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The Europeans were busy this week. The UK is looking to learn from the Full Tilt debacle, Italy experienced a decline in online poker traffic and Germany asked the EU for advice on its online gambling situation. In the US, Nevada has started to look to interstate poker, Mississippi revived an online poker bill and televised poker is back! Get all the latest news and more by visiting

Schleswig-Holstein Repeals Gaming Law, Votes to Join State Treaty

Just as the German Federal Court raises concerns over the consistency of its gaming framework, the last remaining state votes narrowly to join the federal treaty.

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein (SH) voted in parliament Thursday in favor of repealing the existing online gambling law in the state and joining the federal gaming treaty.

The decision means that all 16 states have now joined the State Treaty of Gaming, which provides a limited number of licenses for online sports betting, but online poker remains unlicensed and unregulated.

“The Schleswig-Holstein political ghost ride will now come to an end,” SPD parliamentary leader Ralf Stegner said in a press release today following a heated two-hour debate in parliament.

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Online Gaming Back on the Table in Mississippi

Bobby Moak reintroduces his online gambling bill, which failed in to pass Committee in 2012.

A Mississippi representative wants to give internet gaming another chance.

Less than a year after iGaming legislation failed, State Rep. Bobby Moak re-introduced a nearly identical bill that would make real-money online poker legal in the Magnolia State.

Mississippi is home to southern gambling hubs like Tunica and Biloxi, and the proposed law would regulate internet casinos and “inhibit underage wagering and otherwise protect vulnerable individuals, ensure that the games offered through the Internet are fair and safe.”

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Nevada Governor Asks for Interstate Poker in a Month

States are moving forward with plans to legislate and operate internet poker, but Reid is still aiming for federal legislation.

With federal legislation in limbo, Nevada law makers continue to push for new ways to bring interstate online poker to light.

In his state of the state address this week, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval urged the state legislature to approve an amendment to the Silver State’s laws that would ease that transition.

“Nevada has always been the gold standard of both gaming regulation and operation, and I intend to see to it that our state will lead the world into this new frontier,” Sandoval said. “Other states are moving quickly on this issue and I ask you to pass a bill within 30 days.”

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Following Full Tilt’s Failures, UK to Consider Ring-Fencing of Player Funds

Consultation with industry into "appropriate measures" for protecting player deposits may lead to changes to UKGC licensing.

The UK Government is actively considering measures to require operators to ring fence player deposits, it confirmed last week, as part of its overhaul of UK gambling regulation expected to come into effect in 2014.

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Latest Figures Confirm Online Poker’s Decline in Italy

Italian gaming regulator AAMS released its report for online gaming activity for 2012.

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NBC Heads Up: “Good News” For Poker in US

After a year’s hiatus, the NBC heads-up championship, an invitational tournament pitting together 64 of the most recognizable poker personalities and pros, commences Thursday.

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