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 25, 2014 |

888 CEO Talks US iGaming and Clarifies PokerStars Stance

We are “delighted at the success of the launch” in the United States, was how 888 CEO Brian Mattingley began our recent phone interview. The man at the helm of the only company operating in all three markets with legal online gambling (ranking him #9 on Bluff Magazine’s Power 20) also has a very positive […]

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Jul 30, 2014 |

Amaya Receives Regulatory Approval for PokerStars Purchase

An all important step in the sale of PokerStars to Amaya Gaming was completed on Monday when Amaya announced it has “received all required approvals from the gaming regulatory authorities that currently license Rational Group Ltd.” according to a press release issued by the company. Amaya also announced they have received “conditional approval” to issue […]

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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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Jul 7, 2014 |

Delaware and Nevada Interstate Agreement Expected Soon

In February Delaware and Nevada signed a historic agreement that will allow the two states to pool their online poker player bases in a first of its kind interstate compact. In addition to agreeing to work with one another the two states also formed the Multi State Internet Gaming Association (MSIGA) which was setup in […]

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Jul 4, 2014 |

3 Reasons Online Gambling Expansion Has Stalled in 2014

After three states launched legalized and launched iGaming in 2013, online poker and online gambling was expected to proliferate across the US in 2014, but the zeitgeist shifted and the promise of more states coming online in 2014 has seemingly petered out. So where did it all go wrong? April 30, 2013 Ultimate Poker launched […]

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Jun 26, 2014 |

NJ DGE Already Reviewing PokerStars License Application

Could PokerStars be licensed in New Jersey even sooner than we expect? It looks like the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is trying to get the licensing application completed before the ink on the sale to Amaya Gaming has even dried according to the latest reports. The talk around the proverbial campfire has the […]

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Jun 13, 2014 |

Amaya Gaming Acquires PokerStars and Assets for $4.9 Billion

A blockbuster deal went down on Thursday evening that will see a wholly owned subsidiary of the Amaya Gaming Group acquire PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and all of the Oldford’s/Rational Group’s assets for a staggering $4.9 billion. The deal has been rumored for several weeks as Amaya Gaming’s stock started to inexplicably rise in late […]

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May 15, 2014 |

3 iGaming Panels on East Coast Gaming Congress Agenda

On May 19th, at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, CEO Brian Mattingley will kick off the 18th East Coast Gaming Congress (ECGC) with a keynote address focusing on iGaming expansion in the United States. Following Mattingley’s speech there will be three separate panel discussions with some of the most notable iGaming executives, lawmakers, and […]

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Apr 1, 2014 |

New York State Legislature Considering Online Poker Bill

With calls for expanding online gambling in several states, and legislation introduced at the federal level calling for an online gambling ban, the online poker industry is in the midst of one of the most muddled periods in its history, and it’s only getting more confusing. In this time of uncertainty we have yet another […]

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Jan 19, 2014 |

The Week That Was: Borgata Chip Scandal & PCA Results

The Week That Was takes a look back on the biggest stories in the poker world. Though January has been freezing for most of the country the poker world basked on the warm Bahamian beaches for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. But Event 1 for the Borgata Winter Open gave way to one the worst live […]

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Jan 16, 2014 |

‘Micro Turbo’ Series with $50K Guarantee Set to Begin on partypoker

After the first full month of legal online poker in New Jersey, partypoker and Borgata Poker are the clear early frontrunners in the state, thanks to tournament offerings like the upcoming ‘Pokerfest: Micro Turbo Edition’. partypoker set the bar high with big guarantees from the beginning and hit them – including their $50,000 Guarantee that’s […]

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Dec 20, 2013 |

The Year That Was: February 2013

Another calendar year is in the books and when the poker world looks back at 2013, they’ll see the first steps taken towards the return of online poker in the U.S, a dominating performance from Daniel Negreanu and the dominance of German players in High Roller events around the world. Every day until the end […]

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