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Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss

Borgata Responds to Phil Ivey Motion to Dismiss

Philip Conneller - July 24th, 2014

In the latest chapter in the courtroom drama that is Phil Ivey v Borgata, the Atlantic City casino has filed a countering brief to Ivey’s recent motion to dismiss the case. In layman’s terms, we think that means the Borgata has dismissed Ivey’s dismissal, or something like that. The case, for those of you tuning […]

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Boasts $10 Million Guarantee

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Boasts $10 Million Guarantee

Sean Gibson - June 16th, 2014

The Seminole Hard Rock Casino Poker Open (SHRCPO)  for 2014 has revised its schedule, allowing players to potentially play in both the EPT Barcelona Main Event and the $10 million championship. Poker aficionados might remember that last year the state of Florida seriously stepped up its game when it came to big money poker tournaments. […]

NCLGS Proposes Unified Nationwide Online Gaming Standards

NCLGS Proposes Unified Nationwide Online Gaming Standards

Philip Conneller - May 21st, 2014

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has published the first draft of a new policy framework that seeks to establish a nationwide model for US states which wish to regulate online gaming. Based on consultation from numerous industry stakeholders, such as the American Gaming Association, National Council on Problem Gambling, and National […]

Study Shows Less Support for Online Gambling than Marijuana

Study Shows Less Support for Online Gambling than Marijuana

Sean Gibson - May 20th, 2014

As the lines are drawn in the battle for online gambling regulation in the United States, both sides constantly rally support. Casinos, politicians and wealthy businessmen – all with their own agendas – often push out surveys to find a slice of the population that agree with their views. Though often skewed, those surveys show […]

Ben Affleck Busted for Las Vegas Hard Rock Card-Counting

Ben Affleck Busted for Las Vegas Hard Rock Card-Counting

Philip Conneller - May 6th, 2014

Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck has been barred from the blackjack tables of the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas for card-counting, it emerged last week. And it seems the Oscar winner and poker enthusiast is more convincing an actor than a card cheat, as casino surveillance officers reported that his play was “way too obvious.” […]

Casino Games Coming to Full Tilt Poker

Casino Games Coming to Full Tilt Poker

Sean Gibson - May 2nd, 2014

After a few years in limbo, Full Tilt Poker has been successfully resurrected by Rational Group, the conglomerate that also owns PokerStars. Looking for brand differentiation, as well as the ability to expand into casino gaming markets, Rational Group announced that Full Tilt Poker will expand on its portfolio and offer casino games. Thanks to […]

PokerStars Partners with Morongo and LA Card Rooms

PokerStars Partners with Morongo and LA Card Rooms

Jennifer Newell - April 24th, 2014

PokerStars has announced the signing of an agreement with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California, as well as the three largest card rooms in the state: Commerce, Bicycle Casino, and Hawaiian Gardens. The deal is based on legislation enacted in California to legalize intrastate online poker, at which time PokerStars will become the […]

Online Poker Plateaus in New Jersey as Casino Gaming Grows

Online Poker Plateaus in New Jersey as Casino Gaming Grows

Philip Conneller - April 19th, 2014

The latest report from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement was released this week, revealing that online poker revenues have remained relatively stagnant month-over-month. Online poker turned over $3.2 million in March versus $3.1 million in February; this is in contrast to online casino revenues which showed continued growth, with overall revenue of $11.8 […]

Japanese Mobile Gaming Popularity On the Rise

Japanese Mobile Gaming Popularity On the Rise

Jennifer Newell - April 8th, 2014

Japan has experienced the same rise in online gamers as other countries in Asia and Europe in the past decade. The most recent research from the mobile gaming market is proof, and shows just how much potential growth is lurking in the industry. Meanwhile, the Japanese government inches closer to authorizing brick-and-mortar casinos in some […]

Massachusetts Pushes for Online Gaming Bill

Massachusetts Pushes for Online Gaming Bill

Sean Gibson - March 17th, 2014

Many states have been bandied about as being the potential fourth location in the United States to legalize and regulate online gaming. One of those is Massachusetts, which recently made headlines for its impending expansion in the land-based casino industry. Currently, there are talks in place debating potential legislation and its fallout should online gaming […]

Gambler Sues Downtown Grand for $500K Gambling Loss

Gambler Sues Downtown Grand for $500K Gambling Loss

Jennifer Newell - March 13th, 2014

Mark Johnston lives in Los Angeles and traveled to Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend. The 52-year-old former car dealership owner drank and gambled at the new Downtown Grand casino in Las Vegas, ultimately losing $500,000. He is now suing the establishment for cheating him out of those funds. The lawsuit claims that the casino […]