Apr 8, 2015 |

BLUFF POWER 20 #11 – #15: Chris Christie Blocks His Way Onto List

POKER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL Each year BLUFF polls poker industry leaders from around the world in an attempt to measure and rank the people who are influencing the game and industry today. The ballots are collected and tabulated to produce the BLUFF POWER 20. The list has become an annual source of discussion and debate within the industry and now, ten years after […]

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Apr 7, 2015 |

The BLUFF POWER 20: The Bubble

POKER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL Each year BLUFF polls poker industry leaders from around the world in an attempt to measure and rank the people who are influencing the game and industry today. The ballots are collected and tabulated to produce the BLUFF POWER 20. The list has become an annual source of discussion and debate within the industry and now, […]

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Jul 25, 2014 |

Is the Revel Casino in Atlantic City too Big to Fail

The Revel Casino was conceived during Atlantic City’s “boom years” in the mid-2000’s, but by the time construction began in 2008 the economic landscape had changed, and the prudence of a project as grand as the Revel already started being called into question. Since opening in April of 2012 the Revel has been an unmitigated […]

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Mar 1, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: New Jersey Makes It Official

On Tuesday, New Jersey completed THE FIGHT to legalize and regulate online gambling. An intrastate online gambling law, similar to the one that Republican Gov. Chris Christie vetoed on February 7 but containing changes he had requested, was enacted by the legislature and signed into law by the governor. That makes New Jersey the third […]

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Feb 26, 2013 |

New Jersey Enacts Internet Gaming Law

This time it’s for real. Less than three weeks after Republican Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a previous version of the same bill, New Jersey lawmakers enacted a law authorizing intrastate online gaming, including poker, in the Garden State. The new law, which was tailored to Christie’s specific recommendations, officially makes New Jersey the third […]

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Feb 22, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Nevada Lines Up for Interstate Poker

It was a week of expected developments in THE FIGHT to legalize online poker, with one unexpected development thrown into the mix. Let’s start with the expected. Yesterday, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an amendment to Nevada’s intrastate online poker law that allows Nevada to enter into online poker agreements with other states without waiting […]

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Feb 21, 2013 |

2013 BLUFF Power 20: Scheinbergs Reign Supreme

The BLUFF Power 20 appears in the March issue of BLUFF available for download now in the iTunes Store and Google Play. The full list will be revealed throughout the day Thursday via @bluffmagazine and updates to this story. Each year BLUFF polls a select group of people from across the poker industry on who […]

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Feb 15, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Ground Shifts Back to Bad Actors

They’re not slowing down in New Jersey. After last week’s landmark decision from Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoing A-2578, the state’s latest online gaming bill, the State Legislature got right to work amending the bill. By Monday, word came from Trenton that the Legislature is expected to vote on a new version of A-2578, with […]

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Feb 8, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: A Big Win for Online Poker in New Jersey

Yesterday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) conditionally vetoed the state’s latest online gaming legislation. While that “veto” word sounds ugly, in truth it was a big win for the online poker legislative fight. It was a win because Christie acknowledged that it’s past time to move on this issue. It was a win because […]

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Feb 7, 2013 |

Christie Gives Conditional Nod of Approval to New Jersey Internet Gaming

After 49 days, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) finally gave his answer on Internet gaming in New Jersey. It’s a conditional “yes”. Christie conditionally vetoed A-2578, the intrastate online gaming bill that was overwhelmingly approved by the State Legislature in December. But the governor cited the importance of the tourism and gaming industries to […]

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Feb 1, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Christie Closer to the Edge as Reid Backs Away

This week, The Fight isn’t just about legislature and bills, lobbying and governors. We’ve got the return of everyone’s least favorite bank and a dose of bribery too. But let’s start with the legislative stuff. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains mum as to his plans for A-2578, New Jersey’s latest intrastate online gaming bill. […]

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