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Kevin Horridge

Kevin Horridge

Our math man, Kevin is the number guru. He calculates odds in his head the same way the rest of us make a cup of coffee. He gets involved in all the news stories involving numbers, and we often turn to him for help on financial news stories as he used to be in banking. However, he says that being a gambler is a far more respectable occupation these days.

Full Tilt Poker to Expand Casino Game Selection

Full Tilt Net Entertainment Mega Fortune

One could easily be excused for thinking that Full Tilt Poker only offers poker to its players. After all, the word is right there in the site’s name. But in recent months, that’s been changing: just this January, the Full Tilt client has expanded to offer real-money roulette and blackjack to players in the poker…Read More

New Jersey Politicos Attack Federal Anti-Gambling Bill

Lesniak Adelson Federal anti-gambling bill

“The bottom line: Congress should leave us alone!” That’s the verdict from New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) and other Garden State legislators, who used the state’s annual Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington DC last week as a platform to denounce the Restoration of America’s Wire Act. Lesniak, along with Assembly Speaker Vincent…Read More

Boston Mayor Wants Gambling Regulator Out of Licensing Process

Boston Massachusetts casino license

To say that Boston has had a complicated relationship with Massachusetts’ gaming regulators during the state’s casino licensing process is putting it very lightly. From originally hoping to get a casino in the city to standing by the community that voted against such a plan, the city has been on both sides of the issue,…Read More

Victoria Coren Mitchell First Repeat EPT Champion

Victoria Coren Mitchell Sanremo EPT

Broadcaster, author and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell has become the only player to win two European Poker Tour Titles, following her victory in the EPT San Remo Main Event on Easter Sunday. Coren Mitchell’s win, in which she outlasted 555 players to earn €476,100 ($658,125), comes seven and half years after she took down the…Read More

Pennsylvania Table Game Revenues Break Records

Pennsylvania table games Sands Bethlehem

While Pennsylvania “ums” and “ahs” about regulated online gambling, there certainly seems to be an appetite for brick-and-mortar table gaming, as the Gaming Control Board has reported record turnover in table games since their introduction in July 2010. In March, table-game revenue for the state’s 12 casinos and racinos grew by 1 percent from the…Read More

Scientists Find Area of the Brain Linked to Gambler’s Fallacy

insula gambler's fallacy

One of the great things about being human is having a brain that’s magnificent at finding patterns. This helps us hundreds of times every day, but it can also be a curse: we’re also very good at finding patterns that don’t exist at all. This leads to occasional problems like the so-called “gambler’s fallacy,” which…Read More

Everett May Purchase Land for Wynn Casino

Wynn Everett

It seems that every time an obstacle emerges for one of the proposed Massachusetts casino plans, someone or something steps up to offer a solution. So when there were questions about who would benefit from the sale of land Wynn Resorts would use to host their Everett casino, maybe we should have expected a resolution…Read More

Landowner Jeopardizes Wynn Everett Casino Bid

Charles A. Lightbody Wynn Everett Massachusetts casinos

More intrigue in the battle for Massachusetts’ remaining casino license, as it appears that one of the owners of the land on which the proposed $1.3 billion Wynn resort would be built is refusing to play ball, raising a few eyebrows in the process. Anthony Gattineri – co-owner of the former industrial site in Everett…Read More

The US Does It Better, 888 Holdings CEO Says of UK Gambling Regulators

888 Holdings UK Gambling Commission

They say the key to any successful relationship is communication. When it comes to the relationships between gambling companies and their regulators, one executive at 888 Holdings says that UK regulators could learn a little something from their US counterparts when it comes to having an open dialogue with the companies they oversee. In a…Read More

Homeless Ten Times More Likely to Be Problem Gamblers, Study Says

gambling and homelessness UK study University of Cambridge

A new UK study concluded that homeless people are ten times more likely to be problem gamblers than the rest of the population. The research – conducted by Kings College London and the National Problem Gambling Clinic in conjunction with various homeless centers in Westminster – found that, while problem gambling affects 0.7 percent of…Read More

Gaming Intelligence Stock Index A Mixed Bag

Gaming Intelligence Stock Index

The first quarter of 2014 saw plenty of winners and losers in the gambling industry. That was reflected in the stock market as well, as there were companies that saw incredible gains and disastrous losses along with everything in between. But in the final count, it was more or less a wash. That’s the news…Read More

Garden City Group Pays Out Another $5M to US Full Tilt Victims

Full Tilt repayment Garden City Group

At one time poker players might have thought it was part of a cruel April Fool’s hoax. However, the news that the claims administration firm Garden City Group initiated the second round of Full Tilt payments on April 1st will be heartening news to the site’s former players, who might have once suspected they would…Read More

McIlroy Favored for 2014 Masters, Woods Out After Surgery

Rory McIlroy PGA Masters 2014

In the weeks before the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, there was just one question on everyone’s mind: would Tiger Woods be playing? The answer finally came on April Fool’s Day, but it was no joke: Tiger Woods would miss The Masters for the first time in two decades. The Masters –…Read More

New York State Casino License Applications Coming In at Top Dollar

New York State casinos Catskills

If you want to run a casino in New York State, you’d better have a healthy bank account accessible. Okay, so you probably already knew that: it’s not like building and operating a casino can be done with a few thousand dollars, after all. But the applications released by the New York State Gaming Commission…Read More

New Jersey Pushes Forward With International Online Gambling Bill

New Jersey foreign gambling operators Sen. Ray Lesniak Sen. Jim Whelan

New Jersey might not be the first place you envision as the global center for Internet gambling activity. But that’s the ultimate goal of a new piece of legislation currently working its way through the New Jersey Senate. The bill – which would allow foreign companies to move to Atlantic City and have their gaming…Read More