11/25/09 – With steps already underway in the US to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and regulate gaming online in that country by the end of 2010 (or even earlier in individual states such as California), poker operators that closed their doors to US customers in 2006 are now poised to potentially recapture the valuable market share that has been lost to operators that continued accepting US wagers.

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“The Global Business of Poker report will provide updated revenue forecasts for the global poker market following two scenarios in the US – (1) continued prohibition and (2) reformation/regulation in 2010 onwards.” Commented Alex Pratt Publisher at iGaming Business. “It will therefore be an essential business tool for poker operators planning their operational and commercial strategies for the rest of 2009, 2010 and beyond.”
 
As well as updating the legal status of poker in other leading markets, this edition of the report will provide new case studies and fresh analysis of the elements that are fundamental to the business success of a poker operator. It will re-examine the main companies in the poker supply chain and assess who the winners and losers will be over the coming years.
 
The Global Business of Poker: Third Edition will be researched and written based using a variety of primary and secondary sources including interviews/case studies of leading poker operators and industry experts. Forecasts will be included that size the poker market globally up to 2013.
 
The Global Business of Poker is the first report released by iGaming Business’ new research division and will be followed by independent research in areas ranging from skill gaming and affiliate marketing through to player acquisition and retention. To obtain a free executive summary or to purchase a copy of this 500 page intelligence report on poker please send an email to tony@igamingbusiness.com or call +44 (0) 207 954 3489.