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Daniel Colman Moves into Poker Stratosphere with SHRPO Win

Daniel Colman Takes Down SHRPO 2014

Daniel Colman may not be the most beloved poker player in the world, but he’s certainly making a case for being one of the best, or at least one of the hottest, this year. And if there was any doubt as to just how good a 2014 he was having, Colman made it clear with…Read More

Vietnam Casinos to Allow Locals to Gamble

Vietnam casinos may let locals gamble

Vietnam casinos have a lot of customers from surrounding nations. Meanwhile, Vietnam’s citizens do plenty of gambling, but only at casinos in other countries. This is clearly a situation that doesn’t make much sense for the country, and it’s something that the government of Vietnam is ready to fix. The final draft of a new…Read More

GBGA Legal Challenge to UK a Tough Sell, Legal Experts Say

GBGA challenges UK tax laws

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) does have a case against the UK government in its attempt to legally challenge the new Gambling Act, but it may be “a bit thin,” say some of the country’s top gaming lawyers. The GBGA filed its challenge last month in the British courts which it hopes will…Read More

Revel and Showboat Close in Atlantic City Over Labor Day

Showboat-closes-in-Atlantic-City

It was the end of the road for Revel and Showboat this weekend as the two Atlantic City casinos closed their doors for good. For casinos in this seaside resort town, Labor Day is usually a celebratory time of the year. The traditional “end of summer” in the United States, the three-day weekend should be…Read More

India Online Poker Fate Rests with Supreme Court

India online poker and rummy games

India online poker and the country’s Internet rummy games may not immediately seem to be related; while many people know that gin rummy has frequently been played for money, and even for high stakes, it’s not a major part of the online gambling landscape for much of the world. But in India, Internet rummy sites…Read More

Skrill Wants 99 Percent Market Penetration in New Jersey

Skrill wants to be New Jersey payment processor of choice

Online payment processor Skrill will ramp up its marketing efforts in New Jersey, with the long-term goal of achieving a 99 percent penetration rate with operators in the market. Speaking to NJ.com, VP of Skrill USA Joe Hall said that the company plans to replicate its market penetration in Europe across three core gaming channels…Read More

Borgata Tax Settlement Boosts Profits at Atlantic City Casinos

Borgata

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

James Packer

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

Lucky Players Win Lion’s Share for $2.4M at MGM Grand

Lion's Share jackpot MGM Grand

The Lion’s Share slot machine at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has a long history of keeping a tight hold on its jackpot. For 20 years, customers had come in and tried to line up the lucky combination that would earn them the progressive jackpot that had eluded so many others. Now, finally, one…Read More

Revel Casino Losing $1 Million a Week While Closing

Revel Casino Hotel, Atlantic City

The Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is still up for sale in bankruptcy court, and the owners would love to find a buyer. But in the meantime, they’re losing more money each week than many people will make from decades of work, giving them good reason for wanting to close the venue as quickly…Read More

Gibraltar Challenges New UK Gambling Tax

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is one of the most popular homes for online gambling companies, particularly for those who service the UK market. With a very low tax rate, it was the perfect place for operators to headquarter themselves while still being in a jurisdiction that was considered reputable and friendly. But a new taxation scheme will end…Read More

Caesars Loyalty Program Transfer Will Cause A Fight

Caesars Atlantic City

Caesars Entertainment has been spending much of the last year making a variety of moves designed to reorganize debt and separate the parts of the company that are working from those that are losing money. Though entities like Caesars Growth Partners, the company has found ways to keep its high performing or promising assets away…Read More

Christie Promises Jobs For Casino Workers

Chris Christie promises jobs

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been challenged by casino workers over jobs, as three of the city’s casinos face imminent closure. Christie, who was at Ocean City Town Hall to discuss pension reforms, was greeted on his arrival by a group of workers from the threatened Revel, Showboat and Trump Plaza, chanting “Save our…Read More

Ladbrokes Profits Drop But Remain Optimistic

Ladbrokes Betting Profit Drop

UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has sought to reassure its shareholders this week that all is going according to plan despite a sharp fall in profits that could not be salvaged by a “good” World Cup. While pre-tax profit plunged 49.7% in the first half of the year ending 30th June, the company’s Chief Executive, Richard Glynn,…Read More

Blackjack Payouts Falling at Some Las Vegas Casinos

Lower payouts now on Las Vegas blackjack

In a casino, you can feel confident that if the house is offering you a game to play, they have some sort of edge. But that advantage isn’t the same in every game: blackjack, for instance, is well-known to have a very low house edge, and players who learn basic strategy can expect to face…Read More