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Iowa Could Begin Retail Sports Betting In Mid-August by Brian Pempus

The state of Iowa is moving full steam ahead toward launching in-person sports betting ahead of Week 1 of the upcoming NFL season and the beginning of college football, the start of the busiest time of year for any legal and regulated sportsbook in the country.

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of July 29, 2019

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This week’s stories include DraftKings and PGA ink a fantasy deal, Ocean Casino’s best month ever and Grand Theft Auto’s new casino.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 601

 

This week New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Lethem joins the show to talk about his book, A Gambler’s Anatomy. Then we have an encore broadcast of Dave’s interview with PointsBet spokesman, Super Bowl Champion Darrelle Revis.

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WSOP INVESTIGATING APPARENT POKER PLATFORM GLITCH BY BRIAN PEMPUS

Software glitches in New Jersey’s highly regulated online gambling industry are far from unheard of, but one of them has been generating some buzz this week.

Poker player Jon Borenstein was in New Jersey over the weekend and was playing on the WSOP’s online platform. He was down to just…

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PENNSYLVANIA CASINO POKER MARKET CONTRACTS 3.8% THROUGH JUNE BY BRIAN PEMPUS

Pennsylvania’s first online casinos launched last week, with more expected in the coming weeks/months. The state legalized several forms of online gambling, including sports betting, slots, table games, and peer-to-peer poker. Only online poker hasn’t launched yet.

Late last week, the…

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of July 22, 2019

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This week’s stories include Pennsylvania online casinos go live, poker pro indicted and the new WSOP Champion.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 600

 

Episode 600 of the show features Dave’s interview with Adam Small from USBets.com about the launch of online gaming in Pennsylvania and their partnership with Better Collective.

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‘BOOKIES BOOKIE’ JIMMY VACCARO LEAVING PITTSBURGH, RETURNING TO LAS VEGAS BY ROBERT MANN

Jimmy Vaccaro is returning to Las Vegas from his current post at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Rivers Casino is owned by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming.

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The 73-year-old bookmaking icon is resuming his marketing and promotional role at Las Vegas’s So…

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HOSSEIN ENSAN IS THE 2019 #WSOP MAIN EVENT CHAMPION! by Robert Kirschen

17 July 2019 (Las Vegas) - Poker has a new World Champion! Hossein Ensan won the Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker late Tuesday night, earning $10,000,000 and poker’s most prestigious prize: the WSOP Main Event bracelet.

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PARX ONLINE CASINO SERVING UP SLOTS, BLACKJACK, AND ROULETTE AT LAUNCH BY JESSICA WELMAN

And then there were two!

There was some confusion on the time of launch, but Parx Online Casino is now up and running as well.

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REAL-MONEY ONLINE CASINO GAMING ARRIVES IN PA BY ERIC RASKIN (@ericraskin)

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, July 15, one casino made good on a promise the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board made nearly three months ago.

Penn National’s Hollywood Casino near Harrisburg launched real-money online casino gaming at HollywoodCasino.com, becoming the first property in …

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of July 15, 2019

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This week’s stories include slot revenue tops $1 Billion in Ohio, iconic casino makes a comeback and poker player drops pants at World Series of Poker.

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New Jersey Sports Betting Climbs To $3 Billion In Handle Since Launch By Bill Gelman

The streak of seven straight months of a $300-million plus NJ sports betting handle is over. But don’t despair. June’s handle puts New Jersey at $3 billion overall handle since launch.

June numbers from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement are out, and the total handle came in at…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 599

 

This week we talk with author James Swain about his latest book, Super Con, and poker writer Steve Selbrede.

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GARDEN STATE PARK SPORTS BETTING CASE JUDGE WANTS PARTIES TO SHOW THEIR CARDS BY JOHN BRENNAN (@BergenBrennan)

New Jerseyans with an interest in gambling presumably know that a 2014 state law allows sports betting at the state’s racetracks and Atlantic City casinos.

So far eight of the nine casinos have sportsbooks (Caesars does not, but its sister property Bally’s has a 15,000-square-foot book …

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Japan Casinos Face Limitless Horizons, Plagued By Limited Groundwork by Muhammad Cohen

The Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo last month celebrated the country’s ascent to full-fledged casino legalization. It’s a momentous achievement decades in the making, one that carries nearly limitless possibilities. Research firm CLSA projects Japan’s initial three licensed integrated resorts wi…

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of July 8, 2019

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This week’s stories include poker pro robbed during World Series of Poker, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement warns against unlicensed sportsbooks and jumping the counter & throwing things are not proper casino behavior.

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NJ HORSEMEN HAVE INSIDE TRACK ON $3.4 MM PAYOUT, LOOK LIKE LONGSHOT FOR $150 MM MORE BY JOHN BRENNAN

For all of the times that someone has been said to “win the battle but lose the war,” the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association seems to be headed toward a new twist: win the battle but never get to fight the rest of the war.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 598

 

This week author and blackjack expert John Bukofsky joins the show to talk about his life as a blackjack player.

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