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HARD ROCK ONLINE CASINO GOES “LIVE” WITH LIVE DEALER GAMES POWERED BY EVOLUTION GAMING BY ROBERT DELLAFAVE

NJ online gambling industry newcomer Hard Rock Online Casino has pulled the trigger on its Live Dealer rollout, with the launch coming just one week after it announced a partnership with Live Casino solutions provider, Evolution Gaming.

Hard Rock joins five other NJ online casino sites in offering the popular live/online hybrid, and becomes the first not to make use of studio space housed at Golden Nugget Casino. Instead, Hard Rock’s Live Dealer games will be streamed directly from the newly-minted Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City.

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NJ Sports Betting Could Become Bigger Than Nevada In A Hurry By Grant Lucas

It was the rest period of the sports calendar. July is not supposed to be a big-money month. After all, in terms of sports betting in New Jersey, all that’s available is baseball, some NBA Summer League, and a little bit of World Cup action.

Yet Meadowlands Racetrack CEO and owner Jeff Gural sensed something. His facility in East Rutherford opened its FanDuel Sportsbook midway through the month. Gural said at the time he had no idea what to expect. Yet he know something big was in store.

And that proved prescient: In July, during which NJ sports betting combined for nearly $4 million in revenue, Meadowlands led the way with more than $1.3 million in just 18 days of operation.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 552 - Originally aired the Week of August 13, 2018

 

This week Ashley talks with poker player and game inventor Dario De Toffili, author of “The Big Book of Poker: In-Depth Knowledge for Winning Strategies”.

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What’s In The Works For Caesars’ NJ Sports Betting Plans? Quite A Lot by Martin Derbyshire

Two of Caesars Entertainment’s three Atlantic City casinos now offer legal sports betting. Plus, the third has plans to release a mobile sports betting app in the New Jersey market before long.

In fact, Caesars announced on July 30, 2018, it will introduce sports betting at its Atlantic City properties. Sports betting launched at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino Wild Wild West casino on July 30, 2018.

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HARD ROCK ATLANTIC CITY PARTNERING WITH EVOLUTION GAMING, ENTERING LIVE CASINO FRAY BY ERIC RASKIN

First you learn the basic chords and how to strum them. Then gradually you expand your repertoire to include complex fingerpicking and eventually shredding guitar solos.

Hard Rock is taking it one step at a time as an Atlantic City casino. The music-themed property on the site of the former Taj Mahal opened its doors officially on June 28, soft-launched its online casino on June 29, and went beyond the soft-launch phase with HardRockCasino.com a few days later.

Now Hard Rock AC is preparing to add “Live Dealer” games to the mix, and Evolution Gaming has announced it will power these games, launching before the summer is over.

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Las Vegas Casinos Hope Sports Betting Will Change Their Luck by David G. Schwartz

With rising displeasure at added fees and charges, as well as more competition from casinos around the world, Las Vegas-based gaming operators need a new way to stay profitable. Some believe that sports betting is the solution, and a new emphasis on wagering has already changed the way these companies approach their business.

Las Vegas casinos made peace long ago with the expansion of gambling. More than that—they are frequently the ones advocating for it, and they often maneuver for years to take full advantage of new opportunities. This is nothing new. Since the 1990s, casino companies have championed the expansion of gambling opportunities both across the United States and internationally. Sometimes it works out—Las Vegas companies have reaped handsome rewards for investing in the Chinese enclave of Macau despite some rough patches—and sometimes it doesn’t, as when Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson nixed the planned $30 billion Eurovegas resort near Madrid after pushback from the Spanish government.

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Boom In Atlantic City Casinos Leads To A Spike In The Job Market By Grant Lucas

It appears Atlantic City is on its way back to prominence.

Not only because two new casinos opened along the Boardwalk in June. Not just because legal NJ sports betting is alive and well. Probably the best sign of revitalization on the Jersey Shore is the job market.

According to a story by the Press of Atlantic City, the nine AC casinos have helped push the industry’s employment total to more than 30,000, a mark not seen in four years.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 551 - Originally aired the Week of August 6, 2018

 

This week Ashley talks with reporter and author David Clary about his book, Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America.

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ESCAPE YOUR REALITY, COME TO KING RICHARD’S FAIRE – THE NEW ENGLAND RENAISSANCE FAIRE

CARVER, Mass. (August 3, 2018) -- King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire, invites guests to its 37th season running weekends from September 1 through October 21, 2018 including Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day). Tucked away on an 80-acre, wooded site just off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard's Faire is one of the region’s premiere fall events.

Guests are treated to a bevy of delights, from high-flying aerial artists to food fit for a King. The Faire is home to eight stages, a mud show, and a tournament field all packed with interactive entertainment, from musicians and magicians to actors and acrobats. All day, performers engage their audiences and guests stroll the “lanes” of Carvershire exploring all the event has to offer – there’s plenty to do at King Richard’s Faire, from cheering on daring knights jousting on horseback to shopping for handmade wares and games of skill.

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Casinos Are Getting Nervous As Las Vegas Revenues Drop And Their Stocks Slump by David G. Schwartz

Las Vegas casino operators seemed to be cruising earlier this year, but the summer has turned into a bit of a bummer for them. Whether this is a temporary decline or the start of a bigger reshaping remains to be seen, but there is no shortage of possible explanations for the season of discontent.

Last week’s round of earnings reports and conference calls were difficult for the big Las Vegas-based casino operators. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, which each own multiple properties on the Las Vegas Strip, both reported soft numbers for the second quarter and predicted more headwinds in the third quarter.

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