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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...
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Indiana Gaming

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...
article Dermody authors bill to allow live dealers at racinos (1/17/2015)
(Indiana) -- A key lawmaker has filed legislation to allow live dealers at Indiana casinos, a move meant to help stave off competition from gambling operations in...
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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.
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Macau Gaming

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...
article More VIP room closures ‘not surprising’ (1/7/2015)
(Macau) -- The junket operators are among the most affected in the midst of Macau’s gaming revenue slump. Analysts and industry insiders predict that more junket...
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Seminole Tribe

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...
article Legislature's offer to not renew card games for Seminoles: bluff or bargain? (1/11/2015)
(Florida) -- This could be a lucky year for owners of dog tracks, horse tracks and even Miami’s resort casino promoters. The state’s budget outlook is so...
article Legislators hold the cards in new casino deal with Seminoles (1/10/2015)
(Florida) -- The state's budget outlook is so good that Florida legislative leaders have suggested they might not renew a key provision of the gambling agreement...
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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...
article Foxwoods to cut slots, tables; Maryland Live! says it can take Horseshoe Baltimore (11/30/2014)
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Resorts Casino in Connecticut plans to reduce its gaming options and boost non-gaming amenities in a bid to lure patrons through its doors...
article Foxwoods to eliminate more than 80 dealer jobs (11/11/2014)
(Connecticut) -- Officials at Foxwoods Resort Casino have informed the dealer’s union that they will be eliminating more than 80 positions. The Day of New London...
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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...
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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...
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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...
article Top 10 Stories of 2014: #2, Phil Ivey Endures More Legal Drama (1/1/2015)
(USA) -- Each year the staff at PokerNews picks what we feel are the top stories of the year in the poker world based upon a vote of each of the staff members.
article Phil Ivey Among 26 People Approved for Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (10/31/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Phil Ivey has been in the news a lot lately. Earlier this month, a High Court in London ruled against him in his Crockfords Casino baccarat case, which...
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Poker Tournament

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...
article More than 13,000 expected in new poker Colossus event (12/23/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- World Series of Poker organizers say the 49-day tournament returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas May 27 to July 14.
article David Gutfreund Wins the Heartland Poker Tour Soaring Eagle; Aaron Massey Named Player of the Year (11/30/2014)
(Michigan) -- David Gutfreund has won the final tour stop of the Season X Heartland Poker Tour, after securing victory over Reginald Roberts, in heads-up action, at the...
article Heartland Poker Tour returns to Ameristar (11/23/2014)
(Indiana) -- The Heartland Poker Tour (HPT), which was founded in 2005 with the intention of bringing big league, big money, tournament poker to a legion of grass-roots...
article PokerNews Staff Predictions for the 2014 World Series of Poker November Nine (11/1/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- The 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table is less than two weeks away. On Monday, Nov. 10, the cards will be in the air starting at 4:30 p.m....
article Poker Room Manager Joseph Fernandez Talks Upcoming $300K Guarantee MSPT Meskwaki (10/31/2014)
(Iowa) -- Next weekend the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will host an $1,100 buy-in $300,000 guaranteed Main Event at Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa.
article Coushatta Fall Poker Classic chopped (10/31/2014)
(Louisiana) -- Coushatta Casino Resort hosted the its Fall Classic on Sept. 24-28 in its 20-table poker room. The short series culminated with the multiday $1K main...
article Haro wins Inn of the Mountain Gods poker title, $21,500 (10/31/2014)
(Arizona) -- Inn of the Mountain Gods celebrated its annual four-day Poker Championship in September with 83 players entered in hopes of getting a piece of the $75K...
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Nevada Gaming

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...
article Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking (11/16/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Archie Karas, one of Las Vegas’ most legendary winners and losers, has beaten the system yet again.
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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...
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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...
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Paul Phua

article Paul Phua Says, “Let Me Play Poker!” As Trial Looms (1/10/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Paul Phua and his son Darren are attempting to have a ban that prohibits them from playing poker in casinos lifted ahead of their trial on illegal...
article Federal Judges Denies Phuas' Request for Removal of Court-Ordered Poker Prohibition (1/9/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- Earlier this week we reported that high-stakes poker pro Paul Phua, 50, and his son Darren, 23 – two of the Macau men previously arrested for their...
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PokerStars

