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Caesars Abandons Suffolk Downs Casino Project

Monday, 21st October 2013

It was a tumultuous weekend for Caesars Entertainment, which was forced to walk away from its plan to build a new casino in East Boston in conjunction with the Suffolk Downs racetrack, also the proposed location for the new $1 billion casino project. Gansevoort investor flagged by regulators  At issue

Four Casinos Now Officially Licensed for New Jersey Online Betting

Sunday, 20th October 2013

With just a little over a month to go before the first real money online wagering web sites go live in the state of New Jersey, this week the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement doled out three additional operating licenses, to the Golden Nugget, the Trump Plaza Hotel and

It’s Official: Borgata Scores First New Jersey iGaming License

Thursday, 10th October 2013

Last week New Jersey gaming regulators confirmed that real-money online betting would be ready to commence at 9 a.m. on November 26th, prompting a flurry of speculation as to which company would be the first to be handed a license by state officials. That speculation is now over, with word

Casinos in Delaware Complain of Toll of Mounting Competition for Gamblers

Wednesday, 09th October 2013

A topic we frequently touch upon in this space is the pinch that states all across the nation are feeling as they compete with their neighbors for what is proving for some to be a very precious resource: gambling dollars. The story is a familiar one, and one that is

Looking to Draw Conventions to Atlantic City, Harrah’s Touts New Conference Center Project

Tuesday, 08th October 2013

According to a new report by the Press of Atlantic City, currently the city of Atlantic City is capturing only a measly one percent of the roughly $16 billion convention industry in the Northeast. Alas, all of that is set to change if Harrah’s proves to be correct in its assessment that

Runner Runner Blows Up Box Office – As In Bombs

Monday, 07th October 2013

Living up – or down – to expectations, the new movie centered around online poker, Runner Runner, bombed at the box office this past weekend. Early expectations quoted by Business Insider predict a painful opening weekend figure of $11 million. Ouch. Low attendance for the weekend clearly not a factor

First Step of Full Tilt Remission Process is Complete, Reports Administrator

Sunday, 06th October 2013

The first step in the Full Tilt remission process is complete, according to the government appointed claims administrator, Garden City Group. The company released an updated statement on the official remission web site,, late last week, noting that all players in their system should have received email contact. Email

With Sale of Former Sands Site, Questions Loom About Atlantic Club’s Fate

Saturday, 05th October 2013

This week Pinnacle Entertainment unloaded a piece of Atlantic City real estate, the site of the old Sands, for almost $240 million less than the company paid for it seven years ago. The new owner, Boardwalk Piers, has no immediate plans for the property for which it paid $30.6 million,

New Jersey Gaming Enforcement: Sites Can Go Live November 26th

Friday, 04th October 2013

The date that has tentatively been circulating for months, November 26th, has been confirmed by the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement as the go day for real-money online gambling in the state. The Department has released its long-awaited final regulations, which can be found on their web site here.

New Online Poker Film Runner Runner Not Exactly Scoring Rave Reviews

Thursday, 03rd October 2013

Runner Runner, the new Hollywood movie centered around online poker that stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Atherton, doesn’t come out until tomorrow. But, if reviews of the film are to serve as any indication, the film might not be poised to be the breakthrough hit of the fall.