Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Baltimore’s First Casino Opens with Vegas-Style Extravaganza and 15,000 Customers

Wednesday, 27th August 2014

The Horseshoe Casino opened in Baltimore this past week, making it the first casino to open in the city. Caesars Entertainment held the grand opening, and they turned the event into a Las Vegas style extravaganza. The festivities includes showgirls in glittery gold and beaded loincloths. High rollers were invited

GardaWorld Armored Car Company to Reimburse Revel Casino for Lost $21,000

Tuesday, 26th August 2014

The GardaWorld Armored Car Company of Atlantic City has agreed to reimburse Revel Casino for $21,000 of the casino’s money lost. A bag of money was lost after it fell off the roof of an armored truck, presumably while in traffic. What ever became of the cash is not know.

Daily Online Fantasy Football Sites Raise Legality Questions about Sports Betting

Monday, 25th August 2014

As the United States Congress prepares to debate a comprehensive ban on online gambling, questions have been raised about the legality of online fantasy football websites. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act created an exemption for horse betting, lotteries, and fantasy sports, but some wonder if the spirit of the

Several Recent U.S. Court Cases Involve Casino Cheats: Ohio, Connecticut, Pennsylvania

Friday, 22nd August 2014

Vaughn Perry, a 40-year old blackjack player at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, has been indicted on charges of cheating on 139 occasions while working at the casino. The Cleveland native is alleged to have been cheating at the casino for a significant amount of time. The Ohio Casino Control Commission

Progressive Slots Network Links New Jersey and Nevada Casino Gambling

Thursday, 21st August 2014

The states of Nevada and New Jersey launched the beginnings of a multi-state progressive jackpot network this week. The two states introduced of a cooperative progressive slots network, linking Las Vegas with Atlantic City slots. The multi-state progressive slots network is part of a long-planned initiative to create larger jackpots.

Catskills Mountains Residents Pessimistic on Odds of Winning New York Gaming Licenses

Tuesday, 19th August 2014

Communities in upstate New York are bracing for disappointment as the New York Gaming Commission Special Panel prepares to announce casino licenses this fall. Granting a casino gambling license is, by its very nature, a process of winners and losers. Towns in the Catskills Mountains have been down this road

David Baazov Discusses PokerStars and Full Tilt’s Future in Conference Call

Monday, 18th August 2014

David Baazov had a conference call this last week to discuss Amaya Inc. second quarter financial results. During the conference call, he said that Amaya’s expansion into its new gaming sites should benefit online poker players who already play at PokerStars and Full Tilt. Baazov said the company’s online casino

Revel Casino Is Negotiating with Potential Buyers Prior to Closure Deadline

Sunday, 17th August 2014

Revel Casino is still negotiating with potential buyers, despite an earlier announcement it plans to shut its doors next month. Casino representatives told a bankruptcy judge a different story, though. The information was released along with a notice adjourning the auction of Revel Casino, which is set for this coming

Newsweek Feature Claims Online Gambling Is a Threat to American Family

Friday, 15th August 2014

A feature running this week in Newsweek claims that online gambling is a threat to the American family. The article is receiving significant attention among major online gambling news websites and blogs, due to the seemingly one-sided and sensationalistic nature of the reporting. The article claims that Internet gambling is

NFL Futures Bets: National Football League 2014 Season Preview and Predictions

Wednesday, 13th August 2014

NFL training camps are about to close and the NFL preseason is about to enter its second of four weekends. With teams gearing up for the start of the season in 3 weeks, it’s time to give a preview of the teams and gauge their chances of winning the NFL