Feb 18, 2015 |

The Last Hours of the Taj Mahal Poker Room

Once the epicenter of poker in Atlantic City, the Taj Mahal poker room is no more. Over the weekend the room closed “indefinitely” and this is a chronicle of the final hands and the people that played them. This past weekend, if only for a day or two, was a glimpse into the past. A glimpse into […]

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Sep 19, 2014 |

Ultimate Poker Leaving New Jersey Following Taj Mahal Closure

Ask anybody that works for any media outlet anywhere and they’ll tell you that a late Friday press release means one thing only: bad news. That’s exactly what online poker players in New Jersey got Friday afternoon when Ultimate Gaming, the parent company of UltimatePoker.com and UCasino.com, announced they plan to leave the Garden State […]

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Sep 12, 2014 |

Potential Revel Buyer to Focus on Non-Gaming Amenities

Florida developer Glenn Straub has put in a $90 million offer to buy the now-closed Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Straub and his company, Polo North Country Club inc., have grander ideas for the Revel than being just a casino. Straub spoke with Bloomberg on Thursday, telling them via a phone interview, Revel “will not […]

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Sep 2, 2014 |

Then There Were 9: Revel Casino Closed Tuesday Morning

Casino contraction has been talked about for several years in Atlantic City, but it was always a hypothetical; a down the road possibility. But it’s real and it’s happening. Even when the Atlantic Club closed its doors back in January many people were of the mindset, “well, that was an old casino, and it was […]

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Aug 12, 2014 |

No Takers for Revel Casino; Could Close by September 10

With the Revel’s scheduled bankruptcy auction delayed, and a source telling NBC10 in Philadelphia that no qualifying offers have been received for the struggling property, we may now have our answer to my question from a column back in July: Is the Revel Casino in Atlantic City too big to fail? And the answer could […]

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Sep 20, 2013 |

By the Numbers: WPT Borgata Poker Open

The poker world is full of facts, figures, stats and records. With so many numbers being crunched day in and day out, sometimes it is tough to see what they all add up to. That is why BLUFF brings you some of the more interesting numbers related to the big tournaments, big stories, and big […]

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Jan 25, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Christie Concerns, Mississippi Measure, Nevada’s Newbies

With the overindulgences of the holidays firmly in the rearview mirror, online poker regulatory efforts gathered momentum this week, with mixed results. On the negative side of the ledger, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie publicly expressed reservations about A-2578, the Garden State’s intrastate online gaming bill. He’s worried that online gaming will cannibalize existing casino […]

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Jan 16, 2013 |

PokerStars’ Parent Company to Buy Atlantic Club Casino

With online poker legislation sitting on the desk of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker positioned itself to be a player in the future of the industry in the United States by agreeing to buy the fledgling Atlantic Club Casino. Rational Group has agreed to terms to […]

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Aug 22, 2012 |

The Pro’s Pro with Josh Brikis

Josh Brikis has over $1.4 million in career live tournament earnings since 2006. The “Pro’s Pro” is a monthly interview that appears in each issue of BLUFF Magazine. In it, we bring you the stories of players who are out grinding on the circuit for a living. For the first time, we’re bringing “Pro’s Pro” […]

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Dec 13, 2011 |

WSOPC: Tuan Phan Picks Up a Six Figure Win in Atlantic City

In past years, the World Series of Poker Circuit’s trip to Atlantic City came just before the Christmas holiday. This year, the tournament wrapped up a couple of weeks early.  Perhaps because of the schedule change, the event saw a massive uptick in attendance from 352 players in 2010 to 602 in 2011. Granted, the […]

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