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Full Tilt Funds One Step Closer to Return for American Players

Friday, 02nd August 2013

In what can only be described as an incredibly welcome development, former U.S. customers of online poker room Full Tilt Poker learned today that the return of their balances at the site has taken a massive step closer to becoming a reality. The news came via the official website of

New Hampshire Casino Regulation Panel to Convene

Thursday, 01st August 2013

As a sign of just how heated the competition for gambling revenue is becoming in New England, this week it was announced that a gambling regulation panel will meet later on this month in New Hampshire in order to look into the formulating rules for a casino there, Valley News

New Jersey Gets 37 Online Gambling Applicants

Tuesday, 30th July 2013

Another step toward regulated online gambling in New Jersey today, as the state Division of Gaming Enforcement announced that 37 applicants submitted the preliminary paperwork to apply for Internet gambling licenses in advance of the state’s July 29th deadline. That late-July deadline was set only weeks ago by the DGE.

PokerStars Fires Back Against Kentucky With Court Filing

Monday, 29th July 2013

The parent company behind online poker giant PokerStars sought to undermine the Kentucky government’s claim against the site last week by filing a motion to dismiss. The motion to dismiss is in specific response to Kentucky’s attempt to seize the PokerStars.com domain. Kentucky has been pursuing this claim for several

UK Investment Company Looking to Get Into Atlantic City Casino Business

Saturday, 27th July 2013

An investment ¬†and gaming company based in the United Kingdom, 2UP, is interested in either buying an existing Atlantic City land-based casino or developing one of their own, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The company’s interest in gaining a foothold in Atlantic City is motivated by New Jersey’s newly-regulated Internet gambling market,

Ultimate Gaming Finishes Field Test, Wins Full Regulatory Approval

Friday, 26th July 2013

The company that runs the first regulated online poker site in the United States, Ultimate Gaming, this week won full regulatory approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission, after operating a “field trial” for the past ninety days, according to a story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Operation under close observation

Zynga Ditches Drive for Real-Money Online Gambling in U.S.

Thursday, 25th July 2013

In what amounts to a very substantial change of plans for a company that many expected to play a prominent role in America’s regulated market for real-money online gambling, Zynga announced today that they are effectively abandoning the U.S. RMG industry. The company phrased it in slightly softer terms, of

Mississippi Casino Revenue Takes a Dip in June

Wednesday, 24th July 2013

Casino revenue in the Gulf Coast state of Mississippi was down in June over the same period in 2012, this according to a report published by Bloomberg Business Week. Mississippi offers casinos along its Gulf coastline, and also has river casinos. Bloomberg reported that May figures were more optimistic, with

Revel Slots Rebate Offer Not a Big Win with Customers

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013

Revel Casino has been working hard to shed its image as one of Atlantic City’s biggest losers, though its new promotion designed to make slot machine players feel like winners is turning out to do anything but. In June, Revel announced a promotion that began on July 1. Under its

MGM and Hyatt Loyalty Partnership Taking Off

Monday, 22nd July 2013

Last week a party was held to honor the success of a partnership announced last month between Chicago, Illinois-based Hyatt Hotels and MGM Resorts International that effectively merges the two companies’ customer loyalty programs. MGM’s rewards program is known as M Life, whereas Hyatt maintains the Gold Passport loyalty program.