Archive for April, 2016

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Softens His Public Stance on Sports Betting

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Softens His Public Stance on Sports Betting

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, April 29th, 2016

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated in a radio interview this week that he is softening his stance on sports betting. The NFL is the richest of the American sports leagues, so it is a leader among the sports associations when it comes to championing the PASPA law and opposing sports betting. In the past two […]

Las Vegas Review-Journal Columnist Resigns after Being Told He Could Not Discuss Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas Review-Journal Columnist Resigns after Being Told He Could Not Discuss Sheldon Adelson

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

John L. Smith has written 5 columns a week for the Las Vegas Review-Journal for nearly 30 years, but he announced he would be leaving Nevada’s biggest newspaper this week. Smith told NPR Radio he was told he could no longer write about two of the biggest names in Las Vegas, including the new owner […]

PokerStars New Jersey Announces NJSCOOP 2016, Set to Begin on May 15

PokerStars New Jersey Announces NJSCOOP 2016, Set to Begin on May 15

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

PokerStars New Jersey announced the schedule for its first-ever online poker championship in the licensed gaming market. The name of the event is the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker, or NJSCOOP. NJSCOOP is going to follow the format of the SCOOP series held each spring by PokerStars for international players. NJSCOOP will be […]

TropicanaCasino Online Now Feature Net Entertainment 3D Animated Slots

TropicanaCasino Online Now Feature Net Entertainment 3D Animated Slots

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, April 25th, 2016

Net Entertainment announced this week that its online games have gone live on TropicanaCasino Online, the Internet gaming portal of the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. Net Ent signed a licensing deal with Tropicana in November 2015, setting the stage for its entry into the New Jersey licensed gaming market. After receiving approval by the […]

Seven Massachusetts Legislators Ask Gaming Commission for Financial Report on a Brockton Casino License

Seven Massachusetts Legislators Ask Gaming Commission for Financial Report on a Brockton Casino License

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Seven Massachusetts lawmakers have asked the commonwealth’s Gaming Commission to delay licensing for a proposed casino in Brockton. If Massachusetts approves such a casino, then the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe would be exempt from paying state taxes on its own $1 billion casino which is under development at the moment. The Wampanoag tribe’s casino, which is […]

Atlantic City Sues the State of New Jersey for $33.5 Million, Citing Christie’s Veto

Atlantic City Sues the State of New Jersey for $33.5 Million, Citing Christie’s Veto

Written by Steve Larson | Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Atlantic City is suing the state of New Jersey for $33.5 million, saying the state promised a financial aid package for that amount, but did not keep its promise. Atlantic City’s filing contends its financial planning was based on the promise, so the failure of New Jersey to do as it promised caused damage. The […]

American Gaming Association and SportIM Co-Host Congressional Event on “Safeguarding Sports Integrity”

American Gaming Association and SportIM Co-Host Congressional Event on “Safeguarding Sports Integrity”

Written by Steve Larson | Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The American Gaming Association is hosting a sports betting initiative on Capital Hill this week. The name of the event, which takes place at 8:30 am on Wednesday, is said to be “The World of Sports Betting and Safeguarding Sports Integrity”. The AGA is co-producing the benefit alongside Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM), a UK firm […]

State Senator Mike Kowall Sponsors Michigan Online Gambling and Poker Bill

State Senator Mike Kowall Sponsors Michigan Online Gambling and Poker Bill

Written by Steve Larson | Monday, April 18th, 2016

An online gambling bill has been introduced to the Michigan State Senate. The proposed law is Senate Bill 889, better known in Michigan’s legislature as the Lawful Internet Gaming Act (LIGA). If SB 889 passes, then Michigan will have legal online poker and online casinos. The bill is expected to use the New Jersey iGaming […]

US Commerce Committee Plans to Hearing Testimony on Sports Betting, Online Gambling, and DFS on May 11

US Commerce Committee Plans to Hearing Testimony on Sports Betting, Online Gambling, and DFS on May 11

Written by Steve Larson | Friday, April 15th, 2016

The United States Congress plans a public hearing on the topics of sports betting, online gambling, and daily fantasy sports, according to ESPN’s David Purdum. The hearing, which is set for Wednesday, May 11, is planned for the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. The day’s hearing will be an opportunity to […]

Atlantic City May Be Given 130-Day Reprieve by Stephen Sweeney

Atlantic City May Be Given 130-Day Reprieve by Stephen Sweeney

Written by Steve Larson | Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Atlantic City and the State of New Jersey continue to vie for control of the Boardwalk city’s finances. Under a plan proposed by Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney, the state would give Atlantic City 130 days in order to get its finances under control. If it did not, then New Jersey would take control […]