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Blog posts July 2014

NJ iGaming Weekly: How Much Can Cash-Game Liquidity Grow by January 2015? by Robert DellaFave

Whereas lawmakers and financial institutions measure the success of an online poker industry in terms of revenue, players look to liquidity as the benchmark by which they judge a market’s worth.

In my talks with New Jersey poker players, the majority have shied away from online play because in thei…

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What is California’s Regulated Online Poker Market Really Worth? by Chris Grove

Everyone agrees that the market for regulated online poker in California will be the largest in the United States.

But, just like New Jersey, there is a broad range of opinions regarding exactly how large the market will actually turn out to be.

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House of Cards Gaming Report for the Week of July 28, 2014

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This week’s stories include Caesars Atlantic City robbed, one of Nevada’s most wanted arrested at Bethlehem Sands in Pennsylvania and casino cruise ship runs aground on its maiden voyage.

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PrivateTable President: Our Poker Site Will Be “In Compliance” With Federal, California Law by Chris Grove

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s recently-announced plans to launch, a real-money online poker site in California, elicited an array of reactions and a bevy of questions from poker players and media.

I recently spoke with David Chelette, General Manager of the Santa Ysabel Casino…

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CHART: Regulated Online Poker Reversing Years-Long Slide in Poker Revenue For US Casinos by Chris Grove

When placed in the context of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s fantastical revenue projections, regulated online gambling looks like an abject failure.

Thankfully, when placed in the context of … reality, the picture improves dramatically.

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GAMBLING AND THE LAW: Nevada Tips First Domino by Prof. I. Nelson Rose

Domino Effect: A cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events.”

The state of Nevada has legalized, again, Internet gambling. Only this time, people are paying attention.

The first few times the Nevada State Legislature passed laws permitting online gaming, …

Read more House of Cards Gaming Report for the Week of July 21, 2014

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This week’s stories include and FBI raids illegal World Cup betting ring, Trump Plaza closing in Atlantic City and “Finders Keepers” doesn’t apply in Pennsylvania casinos

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PA Table Games Revenue In 2013-14 Fiscal Year Increases 2.6% from PA Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released its monthly table games revenue report for the 12 Commonwealth casinos. While the $57.8 million revenue total in June 2014 was a 2.8% decrease in table games revenue compared to June 2013, table games revenue for the Fiscal Year sh…

Read more House of Cards Gaming Report for the Week of July 14, 2014

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This week’s stories include Nevada gaming regulators propose shared online gaming network, Ohio man charged with giving gamblers to tips to win at his roulette table and Kevin Pollak’s $10,000 tweet
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Atlantic City is great, especially for a weekend getaway. And if you’ve ever been, you know that The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is one of the most popular destinations for great casino games, fabulous dining, and great entertainment. Now, you can bring the same experience rig…

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What is Gambling and How Do You Win? by Greg Elder

Gambling has long been associated with “Lady Luck.” Lucky people win money when they gamble, unlucky people lose. That’s a common myth that is often perpetuated to encourage reckless gambling. Gambling without knowledge most often leads to financial loss. As a gambler, it is your job to acquire as m…

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Runaway Success of WSOP Main Event Scramble Hints at Potential of Regulated Online Poker by Chris Grove

While no single tournament event can definitively signal the future direction of an online poker market, some events are certainly more indicative than others.

Take the 25 Seat Main Event Scramble that ran at on July 5th. The tournament was, as the name suggests, a satellite to the $10,…

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This week’s stories include a shutdown of the Showboat by end of August; Phil Ivey wins his 10th bracelet at the WSOP; and a new name possibly being added to Nevada’s infamous “Black Book”

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Ultimate Takes Games to New Level with Software Upgrade by Jennifer Newell

Ultimate Gaming, operator of Ultimate Poker and Ultimate Casino in New Jersey, has announced the latest update to its software. Updates were also made to Ultimate Poker in Nevada.

Online gaming sites are consistently undergoing updates and improvements. These, however, are fairly important ones tha…

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Risk Analysis of Baccarat Non-Negotiable Chip Programs: Confidence Intervals by Eliot Jacobson, Ph.D.

Non-negotiable (NN) rolling chip programs are used by casinos to award cash back rebates to their high-rollers for their play. The rebate is based on returning a fixed percent of all NN chips purchased and lost by the player. In this post, I covered the basic mathematics of NN programs, including c…

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When New Jersey opened up its online poker market to land-based casinos, a lot of Atlantic City properties scrambled to get up and running, trying to get there first and beat the punch. Not Yes, they were one of the first poker sites to launch. But they did…

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