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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Sets New Table Games Record (4/17/2015)
(Pennsylvania) -- As lawmakers in Pennsylvania ponder whether to legalize and regulate online gaming, the state’s 12 brick-and-mortar casinos sprinkled throughout...
article Gaming board approves fewer slots, table games for Erie casino (3/31/2015)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today granted a request from Presque Isle Downs & Casino to prepare for about $5 million in renovations by...
article Presque Isle Downs & Casino Seeks Approval to Introduce Amenities (3/30/2015)
(Pennsylvania) -- Officials of Presque Isle Downs & Casino submitted a request for reducing the number of slot machines and table games they currently have.
article Erie casino seeks fewer slot machines, table games (3/29/2015)
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino wants to reduce the number of slot machines and table games as part of its plan to make $5 million in improvements and...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Hialeah poker room expands (4/16/2015)
(Florida) -- Hialeah Park's poker room, which has boomed since opening in September 2013, has completed an expansion, creating a high-limit area called King's...
article BLOG: Florida Looking at Changing State Gaming Laws, Could Affect Poker (4/12/2015)
(Florida) -- Members of the Florida legislature are considering changes to the gaming laws in their state, which could have an effect on two big parts of that industry,...
article Florida Lawmakers Ponder Decoupling Poker And Greyhound Racing (4/11/2015)
(Florida) -- On Thursday, Florida’s House Regulatory Affairs Committee approved a watered-down gambling bill that if enacted would allow for the decoupling of...
article Florida card rooms enjoy a good February (4/1/2015)
(Florida) -- Florida card rooms enjoyed a good February: business increased from the previous year by 2.5%. Over $12.1 million in Gross Card Room receipts enabled the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Poker players compete for $5 million at Hard Rock tournament (4/16/2015)
(Florida) -- This is the week some poker player will turn $3,500 or less into a World Poker Tour trophy, national TV attention and, oh, more than $1 million.
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Tribe Plays Hand Against State's Poker Ban At 9th Circ. (4/6/2015)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur D'Alene tribe of Idaho on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to overturn the state's injunction forbidding it from holding Texas Hold 'em...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Harrah’s Cherokee to host WSOP National Championship (4/6/2015)
(North Carolina) -- The eleventh season of the WSOP Circuit will wrap up under the bright lights of the ESPN cameras with the 2015 WSOP National Championship – an...
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Nevada Gaming

article Wynn Las Vegas Follows MGM: No More Cash At The Poker Table (4/6/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Effective immediately, the poker room at the Wynn Las Vegas will no longer allow cash to play at the tables, a Wynn poker room representative confirmed to...
article New Nevada Gambling Bill Could End Poker Staking Agreements (Or Not) (1/27/2015)
(Nevada) -- The World Series of Poker gets a lot of publicity for its big money tournaments and prizes worth millions of dollars. Most poker fans, however, know that a...
article Nevada Bill Threatens to End Staking Deals (1/26/2015)
(Nevada) -- A new bill in Nevada has put a scare into players who depend on staking deals to hedge the high variance experienced playing live tournaments. SB 40 has been...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Gamblers betting on bills in House, Senate (4/6/2015)
(Florida) -- Some local gamblers are hoping legislators will go all in on a deal that would keep card games in the state from folding at your favorite casino. In the...
article Seminole tribe seeks renewal of table gaming rights (3/26/2015)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has released three television ads in the past several weeks in an effort to convince state lawmakers to renew a provision of...
article Florida Legislature to Discuss a New Gambling Agreement with the Seminole Tribe (2/8/2015)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has a five-year agreement with the state of Florida to provide visitors of its casinos with blackjack as well as other table games. This...
article Showdown looming over Seminole gambling agreement (2/7/2015)
(Florida) -- Florida's five-year agreement allowing the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer blackjack and other table games at its casinos will expire on July 31. By...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker Tournament

