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Add Bally’s, Harrah’s To The Sports Betting Options In Atlantic City by John Brennan

Sports betting arrived at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City this morning, with sister casino Harrah’s to follow on Wednesday, parent company Caesars Entertainment has announced.

Both casinos will have temporary sportsbook facilities for now, with permanent sites to open up in 2019. There ar…

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Looking Back On The Good And Bad Of 40 Years Of Atlantic City Casino Gambling by Barbara Nathan

When all is said and done, 2018 will go down in history as a major year for Atlantic City.

Sports betting became legal, and for the first time in six years, instead of any casinos closing, on June 28, two new casinos opened. But that’s not all that this much-maligned but incredibly resilient …

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House of Cards® - Ep. 549 - Originally aired the Week of July 23, 2018

 

This week Dave interviews USBets.com and NJOnlineGambling.com contributor John Brennan about the current status of sports betting in New Jersey, and the recent opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands.

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FREEHOLD RACEWAY TO MISS NFL BETTING “POST TIME” BY JOHN BRENNAN

With all the hoopla surrounding the recent sports betting launches at Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands Racetrack, it was easy to forget that there is a third horse racing track operating in New Jersey: Freehold Raceway.

Sports betting is coming there, too — but not on the opening weekend or …

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Native American Casinos Eye Japan, Ignore Chief Wahoo At Home by Muhammad Cohen

Japan’s upper legislative house has passed gaming addiction legislation and begun debate on the Integrated Resort Implementation Bill, the final step for casino legalization in the world’s third largest economy. If the bill passes, the real fun starts, as localities and companies begin jockeying…

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PROGRESSIVE SLOTS AT THESE THREE NJ ONLINE CASINOS TANTALIZE WITH ABNORMALLY HIGH JACKPOTS BY BILL GRINSTEAD

While, all told, New Jersey online casinos boast around two dozen progressive slot games, three jackpot titles are currently offering unusually high grand prizes.

Tropicana/Virgin Casino’s Wonderland, Virgin’s exclusive Deal Or No Deal and the ever popular Divine Fortune slot at Play SugarHou…

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Looking At The Long-Term Roles For Hard Rock And Ocean Resort In AC By J.R. Duren

Three days doesn’t make a lifetime.

But, in the case of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino, they certainly created enough buzz to last until the end of the summer.

The Division of Gaming Enforcement’s June revenue numbers indicate that both casinos got off to …

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House of Cards® - Ep. 548 - Originally aired the Week of July 16, 2018

 

This week Lance Bradley joins the show to talk about his new book, The Pursuit of Poker Success: Learn from 50 of the world's best poker players. Then World Poker Tour commentator Tony Dunst joins the show to chat about the WPT.

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Macau and Las Vegas: Collateral Damage from Trump’s Trade War with China by I Nelson Rose

President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China. Last week he announced that he intends to slap tariffs on another $200 billion of imports from China. Stock markets around the world fell dramatically, as did the value of China’s currency, the yuan.

China responded, as it alway…

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Blackjack's Rise And Fall Shows What Drives Customers Away by David G. Schwartz

It’s the card game for intellectuals, mathematicians, and those who like a real chance at beating the house. For years it was obscure, then it was popular, and now it has faded. Blackjack is proof that it’s not really the product itself that matters—it’s what customers can do with it.

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Take One Small Step To A New Playback Bonus At Virgin Online Casino by Daniel Smyth

To give your bankroll one giant leap this week, all you have to do is take one small step over to Virgin Casino.

Running from now until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 19, the One Small Step, One Big Bonus promo is your chance to write off any losses up to $75.

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PA BEGINS ACCEPTING SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR, MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER APPLICATIONS — BUT WHERE ARE THE CASINOS? BY BILL GRINSTEAD

Pennsylvania is picking up the pace in its push to make sports betting a reality inside the state. The PA Gaming Control Board has announced that, starting today, it will begin accepting applications for sportsbook platform providers, manufacturers and suppliers.

Interested parties can find t…

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Philippines, Resorts World Manila Rebound From Deadly Attack by Muhammad Cohen

Last June, Resorts World Manila suffered a nightmarish attack by a gunman who set fire to the second floor casino area, leaving 36 dead and more than 50 injured before killing himself. The Philippines and its first integrated resort each faced a major reckoning and each took decisive steps to sp…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 547 - Originally aired the Week of July 9, 2018

 

This week Dave talks with Daniel Kustelski, CEO and Co-Founder of Chalkline Sports, about sports betting in the United States and his company’s work with Tropicana in Atlantic City.

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The 2018 Casino Esport Conference at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, Sept 5 & 6 - Register Today!

​​The Casino eSports Conference is a two-day hands-on event that will connect the casino world directly to the eSport players, marketers, developers, products, services, event providers, lawyers and educators. This event will provide the most direct and informative connection to facilitate the i…

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THE TRIFECTA OF SPORTS BETTING, NEW CASINOS, AND ONLINE GAMBLING PROPEL NEW JERSEY GAMING REVENUE TO A WIN BY ROBERT DELLAFAVE

On the backs of two new casino openings, the emergence of sports betting, and another strong performance from online gambling, New Jersey gaming revenue saw a sizeable bump, by far its most significant of 2018 so far.

In June 2018, revenue was up 7.3% year-on-year, from $217.7 million to $233…

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What Kind Of Live Dealer Games Will Be In The Spotlight At 888 Casino NJ? by Daniel Smyth

Live gaming is coming to 888 Casino NJ and that means a whole new world of opportunities.

As well as giving one of New Jersey’s leading online casino brands even more depth, the live dealer games provide a more immersive experience. By combining HD webcams, RFID technology, and virtual overla…

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FANDUEL-PADDY POWER BETFAIR MERGER COMPLETE, U.S. SPORTS BETTING BEHEMOTH FANDUEL GROUP FORMED BY ERIC RASKIN

Nearly two months after Irish sports betting industry titan Paddy Power Betfair and leading American daily fantasy sports brand FanDuel first announced plans to merge, the deal is officially complete. Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel are combining forces to, according to a release, create “the la…

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The Top 5 Controversies At The 2018 WSOP Main Event…So Far by Eric Raskin

When you take a card game that used to get people shot and killed in the Old West and combine it with a near-record $74,015,600 at stake, TV cameras tracking the action, and social media allowing everyone to have a say, you’re guaranteed to run into some controversy.

From the trivial to the…

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