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 […]
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 […]
Will Failla fears that New York is primed to take over the east coast poker scene. He’s not too saddened by the prospect, as he lives in New York after all.
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The news online poker players in the United States have been waiting for has come to pass; PokerStars will be back in the U.S. market, most likely by the end of 2013, thanks to a partnership with Resorts Casino in Atlantic City the two companies announced Wednesday. “Resorts is a fantastic partner for us and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
It’s Monday, and you’re facing a brand new week of work. If you’re on the East Coast, you’re dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, and if you’re anywhere else in the world you’re dealing with the fact that the unborn child due to Beyonce and Jay-Z is already worth hundreds of times the amount […]