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The Florida House and Senate Agree to a Decoupling and Designated Player Games

The Florida House and Senate Agree to a Decoupling and Designated Player Games

April 25th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

The Florida House of Representatives made several concessions this week which would allow a deal to be made between the state and the Seminole Tribe. The House appears to have changed course after the Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling which allows an anti-casino voter initiative on the 2018 mid-term election ballot. The announcement came […]

Carl Icahn Files 10 Tax Appeals Worth Millions of Dollars for Atlantic City Casinos

Carl Icahn Files 10 Tax Appeals Worth Millions of Dollars for Atlantic City Casinos

April 24th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

Carl Icahn has tax appeals for Tropicana Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, and Trump Plaza which could cost Atlantic City millions of dollars. Given the fragile state of Atlantic City’s finances, the tax abatements could make life harder for the city’s financial leaders. The billionaire activist investor recently filed tax appeals for 2014 through 2017 […]

PokerStars Announces 2017 New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) Schedule

PokerStars Announces 2017 New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) Schedule

April 21st, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

PokerStars announced this week a guaranteed prize pool of $1,200,000 for the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker, usually referred to as NJSCOOP. The online poker toiurnament runs from May 6 to May 22. The 2017 NJSCOOP schedule contains a wide variety of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, and HORSE events. It also contains 6-Max, […]

Jason Chaffetz, Top Online Gambling Opponent in Congress, Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

Jason Chaffetz, Top Online Gambling Opponent in Congress, Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection

April 20th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, the top advocate for Restore America’s Wire Act, announced he would not seek reelection in 2018. As the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz arguably is the most powerful proponent of anti-online gambling legislation in the current U.S. Congress. Jason Chaffetz sponsored Sheldon Adelson’s pet bill, Restore America’s Wire […]

NCAA Criticized for Reversing Ban on North Carolina Sports Events over Social Policy

NCAA Criticized for Reversing Ban on North Carolina Sports Events over Social Policy

April 19th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

The NCAA has lifted its ban on North Carolina sporting events it had imposed last year due to the Tarheel State’s law against LGBTQ citizens. North Carolina’s legislature recently passed a “fig leaf of a bill” that partially reversed the policies imposed in early 2016. In return, the NCAA Board of Governors agreed to allow […]

Florida House and Senate Leaders Meet to Negotiate Tribal-Racino Gambling Laws

Florida House and Senate Leaders Meet to Negotiate Tribal-Racino Gambling Laws

April 18th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

Leaders in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate met on Monday to discuss conflicting policies on gambling legislation. It was decided that a conference committee on gambling will begin meetings on Thurday and the two sides might negotiate throughout the weekend. Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), a longtime expert on Florida gambling laws, […]

The Ivey League, Phil Ivey’s Poker Training Site, Plans to Close on May 1

The Ivey League, Phil Ivey’s Poker Training Site, Plans to Close on May 1

April 17th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

The Ivey League, Phil Ivey’s poker training website, announced it would close on May 1, 2017. The Ivey League’s clossure ends a business venture that began in 2012. In 2012, Phil Ivey bought Leggopoker, an online poker training website that already had a community of trainees. The plan to was to make the Ivey League […]

Bellagio Annex’s Roof Caught Fire, Shutting Down the Las Vegas Strip

Bellagio Annex’s Roof Caught Fire, Shutting Down the Las Vegas Strip

April 14th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

A fire raging on the roof of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino closed down the Las Vegas Strip for several hours last night. Within hours, traffic on Las Vegas Boulevard returned to normal. The Bellagio is operating normally at the moment, while traffic once again flows on the Vegas Strip. Clark County Fire Department personnel […]

Luxor Opens the First eSports Gaming Arena on the Las Vegas Strip

Luxor Opens the First eSports Gaming Arena on the Las Vegas Strip

April 13th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

The Luxor Las Vegas is converting one of its nightclubs into an eSports gaming arena. MGM Resorts International, owner of the Luxor, said it wants to offer its customers “something really different“. In fact, Luxor says that the LAX nightclub has performed well, but the eSports gaming area is needed to draw new customers. Luxor […]

John Madden Predicts Problems for NFL Teams Visiting the Las Vegas Strip

John Madden Predicts Problems for NFL Teams Visiting the Las Vegas Strip

April 12th, 2017 Written by Steve Larson

Hall of Fame head coach and broadcaster John Madden said he thinks there is “going to be a lot of problems” with NFL players in Las Vegas the night before games. Claiming that every NFL team has “a bottom ten” players when it comes to discipline and bad behavior, the onetime Raiders coach predicted his […]

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