article PokerStars Offers Sponsorship Deal For Indian And Japanese Players (1/8/2015)
(USA) -- Highlighting its changing priorities, PokerStars has just announced it has added two young and talented players from India and Japan to its team of sponsored...
article PokerStars opens live poker room at City of Dreams (12/29/2014)
(Philippines) -- ISLE OF MAN-based PokerStars has picked the City of Dreams Manila as the site for its second branded and live poker room in Asia after Macau. PokerStars...
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California Gaming

article The Year in Poker 2014 (12/28/2014)
(USA) -- Poker saw a number of amazing storylines develop in 2014. From amazing feats at the table to battles over offering the game on the Internet, poker showed that...
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Poker

article Number of Nevada Poker Tables Hits Nine-Year Low (12/13/2014)
(Nevada) -- Poker is still a very popular form of gambling, but it’s clear that it doesn’t have quite the public following that it did during the true...
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Florida Gaming

article Hialeah poker: A full house (12/9/2014)
(Florida) -- The most successful poker room in Miami-Dade County is expanding. Hialeah Park is adding 11 tables and tripling the size of its kitchen.
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Bitcoin

article Michael Mizrachi to Open a Bitcoin Only Poker Site (11/30/2014)
(USA) -- Lee Davy sits down with Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi to talk about his role at the bitcoin only poker site GetLuckyPoker.com; his work at the...
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Philadelphia Casino

article Inside SugarHouse Casino's new poker room (11/3/2014)
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia's poker lovers asked for it, and it finally came. SugarHouse's interim poker room opened to the public Saturday, marking the first...
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Other News

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...
article How a computer program took the gambling out of poker (1/10/2015)
(USA) -- If you were to spend an evening playing poker against Cepheus, a computer program developed by researchers at the University of Alberta, you wouldn't really...
article There’s Now A Computer That Can Destroy You At Poker (1/8/2015)
(USA) -- Computers are top-notch gamers. Since the 1970s, artificial intelligence has shamed our greatest chess players, outgunned our top trivia junkies and dominated...
article World Series of Poker Seeks Main Event Feedback Via Public Survey (1/8/2015)
(Las Vegas) -- The 2015 World Series of Poker will run from May 27 through July 14 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and in preparation for the 46th annual series...
article Everest Poker Launches New Live Poker Series in France (1/8/2015)
(France) -- Everest Poker aims to increase its presence the French poker market with the launch of the Everest Poker Live, a brand new series running through the end of...
article California Split Is the Raging Bull of Poker Movies (1/8/2015)
(Texas) -- A great poker film comes around as infrequently as a straight flush over quad aces. The allure of gambling is easy to understand but difficult to quantify.
article Fore! Local pair's golf-theme card game may hit casinos (1/4/2015)
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino workers Ben Kowalski and Jeremiah LeClerc think they have the cure for gamblers looking for something other than blackjack and poker-based table...
article Gambling on Poker: Who Pays the Price? (12/31/2014)
(USA) -- Poker is gambling, whether you want to believe it or not. When you place real money on any hand of cards, you’re gambling. That isn’t to say skill...
article Roulette dealer's 'lucky number' talk is legal, DA rules (12/28/2014)
(Pennsylvania) -- It's not a crime for a roulette dealer to tell customers he'll try to hit their lucky number, a Western Pennsylvania prosecutor says.
article 2014’s Wildest Poker Moments (12/27/2014)
(USA) -- From Phil Ivey’s edge-sorting to Phil Hellmuth’s baby suit, 2014 was a strange year for poker. Here are our five craziest moments in poker for 2014.
article Scugog calls on Province to pull plug on gaming tables elsewhere in Durham (12/20/2014)
(Ontario) -- Scugog has once again thrown its support behind the Great Blue Heron casino, arguing that a decision by the Province to allow gaming tables elsewhere in...
article WPT Inks Deal With Chinese Gaming Leader (12/20/2014)
(Macau) -- The World Poker Tour (WPT) announced this week that it has signed a deal with Chinese gaming giant Ourgame International Holdings Limited to give Ourgame...
article Lodi Planning Commission votes to let Wine Country Cardroom expand (12/13/2014)
(California) -- Wine Country Cardroom & Restaurant will remain the only gambling business in town for the time being. The Lodi Planning Commission voted 6-0...

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