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Blog posts August 2018

NJ Sports Betting Could Become Bigger Than Nevada In A Hurry By Grant Lucas

It was the rest period of the sports calendar. July is not supposed to be a big-money month. After all, in terms of sports betting in New Jersey, all that’s available is baseball, some NBA Summer League, and a little bit of World Cup action.

Yet Meadowlands Racetrack CEO and owner Jeff Gura…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 552 - Originally aired the Week of August 13, 2018


This week Ashley talks with poker player and game inventor Dario De Toffili, author of “The Big Book of Poker: In-Depth Knowledge for Winning Strategies”.

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What’s In The Works For Caesars’ NJ Sports Betting Plans? Quite A Lot by Martin Derbyshire

Two of Caesars Entertainment’s three Atlantic City casinos now offer legal sports betting. Plus, the third has plans to release a mobile sports betting app in the New Jersey market before long.

In fact, Caesars announced on July 30, 2018, it will introduce sports betting at its Atlantic Cit…

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First you learn the basic chords and how to strum them. Then gradually you expand your repertoire to include complex fingerpicking and eventually shredding guitar solos.

Hard Rock is taking it one step at a time as an Atlantic City casino. The music-themed property on the site of the former T…

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Las Vegas Casinos Hope Sports Betting Will Change Their Luck by David G. Schwartz

With rising displeasure at added fees and charges, as well as more competition from casinos around the world, Las Vegas-based gaming operators need a new way to stay profitable. Some believe that sports betting is the solution, and a new emphasis on wagering has already changed the way these com…

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Boom In Atlantic City Casinos Leads To A Spike In The Job Market By Grant Lucas

It appears Atlantic City is on its way back to prominence.

Not only because two new casinos opened along the Boardwalk in June. Not just because legal NJ sports betting is alive and well. Probably the best sign of revitalization on the Jersey Shore is the job market.

According to a story b…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 551 - Originally aired the Week of August 6, 2018


This week Ashley talks with reporter and author David Clary about his book, Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America.

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CARVER, Mass. (August 3, 2018) -- King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire, invites guests to its 37th season running weekends from September 1 through October 21, 2018 including Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day). Tucked away on an 80-acre, wooded…

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Casinos Are Getting Nervous As Las Vegas Revenues Drop And Their Stocks Slump by David G. Schwartz

Las Vegas casino operators seemed to be cruising earlier this year, but the summer has turned into a bit of a bummer for them. Whether this is a temporary decline or the start of a bigger reshaping remains to be seen, but there is no shortage of possible explanations for the season of discontent…

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New Jersey Closes Out Last Week With A Crazy Load Of Sports Betting News By J.R. Duren

It’s as if New Jersey had a bet with an unseen foe about how much sports betting news it could generate in seven days.

This past week, several massive names in sports betting and in the state’s casino industry made announcements regarding partnerships, platforms, and more in what turned out…

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West Virginia In Danger Of Having Sports Betting Rollout Pushed Back For Months by Robert Dellafave

Just a few short weeks ago, there was little doubt that West Virginia would be offering sports betting by the time its Division I college football teams, Marshall and West Virginia University, took the field.

Now, doubts loom, as the state government appears to be playing the role of obstruct…

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Poker Copilot Review - A Comprehensive Walkthrough by Nathan Williams

For the past decade in online poker two HUDs have dominated, PokerTracker and Hold'em Manager. They are the Coke and Pepsi of the poker HUD world.

I have written about both of them extensively on this website in the past. And as a long time online professional poker player myself, I have alwa…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 550 - Originally aired the Week of July 30, 2018


This week Dave interviews, and contributor Robert DellaFave about the latest news in the gaming and sports betting industries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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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 last card of the 2018 World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas may have been dealt, but that has hardly deterred the brand’s online arm,, from keeping the good times rolling.

Following on the footsteps of a historic early summer, which saw the 888-powered site celebrate sh…

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MGM Announces Gaming Partnership With NBA, Mobile Sports Betting Coming This Week by John Brennan

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and MGM Grand CEO Jim Murren on Tuesday announced a partnership that makes MGM the official “gaming partner” of the NBA — a deal that entitles MGM to market that status, as well as to signify that the company’s properties have access to NBA “official data.”…

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Bally’s, Harrah’s Launch Sportsbooks This Week In Atlantic City; Online To Follow Soon By Joss Wood

Caesars Entertainment has announced that it is about to start offering sports betting at its Atlantic City casinos. Online sports betting for New Jersey players will follow shortly.

Sports betting will be available at Bally’s Wild Wild West casino starting July 30 (today) and Harrah’s Atlanti…

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