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Oregon a 7-Point Favorite over Ohio State in National Championship Game

Friday, 02nd January 2015

The Oregon Ducks go into the 2015 NCAA National Championship Game as a 7-point favorite, according to Caesars Palace Sportsbook. The Ducks entered the 4-team BCS Playoff as the #2 seed, while OSU entered as the #4 seed. The Ducks are the favorites perhaps due to the youth of the

U.S. Credit Card Companies More Likely to Allow Online Gambling Payments

Thursday, 01st January 2015

When the UIGEA law was passed in 2006, the U.S. Congress believed it had found a way to scare payment processing companies away from the online gambling industry. That was the case for the first few years of the UIGEA’s existence, but the law has never acted as the deterrent

PartyPoker to Make Improvements in Its Online Software in 2015

Wednesday, 31st December 2014

PartyPoker will make improvements to its online gambling software for New Jersey gamblers in the coming months. When improvements are made, it will be easier for players to know which tables are available for gaming without constant check-ins to the lobby. The software developers are still in the design phase

Macy Gray Lost Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Due to Problem Gambling

Tuesday, 30th December 2014

Pop singer Macy Gray has lost most of her fortune due to problem gambling. The singer, best known for her 1999 hit single “I Try“, says she has a love for playing cards. While Gray has had her successes at the casino (winning $28 thousand at one time), she has

Online Gambling Progress in 2015 Depends on Individual States, Says John Pappas

Sunday, 28th December 2014

Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas says a real danger exists that online gambling could be banned across the United States. In a recent interview, Pappas said proponents of gambling online need to continue winning battles at the state level, but they cannot lose focus on the dangers present

Atlantic City Casino Industry Workers Hope for Better Times in 2015

Friday, 26th December 2014

Atlantic City’s casino executives and workers are hoping 2015 proves to be a turnaround year for them. In looking ahead to the next year, the gaming industry’s professionals see a number of reasons for optimism. It takes a courage and a wellspring of positivity to see that good future. The

Chinese President Visit to Macau Could Mean More Trouble for US Gaming Companies

Wednesday, 24th December 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Macau last week to celebrate the city’s 15th year as a special administrative region of China. During his time there, the top Chinese leader called for the city leaders of Macau to diversify its economy, while referring to the “deep-seated problems” which had been

New Hampshire Lawmakers Reject Casino Bill in 2014, But Expect Fight in 2015

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014

Though opponents of casino gambling in New Hampshire were able to defeat gaming legislation in 2014, those opponents expect to face a new challenge to the status quo in 2015. After opponents of brick-and-mortar gambling in New Hampshire were able to squelch legislation during the summer months of 2014, the

Council on Compulsive Gambling Has a New Text Number for Help: 800GAMBLER

Monday, 22nd December 2014

Gambling addicts in New Jersey have a new resource of seeking help. They can send a text message to a 24-hour gambling addiction support service, according to the Council on Compulsive Gambling’s New Jersey executive director Donald Weinbaum. Weinbaum says the text number is just one part of a wider

Carl Icahn’s $20 Million Influx of Cash Keeps Trump Taj Mahal Open into 2015

Sunday, 21st December 2014

Trump Taj Mahal will stay open into 2015, thanks to a loan from chief investor Carl Icahn. Erez Gilad, attorney for Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, appeared in the courtroom of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross to inform the court of the last-minute deal, which had been speculated on for quite