Dan Podheiser Article Archive

Dan Podheiser has contributed 12 articles published on the iGaming News site.
U.S. Attorney behind Black Friday investigating daily fantasy sports (21 October 2015)
Preet Bharara, who led the effort to shut down the U.S. online gambling industry in April 2011, is now investigating the legality of the daily fantasy sports industry.
New Jersey, Delaware reach iGaming deal (9 September 2015)
The agreement does not represent a liquidity sharing arrangement, but it does mark the first time the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has approved a compact with another state.
GVC beats 888; bwin.party directors agree to 1.16 billion-pound merger deal (4 September 2015)
bwin.party shareholders will own 66.6% of the new company, and current bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger will serve as the new company's director.
Paddy Power, Betfair to merge (26 August 2015)
The online sportsbook giants have reportedly agreed to a 5 billion-pound deal that would give Paddy Power shareholders 52% of the new firm, but would also put current Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran in charge.
Russian government officials signal shift in online poker stance, may move towards regulation (11 August 2015)
Reports indicate that Russian authorities have agreed to reclassify poker as a game of skill, and to regulate online poker as a way to bring in tax revenue to be used to fund the state's sporting ventures.
Affactive, Revenue Jet affiliate programs shut down following owners' arrests (24 July 2015)
The GPWA has confirmed the link between the closing of the programs and the arrests of the owners through conversations with Affactive affiliate managers, and the GPWA has suspended Affactive's sponsorship.
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement gives affiliates 150 days to comply in order to obtain license (10 June 2015)
Online gambling affiliates have 150 days to stop promoting sites not licensed by New Jersey to New Jersey residents if they wish to receive a license from the state going forward.
Optimal Payments agrees to buy Skrill for $1.2 billion (25 March 2015)
The two payment processing firms combine to form the Enlarged Group following the $1.2 billion acquisition. The move helps diversify Optimal Payments' customer and affiliate base, geographic reach and product offerings.
Report: PokerStars to be purchased by Amaya (12 June 2014)
Bloomberg News reports Amaya Gaming has reached a deal to acquire the Rational Group, the Isle of Man-based parent company of PokerStars. The move opens the door for PokerStars to potentially enter the U.S., initially in New Jersey, where Amaya is already licensed.
Comcast VP: Comcast is not blocking Bovada (31 March 2014)
According to a release by Comcast on the company's online forums, recent claims that "Comcast is blocking" Bovada are incorrect.
Abboud called hypocritical in House hearing (10 December 2013)
New Jersey online gambling will go live Nov. 26 (4 October 2013)

Dan Podheiser

Articles by Dan Podheiser Dan Podheiser has covered the gambling industry since 2013, but he has been an avid poker player for more than a decade, starting when he was just 14 years old. When he turned 18, he played online poker regularly on U.S.-friendly sites until Black Friday in April 2011.

Since graduating from Emerson College with a degree in journalism in 2010, Dan has worked as the sports editor for a chain of newspapers in Northwest Connecticut and served a year as an Americorps*VISTA, writing and researching grant proposals for a Boston-based charity.

Originally from South Jersey, where he still visits occasionally to see his family (and play on the state's regulated online poker sites), Dan lives in Brighton, Mass. with his wife and dog.