article Maryland Poker Pro Allegedly Banned from Casino, WSOP for Card Counting (3/30/2015)
(Maryland) -- You know those movie scenes where a card counter gets escorted into a back room in a casino and physically “convinced” to never step foot on...
article World Series of Poker drew more players than expected to Horseshoe Casino (3/12/2015)
(Maryland) -- Players took home more than $2 million in total prize money from the World Series of Poker circuit event that wrapped up Monday at Horseshoe Casino...
article At Horseshoe, the stakes are high during a World Series of Poker event (2/27/2015)
(Maryland) -- The most distinct noise in a large poker tournament room is the clinking of chips. At every table players stack, sort, tap their chips nervously until all...
article Greek-Australian Wins Over 1.3M Dollars in Poker Tournament (2/3/2015)
(Australia) -- The Greek-Australian, originating from Melbourne, participated in the 10,600 AUD no-limit hold’em main event and won the most prestigious poker...
article Coushatta’s Blowout ends in a 13-player chop (2/2/2015)
(Louisiana) -- On Dec. 27, the Coushatta Casino Resort hosted its final big tournament of the year as 134 players took advantage of the holidays to fight it out on the...
article With World Series of Poker, Tunica embraces younger players (1/25/2015)
(Mississippi) -- Derek Schroeder isn’t your typical casino patron. He’s not into blackjack or roulette, and you won’t find him passively tapping at the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Proposed Amendment To HB 1540 Would Delay Racino Table Games (3/27/2015)
(Indiana) -- Ohio County’s voice has been heard as members of an Indiana Senate committee have amended a casino gaming bill to protect – or at least delay...
article House committee passes bill allowing inland casinos, live-dealer table games (2/13/2015)
(Indiana) -- Lawmakers have their work cut out for them when it comes to gaming. Revenues are going down and competition is going up. So they are looking for creative...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article AC Rundown – Ivey Lawsuit Proceeds, Straub Can’t Buy Revel, 2015 iGaming Revenues Up (3/22/2015)
(Atlantic City) -- Phil Ivey is down millions in online poker this year but may lose another $9.6 million soon. A U.S. District Judge will allow the Borgata’s edge...
article Poker Room Closures: An Ugly Trend or Market Right-Sizing? (3/7/2015)
(Atlantic City) -- While we’ve been paying close attention to the maneuverings of online gambling legalization at the state and federal level a somewhat alarming...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Legal poker room opens in South Austin (3/21/2015)
(Texas) -- A brand-new card house for poker enthusiasts has opened in South Austin and the owner says he's found a way to make it legal. Texas Card House, located...
article C.V. council approves more gaming tables (3/11/2015)
(California) -- Chula Vista City Council members recently approved an increase in gaming tables for the city's only card room as well as a five-year operating...
article C.V. council approves more gaming tables (3/9/2015)
(California) -- Chula Vista City Council members recently approved an increase in gaming tables for the city's only card room as well as a five-year operating...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Charitable Gaming

article ‘Poker Run’ a game of a different kind — PHOTOS (3/21/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Motorbikes, shooting and poker combined on Saturday to help Las Vegas police raise money. The annual Scoot and Shoot Poker Run brought in donations from...
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Macau Gaming

article China's Queen of Poker tells us what its like to play professionally in Macau (3/19/2015)
(Macau) -- Macau's casinos may be down on their luck, but at least one part of the gambling industry is thriving. According to "China's Queen of Poker...
article Poker is the Main Event in Macau (2/9/2015)
(Macau) -- The fever for Poker that has swept across a global market has steadily piqued the interest of players with no cooling down in sight. Poker popularity has...
article Corporate bits: The grand at ho tram strip appoints world gaming group as poker operations partner (2/6/2015)
(Macau) -- Ho Tram Project Company Limited and World Gaming Group Limited yesterday announced the signing of an agreement for World Gaming Group (WGG) to create, develop...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Horseshoe Cincinnati Cancels World Series of Poker Circuit Stop (2/19/2015)
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Cincinnati announced today that the upcoming World Series of Poker Circuit series, scheduled to run from March 19 – 30, has been cancelled...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump

article Taj Mahal casino closing poker room for remake, July reopen (2/13/2015)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino is closing its money-losing poker room for a make-over, and plans to re-open it by summer.
1 Article on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Card Player Poker Tour Foxwoods Results: Events 7-9 (2/7/2015)
(Connecticut) -- The first stop of Season III of the Card Player Poker Tour kicked off at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut Jan. 31 and will host a series of 13...
1 Article on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article New Members Named To Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling Executive Committee (2/6/2015)
(Rhode Island) -- Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling, a Newport group dedicated to “stopping the establishment and expansion of gambling in the city,”...
article Newport Anti-Casino Group Announces New Officers, Vows to Keep Fighting (2/6/2015)
(Rhode Island) -- On the heels of their successful campaign to convince Newporters to vote against a ballot referendum to add table games at Newport Grand, Citizens...
article Poker may be coming to Twin River Casino (2/6/2015)
(Rhode Island) -- Twin River Casino may add poker to its offerings as part of an effort to counter growing competition from new gambling facilities in Massachusetts, the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Senate committee passes plan authorizing new Deadwood games (2/5/2015)
(South Dakota) -- Supporters of allowing three new voter-approved games in Deadwood were successful in convincing a Senate panel that authorizing keno, craps and...
1 Article on this Issue

