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Blog posts January 2019

Can A Non-Gaming Model Work For Atlantic City Casinos As It Does In Vegas? by Barbara Nathan

The year 2018 was a big one for Atlantic City.

But even so, many experts are concerned. They caution that being overly complacent could lead to big problems ahead. So what should the Atlantic City casinos do to avoid jeopardizing their future and continue to thrive even in the face of inc…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 573

 

This week guests include Barry Phillips, Executive Dir of Marketing, JETT Gaming, and Adam Weinstein, CEO/Founder of ThriveFantasy.

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OCEAN’S TIDE IS RISING, THANKS TO ATLANTIC CITY’S MOST POPULAR SPORTSBOOK BY ERIC RASKIN

Of all the encouraging figures in the most recent New Jersey gaming revenue report, perhaps the most eye-catching was the number 1,908,742. That was the revenue, in dollars, generated by the live sportsbook at Ocean Resort Casino in November, good for No. 1 by a healthy margin among Atlantic Cit…

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How To Bet The NFL Playoffs Divisional Round On DraftKings Sportsbook By Martin Derbyshire

The NFL playoffs continue Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13 with the Divisional Round, including four games that will decide who plays in the AFC and NFC Championship games.

That means there are eight teams still in the hunt for a Super Bowl win and the Vince Lombardi Trophy that comes wi…

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How to Beat Online Poker in 2019 (Your Step by Step Guide) by Nathan Williams

As we enter another new year I know a lot of people will be vowing to finally beat online poker in 2019. But unfortunately winning at online poker these days isn't quite as straight forward as it used to be.

In order to beat online poker in 2019 you need to be playing in the right poker games…

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SPORTS BETTING REGULATORS ADVISE STATES TO TEMPER EXPECTATIONS, WELCOME COMPETITION BY JOHN BRENNAN

Barely six months into the new era of legal sports betting in the U.S., it’s still a little early to project what impact the added option will have on the gambling industry in general.

Or is it?

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David Rebuck, the director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, told an audi…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 572

 

This week Dave interviews publisher, producer, poker player and Mindsports Olympiad creator Etan Ilfeld.

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PA SLOTS END YEAR WITH A BANG, BEATING OUT 2017 TOTAL BY $33.6 MILLION BY BILL GRINSTEAD

PA slot operators ended the year with a bang, raking in $202.8 million last month, a hefty 8% spike compared with December 2017.

The haul puts Pennsylvania slot revenue at $2.37 billion total for the year, a $33.6 million increase (+1.44%) over last year.

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POP THE CHAMPAGNE ON 2019 WITH TWO NEW NJ ONLINE SLOTS BY SUSAN BRADY

Welcome to a new year and lots of new slots at NJ online casinos!

We’ll kick off 2019 with two very different games, one of which takes it old school with a modern twist. The other goes Native American for its theme.

Both will keep you engaged and maybe even replenish that bank account t…

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State Of The States: Sports Betting In The Midwest Region by Jill R. Dorson

Since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in May, seven states have launched sports betting and two more have legalized it, but play has not yet begun.

In order, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Rho…

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Reports Of Macau Demise Greatly Exaggerated, Tokyo Mon Amour, More 2019 Trends by Muhammad Cohen

Every year, I forecast key trends and events for the next 12 months then grade those predictions at the end of year. Here are forecasts for 2019.

Reports of Macau’s demise are greatly exaggerated: Like mediocre military strategists, Macau casino investors are determined not to lose the last w…

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Las Vegas Casinos Get The November They Needed by David G. Schwartz

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November, like October, was a good month for gaming operators in Nevada. With many indicators up, it appears that the summer slowdown is as much a memory as triple-digit temperatures in the currently chilly Mojave. This will likely boost investor confidence in Las Vegas-based casino giants in th…

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A LOOK BACK (AND AHEAD) AT THE YEAR THAT WAS FOR NJ SPORTS BETTING BY JOHN BRENNAN

There is no question that the most important day of 2018 for sports betting legalization in New Jersey — and across the U.S. — was on May 14, when the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a 26-year-old federal law that made such activity illegal in most states.

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But the second- and third-most …

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Six Months In: Ocean Resort, Hard Rock AC Still Growing With Plenty Of Room For Optimism By Grant Lucas

A common word thrown around by Bruce Deifik is “renaissance.”

The Ocean Resort Casino owner, though, does not use that word lightly. He believed Atlantic City was on the threshold of rebirth.

His property, along with Hard Rock Atlantic City, both of which opened June 28, was expect…

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