2012 Retrospective – Part 6

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2013. December 31. |
In the final part of our annual retrospective, we take a look at the highlights of November and December, 2012. We had FTP reopening, Teufelberger arrested, Bwin’s player pool merging with PartyPoker and more.
2012 Retrospective

November

Following 16 months of waiting, Full Tilt Poker finally reopened for business in early November.

Read the official press release announcing the re-launch here


On charges of violating the state’s gambling laws, the Belgian authorities arrested bwin.party co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger, who was in Brussels to attend a conference on the European regulation of online gaming.

Norbert Teufelberger

Read more on the Teufelberger’s issue here


Rooms started to take steps against auto-seating scripts, which are of tremendous value in choosing opponents and tables, while delivering yet another blow to the game experience of recreational players.

Read more on the rooms’ initiative here


December

According to a Russian Supreme Court decision, internet providers became to need to ban online gambling sites in the country, rendering it impossible for Russian players to remain in the international flow of online poker.

Read more on the Russian Supreme Court decision here


888 announced the launch of its real money poker operations via Facebook in the United Kingdom.

Read more on the milestone event in social gaming here


Bwin’s player pool was confirmed to merge with that of PartyPoker, leaving the Ongame network in mid-December.

Bwin - PartyPoker Merge

Read more on the Bwin - PartyPoker pool merge here


We wish all our players a happy new year, rich in promotions, rakeback and winnings!

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