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3 Mental Barriers That Are Holding You Back in Poker (and how to overcome them) by Nathan Williams

They say that fighting is 90% mental. Well then poker is about as close to 100% mental as you can get. Your success or failure is quite literally all in your head. But for many poker players there are several mental barriers that hold them back from achieving the kind of success that they d…

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It’s Do Or Die For Illinois Online Gambling Bill This Week by Dustin Gouker

If Illinois is going to legalize online gambling this year, the effort starts in earnest this week, as the House is set to act on a bill already passed by the state Senate. CONTINUE READING

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Nevada Legalizes Parimutuel Betting on eSports by I. Nelson Rose

The real goal is regulation, and saving eSports from itself. Betting on other people playing video games is different from betting on other people playing football, in one major respect: The National Football League oversees the game to the point where it checks the air pressure in football…

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Time For Japan To Ante Up On Casino Legalization by Muhammad Cohen

Pick up the new "Action" Tee Shirt from House of Cards® today!  Get 20% off when using promo code BEACH20 at checkout!  Last month’s Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo was fantastic in every sense of the word. Ticket sales were cut off at 500, and I gave my opening remarks as first day ch…

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Proposed FanDuel/DraftKings daily fantasy sports merger challenged by FTC by John Brennan

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday filed a complaint in federal court that puts a proposed merger of daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel in peril. The key issue is the federal goverment's refusal to buy into the companies' defense of the merger plan. CONTINUE READING

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PA Casinos’ Declining Slot Revenue Hidden By Increases In Table Game Revenue by Steve Ruddock

Pennsylvania’s monthly revenue reports are turning into a broken record five months into 2017. As was the case in previous months, an increase in table game revenue (+4.4 percent) helped offset the industry’s declining slot revenue (-2.7 percent) in May. But it was not enough fo…

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3 Reasons Why The Feds Should Approve The Merger Of DraftKings And FanDuel by Chris Grove

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Gaming industry chief: New Jersey "has done what it needed to do" on sports betting by John Brennan

Pick up the "All In In New Jersey" Tee Shirt from House of Cards® today!  Get 20% off when using promo code BEACH20 at checkout!  The specific topic for the American Gaming Association national conference call on Monday was the formation of a sports betting coalition that will include local…

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The World Series of Pain by Tommy Angelo

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You Can See Macau's Soaring Casino Revenue, But Don't Be Blinded by Muhammad Cohen

May casino revenue numbers bear out what I saw during a week in Macau: a comprehensive recovery is in full swing. Cotai and the peninsula are both enjoying resurgent gaming volumes, and there are more guests staying longer and coming from further away, thanks to the growth of hotel room sup…

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Getting NFL Commish Goodell Under Oath On Gambling Would Be Great For Legal US Sports Betting by Dustin Gouker

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PA Senate Likely To Act Quickly On Online Gambling Because Of Budget Concerns, Lawmaker Says by Matthew Kredell

A day after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives sent a gambling expansion bill back to the Senate with a couple of major changes, Rep. George Dunbar expressed confidence that the Senate will make a decision on the bill by June 19. “It won’t be too long, as we have a budget…

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10 Fatal Micro Limit Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First 1k Bankroll by Nathan Williams

Poker is not really that difficult of a game when you really break it down. This is especially the case at the micro stakes which have some of the worst players in the world. So it is always a bit surprising to me why so many people have trouble beating even the very lowest limits online. B…

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Report: Massachusetts Online Gambling Likely To Get Green Light From Special Commission by Dustin Gouker

The Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met on Tuesday. Last year, the legislature created the panel and tasked it with generating a report about the industries in its name. (Online gambling is currently illegal in the state, while paid-entry …

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Horse racing companies win in court over daily fantasy-style game by John Brennan

A 14-page ruling by a California judge will be closely scrutinized by the overall daily fantasy sports industry to see if its impact might be widespread. U.S. District Court Judge James Otero, of the Central District of California, ruled recently that the entry fees paid by horse race playe…

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Pennsylvania Needs The House To Fix The Senate’s Online Gambling Bill by Steve Ruddock

Online gambling legislation efforts are heating up in Pennsylvania, as we head into June and the heart of summer. The good news is that for the first time, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a gaming package that included the legalization and regulation of online gambling. The bad news is the S…

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Philippines Can Find Its Way Forward From Resorts World Manila Tragedy by Muhammad Cohen

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2016 was "most monumental year" ever for gaming industry, says AGA President by John Brennan

Pick up the new "Action" Tee Shirt from House of Cards® today!  Get 20% off when using promo code FATHER20 at checkout!  The audience at last week's East Coast Gaming Conference in Atlantic City surely knew it would get a pep talk from American Gaming Association president Geoff Freeman. Bu…

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