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House of Cards® - Ep. 569

 

This week Adam Small (USBets.com) returns to give us a recap of this year’s ICE Sports Betting USA conference.

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Barb’s Best Bets: Secrets of Christmas By NetEnt Is Jingling With Holiday Cash by Barbara Nathan

This review of the NetEnt slot Secrets of Christmas is the first in a special series devoted exclusively to holiday-themed NetEnt slots.

It’s a follow-up to my Dec. 2 article about a big NetEnt giveaway going on right now at six NJ gambling websites.

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Pennsylvania Triples Down On Sportsbooks, As Two More Casinos Launch Betting by Brian Pempus

The state of Pennsylvania had one sportsbook on Wednesday, and on Thursday it had three with the opening of books in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Both are owned by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, which partnered with the Kambi Group, a Malta-based sports wagering software provider.

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WITH ATTENTION FOCUSED ON SPORTS BETTING, NJ ONLINE CASINOS CONTINUE TO BREAK REVENUE RECORDS BY BILL GRINSTEAD

Sports betting fever may have swept through the state over the last several months, but the NJ online casino industry is still breaking records.

In November, the state’s seven iGaming licensees topped their all-time high for the second month in a row, combining for a total of $26.9 million. A…

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Why Las Vegas Is Still America's Most Sinful City by David G. Schwartz

It came as no surprise that a recent WalletHub study named Las Vegas the most sinful city in the United States. After all, “Sin City” has to be more than just marketing fluff, right? Las Vegas definitely is sinful, at least according to the parameters of the study, but not because it’s any diffe…

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Report: NJ Online Sports Betting Grows To Nine With PointsBet Soft Launch By Grant Lucas

New Jersey is getting another mobile sportsbook.

As first reported Tuesday by the Associated Press, the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement gave preliminary approval for PointsBet to offer NJ sports betting.

A partner with Meadowlands Racetrack, the Australia-based sportsbook is beginni…

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AMERICAN DREAM COULD BE A NIGHTMARE FOR SPORTS BETTORS AT THE MEADOWLANDS NEXT FALL BY JOHN BRENNAN

Many brick-and-mortar-loving sports bettors made a point of heading to the Meadowlands Racetrack’s FanDuel Sportsbook this past Sunday, knowing it was one of the rare fall Sundays when the Jets and Giants both were out of town.

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That meant free parking at the track, compared to spending …

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No Mile-High Gambles In Colorado, As Voters Would Need To OK Raising The Stakes by Brian Pempus

The median bet on DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey is less than $10 according to CEO Jason Robins. In Colorado, that figure might end up being even lower, as the state is looking to subject its commercial sportsbooks to a maximum legal wager.

Sharps might be staying away from Colorado, whi…

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of December 10, 2018

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This week’s stories include Hard Rock opening a sportsbook in New Jersey, Fox Sports signs deal with New York Racing Association and it’s official - Vegas IS Sin City.

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Looking Back: Top 5 New Jersey Online Poker Moments Of 2018 By Kim Yuhl

The past year hasn’t been very kind to New Jersey online poker.

Overall, online poker saw declining player fields, tournaments struggling to make the guarantees, and less game choice thanks to fewer players.

Even so, NJ online poker had some shining moments. These moments highlight the p…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 568

 

This week we talk with table game inventors Angel Espino (Poker Burnout, Monarchy Baccarat) and Paul Harry of Innovative Table Games (Super Easy Aces).

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REGULATORS HEAR PITCHES FOR SATELLITE CASINOS EQUIPPED WITH SPORTSBOOKS BY BRIAN PEMPUS

A pair of public Pennsylvania casino hearings were held this week for Category 4 licenses, the so-called mini-casinos, or satellite casinos. The projects weren’t given the green light at the meetings, but they were a crucial step in the process to check off.

Pennsylvania passed a law in lat…

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Winning Poker Tournaments With Nick Petrangelo Review by Nathan Williams

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Recently Upswing Poker launched their brand new premium tournament poker course called Winning Poker Tournaments With Nick Petrangelo.

And I have been itching to have a closer look at this course for awhile now because Nick Petrangelo is currently one of…

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Pachinko Mogul Okada Clashes With Wynn, Universal Spin Ahead In Philippines, Japan, America by Muhammad Cohen

After spending three and a half hours listening to Kazuo Okada, the deposed founder of Japan’s Universal Entertainment and dispossessed co-founder of Wynn Resorts, and spending twice as many years following the saga of Okada and Universal versus Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts, two things are clear:…

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BetStars Vs. DraftKings Sportsbook: An NJ Mobile Sportsbook Comparison by Martin Derbyshire

DraftKings Sportsbook and BetStars NJ are two NJ sports betting apps that both operate under the Resorts sports betting license.

In fact, the two mobile and online sports betting operations have combined to help Resorts Digital become the state’s top-grossing sports betting licensee, with mor…

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Seven Leadership Mistakes Casino Slot Managers Warn Against by David G. Schwartz

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Last week, I shared six leadership secrets for good management excerpted from Tales from the Slot Floor, a collection of edited interviews with casino slot managers, To recap, this book is based on a series of interviews with veteran slot management professionals. This week, I’m going to look at…

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ON ANNIVERSARY OF PIVOTAL U.S. SUPREME COURT SPORTS BETTING HEARING, KEY PLAYERS REFLECT BY JOHN BRENNAN

The minutes before the start of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on an issue that had bounced from federal court to federal court for six years presumably would be a nerve-wracking time for those who had been involved from the beginning.

But one year ago today, the contingent of “Jersey boys” who…

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Meadowlands Purse Gets $10M NJ Sports Betting Boost In New Agreement By Martin Derbyshire

Purses at Meadowlands Racetrack are getting a $1 million a year boost from sports betting operations at the track.

The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners of New Jersey (SBOA) announced Dec. 1 that they had reached a 10-year, revenue-sharing agreement. The agreement…

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Rhode Island Online Sports Betting In The Works As Second Brick-And-Mortar Book Opens by Brian Pempus

The New England region is now home to two brick-and-mortar sportsbooks, thanks to the opening of Rhode Island’s second facility at Twin River Casino’s Tiverton location.

The 33,600-square-foot casino opened in September, so it didn’t have to wait long for a sportsbook. Sports betting is o…

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of December 3, 2018

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This week’s stories include MGM and MLB ink a deal, Thanksgiving surprise and a poker player left in the dark.

Have any news or tips regarding casinos, gaming or legislation? Send us an email at newsroom@houseofcardsradio.com and fol…

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