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Rational Group Still Intent on Atlantic Club Deal

Rational Group, the British parent company of PokerStars, the online poker site, has declared it’s still interested in purchasing the Atlantic Club, in New Jersey’s Atlantic City, despite earlier deal negotiations falling through for the company. The deal struck with Rational Group back in December was apparently contingent on the firm obtaining its license from…Read More

Federal Online Poker Bill Back on Table, While California Has Its Own Plans

Just when you thought the corpse of federal gaming regulations was dead and cold, along comes New York State Representative Peter King (R-Long Island) with a new federal online poker bill that he intends to present to Congress shortly.  Apparently frightened at the prospect of state-by-state gaming expansion (we’re not entirely sure why), he wants…Read More

$218 Million Cash Back Possible for Betfair Investors

After saying “thanks, but no thanks” to a buyout offering from CVC Capital Partners (citing their valuations of their company as far too low), online sports betting outfit Betfair has come up with a new plan that they think will keep their investors feeling all warm and fuzzy: a possible $218 million (£140 million) payout to…Read More

Gaming Control Board Holds Businesses’ Fate in Their Hands

It was just another monthly meeting of the Nevada Gaming Control Board on May 1, 2013. But for big businesses like Aristocrat Technologies, Pinnacle Entertainment, and GambleID, it might have been a nail-biter: the GCB has the power to approve or deny licensing of virtually anything gaming- related, and they take that job very seriously….Read More

Gambling Execs Living Large as Highest-Paid CEOs for Public Companies

Wanna make the big bucks? Maybe your mom told you to go into law or medicine, but the real money is in gambling. Not as a high-roller; as a casino executive. If you don’t believe us, check out these staggering paychecks recently revealed in the Sweet 16 rankings of CEO pay for public companies that…Read More

UltimatePoker.com Off to Good Start with Online Poker in Nevada

Even though technically you have to be in Nevada to play the first legal online poker ever in the U.S., that hasn’t stopped people in every state in America, and from 20 other countries abroad, from signing up to be part of history. Yep, looks like Stations Casinos-owned UltimatePoker.com, the first-ever regulated legal U.S. Internet…Read More

Amaya Gaming Expands, But Ends Year in the Red

Montreal-based Amaya Gaming Group Incorporated, an entertainment solutions provider for the gaming industry, has released financial results showing an increase of just below 292 percent in overall revenues for the last three months of 2012 to $37.19 million (Canadian). The gaming firm announced that its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for the…Read More

Think Your Job’s Tough? Try Being Nevada’s New Online Gaming Commissioner

As Day One of UltiimatePoker.com’s legal online poker wraps up in Nevada – the first of the racing U.S. states to get ‘er done (with New Jersey panting and out of breath now, we’re sure) – you can bet that Las Vegas attorney John Moran, Jr. is exhausted and relieved. He’s the guy who’s been…Read More

UltimatePoker.com Goes Live Online for Nevada Players

It’s a new day; online legal poker is kicking off today for Nevada players. After almost two years of trying to turn Internet poker into a legitimate entity, looks like Stations Casinos-owned UltimatePoker gets to go down in the history books as the first one to launch. Of course, as advertised, you’ll have to have…Read More

Sports Betting Coates Family Makes the British Rich List

As the family behind one of the world’s largest online sports betting sites, bet365, the Coates family are reportedly set to become Britain’s first gambling billionaires after amassing a fortune of £925 million (that’s something like a billion and 4 million more in change in dollars) and have been featured in the 2013 London Sunday Times…Read More

Poker Players Denied Cashouts on Lock Poker

Hopefully you aren’t trying to withdraw lock, stock or barrel from Lock Poker right now; if you are, most likely, you are not having much luck.  Lock Poker, the Revolution Gaming Network’s flagship site, has reportedly been  refusing  to honor cashouts, even going so far as to put a prohibition on large-scale cashouts, period. Looks…Read More

World Sports Exchange CEO Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

In 2011, shortly after online gambling site World Sports Exchange (WSE) went insolvent and began struggling to pay out players’ winnings, co-founder Jay Cohen reportedly became a recluse, gained over 100 pounds, and was seen as potentially suicidal. But it’s Steve Schillinger, one of Cohen’s co-founders of WSE, who is now being mourned, after being found dead…Read More

GameAccount Network Joins Foxwoods’ Tribal Group for Online Gaming Venture

In anticipation of Connecticut possibly coming to the decision to legalize real-money online gambling, the Connecticut-based Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino, has struck a deal with British firm GameAccount Network. The recently announced new deal between the two organizations will begin with the launch of a free-play online…Read More

Former Full Tilt CEO Ordered to Forfeit Millions

Former Full Tilt Poker boss Ray Bitar has pled guilty two years after the Black Friday indictments were filed against the online operator, as well as against PokerStars and Absolute Poker. As a result, Bitar has been sentenced to time served. As such, Bitar will serve no further jail time owing to his current heart…Read More

The Walking Dead: Soon To Be At An Online Casino Near You

The American hit television series, The Walking Dead, will soon be sending a shiver up the spine of gambling enthusiasts throughout the United States and Canada, as the American lottery promotions company MDI Entertainment has announced that it’s now offering the rights to feature the logo and images from the series on their printed and…Read More