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The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Is Down to the Final 27 Players

Monday, 14th July 2014

The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event has reached the final 27 players. June 15 will pare the field down to a final table: the November Nine. It is an incredible feat for the 27 players to have reached this point. The event began with 6,638 entrants and has

Ex-Representative Connie Mack IV Is Lobbying on Behalf of Sheldon Adelson in Florida

Friday, 11th July 2014

Former U.S. Representative from Florida, Connie Mack IV, is now a paid lobbyist for Sheldon Adelson. The main focus of Mack’s lobbying effort is to ban online gambling on a nationwide basis. “The Restoration of the Wire Act” was introduced to the U.S. Congress a few months ago. In the

Nevada Gaming Control Board Sees First Case on Medical Marijuana

Thursday, 10th July 2014

The Nevada Gaming Control Board handled its first case involving medical marijuana on Thursday. The Gaming Control Board told a Las Vegas restaurant it needed to find a new operator. The reason they were ordered to do so is to avoid connections to the medical marijuana business. The Control Board

U.S. Interior Department’s New Indian Policies Could Lead to More California Casinos

Wednesday, 09th July 2014

A current initiative in the U.S. Congress might simplify laws to make it easier to recogize Native American tribes. The law would lower standards for recognition, lowering the time a tribe has been recognized by the U.S. government by a significant margin. If this happens, local states like California could

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney Says North Jersey Casino Would Help Atlantic City

Tuesday, 08th July 2014

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said on Tuesday that a casino in North Jersey would help Atlantic City–not hurt it. Sweeney believes a land-based casino in the North Jersey area is “inevitable”. He also believes a vote to determine whether such a gaming venue would be built might

Cleveland Cavaliers Attracting Most Las Vegas Futures Bets to Win the 2015 NBA Title

Monday, 07th July 2014

As the second Lebron James Sweepstakes enters its second week, the Cleveland Cavaliers have become the favorites to win the 2015 NBA Finals at the Las Vegas Superbook. The odds are a testament to the faith that the Cavs have a real chance to lure the NBA’s best basketball player,

Boston Mayor’s Proposed Casino License Delay Overruled by State Gaming Regulators

Sunday, 06th July 2014

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s bid to postpone a decision to issue a local casino license met with a rejection last week. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said that Walsh had no right to delay the issue. Instead, a decision on a license for one of two Boston area license applicants should

New Jersey Republican Senate Candidate Jeff Bell Opposes Internet Gambling

Friday, 04th July 2014

The Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey is against Internet gambling. Jerry Bell, who faces incumbant US Senator Cory Booker in the November election, questions the growing reliance on gambling revenues of states like New Jersey. When asked to explain his policy, Jeff Bell said, “I

Phil Ivey Seeks Dismissal of the Borgata’s $9.6 Million Baccarat Lawsuit

Thursday, 03rd July 2014

Phil Ivey is seeking a dismissal of the Borgata Casino’s $9.6 million lawsuit against him, claiming his winnings were the result of skill. John Falcicchio, a spokesman for Phil Ivey, told the AP that a motion was filed on Wednesday night to dismiss the lawsuit. Borgata’s Lawsuit – Case Stated

Delaware’s Online Gambling Industry’s Numbers Decline by 27% in May 2014

Wednesday, 02nd July 2014

Delaware’s online gambling revenues declined by a full 27% from April to May 2014. The results were the worst sign for iGaming in the state since regulation began on the state’s three licensed websites in November 2013. The news was bad for poker revenues and table game revenues, so the