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PartyPoker on the Verge of Launching Upgraded Poker Room Software

PartyPoker on the Verge of Launching Upgraded Poker Room Software

July 14th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Most of the recent news regarding PartyPoker has been less than positive, to say the least. Headline after headline has blared news of the site’s stunning traffic decline, and the negative financial news coming directly from Party has only added fuel to the fire. But a recent announcement from the UK-listed online gambling operator could […]

Texas Congressman Joe Barton Introduces Federal Online Poker Bill

Texas Congressman Joe Barton Introduces Federal Online Poker Bill

July 13th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Already this year we have seen an online poker bill sputter out at the federal level – that bill of course being the Reid/Kyl Bill, a draft of which was circulated late last year and was much talked about, yet died out without ever being introduced amid the so-called “fiscal cliff” crisis that dominated the […]

Caesars Wins Preliminary Approval to Spin Off New Entity

Caesars Wins Preliminary Approval to Spin Off New Entity

July 11th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Caesars Entertainment saw its stock take a 13 percent jump yesterday on word that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued preliminary approval of the company’s plan to spin off a portion of its business. Caesars has also filed with the SEC in order to raise funds for the new company. As part of the […]

Nun to Serve Jail Time for Stealing to Support Gambling Habit

Nun to Serve Jail Time for Stealing to Support Gambling Habit

July 11th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Nuns having, or rather, wearing habits is a commonplace occurrence. Nuns who steal to support a gambling habit are certainly a rarity – just about as rare as a flying nun. Perhaps that’s why the story of a New York nun being sentenced to a 90-day jail term for stealing to fund her gambling addiction made headlines […]

Phil Ivey to Join California Indian Tribe in Online Gaming Venture

Phil Ivey to Join California Indian Tribe in Online Gaming Venture

July 9th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Rumors surfaced this week that the so-called “Tiger Woods of poker,” Phil Ivey, has made an agreement with a southern California indian tribe to be the face of their Internet gaming venture. Ivey is set to team up with the Pala Indian Tribe, which runs one of California’s most successful tribal casinos. The Pala Casino […]

American Gaming Association Once Again Not Backing PokerStars Atlantic City Deal

American Gaming Association Once Again Not Backing PokerStars Atlantic City Deal

July 8th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

While PokerStars may be celebrating its recent deal to partner with the Atlantic City land-based casino Resorts in an Internet gambling venture, not everyone is thrilled about the turn of events. More specifically, the American Gaming Association, a powerful gambling industry group, says that it plans to oppose PokerStars’ entry into the regulated New Jersey […]

Citizens Organization Backs Proposed Massachusetts MGM Casino

Citizens Organization Backs Proposed Massachusetts MGM Casino

July 7th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

This week a citizen’s group in Springfield, Massachusetts, where MGM Resorts has proposed the construction of an $800 million resort casino, threw their support behind the effort. A public referendum will be held on July 16th, with Springfield’s New North Citizens Council saying that they will urge local residents to back the plan when they […]

Atlantic City Promotes Itself on the Road as Part of “Do AC” Campaign

Atlantic City Promotes Itself on the Road as Part of “Do AC” Campaign

July 6th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

It’s no secret that Atlantic City has been struggling for the better part of a decade, with revenue there having declined every year for the last six years thanks in large part to increased competition along the eastern seaboard, particularly from newer casino properties in neighboring Pennsylvania. A new advertising campaign seeks to highlight Atlantic City’s attractions such as […]

Delaware Online Gaming Regulations Available for Public Comment

Delaware Online Gaming Regulations Available for Public Comment

July 5th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Delaware has released a draft of its online gambling regulations, on which the public will be permitted to comment until July 31st. Unlike in New Jersey and Nevada – the only two other states in the nation to pass similar legislation thus far – the Delaware Internet betting industry will be run by the Delaware […]

Thieves Make Off with $200k Worth of Jewelry in Borgata Heist

Thieves Make Off with $200k Worth of Jewelry in Borgata Heist

July 4th, 2013 Written by Cliff Spiller

Amid a celebration of the casino’s tenth anniversary, three thieves reportedly made off with $200,000 worth of Rolex watches from the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday. Initially the value of the stolen loot was said to be some $500,000, but was adjusted downward once the store was able to […]

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