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California Chukchansi Casino Still Closed as Tribal Gaming War Continues

California Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

California’s Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino should stay closed for the safety of its own customers and employees: that’s the word from the state’s Deputy Attorney General, as a dispute between two rival tribal factions shows no signs of abating. The AG’s office this week asked a federal judge to keep the gaming property shut…Read More

Poker Players Alliance Unveils Political “Jokers” List

PPA releases Joker list of politicians

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has created a list of 22 politicians that the organization is referring to as “jokers,” highlighting lawmakers who are up for election in November and who also oppose Internet poker. The individuals on the list include candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives and gubernatorial positions, and feature both Republicans…Read More

Paul Phua Sports Betting FBI Bust Tactics Were Illegal, Says Counsel

Paul Phua FBI illegal tactics

The defense in the Paul Phua illegal sports betting case have motioned to have evidence dismissed, saying it was gathered illegally by the FBI. Phua, a Malaysian poker player well-known on the high-stakes circuit, was arrested in June, along with seven men and one woman who are accused of operating an illegal World Cup sports…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Gets Injunction from Judge

Ray Lesniak New Jersey sports betting

New Jersey sports betting was expected to start this past Sunday, but an injunction granted by a federal judge put a stop to those plans before the first bets could be taken. Judge Michael Shipp granted that injunction on Friday, after the four major sports leagues and the NCAA requested a temporary block on betting…Read More

Trump Taj Mahal Likely to Close in New Jersey Despite Concessions

Carl Icahn Taj Mahal closing

Billionaire Carl Icahn says that the Trump Taj Mahal is likely to close, despite a court’s ruling that the casino can break its contract with union workers there. Icahn told the Associated Press that the casino will likely shut down, due to the dire finances of the resort. “One overriding fact is perfectly clear: the…Read More