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BorgataPoker.com House of Cards Gaming Report for the week of August 25, 2014

This week’s stories include PA Supreme Court reverses $75,000 fine against poker dealer, CA Online Gaming and the missing money from the Revel Casino.

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Is Casino Expansion in New Jersey Inevitable If Revel closes? by Steve Ruddock

The Revel Casino looks like it will be closing.

If a last minute buyer cannot be found the casino will go down as one of the biggest flops in casino history, a $2.4 billion debacle that lasted only a few years. But perhaps the Revel Casino needed to happen in order for New Jersey to move forward and …

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PA Table Games Revenue Increases 2% In July - PA Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA:

Revenue from table games play at Pennsylvania casinos was $61.1 million in July 2014, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.  That represented a 1.93% increase in revenue from table games play during July of this year compared to July of 2013.…

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Atlantic City Trip by Ashley Adams

I had heard many dark reports about the state of gambling in Atlantic City – especially with regard to poker.  So I decided to see for myself what was up.
 
It is dark indeed.
 
I left Westfield, MA at 2:15 AM Saturday morning and drove straight through, stopping only for some gas and a quick nap.…

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BorgataPoker.com House of Cards Gaming Report for the Week of August 18, 2014

This week’s stories include Revel Casino announces closing date, Ohio casinos bringing smoking to its patrons and Christie vetoes sportsbetting bill.

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The Week All At Once: August 8th – 15th by Chris Grove

This week: Amaya talks Canadian compliance, the industry responds to Newsweek’s skewering, comparing New Jersey to the UK and lessons to be learned from offshore sites.

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The Difference Between Video Poker and Slot Machines by Greg Elder

Although video poker is often lumped in with slot machines, it is a much different game. The biggest and most important difference is video poker can be played with skill and slots are based on nothing more than pure luck. If you are simply interested in a mind numbing trip to the casino, where you …

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Five Things I Would Do If I Were Put In Charge of PokerStars by Steve Ruddock

Amaya Gaming is now the official owners of PokerStars, and following the blockbuster sale we have entered into an exciting time for everyone involved.

Players are anticipating the return of PokerStars; Amaya is, for lack of a better analogy, like a kid on Christmas morning that just received their dr…

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BorgataPoker.com House of Cards Gaming Report for the Week of August 11, 2014

This week’s stories include Trump sues to remove name from Atlantic City casinos, Maryland casino revenues on the rise and former Head of State thrown out of poker game.

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PokerStars Bought By Amaya: Anatomy of A Massive, Rapid Deal by Richard Richardson

When the Amaya / PokerStars deal was first announced, the target closing date was the end of September.

The deal is now done - nearly two full months earlier.

I’d previously suggested that the deal would come in a week or two early, but rarely has a multi billion deal gone so smoothly and come in so f…

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NJ Casino Monthly Gross Revenue Reports - Reported by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

Follow the link below to review the Monthly Gross Revenue Reports of the New Jersey Casinos.

MONTHLY GROSS REVENUE OF NEW JERSEY CASINOS

PA Gaming Control Board Reports July Slot Machine Revenue

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported on its web site today that July gross revenue from slot machine play at the 12 casinos was $201,416,899 generating $107,535,711 of tax revenue to the Commonwealth.

That amount was 1.7% lower than revenue generated from slot machines in July 2013 when rev…

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BORGATAPOKER.COM HOUSE OF CARDS GAMING REPORT - WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2014

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This week’s stories include Caesars and Bellagio robbery suspects apprehended and poker on a California freeway.

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Amaya Completes Acquisition of PokerStars, Full Tilt by Chris Grove

Significant, albeit largely expected, news from the online gambling industry today as Amaya announced the completion of its acquisition of the Rational Group, parent company to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

The announcement comes at the end of a week that saw both regulators that license Rational a…

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