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Where To Eat, Drink, Be Merry And Place A Bet On Super Bowl Sunday In Atlantic City By Bill Gelman

Super Bowl Sunday in Atlantic City is going to be a lot different this year. Why do you ask?

Seven of the nine Atlantic City casinos are open for NJ sports betting, with another (Hard Rock Atlantic City) expected to launch before Feb. 3.

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So, besides watching the big game in AC, fans can finally wager on it, too.

With the New England Patriots facing off against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, there will be plenty of fans looking for a fun place to bet, watch and cheer.



About an hour before tipoff of the 76ers-Rockets game on Monday night, a young man at the South Philadelphia Turf Club pulled his phone out of his pocket and made a call. “You know,” he told the person on the other line, “you can make sports bets at the Turf Club now.”

Based on the sparse crowd at the Turf Club from about 6:30 p.m. until shortly before the Sixers took the court just a few city blocks away at the Wells Fargo Center, that horse player and his buddy on the other end of the phone weren’t alone in being slow to get the memo. The Turf Club officially opened its sportsbook last Thursday, Jan. 17, following the standard two-day soft launch, becoming the fifth legal brick-and-mortar sports betting venue in Pennsylvania. Getting the word out will be a gradual process.


The 24 Poker Principles I Live By by Nathan Williams

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I have been at this poker thing for quite awhile now. Close to 15 years to be exact with over 10 million poker hands played.

Many of those years were spent as a full time pro grinding out a living at the low and mid stakes online.

I am also a 3-time poker author, I have coached hundreds of students, I was a long time instructor at a popular poker training site, I am a columnist and I even do poker YouTube videos.



New Jersey gaming regulators apparently want to make sure none of its sportsbooks ever bend over backward too far for a high roller.

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Under proposed changes to the Garden State’s sports betting regulations, sportsbooks would be barred from accepting bets over $5 mm. There’s no indication that any New Jersey sportsbook has taken a bet anywhere close to that figure, but the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement seems interested in being cautious. However, it’s definitely not impossible that a sportsbook has already taken a multimillion-dollar bet. Collectively, the state’s books have already taken more than $1.25 billion worth of bets.


House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of January 21, 2019

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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports December Sports Wagering Revenue

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site its December monthly report for Sports Wagering. The report encompasses the full month returns from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and partial month returns from SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh which both started sports wagering operations on Saturday, December 15, 2018.[Date correction from previous release]

The monthly report, which will include additional facilities as they launch sportsbooks, provides a breakdown of the total handle collected, gross revenue, and taxes paid to the Commonwealth.


How To Bet On The AFC And NFC Championship Games On DraftKings Sportsbook By Martin Derbyshire

The match-ups for the AFC and NFC Championship games are now set. And sadly, the Philadelphia Eagles are not returning for a repeat run as Super Bowl champs.

The four NFL teams still vying for a spot in Super Bowl LIII will battle it out Sunday, Jan. 20.

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The action between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots in the AFC, and the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC promises to be intense.


Horror Story For Slots Player Highlights Advantage Of Online Casinos by Brian Pempus

Brick-and-mortar casino gaming isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but a recent mishap at MGM National Harbor highlights just one of the advantages that online casinos have over their b&m counterparts.

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Brick-and-mortar casinos exist in most U.S. states, while online casino is only available right now in Nevada (poker only), New Jersey, and Delaware. Pennsylvania is soon expected to join the fray.


New Jersey Sports Betting Frenzy Ebbed In December by John Brennan

The New Jersey sports betting magic carpet ride fell to Earth in December — about a month or two earlier than expected.

After double-digit percentage increases in handle in every month since the legal form of gambling began in mid-June, the state Division of Gaming Enforcement figures released on Monday showed a flattening of online sports betting dollars and a decrease in brick-and-mortar sports betting.

Of course, sensible gamblers naturally would lie lower in the last month of the year so as to leave extra money aside for Christmas presents and other holiday planning. Then there’s the vacation factor; a New Jersey bettor can’t place bets while spending a few days in another state or country. There were also fewer college football games to bet on in December than in the previous months.


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