Phil Ivey

article Poker superstar Phil Ivey wins $1.7M at Aussie Millions (2/3/2015)
(Australia) -- The 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship wrapped-up over the weekend, and for the second straight year, poker superstar Phil Ivey (GPI No. 526) will be...
1 Article on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article A closer look at why two casinos want to cut slot machines, add more table games (1/26/2015)
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission will vote this week whether to allow two local casinos to add more table games in place of slot machines...
article Md. Casinos Want To Swap Slots For Table Games (1/25/2015)
(Maryland) -- The state’s two largest casinos say they have a plan to make more money: switch out some slots for table games. But Gigi Barnett reports, the move...
article Horseshoe Casino seeks more table games (1/24/2015)
(Maryland) -- Casino officials are gambling that they can make more money with fewer slot machines and more table games, but that isn't a move they can make on their...
article Horseshoe, Maryland Live casinos want to reduce slot machines and add table games (1/20/2015)
(Maryland) -- The state's two largest casinos — Maryland Live and Horseshoe Baltimore — each proposed eliminating 300 slot machines and adding additional...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article Bill Introduced to Change Poker From Gambling to Skill (1/21/2015)
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska State Senator wants to have a card game considered a game of skill instead of gambling. Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says if poker is...
article Nebraska bill would legalize poker by calling it game of skill (1/21/2015)
(Nebraska) -- Days after introducing a bill to eliminate last call at bars across Nebraska, the state senator from O'Neill said he hopes to circumvent the state'...
article Bill would legalize poker by calling it game of skill (1/20/2015)
(Nebraska) -- Tyson Larson is going all in. Days after introducing a bill to eliminate last call at bars across Nebraska, the state senator from O'Neill said he...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article APPT Nanjing Millions Shut Down Due to Inquest by Chinese Authorities (4/17/2015)
(China) -- A seemingly promising APPT event in Mainland China was shut down with little warning Friday as authorities stepped in and brought the tournament to a hault.
article MGM Resorts, Wynn go cashless at poker tables (4/11/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Two major Strip casino operators recently made changes to their poker operations that may reflect a broader push to beef up their anti-money laundering...
article ‘Little old lady’ is fixture at Dakota Magic poker tables (4/4/2015)
(South Dakota) -- On a recent Thursday night, the poker room of a casino on the border between the Dakotas was crammed with middle-aged men with balding heads.
article Hard Evidence: is poker a game of chance or skill? (3/29/2015)
(UK) -- Any player worth a pair of deuces will tell you that poker is a game of skill. In the words of Lancey Howard, the unbeatable master in classic film The...
article Face of poker evolving at Casino Regina (3/28/2015)
(Saskatchewan) -- More than 200 players took part in the 19th annual Stations Classic poker tournament, proof Texas Hold ‘Em is gaining popularity once again at...
article Study could prompt UK government to tax poker winnings (3/25/2015)
(UK) -- A new study by academics in England and the Netherlands could convince the UK Government to begin taxing poker winnings after the research suggested that poker...
article What Happens To A Las Vegas Poker Room When It Stops Being A Poker Room? (3/23/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Many players assume that Las Vegas casinos would make more money replacing poker rooms with slots. After all, slot machines do not require as many...
article UK & Ireland PokerNews Round-Up: Big Wins, Big Changes, and Jail Time (3/20/2015)
(UK) -- It's been a case of all hands to the pump over at our UK & Ireland PokerNews site this week thanks to a mixed bag of stories that needed precious airtime.
article Five Thoughts: Cash in the Poker Room, Ravee's Revenge, and More (3/20/2015)
(USA) -- Raise your hand if you were nervous the first time you sat down to play poker at a casino. I was, but then again I get nervous when I enter a building and there...
article Ex-Poker Chip Exec John Kendall Convicted of Tax Fraud and Evasion (3/20/2015)
(Maine) -- A now-defunct poker chip company’s former executive, John Kendall, has been found guilty by a jury in Maine, following a six-day trial on numerous...
article Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 2 -- Betting and Raising (3/20/2015)
(North Carolina) -- This article continues my three-part explanation of the rules and procedures surrounding poker chips in brick-and-mortar casinos.
article Man accused of stealing poker chips from pro player in L.A. lives with local prosecutor (3/10/2015)
(Indiana) -- A McDonough County, Illinois, man accused of stealing $420,000 in poker chips from an apartment in Los Angeles, California lives with an assistant state...
article Man arrested during final table at poker tournament, still wins $80,000 (2/14/2015)
(Ontario) -- Every gambler knows that for a run of good luck, there’s an equal string of bad lying in wait. The trick is walking away while the going’s good...
article Twin River Casino may embrace poker (2/8/2015)
(Rhode Island) -- Poker may be added to the inventory of games available at Twin River Casino, WPRI reported. Previously Twin Casino had hesitated over adding poker but...
article What should you say to a blackjack player who splits 10s? (2/1/2015)
(Pennsylvania) -- David was at his wit's end. He was having a good time playing blackjack at a $10 table when an onlooker talked his way into a seat. Another man had...
article How casino games are created (1/25/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Millions of people come to Las Vegas every year hoping to win big at a casino table. But gambling isn’t the only way to cash in on casino games.
article Mirage Poker Room Temporarily Closing January 25 2015 (1/24/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- The poker room at Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip is will close for remodeling at 10am on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The poker room is expected to reopen on...
article Legal Or Not, Card Counting Is Not Appreciated at Las Vegas Casinos (1/20/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Film director and actor Ben Affleck likes to gamble. Blackjack is said to be one his favorite table games. The one problem, according to the Hard Rock...
article Gulfstream poker events raises $8,500 for jockeys' fund (1/17/2015)
(Florida) -- The Eclipse Awards Charity Poker tournament, held Wednesday evening at Gulfstream Park, raised more than $8,500 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (...
article An unbeatable computer program has finally solved two-player limit Texas hold'em poker (1/10/2015)
(USA) -- Two-player limit Texas hold’em poker has finally been solved, according to a study published in Science today. Scientists have designed a computer program...

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