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A Baccarat Promotion Designed for Advantage Players by Eliot Jacobson PhD

Recently I became aware of a very unusual baccarat promotion when details about it were posted on the Wizard of Vegas website (see this thread). What was especially odd was that the post was made by a well-known high-level advantage player (who goes by the moniker ssho88). This AP was seeki…

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Every Sunday is Borgata Poker Sunday!

Enter to play the $50,000 GUARANTEED Sunday BorgataPoker.com Tournament! First place is a guaranteed $10,000 prize!REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT HERE Promotion Details:Date: Every SundayTime: 5 pm EasternGame Type: TEXAS HOLD'EMStructure: NO LIMIT BLIND LEVELS:BUY IN: $200 USDGUARANTEE: $50,0…

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The Art of Bluffing from NJ PartyPoker

At the beginning of my poker career, I believed bluffing was about bravado and the way it was talked about during poker commentary reinforced that belief. But bluffing involves as much science as psychology, and it has more to do with hand reading and understanding ranges than bullying peop…

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This Is The Pitch Regulated Online Gambling Supporters Should Make To Casinos And Lawmakers by Steve Ruddock

During a hearing in front of the Pennsylvania Senate CERD Committee, Richard Schwartz, speaking on behalf of the SugarHouse Casino, performed some rhetorical sleight of hand when he deftly pivoted the away from online gambling expansion being merely a new revenue stream and towards iGaming&…

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Atlantic City boutique casino regulations eased by John Brennan

State Assembly officials announced today that legislation sponsored by Assembly Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli, Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to ease certain laws governing casinos and help put former Atlantic City casino employees back to work was advanced b…

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Pennsylvania Ready To Regulate Online Gambling, But Questions From Key Lawmakers Linger by Chris Grove

In Nevada*: *Must be 21+, Nevada only, Problem Gambling? 1-800-Gambler The Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee held its second hearing regarding online gambling regulation in as many weeks Wednesday Across a two-hour run time, the hearing offered a …

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NJ Assembly candidate from Clifton backing Meadowlands casino idea by John Brennan

Given that many visitors here have strong feelings on the issue of whether the state should end its Atlantic City monopoly – and if so, where should the casinos go? – I’ll periodically post some excerpts from relevant press releases of North Jersey state Assembly candidate…

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Are Daily Fantasy Sports Legal? by Professor I. Nelson Rose

NJ Only, 21+ Problem Gambling? 800-GAMBLER Technology is speeding up changes in the world of gaming. It took almost two centuries for poker to evolve from Straight Poker – five paper cards dealt face down with no draw – to Internet Hold ‘Em linking players using computers i…

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Longevity in Poker: The True Measure of Success by Nathan Williams

I used to watch a lot of poker on TV. I will never forget a particular hand in the 2008 National Heads Up Poker Championship. A young and mostly unheard of kid "from the internet" named Tom Dwan sat down to play against a giant of the live game with an ego just as big in Phil Hellmuth. To r…

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Live Reporting of Pennsylvania Online Gambling Hearing June 10 by Steve Ruddock

US Poker will post continuous updates of today’s hearing on gaming reforms, including online gambling expansion, in front of the Pennsylvania Senate CERD (Community, Economic and Recreational Development) Committee. To read more, click HERE

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Pennsylvania Takes Critical Steps Toward Online Gambling Regulation by Chris Grove

Pennsylvania took a major step toward regulation of online poker and casino games today with the formal introduction of SB 900. The bill, sponsored by Senator Kim Ward and co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Tomlinson, Sen. Elder Vogel and Sen. Joseph Scarnati, effectively marks the entrance of the…

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Popular Novelty Games by Eliot Jacobson, PhD

A list of posts, by casino game. This post covers only the most popular novelty games, arranged alphabetically. To read more, click HERE

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Get Grinding & Stay Grinding with Grinder Gadget!

The Grinder Gadget is the only stand/charging station designed specifically for the poker table. The gadget is capable of charging two devices at a time (tablets and phones) while mounting easily to the poker rail. If you play poker for hours upon hours on end, like a true grinder, you spen…

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Here is the resolution proposed by Assembly members for three North Jersey casinos by John Brennan

Here is the exact language of the Constitutional amendment proposed by three North Jersey lawmakers on Monday: “CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW ESTABLISHMENT OF NOT MORE THAN THREE CASINOS IN BERGEN, ESSEX, OR HUDSON COUNTIES” To read more, click HERE

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