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Ohio Gaming

article Ohio casinos bet on preshuffled cards to save time (9/15/2014)
(Ohio) -- Opening a section of blackjack tables at one of Ohio’s four casinos is a long, labor-intensive process, as dealers spread out and carefully inspect all...
article Hollywood Casino launches 12-day ‘Poker Challenge’ (7/25/2014)
(Ohio) -- In a windowless office below the gaming floor of Toledo’s Hollywood Casino, poker room manager Ken Lambert Jr. was keen to talk up his latest and most...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Santa Ysabel

article BLOG: Idaho’s Poker Ruling Could Impact California’s Santa Ysabel Tribe (9/10/2014)
(California) -- A federal court has ruled that the Idaho-based Coeur d’Alene tribe must stop operating its Texas Hold’em business as it violates Idaho’...
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Idaho Casino Forced to Shut Down Live Poker Gaming (9/8/2014)
(Idaho) -- Across the United States, poker players have different rules they must abide by for the game of poker. Some states offer poker gaming online and in live game...
article Idaho Tribe Ordered To Stop Poker Room (9/8/2014)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene tribe in the state of Idaho was ordered by a federal judge on Friday to cease offering Texas hold’em poker games. The casino has...
article Judge Issues Ruling Blocking Live Poker Tournaments in Idaho (9/7/2014)
(Idaho) -- Live Texas Hold'em tournament poker is once again banned in Idaho, at least for now, after a United States District Court judge issued an injunction that...
article Judge Orders Halt to CdA Casino Poker Tournaments, Tribe Vows to Appeal Decision (9/7/2014)
(Idaho) -- A U.S. district judge has put a stop to Texas Hold 'Em tournaments at the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley, prompting the Coeur d'Alene Tribe to...
article Idaho Poker Ruling Could Impact California Online Poker (9/6/2014)
(USA) -- On Friday a federal district court in Idaho ruled that the Coeur d’Alene tribe must stop hosting poker tournaments until a lawsuit brought by the state is...
article Court tells tribe to fold (9/6/2014)
(Idaho) -- A federal judge's decision Friday requires the Coeur d'Alene Tribe to stop offering poker at its casino near Worley. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn...
article Judge orders shutdown of CdA Tribe’s poker room at casino (9/5/2014)
(Idaho) -- U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill issued an injunction today ordering a halt to “Texas Hold ‘Em” poker tournaments at the Coeur d’Alene...
article Judge Tells Coeur d’Alene Tribe To Stop Offering Poker (9/5/2014)
(Idaho) -- A judge told the Coeur d’Alene Tribe Friday to stop playing Texas Hold ‘em poker at its casino. The Spokesman Review reports U.S. District Judge B...
article Judge: Tribal poker rooms violate state ban (9/5/2014)
(Idaho) -- A federal on Friday ordered a halt to Texas Hold 'Em tournaments at the Coeur d'Alene Casino, saying the games are not among those allowed by state...
article No more poker at Coeur d'Alene Casino (9/5/2014)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Casino is refusing to fold after a federal judge ruled the Coeur d'Alene tribe must stop offering poker. It's a decision that...
article Texas Hold’em can’t be played in Idaho’s tribal casinos, judge rules (9/5/2014)
(Idaho) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that a tribal casino in northern Idaho had to stop offering Texas Hold’em, saying it violated the state’s gambling...
article Tribe plans emergency appeal, says court may have misunderstood about arbitration process (9/5/2014)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe says it will immediately file a motion to stay Judge Lynn Winmill’s ruling today granting an injunction ordering the tribe...
article Idaho Lottery celebrates 25th year with record dividend to state of $49M (7/15/2014)
(Idaho) -- The Idaho Lottery celebrated its 25th year today by presenting a record dividend to the state of Idaho – the 11th straight year it’s set a record.
article CdA Tribe poker dispute headed for arbitration (6/30/2014)
(Idaho) -- A dispute between the state of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe over Texas Hold ’Em-style poker games at the Coeur d’Alene Casino is headed...
article Coeur d'Alene Tribe blames Idaho for violating casino compact (6/24/2014)
(Idaho) -- The state of Idaho sued the Coeur d'Alene Tribe last month for alleged violations of the Class III gaming compact but it turns out the state is the party...
article Is Texas Hold 'em a game of chance or skill? An Ada County judge says Idaho law is too vague to make a call. (6/24/2014)
(Idaho) -- Idaho law prohibits gambling, which it defines as games of chance including poker but not "bona fide contests of skill … in which awards are made...
article CdA Tribe poker dispute headed for arbitration (6/23/2014)
(Idaho) -- A dispute between the state of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe over Texas Hold ’Em-style poker games at the Coeur d’Alene Casino is headed...
article Judge: Idaho lawsuit over tribal poker violates gaming compact; game can continue for now (6/23/2014)
(Idaho) -- Poker can continue for now at the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's casino in Worley after a federal judge ruled Monday that the state violated a gambling compact...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Hard kicks in $2.5M to make guarantee (9/2/2014)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino guaranteed $10 million in prize money for the 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, and the resulting 2,767 entries...
article Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Rocked By Massive Overlay (9/1/2014)
(Florida) -- Oops. The overlay in the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open makes the founders of the ISPT look like bone fide math whizzes. In case you hadn’t heard...
article Hard Rock begins poker blitz (8/12/2014)
(Florida) -- Its $10 million guaranteed main event won't start until Aug. 30, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will offer plenty of poker beginning...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article Texas Station Closes Poker Room (8/26/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has lost another poker room. Texas Station ceased its poker room operations this week. Texas Station, located on the Rancho Strip in North Las...
article How one mistake altered the course of poker history (7/20/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- In poker, mistakes happen every day. Sometimes they're as meaningless as a dealer accidentally exposing a card. But every once in a great while, a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Choctaw Tribe

