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Korea's Jeju Faces Casino Future Head On, Ears Wide Open by Muhammad Cohen

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Jeju is a beautiful island where some of the most interesting things in South Korea’s casino business are blossoming. With UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, dozens of golf courses and one of the world’s busiest air routes linking it to Seoul, Jeju is also…

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WILL ONLINE CASINOS AND SPORTSBOOKS PROVE AN ADVERTISING BONANZA FOR PA SPORTS TEAMS? BY BILL GRINSTEAD

Not wanting to leave money on the table, major league execs who previously opposed sports betting are changing their tune, inking partnership deals with nascent sportsbooks and online casinos cropping up across the country.

Online gambling and sportsbook operators have been especially busy in…

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Your Guide To NJ Sports Betting As NFL And NBA Games Pick Up The Pace By J.R. Duren

Welcome to the first NFL regular season upon which legal bets can be placed in New Jersey and elsewhere.

As of Nov. 3, there are eight retail sportsbooks and eight online sportsbooks available in New Jersey. How’s that for some options?

In this guide, you’ll have the complete rundown of …

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The 5 Biggest Sports Betting Industry Surprises In The First 6 Months Post-PASPA by Eric Raskin

May 14, 2018, doesn’t have a clever shorthand nickname, a positive equivalent to “Black Friday.” (Though “In-The-Black Monday” kinda works.)

Nickname or not, it’s a landmark day in gambling industry history. It’s the day the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Spor…

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How 2018 Will Define The Future Of Las Vegas Casinos by David G. Schwartz

There are certain years that, at the end of which, the world moves closer to the future than the past, years that mark major shifts in how we see the world, or a small part of it. It’s possible that Las Vegas is experiencing one of those years now, which has profound implications for how Las Veg…

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Pay Attention, America; UK Raises Gambling Taxes to 21 Percent by Joss Wood

The UK is raising its point-of-consumption (POC) gambling tax from 15 percent to 21 percent. The news came in the form of a recent adjustment to the annual UK Government budget.

Here’s an excerpt from the overview:

“A behavioural adjustment has been made to take into account changes in s…

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES REVAMPED REWARDS PROGRAM FOR NJ ONLINE POKER BY STEVE RUDDOCK

Following successful rollouts in global and European markets, PokerStars is bringing its Stars Rewards program to the Jersey Shore.

Stars Rewards is replacing the more traditional volume-based, online poker and casino rewards program that was in place at PokerStars NJ.

How it will be recei…

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DraftKings’ First Land-Based Sportsbook Is Coming This Week To Mississippi by Dustin Gouker

DraftKings Sportsbook is officially getting into the land-based sports betting business, via a casino in Mississippi.

After being the first operator to launch online sports betting in New Jersey in August, DraftKings Sportsbook is making its first foray into operating a retail sportsbook this…

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DraftKings Sportsbook Pools Splash Into NJ Online Sports Betting by Marco Cerino

DraftKings has added a new way for players in New Jersey to bet on sports. The site added Sportsbook Pools to its mobile sportsbook last week, the latest innovation from arguably the top site in NJ sports betting.

“Millions of Americans have been playing in sports pools for years with their f…

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BORGATA SQUEEZING PHIL IVEY FOR SMALLER STAKES IN THEIR $10M COURT BATTLE BY JOHN BRENNAN

Superstar poker player Phil Ivey likes to take huge chances for massive amounts of money. Poker fans know well his willingness to put millions of dollars into a pot. And he isn’t shy about playing mini-baccarat for stunning limits, as he famously (or infamously) did very profitably in 2011 and 2…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 564 - Originally aired the Week of November 5, 2018

 

This week Dave talks with Press of Atlantic City reporter David Danzis about the New Jersey sports betting scene.

Get $25 off your entry fee to the inaugural DonBestBetCamp on November 16, 2018, at Fanduel Sportsbook in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment with promo code NJBET when y…

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Just a few of topics you will master at your DonBestBetCamp™

  • How to find the best opportunities, the best value, and best time to place each and every wager.
  • How the vig can change the payout of a point spread wager.
  • The traps inexperienced bettors fall into.
  • How to analyze the eve…

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In Las Vegas, One Of The Mob's Biggest Money Earners Tells All by David G. Schwartz

At first glance, it looks like the usual Vegas stage spectacular: high-kicking dancers, smooth-voiced singers, glittering sets. At closer inspection, there are more pinstripes and tommy guns than you’d expect. And you realize the name is an honest one: “A Mob Story,” currently playing at the Pla…

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IN THE SPORTS BUSINESS, EXCLUSIVITY ISN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE BY JOHN BRENNAN

Gaining exclusivity as the “official sponsor” of a major professional sports team – or an arena, or a stadium – traditionally has been not only coveted by the brand, but also has been quite lucrative for the teams and facilities.

So how do Caesars Entertainment, William Hill, and FanD…

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: ANALYZING FANDUEL’S GAMBLE ON ADVANCE NFL LINES BY ERIC RASKIN

DraftKings was first to market with online sports betting in New Jersey. But rival FanDuel has figured out a way to be first to market every single week going forward.

Last week, FanDuel Sportsbook started a new offering expected to last throughout the remainder of the NFL season, posting the…

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What Are The Top Five Games At Caesars Online Casino In New Jersey? by Martin Derbyshire

Not all NJ gambling websites were created equal, and neither were games on the sites.

There’s an abundant variety of games at NJ online casinos, making the task of picking the top five games at a site like Caesars online casino rather difficult, but it’s not impossible.

Looking at cate…

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WILL IGT POKER SITES POSE A THREAT TO THE INDUSTRY’S BIG GUNS IN PA, OR ARE THEY ALREADY DOOMED? BY BILL GRINSTEAD

Those who thought that regulated U.S. online gambling would quickly usher in an Internet poker Renaissance in the country were badly mistaken.

The state-by-state, ring-fenced nature of the industry essentially crippled the vertical before it began, severely limiting player pools and leaving o…

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9 Easy Poker Hacks For People With Little Time or Money by Nathan Williams

Do you want to become a consistent winning poker player? How about just make enough money from poker for a decent side income?

These are reasonable poker goals to have especially for those of you who play the lower limits like I discuss on this blog.

However, many people these days have bu…

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MASS CHANGES ARE AFOOT AT GOLDEN NUGGET ONLINE CASINO IN NEW JERSEY BY ROBERT DELLAFAVE

If there’s one consistency among industry leaders, regardless of the business, it’s that they’re constantly looking for ways to improve their product. Golden Nugget Casino, which stands alone atop the NJ online casino industry, is no exception to this rule, having recently rolled out yet another…

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