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Atlantic City to Transform Shuttered Revel into Ocean Resort Casino: Will a New Poker Room Emerge?

Atlantic City to Transform Shuttered Revel into Ocean Resort Casino: Will a New Poker Room Emerge?

Chad Holloway - January 15th, 2018

The Revel Casino lost its poker room in August of 2013, a full year before the doomed property, which had once been deemed the future for chic gaming in Atlantic […]

Golden Nugget Online Brings Live Dealer Casino Hold’em to New Jersey

Golden Nugget Online Brings Live Dealer Casino Hold’em to New Jersey

Daniel Smyth - January 8th, 2018

Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino is introducing a “live dealer” online offering that takes traditional Texas hold’em and transforms it into a casino table game. Online Casino Hold’em is the […]

Poker Operator Changes in 2017: Switchups, Mergers, Bankruptcies, and Scandal

Poker Operator Changes in 2017: Switchups, Mergers, Bankruptcies, and Scandal

Philip Conneller - December 31st, 2017

PokerStars parent Amaya changed its name to The Stars Group in 2017, and upped sticks to Toronto from its traditional base in Montreal. It was more than a symbolic move […]

Boyd Gaming to Acquire Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania, Just in Time for Online Gambling Push

Boyd Gaming to Acquire Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania, Just in Time for Online Gambling Push

Chad Holloway - December 21st, 2017

Boyd Gaming announced on Wednesday that it would purchase Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia for $280.5 million. The acquisition, which isn’t expected to close until Q3 of […]

Penn National to Acquire Pinnacle Entertainment, Owner of Heartland Poker Tour, for $2.8 Billion

Penn National to Acquire Pinnacle Entertainment, Owner of Heartland Poker Tour, for $2.8 Billion

Chad Holloway - December 19th, 2017

Penn National is set to become the largest gaming operator in the United States if a proposed $2.8 billion deal to acquire Pinnacle Entertainment is approved by regulators. If approved, […]

Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling

Station Casinos Refuses to Pay $120K Bad Beat Jackpot, Nevada Gaming Control Board to Make Ruling

Jon Sofen - December 14th, 2017

Station Casinos is refusing to pay out on a $120,000 bad beat poker jackpot hit on July 7 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, citing a technicality. But the […]

Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck

Florida Derby Lane Poker Dealer Charged with Felony, Caught on Surveillance Stacking Deck

Chad Holloway - December 14th, 2017

Last Sunday, 30-year-old poker dealer Tishun Butler was caught stacking the deck at Derby Lane, a racino located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Butler was observed on camera helping set the […]

Bellagio WPT Five Diamond Bubble About to Burst, Blake Bohn Chip Leader After Day Three

Bellagio WPT Five Diamond Bubble About to Burst, Blake Bohn Chip Leader After Day Three

Jon Sofen - December 8th, 2017

Brandon Meyers increased his stack at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic on Day Three. But for the first time in this event, he didn’t leave the Bellagio with […]

SCOTUS Questions on PASPA Leave Observers Optimistic Court Will Overturn Sportsbetting Ban

SCOTUS Questions on PASPA Leave Observers Optimistic Court Will Overturn Sportsbetting Ban

Ed Scimia - December 6th, 2017

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday over the state of New Jersey’s attempt to challenge the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). A ruling won’t be made […]

UK Online Gambling Numbers Show Poker Slowing Compared to Sportsbetting, Casino Games

UK Online Gambling Numbers Show Poker Slowing Compared to Sportsbetting, Casino Games

Daniel Smyth - December 2nd, 2017

Online poker in the UK is losing ground to other forms of betting, according to the most recent annual report from the UK Gambling Commission. Publishing revenue, participation, and employment […]

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Take Beating After Nine NFL Favorites Cover Sunday Spread

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Take Beating After Nine NFL Favorites Cover Sunday Spread

Jon Sofen - November 27th, 2017

A bottle of scotch may be in order for Las Vegas sportsbook managers after an NFL Sunday that saw nine favorites cover the point spread, causing the worst day of […]