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Blog posts July 2015

South Jersey town hall panelists oppose North Jersey casino talks by John Brennan

New Jersey Assemblyman Scott Brown played host to a town hall meeting in Egg Harbor Township Monday night, with about 150 people in attendance. North Jersey casino backers will complain that the panel was stacked with opponents of such facilities, but that’s not exactly the problem wi…

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The Impact Of Regulated Online Gambling On Land-Based Casino Revenue: Setting The Record Straight by Chris Grove

In a recent piece on PennLive (“State’s horse-racing industry being threatened by potential for Internet gaming“), Tim Shea, president, Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Inc., asserted that regulating Internet gaming would have a “de…

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Zoom Poker Strategy - The Essential Guide by Nathan Williams

Ever since Pokerstars first launched Zoom Poker in May of 2012 it has grown to be immensely popular. Full Tilt (now owned by Pokerstars) technically did it two years earlier with a similar variant of the game called "Rush Poker." However, with the trouble that this company had during it's f…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? by Steve Ruddock

Legalization and regulation have changed the online gaming landscape in the United States. With three of the 50 states offering legalized online gaming, and several others considering it, the industry is engaged in some serious soul-searching, and no part of the iGaming industry finds itsel…

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The Step by Step Guide to Dominating in 3Bet Pots by Nathan Williams

NJ Only, 21+ Problem Gambling? 800-GAMBLER One of the most common and difficult situations for people in micro stakes cash games is playing in 3Bet pots. They are often unsure which hands they should be making a 3Bet with. And then of course what to do when they miss the flop and their oppon…

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The New Jersey Online Poker Market Could Look A Lot Different After 888 Buys Bwin.Party by Chris Grove

Should 888’s acquisition of go through as announced, it’s clear that the New Jersey online poker market will undergo a substantial shakeup. What’s less clear is how the market will look once the dust settles. Below are the possible outcomes, listed loosely from …

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Los Angeles Poker Explosion by Robert "Chipburner" Turner

*Must be 21+, Nevada only, Problem Gambling? 1-800-Gambler The Los Angeles poker scene is undergoing a massive transformation. We keep hearing how poker is on life support, but that is certainly not the case in Los Angeles. There are currently four major expansions and renovations being unde…

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A Baccarat Side Bet with a 10.32% Off-the-Top Player Edge by Eliot Jacobson PhD

That’s right, I kid you not! For about a month, a Las Vegas casino offered a baccarat side bet with a misprinted pay table that gave the player a 10.32% edge over the casino. Just sit at the table, make the side bet and collect your profit. You could be sipping mojitos on the beach at…

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Win your way into the Sunday $50K Guaranteed at NJ PartyPoker!

It’s socially acceptable for you to play your way into the Sunday Major $50K GTD It’s all going down this weekend – Saturday and Sunday at 3pm First place winning tickets can be used for any $50K or $100K GTD event! Registration Now Open No Password Required Click on the l…

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Successful Online Bracelet Event Sets New Precedent for U.S. Regulated Online Poker by Robert DellaFave

NJ Only, 21+ Problem Gambling? 800-GAMBLER Event No. 64 at the World Series of Poker — the Online No-Limit Hold’em — brought together 905 players from over a dozen jurisdictions for what will likely be remembered as the most ambitious and unequivocally successful l…

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How to Play Optimally Against Unknown Opponents by Nathan Williams

*Must be 21+, Nevada only, Problem Gambling? 1-800-Gambler   Something that a lot of people struggle with in poker is how to play against unknown opponents. This is especially the case for people who play Zoom because the player pools are often large and therefore you rarely see the same peo…

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