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Blog posts October 2014

Where The 2016 Presidential Field Stands on Gambling: Chris Christie by Eric Frank

America’s next president will likely face no shortage of critical gambling-related policy decisions, including:1. What is the role of the federal government in the expanding world of Internet gaming?2. How will expanded regional commercial gaming and Internet gaming impact tribal gamin…

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Where The 2016 Presidential Field Stands on Gambling: Hillary Clinton by Eric Frank

During the past 6 years, the Obama Administration has made two major policy shifts with regard to the gaming industry:1. The legendary 2011 Department of Justice Wire Act opinion, which paved the way for intrastate Internet gaming; and2. The lesser known easing of restrictions by the Departm…

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What’s Really Driving Recent Policy Changes at PokerStars? by Steve Ruddock

There has been a flurry of chatter in the poker world over recent policy changes instituted by PokerStars.The company has recently made a number of relatively small, but somewhat controversial, changes that have left some players with the distinct impression that it’s anything but busi…

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The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City is the home of New Jersey's most anticipated live poker tournaments, including the Borgata Fall Poker Open, running this November. We'll be giving players lots of chances to win cash and overnight stays a…

Read more House of Cards Gaming Report - Week of October 27, 2014

This week’s stories include the first Philadelphia legal poker room, Trump Taj Mahal to remain open through November and shouting Ebola in a crowded casino.CLICK THE LINK TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S REPORT - HOC Gaming ReportHave any news or tips regarding casinos, gaming or legisla…

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New Jersey Traffic Report: Player Incentives Send Market Back in Right Direction by Robert Dellafave

After a modest resurgence in early-October, New Jersey’s poker rooms found themselves in a bit of a lull last week.Multiple variables accounted for the brief downswing.To read more, click HERE

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Read more House of Cards Gaming Report - Week of October 20, 2014

This week’s stories include Chukchansi Casino closed due to armed conflict, New Jersey first to license social games and betting on the Kansas City Royals pays big dividends.


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NJ Paves the Way For Regulated Real Money Social Games by Steve Ruddock

Are you ready to play real-money Words With Friends?

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to play real-money Candy Crush during your next trip to the casino?

You may have that chance in the not so distant future thanks to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s New Jersey First program.

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PA Table Games Show Revenue Increase For September from PA Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA: Revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos was $59.2 million in September 2014, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That represented a 3.56% increase in revenue from table games play during September of this year compared t…

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New Jersey’s Embrace of Skill Gambling Could Reshape Land-Based, Online Casino Industries by Chris Grove

The call at this year’s G2E from suppliers and operators to regulators was as consistent as it was urgent: Give us more ways to engage players, and a shorter regulatory path to market for those new options.

The response from New Jersey regulators: we hear you loud and clear.

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New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is Accepting Skill-Based Gaming Applications for New Jersey First Program from NJ Div of Gaming Enforcement

The Division is currently authorized to approve skill-based games and is eager to receive skill-based game submissions for review. Social and skill-based gaming options such as Candy Crush and Words with Friends type games appeal to a new generation of players. Both the casino regulators and industr…

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Edge Sorting, Phil Ivey and You! by Ashley Adams

Hello Intelligent Poker Players,

So Phil Ivey lost his case, to retain his earnings at the British casino where he admittedly gained an advantage by "edge sorting".  For those of you who are not familiar with the phrase, it refers to using the small irregularities on the backs of cards to figure out,…

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Edge Sorting is NOT Cheating by Eliot Jacobson, PhD

Sometimes you just have to let out a big sigh and let it pass, but the verdict in the Phil Ivey vs. Crockfords case is not be easy for me to accept.

I was Ivey’s expert witness in this case: that has been the primary cause of my reluctance to post over the last few months, and in particular my comple…

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A Simple Change Could Improve Revenue At New Jersey’s Legal Online Gambling Sites by Chris Grove

It’s just about axiomatic that New Jersey could be making more money from regulated online gambling.

Payment processing, geolocation and product quality are three of the most commonly cited forces depressing revenue. All are improving, but at a sluggish pace unlikely to abate anytime soon.

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Wynn’s Thoughts on Internet Gaming: ‘Not Much’ by Howard Stutz (via

Casino operator Steve Wynn used his Tuesday afternoon keynote address at the Global Gaming Expo to clearly state his position on legalized Internet wagering.

When answering an audience question, read by American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman, that sought his thoughts on Internet gaming, …

Read more House of Cards Gaming Report - Week of October 6, 2014

This week’s stories include Revel sold to Brookfield, AGA releases first of its kind gaming report and Michael Phelps’ second DUI.


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Betfair Stays Alive in New Jersey Thanks to Partnership With Caesars by Chris Grove

Betfair’s online operations in New Jersey appear set to carry on after Trump Plaza officially ceases to be.

According to documents from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Betfair has struck a deal with Caesars that will allow Betfair to continue operating online casino games in the stat…

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