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Blog posts August 2018

DraftKings And FanDuel Roll Out Twists And Innovations For Football Season by Eric Raskin

Sometimes a trick play ends with Nick Foles catching a touchdown pass from his back-up tight end. Sometimes a trick play ends with the ball bouncing off of Tom Brady’s fingertips.

Innovation in football is often high-risk, and the only way to find out what works is to try it. That seems to …

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Getting Ready For The Las Vegas Raiders, The North Strip Gets A Multibillion-Dollar Makeover by David G. Schwartz

Changes are afoot that could shift the balance of power in Las Vegas a little further to the north by the time the Raiders start playing to the south. This batch of Strip saviors, though, has something that sets them apart from earlier Strip developers: they are, for the most part, new to buildi…

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Almost like clockwork, the fast approaching start of the NFL season is coinciding with a number of NJ online sportsbook launches.

Play SugarHouse, which already supports a thriving online casino under the Golden Nugget license, went live with its app on Thursday morning, following in the foot…

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Trio Of Treats: Highlighting What’s What At The Three NJ Online Sports Betting Apps By Kim Yuhl

DraftKings Sportsbook was the first to offer mobile NJ sports betting. It had the playing field all to itself for more than three weeks.

Late last week, however, DraftKings finally found some competition as playMGM and SugarHouse Sportsbook launched their NJ online sports betting operations.

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King Richard's Faire is back every weekend from September 1st to October 21st!

House of Cards® and King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Massachusetts, have teamed up again this year to give our listeners a chance to attend this year’s Festival!  Each week, we’ll be giving away a set of four tickets (a value of $128) to the lucky winner of our giveaway contest.


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House of Cards® - Ep. 553 - Originally aired the Week of August 20, 2018


This week Dave talks with Ari Fox of Fox Marketing about the second annual Casino Esport Conference being held on September 5th & 6th at the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas.

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MGM And Borgata Want To Take The NJ Sports Betting Market By Storm by Martin Derbyshire

It’s obvious that MGM Resorts International and its Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa have some big plans for the NJ sports betting market.

Borgata actually became the first Atlantic City casino to launch sports betting operations on June 14.


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The 2018 Casino Esport Conference at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, Sept 5 & 6 - Register Today!

​​The Casino eSports Conference is a two-day hands-on event that will connect the casino world directly to the eSport players, marketers, developers, products, services, event providers, lawyers and educators. This event will provide the most direct and informative connection to facilitate the i…

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Why Retaliatory Tariffs on Playing Cards? by I. Nelson Rose

The bad news for the legal gaming industry is that Canada and the European Union have imposed a ten percent additional import tax on playing cards manufactured in the United States. The only good news, if you can call it that, is that China has so far not followed suit.

The new added import t…

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Kentucky Lawmaker Sees Wide Range Of Possibilities For Sports Betting Revenue by Robert Dellafave

A bipartisan effort to bring sports betting to Kentucky in 2019 is picking up steam.

In mid-June, just one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting (PASPA), State Sen. Julian Carroll pre-filed BR 29, a bill that would require the Kentucky Horse Racing C…

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NJ online gambling industry newcomer Hard Rock Online Casino has pulled the trigger on its Live Dealer rollout, with the launch coming just one week after it announced a partnership with Live Casino solutions provider, Evolution Gaming.

Hard Rock joins five other NJ online casino sites in off…

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NJ Sports Betting Could Become Bigger Than Nevada In A Hurry By Grant Lucas

It was the rest period of the sports calendar. July is not supposed to be a big-money month. After all, in terms of sports betting in New Jersey, all that’s available is baseball, some NBA Summer League, and a little bit of World Cup action.

Yet Meadowlands Racetrack CEO and owner Jeff Gura…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 552 - Originally aired the Week of August 13, 2018


This week Ashley talks with poker player and game inventor Dario De Toffili, author of “The Big Book of Poker: In-Depth Knowledge for Winning Strategies”.

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What’s In The Works For Caesars’ NJ Sports Betting Plans? Quite A Lot by Martin Derbyshire

Two of Caesars Entertainment’s three Atlantic City casinos now offer legal sports betting. Plus, the third has plans to release a mobile sports betting app in the New Jersey market before long.

In fact, Caesars announced on July 30, 2018, it will introduce sports betting at its Atlantic Cit…

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First you learn the basic chords and how to strum them. Then gradually you expand your repertoire to include complex fingerpicking and eventually shredding guitar solos.

Hard Rock is taking it one step at a time as an Atlantic City casino. The music-themed property on the site of the former T…

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Las Vegas Casinos Hope Sports Betting Will Change Their Luck by David G. Schwartz

With rising displeasure at added fees and charges, as well as more competition from casinos around the world, Las Vegas-based gaming operators need a new way to stay profitable. Some believe that sports betting is the solution, and a new emphasis on wagering has already changed the way these com…

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Boom In Atlantic City Casinos Leads To A Spike In The Job Market By Grant Lucas

It appears Atlantic City is on its way back to prominence.

Not only because two new casinos opened along the Boardwalk in June. Not just because legal NJ sports betting is alive and well. Probably the best sign of revitalization on the Jersey Shore is the job market.

According to a story b…

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House of Cards® - Ep. 551 - Originally aired the Week of August 6, 2018


This week Ashley talks with reporter and author David Clary about his book, Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America.

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CARVER, Mass. (August 3, 2018) -- King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire, invites guests to its 37th season running weekends from September 1 through October 21, 2018 including Monday holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day). Tucked away on an 80-acre, wooded…

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Casinos Are Getting Nervous As Las Vegas Revenues Drop And Their Stocks Slump by David G. Schwartz

Las Vegas casino operators seemed to be cruising earlier this year, but the summer has turned into a bit of a bummer for them. Whether this is a temporary decline or the start of a bigger reshaping remains to be seen, but there is no shortage of possible explanations for the season of discontent…

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