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Another One Bites the Dust in Massachusetts

Friday, 22nd November 2013

This week voters in Milford, Massachusetts, a town of about 25,000 residents roughly 40 miles from Boston, turned out to the polls in droves to say no to a casino proposed by Foxwoods. In the weeks running up to the election, polling results were murky and even Foxwoods officials admitted

New Jersey Launch Will Go on Sans PokerStars

Thursday, 21st November 2013

The one company that everyone has been watching in the New Jersey online gambling licensing processing has been PokerStars, and this week it became final: PokerStars will not receive licensing approval before the full-scale launch of online betting in the Garden State on November 26. The acknowledgement that licensing for

Atlantic Club Owners Expect to Close Sale Next Spring

Tuesday, 19th November 2013

Earlier this month when the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City went bankrupt, it was immediately announced that the move was in anticipation of a sale of the property at auction. Sure enough, the long-struggling Atlantic Club, which in recent years has been branded as a downmarket locals casino,

Adelson Gearing Up for New Attack on Internet Gambling

Monday, 18th November 2013

A feature piece in the Washington Post warns that Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO and outspoken opponent of the regulation of Internet-based wagering in the United States, Sheldon Adelson, is ready to take up the fight anew and will be taking his campaign to Washington D.C. as well as working to

Caesars Head Gary Loveman Still Miffed over Massachusetts

Sunday, 17th November 2013

Gary Loveman, CEO of Caesars Entertainment and a native of the city of Boston, clearly isn’t taking his company’s rejection there lightly. CDC Gaming Reports ran a story this weekend noting that Loveman is still angry that Caesars was forced to back away from a plan to put a $1 billion casino

Foxwoods Milford Project Moves One Step Further with Background Clearance

Saturday, 16th November 2013

Foxwoods might be sighing a breath of relief this weekend, with news coming that its Milford, Massachusetts casino plan has moved one step closer to becoming a reality now that the company has cleared a background check performed by state gambling regulators. Meeting suitability requirements is a major step in

Processing Troubles Surround Internet Betting Transactions

Friday, 15th November 2013

Though real money online betting is now legalized in three states – Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada – not all banks are willing to process the related financial transactions, this according to a report Friday by Bloomberg. PayPal, American Express, and others denying transactions Major banks like Wells Fargo, American

Full Tilt Remission Deadline This Weekend

Thursday, 14th November 2013

This weekend is the deadline for any former Full Tilt Poker accountholders in the United States who would like to file a claim to receive remissions to do so. November 16 – this coming Saturday – marks the last day that players can submit an application to recover their funds.

Wynn Drops PA Casino Plan, Citing NY Expansion

Tuesday, 12th November 2013

With big plans to build one of his signature bronze curtain glass casinos in Philadelphia, Steve Wynn earlier this year was touting the ability of new casino development in Philadelphia as having the ability to bring back a lost standard of glitzy, luxurious urban casino resorts. That vision is apparently

NJ Players Can Self-Exclude from iGaming Sites

Monday, 11th November 2013

As New Jersey residents gear up for the November 26 launch of real money online betting web sites, Garden State gaming regulators have turned their attention to one of the potential downsides of increased access to gambling – problem gambling – and have announced that those who wish to prohibit