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‘BOOKIES BOOKIE’ JIMMY VACCARO LEAVING PITTSBURGH, RETURNING TO LAS VEGAS BY ROBERT MANN

Jimmy Vaccaro is returning to Las Vegas from his current post at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Rivers Casino is owned by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming.

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The 73-year-old bookmaking icon is resuming his marketing and promotional role at Las Vegas’s South Point sportsbook at the end of July.

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HOSSEIN ENSAN IS THE 2019 #WSOP MAIN EVENT CHAMPION! by Robert Kirschen

17 July 2019 (Las Vegas) - Poker has a new World Champion! Hossein Ensan won the Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker late Tuesday night, earning $10,000,000 and poker’s most prestigious prize: the WSOP Main Event bracelet.

"This is the best feeling in my life," Ensan said after the event with a huge smile. "Unbelievable! I am so happy I’m here with the bracelet in hand. What can I say?"

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PARX ONLINE CASINO SERVING UP SLOTS, BLACKJACK, AND ROULETTE AT LAUNCH BY JESSICA WELMAN

And then there were two!

There was some confusion on the time of launch, but Parx Online Casino is now up and running as well.

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REAL-MONEY ONLINE CASINO GAMING ARRIVES IN PA BY ERIC RASKIN (@ericraskin)

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, July 15, one casino made good on a promise the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board made nearly three months ago.

Penn National’s Hollywood Casino near Harrisburg launched real-money online casino gaming at HollywoodCasino.com, becoming the first property in the state to offer the vertical. The slots and table games are in “soft launch” mode — meaning they’re available on a limited schedule while various security measures are tested — before Hollywood’s virtual doors swing open 24/7 later this week. And the game options, at least for now, are severely limited.

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of July 15, 2019

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This week’s stories include slot revenue tops $1 Billion in Ohio, iconic casino makes a comeback and poker player drops pants at World Series of Poker.

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New Jersey Sports Betting Climbs To $3 Billion In Handle Since Launch By Bill Gelman

The streak of seven straight months of a $300-million plus NJ sports betting handle is over. But don’t despair. June’s handle puts New Jersey at $3 billion overall handle since launch.

June numbers from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement are out, and the total handle came in at $273,222,975. And like previous months, the majority of it ($226,702,566) is from mobile, accounting for nearly 83%.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 599

 

This week we talk with author James Swain about his latest book, Super Con, and poker writer Steve Selbrede.

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GARDEN STATE PARK SPORTS BETTING CASE JUDGE WANTS PARTIES TO SHOW THEIR CARDS BY JOHN BRENNAN (@BergenBrennan)

New Jerseyans with an interest in gambling presumably know that a 2014 state law allows sports betting at the state’s racetracks and Atlantic City casinos.

So far eight of the nine casinos have sportsbooks (Caesars does not, but its sister property Bally’s has a 15,000-square-foot book next door), and the Meadowlands Racetrack and Monmouth Park also offer sports betting. Freehold Raceway officials have talked about landing a partner for its site, but nothing has happened there yet.

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Japan Casinos Face Limitless Horizons, Plagued By Limited Groundwork by Muhammad Cohen

The Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo last month celebrated the country’s ascent to full-fledged casino legalization. It’s a momentous achievement decades in the making, one that carries nearly limitless possibilities. Research firm CLSA projects Japan’s initial three licensed integrated resorts will generate US$11 billion in revenue, more than double the revenue of Singapore, and in the 2030s, an additional seven IRs will bring the total to US$20 billion, more than the combined total of Asia’s four top markets ex-Macau, and firmly third in the global pecking order behind the U.S. and Macau. But we’re not there yet, and the delay in declaring the government’s fundamental policy on IRs and establishing Casino Administration Committee underscores how far there is to go and the pitfalls remaining.

At JgC, Morgan Stanley managing director in Hong Kong Praveen Choudhary boldly declared, ”Osaka will not open by 2025,” the date officials set to coincide with World Expo to run at an adjacent site on Yumesima island, off the city’s south shore in Osaka Bay. Subsequent delays to fundamental plan and casino commission suggest Choudhary will be proven right.

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of July 8, 2019

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This week’s stories include poker pro robbed during World Series of Poker, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement warns against unlicensed sportsbooks and jumping the counter & throwing things are not proper casino behavior.

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