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West Virginia Lottery Commission Considers Online Gambling

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West Virginia is contemplating the introduction online gambling, the state’s Lottery Commission said this week. Faced with increasing competition from neighboring states, and concerned about the commercial repercussions of a new smoking ban, Lottery Director John Musgrave said the commission is looking at a number of possibilities, including smartphone apps that would allow customers to…Read More

888 Launching Interstate Poker, Mattingley Out of CEO Position

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888 Poker may be in the best position of any brand to fully take advantage of the newly regulated US online gambling markets. They’re a relatively big name with no issues that bother regulators, and they’re already established (to various extents) in all three states that currently regulate Internet gambling. Now, the company will be…Read More

Borgata Tax Settlement Boosts Profits at Atlantic City Casinos

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Atlantic City casinos may be closing left and right, but some have speculated that this might not be all bad for the city’s gaming industry overall. The gamblers that stick with the city will have fewer options, meaning that each remaining casino will take a larger piece of the market. That could mean bigger profits…Read More

Packer’s Crown Buys 36-Year Licensing Deal for $847 million

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James Packer’s Crown Casino in Melbourne received a license extension until 2050 from the Government of the Australian state of Victoria, which has defended its decision to allow for the multi-decade add-on. The Victoria Government will also allow Packer to expand table games and “pokie” (slot) machines in Crown casinos, in return for payments of…Read More

PokerStars Should Wait to Enter US Markets, Says 888 CEO

888 CEO Brian Mattingley

PokerStars and 888 Poker are natural rivals, as the companies are two of the biggest players in today’s online poker industry. PokerStars is by far the most well-known Internet poker site in the world these days, which may be why 888 CEO Brian Mattingley has previously said that letting the Amaya-owned poker brand back into…Read More