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The Poker Year In Review - March 2012

Isaac Haxton And Viktor Blom Go Head-To-Head As Onine Poker Businesses Continue To Shrink

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Viktor BlomThe owner of the ill-fated Epic Poker League files for bankruptcy to the surprise of almost no-one in the industry.

Shufflemaster entered into an agreement to buy bwin’s online poker network Ongame while bwin.party applied for an online gaming license in Nevada.

Issac Haxton beat Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in a SuperStar Showdown and the EU issued the first of its warnings to Germany over protectionist gambling laws.

Everest Poker produces an abysmal financial report while the Alderney Gambling Control Commission published its own report into its regulation of Full Tilt and found that it had "fulfilled its obligations”.

bwin.party poker revenue fell 10 percent for 2011 and Sportingbet was told to shut its Spanish facing website.

William Hill and Playtech entered crisis talks to try and save their joint venture relationship while the latter’s iPoker network saw a decline of 20 percent in revenue in 2011.

Jannick Wrang won €620,000 at EPT Campione, Italy and PokerStarts launches Zoom Poker.

Meanwhile Isildur1 gets revenge on Isaac Haxton in a SuperStar Showdown rematch.