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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 01, 2011


Black Friday, Good Friday for Poker digital entertainment plc, the newly merged entity created by Bwin and PartyGaming, said it had experienced a 33 percent increase in new daily sign-ups for poker in the two weeks immediately after the U.S. government crackdown on three major poker sites operating there. The company said in its interim statement, “…the impact of the recent action taken by the US Department of Justice against certain US-facing sites, together with the launch of cash game poker in Italy, now expected in July 2011, should both be positive for poker going forward.” However this good news was tempered somewhat by the news of a decline in poker revenue of 14 percent in the first quarter of 2011 to €54 million from €62.8 million a year earlier. The drop was 4 percent when compared to the final quarter of 2010. The company went on to ...

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