article Card Player Poker Tour: Choctaw Fast Figures (8/18/2014)
(Oklahoma) -- The Card Player Poker Tour made yet another stop at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma July 17 through Aug. 4. The 81-tournament series awarded more...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Deal Me In: Never busting never works (8/17/2014)
(Pennsylvania) -- Dear Mark: What do you think of a blackjack player who always stands with 12 or more, no matter what the dealer is showing? The player therefore never...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article PokerStars Allows Direct Sign Ups for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Florida (8/6/2014)
(Pennsylvania) -- PokerStars has created a tournament lobby allowing players to sign up for the $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event...
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New York Gaming

article Poll: blackjack and poker aren't that popular (7/29/2014)
(New York) -- Capital Region residents definitely aren't "all in" when it comes a Las Vegas-style casino. In fact, a new Siena Poll shows the idea is less...
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Indiana Gaming

article Ameristar bets on return of poker tables in East Chicago (7/25/2014)
(Indiana) -- Live poker has returned to the fourth floor of Ameristar Casino after a six-year absence. East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland cut a ceremonial red ribbon...
article Poker makes comeback at Ameristar (7/25/2014)
(Indiana) -- Live poker returned to Ameristar Casino on Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland as employees toasted the event...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Philadelphia Casino

article Philly Casino Breaks Ground On Major Expansion That Will Be Great For Poker Players (7/25/2014)
(Philadelphia) -- SugarHouse casino, located near the Delaware River in Philadelphia, has broken ground on a $164 million expansion, Philly.com reported on Tuesday.
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Pechanga Casino

article BLOG: The Golden State Ladies Poker Championship (7/21/2014)
(California) -- I’m on my way home from the Golden State Ladies Poker Championship held at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. I totally enjoyed my...
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Poker Tournament

