GEObet, Saskatchewan First Nations Examine Deal

[caption id="attachment_26203" align="alignright" width="251" caption="Gerry Gionet"][/caption] The Saskatchewan First Nations and GEObet are discussing a deal to develop an online gambling package for the tribe. While the deal is still developing, it's a good indicator of how tribal gaming interests are dealing with the prospect of legal online poker in North America. GEObet officials have…

Prepare for Lower Commission Models: US Regulation Tip #9

Affiliates have reason to be excited in anticipation of a regulated US gaming market, but one negative to prepare for is lower commission models. With CPAs and CPLs likely to decrease, negotiating and figuring out how to offset costs and find more players will become imperative to success. Brace Yourself Many affiliates feel overwhelmed with…

South Point Poker Gets Gaming Commission Approval

South Point Poker received approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission to begin operating the Silver State's first, legal, real-money online poker operation. South Point Ahead of the Pack Industry observers expect South Point to get their operation online well ahead of the competition thanks to their decision to develop gaming software in-house. That meant that…

Schlesweig Holstein Abandons Gaming Liberalization

Schlesweig Holstein is putting the skids on their renegade gaming treaty and making moves to ratify Germany's State Gaming Treaty. The State Treaty is nowhere near as casino-friendly as the on Schlesweig had on tap but lawmakers in the northern lander simply couldn't make it work in the current political climate. S-H Won't Be 'Germany's Vegas' After…

South Point Casino Lands First Online Poker License

Nevada's South Point Casino has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to operate the state's first legal online poker room. The three member commission gave its approval for the licensing this week, while the Gaming Commission is set to give its nod in a couple of weeks. South Point Goes It Alone South…

Reuters Talks Land-Based Casinos and Online Poker Brands

[caption id="attachment_21466" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Is the gaming board giving 888 and Bwin.Party a free ride?"][/caption] In the race to be the first company to bring an intrastate online poker system live, land-based casinos may be bedding down with some pretty shady characters. Worse than that, state gaming commissions don't seem to care whether or not…

How Poker Tournaments Increase Player Retention

Ever since Black Friday took an axe through the online poker industry, competition for players has been more fierce than ever. Poker affiliates are finding themselves fighting hard to hang on to their remaining players. Online poker tournaments are an increasingly popular tool for keeping all of your players happy in your corner of the…

Legal Update: Denmark

[caption id="attachment_17630" align="alignright" width="213" caption="Denmark didn't fight too hard for their gaming monopoly"][/caption] Gaming laws across the planet are in a constant state of change as governments and private businesses hustle to grab revenues wherever they can. To help our readers keep up with these developments, CAP is taking a closer look at the current…