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ESPORTS HEADS TO ATLANTIC CITY AS LEGISLATORS MULL LEGALIZED SPORTS BETTING FOR COMPETITIVE GAMING BY MATT RYBALTOWSKI

Anthony Gaud likens the current environment for esports in the U.S. to a period in the late-19th century rife with uncertainty for American baseball.

Back then, a number of leagues with competing interests engaged in an intense turf war to attract elite players. Without a strong central a…

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ICE North America looks to deliver knock-out blow as Sugar Ray Leonard steps into the ring

The first edition of ICE North America, Clarion Gaming's influential exhibition and conference running across May 13-15 in Boston (MA), USA, has secured a notable coup with confirmation that legendary sports icon, Olympic champion and prominent television personality and philanthropist, Suga…

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

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This week’s stories include Pennsylvania’s record setting month, new CEO for Caesars and sports betting and Jeopardy.

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PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE CASINO, POKER TO LAUNCH JULY 15 BY BRIAN PEMPUS

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania gaming regulators said at a hearing in Harrisburg that the state’s online casino gaming will kick off in 90 days, setting the stage for a July 15, 2019 launch.

State lawmakers legalized online gambling in 2017, but the implementation has taken quite some time.…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 587

 

This week Glyn Ottofy, CEO of TeamPoker.com, returns with the latest updates on his company. Then we chat with author and entertainer Andy Martello about his book the King of Casinos.

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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE: SPORTS BETTING IS DRIVING ONLINE CASINO GROWTH IN NEW JERSEY by Steve Ruddock

Sports betting has been a boon for New Jersey.

The state’s casinos have generated more than $150 million in revenue since sports betting went live in June 2018.

In addition to the direct revenue, NJ sports betting is paying off in other ways. Atlantic City casinos have reported increased…

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Singapore Makes Casinos An Offer They Can't Refuse by Muhammad Cohen

Singapore’s two casinos came out of the gate strong in 2010 with estimated gross gaming revenue of US$6 billion. The city appeared poised to join Macau as a second Asian jurisdiction surpassing the Las Vegas Strip in GGR. But Singapore’s 2019 GGR was US$5.9 billion. Last week, Singapore granted …

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Clarion and NIGA confirm strategic partnership ahead of first ICE North America from Clarion Gaming

Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming and Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., Chairman and national spokesperson for the National Indian Gaming Association, have inked a strategic agreement of support between ICE and NIGA. The forthcoming ICE North America, taking place across May 13 –15, Bosto…

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

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This week’s stories include revenue from Atlantic City released, former casino owner dies and casino travel package where you can eat gold.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 586

 

This week we interview Angelica Hael, World Poker Tour Vice President - Global Tour Management, about the upcoming WPT Season. Then, Ashley chats with craps pro and author David Medansky.

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NJ ONLINE CASINOS OBLITERATE ALL-TIME REVENUE RECORD, WHILE GOLDEN NUGGET AND DRAFTKINGS SURGE BY BILL GRINSTEAD

NJ online casinos absolutely obliterated their all-time revenue record in March, taking in $37.2 million, around $5.5 million more than their previous record achieved in January.

Four out of the state’s seven iGaming licensees broke their respective bests, with Golden Nugget and Resorts l…

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DESPITE DECLINING INTEREST IN SLOTS, PENNSYLVANIA BILL WOULD ALLOW MACHINES IN AIRPORTS BY BRIAN PEMPUS

New legislation on the table in Pennsylvania calls for the existing Las Vegas-style casinos to operate traditional slot machines in state airports.

The bill, filed on April 2, would effectively change a law passed in 2017 that called for airports to have interactive slots on tablet device…

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ATLANTIC CITY CASINO REVENUE UP AGAIN IN 2018, BUT SOME NUMBERS ARE CONCERNING BY JOHN BRENNAN

Atlantic City casino revenues grew in 2018 for a third straight year, according to figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. That’s the good news.

This is an industry that grew every year from the Resorts opening in 1978 through 2006, when it peaked at $5…

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

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This week’s stories include Massachusetts regulators say former executives hid Wynn misconduct, BetConstruct and Pro Football Hall of Fame sign deal and Game of Thrones fountain show at Bellagio.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 585

 

This week we interview Seth Palansky, Communications Director for the World Series of Poker, about this year’s WSOP.

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See Macau Monthly Casino Revenue Numbers, Watch Larger Trends by Muhammad Cohen

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Gaming revenue in the world’s casino capital beat expectations in March, even though it fell marginally compared with a year ago and decreased 0.5% in the first quarter. Gaming revenue numbers matter, to be sure, but not as much as the underlying trends creating those numbers. Those trends, like…

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Nevada Sportsbooks Handle $458 Million In February by Brian Pempus

Nevada sportsbooks had a stellar February. It was, in fact, their best-ever February.

According to figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board made public last week, the Silver State’s sportsbooks and their mobile apps handled $458,591,549 during the month, up 11.5% compared to the $411,192,…

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Is PokerStars Rigged? Here Are the Facts [2019] by Nathan @BlackRain79 Williams

People still ask me all the time if PokerStars is rigged. Or if online poker in general is rigged.

And I have never written an article about it before because I think this just legitimizes what to me seems like a pretty ridiculous question.

But here is the quick answer.

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House of Cards® Gaming Report for the Week of April 1, 2019

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This week’s stories include some Las Vegas resort fees going down, Pennsylvania casino changing its name and former NFL player pleads guilty after casino incident.

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House of Cards® - Ep. 584

 

This week we interview Patrick Cummings of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation about the effect sports betting has on the horse racing industry.

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