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Suffolk Downs Talks with Revere to Revisit Massachusetts Casino Plans

Massachusetts could just as well be called Mass Exodus of Casino Giants these days. Caesars Entertainment walked away from a partnership-to-be after what they deemed to be ridiculous scrutiny by the gaming commission there, and Wynn has hinted he may well do the same and for the same reasons. But it’s Suffolk Downs racetrack –…Read More

Federal Poker and Gambling Legislation Stall Could Be Indefinite

After a few months of watching the Obamacare debacle unfold in the U.S., a valid argument could probably be made that the fewer things the Feds oversee, the better. And for those who have been waiting and watching for the federal government to make some definitive moves regarding unilateral poker legislation, if you’ve been holding…Read More

Massachusetts Indian Tribe Gunning for Martha’s Vineyard Casino

While mainstream gaming companies struggle for community support and regulatory approval for their Massachusetts casinos, one Native American tribe says they’ll beat everyone to the punch. The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah is claiming that they have won federal approval to open a casino on Martha’s Vineyard, where they have tribal land. The plan would see…Read More

UK Drug Dealers Use FOBTs to Clean Dirty Money

The high street betting shops throughout the UK are filled with desperate punters and casual gamblers alike, and you could be forgiven for thinking that a handful of them may fall into the miscreant category. But what’s surprising about a number of users is that they are actually drug dealers who are using the facilities…Read More

Gallery Heir Hillel Nahmad Guilty in Russian Mob Gambling Ring Saga

Playing poker well might be more of an art than a science, but for one young member of an influential family in the art community, it turned out that gambling wasn’t a great way to expand the family business. Hillel Nahmad (also known as Helly) pleaded guilty to a federal gambling charge related to the…Read More

New Online Poker Site Pays U.S. Players a Quarter to Sit Down

A new, innovative – and reportedly totally legal for U.S. players – poker site aims to bridge the gap between the play-money gambler and the real-money one, and they’re doing this by actually giving you bankroll, for free. Giving You Bankroll Before you get too excited, that bankroll is only a quarter. But given that,…Read More

South Korean Celebrities Caught Gambling Illegally with Won.Tons.

Lee Soo-Geun Korea

We tend, rightly, to think of North Korea as the region where nothing is allowed and no one can have any fun. But it turns out that in their much more seemingly Westernized cousin to the south, the law has an iron fist as well. South Korea makes gambling illegal save for a couple of…Read More

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Considering “Strategic Alternatives”

When most gamblers think about strategic alternatives, they’re considering whether to raise or call at the poker table. But for the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, that term may actually signal that the current owners are deciding exactly how they want to fold their hand. According to numerous reports, the current Revel owners (a…Read More

Playtech (EUROPARTNERS) Pulls out of Netherlands and Finland

Playtech pull out of Canada, Finland & the Netherlands

UPDATE: It has been confirmed by inside sources that the pull out will be for Finland and the Netherlands only.  Canadian players will be able to continue playing, while Finnish and Dutch players will be able to play for another month before having to cash out. Also, it is has been confirmed that the pull…Read More

Fast Track Licensing for New Jersey Online Casino Operators

It’s T-minus-two-weeks and counting for New Jersey’s big online casino launch, and time to get the show on the road, as they say. With that in mind, more of the key online gaming operators have been granted their Internet licensing, without which nothing moves forward. Subject to Further Approval Noting that they are “transactional waivers”…Read More

NSW Government Gives Approval for Packer Casino Hotel in Sydney

Be prepared, Sydney: you’re in for a century of gambling, brought to you by James Packer. The New South Wales state government has announced an agreement with Packer’s Crown Resorts Ltd. to build a A$1.3 billion ($1.22 billion US) complex that will include both a VIP casino and a state-of-the-art hotel complex at Barangaroo. Echo…Read More

Wynn Walks Away from Philadelphia Casino License Request

Farewell, Philadelphia – that’s the word from casino impresario Steve Wynn now, after just announcing that he will no longer seek a land license for a project in the City of Brotherly Love. Wynn says he is withdrawing his application for a Wynn Resorts property, a project that would have encompassed an enormous 60-acre entertainment…Read More

Wisconsin Indian Casino Wars Coming to a Head

Many people watching new casino battles from the outside might think they’re pretty cut-and-dried: on the one hand, you have the pro-casino constituents looking for economic growth and more jobs; on the other, you have residents and clergy, warning of traffic jams, criminals and the wages of sin that gambling might bring. But in reality,…Read More

Will Massachusetts Casino Gambling Ever Really Happen? Place Your Bets

In 2011, Massachusetts passed casino gambling legislation, but in 2013, it’s still uncertain whether that will lead to any actual casinos being built in the state. While that law made it possible for licensing of up to three casinos in various parts of the state (along with one slots parlor), a combination of reluctant communities…Read More

PokerStars Denied New Jersey Online Gaming License, For Now

Atlantic City’s online casino launch may be just around the corner – it’s set for November 26th – but looks like the world’s biggest online poker room won’t be partaking in the festivities. PokerStars – part of the huge Black Friday scandal of 2011 – has reportedly been denied a New Jersey iGaming license. DoJ…Read More