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China Trade War Potential Casualties Include U.S. Casinos In Asia by Muhammad Cohen

As the U.S. and China steam toward a full-fledged trade war, American casinos across the world could become collateral damage. Since 2012, mainland China has been the largest source of international travel and travel spending, and Beijing has become increasingly adept at harnessing these globetr…

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Play BIGFOOT today at the Pennsylvania iLottery!

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HARD ROCK MISSES A NOTE: NEW ATLANTIC CITY CASINO OPENS THE DOOR FOR OCEAN BY NOT OFFERING SPORTS BETTING BY ERIC RASKIN

Two Atlantic City casinos will welcome players this Thursday under new names and new management, but only one of them will offer New Jersey’s newest legal gambling option, sports betting.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is set to open the doors of what used to be Trump Taj Mahal with…

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Details (And Secrets) Are Revealed During Ocean Resort’s Casino License Hearing By Martin Derbyshire

Ocean Resort Casino is now truly prepared for its June 28 opening with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission granting it a casino license this week.

After two days of testimony at a special hearing, Ocean Resort Casino was granted a conditional license. Principal owner Bruce Deifik said it…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 544 - Originally aired the Week of June 18, 2018

This week author and entertainer Andy Martello visits to chat about his book, King of Casinos. Then we talk with John Boyd of The Boyd Company to discuss the economic impacts of sports betting for New Jersey and the country.

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Featured Games at the Pennsylvania iLottery

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Livestreams & Luck Propel Slot YouTubers To Stardom by David G. Schwartz

It used to be that people played slot machines to try to win jackpots. Now, they still do, but those jackpots come courtesy of YouTube.

Like putting a bill in the validator and pressing “spin,” it seems deceptively simple: bring some money to the casino, play slot machines, record yourself, u…

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Barb’s Best Bets: Win A King’s Ransom Playing Crowning Glory NJ Online Slot by Barbara Nathan

Did you watch the May 19, 2018, royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on TV or online? If so, did it have you fantasizing about what it would be like to live their life, if only for a day?

That was my experience. But, of course, it was short-lived, and soon, out of necessity, it was…

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The Landscape For US Online Gambling Is Looking Good For 2019 by Steve Ruddock

It wasn’t very long ago that the thought of legal online gambling in the United States was the stuff of legend. But in 2018, it isn’t just a reality, it’s spreading across the United States in many forms.

With momentum growing, states with legal online gambling could be the norm and not…

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TROPICANA AND CHALKLINE SPORTS TAKE A BABY STEP TOWARD SPORTS BETTING BY RYAN OCELLO

Now that real-money sports betting has become a reality in New Jersey at racetracks and casinos, fans of online gambling are eagerly waiting to see what their remote options will be.

Earlier this week Tropicana launched a new addition to its family of websites – Tropicana Sports – a new site …

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NJ Sports Betting: Where Will You Be Able To Do It? by Martin Derbyshire

In a decision released this spring, the Supreme Court of the United States declared the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional. This allowed New Jersey to move forward with efforts to have legal sports betting in Atlantic City casinos and racetracks in the state.

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GOV. MURPHY SIGNS NJ SPORTS BETTING BILL INTO LAW – DOES IT SET A GOOD STANDARD? BY BILL GRINSTEAD

At long last, the final hurdle to bringing sports betting to the Garden State has been cleared. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill legalizing a full range of sports betting options inside New Jersey at both physical sports books and through online portals.

The bill (A 4111), passed by …

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BorgataCasino.com invites you to play your favorite games between June 11 and June 15 and compete in the Bonus Dollars Challenge! Just by playing your favorite games each day during the promotion, you have a chance to earn a Bonus Dollars reward. Your reward will b…

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NJ Sports Betting Finally Crosses The Finish Line As Governor Signs Bill Into Law By Grant Lucas

Finally, the wait is over.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111 in Trenton on Monday afternoon, legalizing NJ sports betting and ending a brief-yet-tense couple of weeks in the Garden State.

Making ‘the dream … a reality’ in NJ

Under the bill, licensed casinos and racetracks…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 542 - Originally aired the Week of June 4, 2018

This week we chat with Max Votolato, author of Gardena Poker Clubs: A High-stakes History, about this fascinating exploration into the history of famous poker rooms in Gardena, California.

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: Observing 40th Anniversary of New Jersey Casino Gaming at East Coast Gaming Congress

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The 22nd Annual East Coast Gaming Congress and NexGen Gaming Forum, to be held June 13 – 14 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center here, will mark the 40th anniversary of gaming in Atlantic City with a special panel of experts who will examine the historic milestone …

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The Supreme Court Changes Everything by I Nelson Rose

Late last year, I wrote a blog about the then pending sports betting case, entitled, "The Most Important Case of the Century."

It turned out to be even bigger than that.

In the coming days and weeks, I will be discussing in detail what this major change in the law means. But here is a summ…

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FIRST WSOP.COM ONLINE BRACELET EVENT OF THE SEASON CRUSHES, BUT COULD IT HAVE DONE BETTER? BY ROBERT DELLAFAVE

Another day, another record.

On Sunday, WSOP.com set a new benchmark for a tournament with a sub $500 buy-in. The first of four online bracelet events slated for the summer (WSOP Event #10 – $365 NLHE) attracted 2,123 players and 2,972 buy-ins, creating a mammoth prize pool of $974,816

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Trump Plaza’s Ending Is On Hold As Atlantic City Gears Up For A Busy Summer By Martin Derbyshire

Trump Plaza isn’t going anywhere just yet.

Once the biggest casino in Atlantic City, the 34-year-old Trump Plaza had been scheduled for demolition this spring.

However, Dale Finch, AC’s director of licensing and inspection, told the Press of Atlantic City newspaper this week that no demo…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 541 - Originally aired the Week of May 28, 2018

This week we interview Steve Blay, CEO of Advanced Poker Training and co-author of “From Vietnam To Vegas: How I Won the World Series of Poker Main Event”.

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