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Illinois Governor and Chicago Mayor Said to be at Odds Over Gambling

Friday, 24th May 2013

Two of the top Democrats in the state of Illinois are said to be at odds over the issue of expanded casino gambling. Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have not spoken to one another in nearly two weeks over differing opinions about a casino expansion bill known

Revel Atlantic City Comes Out of Chapter 11

Thursday, 23rd May 2013

Revel is Atlantic City’s newest casino and is also among its worst-performing in terms of revenue, a fact that the management of the property hopes will change now that the casino has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Having only filed for bankruptcy in late March, the quick emergence can

Online Gambling Must Wait In Line Behind Pension Reform, Illinois Governor Says

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn threw some cold water on those hoping to see online gambling regulation come to the state with his announcement that pension reform is an immutable precursor to any sort of gambling expansion. Pension reform a must-do, says Quinn Quinn has previously indicated that he viewed pension

Caesars Online Poker Launch Rumored to be Impending

Tuesday, 21st May 2013

While officials are publicly cautious regarding any timeline for the launch of their real-money online poker product in the US, insiders are suggesting that the launch could come as early as this week. No formal timeline from Caesars During a recent media conference call for the 2013 World Series of

Duke Denies Having Access to Cheat Mode on Ultimate Bet

Monday, 20th May 2013

Poker pro Annie Duke has issued a second statement concerning her access to the “cheat” function of Ultimate Bet’s software, denying in no uncertain terms that she at any time used or was even aware of such a function. Ultimate Bet became infamous after it was revealed that company insiders

New Jersey Prepares to Publish Regulations for Online Gambling

Sunday, 19th May 2013

Online gambling in the Garden State took one step closer to becoming a reality with this week’s announcement from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement that regulations governing NJ’s online gambling industry will be published on June 3rd. The DGE is the primary regulator for online gambling activity in

PokerStars Bid To Buy Into New Jersey Fails?

Saturday, 18th May 2013

While the proverbial song has yet to be sung by the proverbial obese performer, it appears as if PokerStars’ attempt to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino has been mortally wounded. The wound in question was delivered late this week by a New Jersey judge who ruled in favor of lifting

California Tribes Propose Internet Poker Bill

Friday, 17th May 2013

California has long been a state to watch as online poker legislation is considered in an increasingly long list of states across the nation. Being the most populous state in the United States, were California to regulate access to real-money online poker games, it would undoubtedly immediately represent a major

Illinois Internet Gaming Bill Said To Be On The Way

Thursday, 16th May 2013

When a casino expansion bill passed the Illinois State Senate at the beginning of this month, it did so without an Internet gaming component that had, at least temporarily, been attached to the legislation. Language in that bill, which would put five new land-based casinos in the Land of Lincoln

Phil Hellmuth Releases Statement After UB Audio Tapes Come to Light

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

An additional chapter is unfolding in the saga of the Ultimate Bet scandal, with new recordings surfacing that leave little doubt that the owners of the site perpetrated a major fraud against their customers. The recordings were posted online by a former employee of 1994 WSOP champ and one of