrownBet is 62 percent owned by Crown Resorts – Crown Melbourne is the host venue of the popular Aussie Millions poker series – which is itself part of James Packer’s gambling empire. The news of William Hill’s interest in CrownBet broke late last week and a William Hill spokesperson confirmed to financial media that there were “very preliminary discussions” going on between the two companies. That spokesperson, though, cautioned against anyone getting too excited over a possible deal, saying, “This industry is undergoing consolidation and people in the sector talk to each other all the time. Don’t look too much into this as a firing gun.” William Hill got into the Australian sports betting market several years ago, when it bought Sportingbet and

Stacy Matuson Crushes William Kassouf in “The Grudge Match”

In a specially staged event by 888Poker during their 888Live Poker Festival schedule at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, 2016 World Series of Poker combatants Stacy Matuson and William Kassouf came together to continue their battle. In “The Grudge Match” broadcast over 888Poker’s Twitch stream, Matuson rather handily defeated Kassouf in the best-of-three match by the score of 2-0. Matuson, who admitted to Poker News Daily that there was no animosity between her and Kassouf in scheduling this heads-up battle but rather just a good-natured competition, seemed to have the best of everything throughout the quick match. The cards came her way, the flops worked to her advantage and she was able to keep Kassouf off-balance for the entirety of the match with an aggression that wasn’t something she displayed last summer. But it was the changes in Kassouf that might have caught the viewers by surprise. While he

Editorial: Do We REALLY Need to See Stacy Matuson and William Kassouf Heads Up?

It is early in the 2017 poker calendar, so there have been few things that have grasp the attention of the poker world. There’s discussion as to whether the PokerStars Caribbean…whoops!…the PokerStars Championship Bahamas was a success or not (when you have a premier high roller in Paul Newey dissing the offering, you might have a problem) and there’s the Aussie Millions Main Event, which begins Sunday in Melbourne. Beyond that, there’s not much else other than the latest state in the States of America to tease its citizens with online poker regulation. That must be the only reason that the news regarding Stacy Matuson and William Kassouf has gotten so much attention. After their public tête-à-tête during the 2016 World Series of Poker Championship Event – in which Kassouf, utilizing what has become his increasingly irritating habit of talking every hand up like it’s a decision whether to fire

William Hill Closes Czech Player Accounts Following New Gambling Law

Prominent online gambling site and sports book William Hill has withdrawn from the Czech Republic market as the result of new internet gambling laws that took effect at the turn of the New Year. In an e-mail to affiliates last week, William Hill indicated that it may ramp back up in the Czech Republic sometime in the future. Here is the e-mail, as sent to William Hill affiliates: We would like to inform you, that following recent regulatory developments in The Czech Republic, William Hill will cease to accept business from customers in The Czech Republic. This means, that none of William Hill’s products will be available in The Czech Republic, though players will be able to withdraw from their existing account balances. Furthermore, affiliates are required to remove all marketing materials from their websites (including banners, text links, etc.) that relate to Czech Republic bettors. We value your cooperation

William Kassouf Subject of Reddit AMA

Riding the wave of attention – whether it is a star turn or the latest villain to be crowned at the World Series of Poker is up to individual tastes – that he has received, poker professional William Kassouf was the subject of an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on the popular site Reddit. During his Q&A with the general public, Kassouf opened up a bit about his actions at the WSOP and other areas that he was queried on. Of course, many of those in the AMA audience wanted to know more about his actions at the WSOP Championship Event this summer. On his way to a 17th place finish, Kassouf managed to either entertain or offend pretty much everyone in the Rio with his (let’s say) deliberate pace of action and what he called his “speech play.” That “play” in particular – in which he would verbally bombard