article Four ways to spot a poker player at the Rio in July (7/21/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- The World Series of Poker’s Main Event played down to nine players — its November Nine — early Tuesday morning, signaling the end of...
article McNatt’s WSOP Main Event adventure ends; Haugen leads (7/12/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly every player leaves the World Series of Poker Main Event with a story. Rocky McNatt’s happens to be better than most. McNatt, a 25-year-old...
article Back at it, Baron enjoys windfall (7/12/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Isaac Baron needed a break. After five years of traveling around the world playing the live-tournament circuit, the poker prodigy finally slowed down. He...
article This is what it looks like to buy in to a poker tournament for $1 million (6/26/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Greg Merson won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2012. For his efforts, he received a fancy bracelet and a life-changing payout of $8.53 million....
article Pros still smitten with WSOP Poker Players Championship in ninth year (6/23/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- The party ended early. Seven hours after one of the top triumphs of his career, Robert Mizrachi retired to bed. The 35-year-old poker pro from Miami might...
article Dealers Choice: George Danzer's WSOP Breakthrough No Big Surprise (6/20/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Two weeks ago, German poker pro George Danzer had made multiple WSOP final tables but had never come out on top. As of today, he’s a two-time...
article Brandon Cantu Fights Jesse Martin in the Amazon Room (6/20/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- “You do everything right in poker…” If you ask Brandon Cantu, this is a whole lot of nothing. In the middle of Event #41 at the World...
article Norman Chad: Characters in Poker are Essential for its Growth (6/20/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- I know that face. That’s Norman Chad. The voice of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). We are in the media room and he is sitting next to me staring...
article Why are Norwegians great? For one thing, their poker championship is played in Ireland (6/15/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Man, it’s hot. What cockamamie fool decided to build a gambling resort in this barren, soulless wilderness?
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Three days and nights inside Marina’s card rooms stacks character and revelations as high as the chips. (7/9/2014)
(California) -- A poker chip weighs 11.5 grams. It feels heavy, solid and valuable in your hand. Most card players have this way of shuffling their chips. They can...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article NO LAKOTA: New Deadwood card game rules: no phones, and English only (7/8/2014)
(South Dakota) -- Speaking any language other than English will now be a no-no during Deadwood card games under a new rule passed by state officials who want to crack...
article Deadwood Gets Two New Table Games (6/17/2014)
(South Dakota) -- Deadwood is getting two new table games – Dead Man’s Hand and War Blackjack have been approved by the South Dakota Gaming Commission.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Country Online

article BLOG: Why Brick and Mortar Poker Needs Online Poker (7/7/2014)
(Connecticut) -- This week I paid a visit to my old stomping grounds, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, with the intention of playing poker for the first time in a long time.
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Table Games Back On The Ballot After Senate Reconvenes (7/1/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- In what the Senate president called “an abundance of caution” the state senate voted again and approved a bill putting casino gambling in...
article Voters to decide on table games at Newport Grand (6/23/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- It's been a long time since jai alai brought gamblers to Newport, and experts say video slot machines won't cut it in the modern gambling era,...
article RI voters may be asked to decide again on table games at Newport Grand (6/17/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- As the legislative session draws to a close, lawmakers are still considering a bill that would ask voters to decide – again – whether to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article The pit is closed for the Dealertainers at the Quad (9/10/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- The show’s closed for the once-groundbreaking Dealertainer lineup at the Quad. The approximately 30 dealers and performers who worked the...
article Gonzaga law school professor finds poker part of a balanced life (9/9/2014)
(Washington) -- Gonzaga University law school professor Scott Burnham spent three hours Sunday working on his game. It wasn’t golf or tennis.
article Book review: ‘Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, The Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker’ (9/7/2014)
(North Carolina) -- Benny Binion began his career as a crooked horse trader, graduated to bootlegging, took over the policy racket in Dallas, broke into the big time by...
article Competition Between Blackjack Providing Casinos Down Under Heats Up (8/25/2014)
(Australia) -- As the Australian gambling market displays some underlying softness we look at what the two largest operators are doing to get ahead and profit in the...
article How to Win More Money at Blackjack by Exploiting Dealer Error (8/24/2014)
(USA) -- Using a card counting system is a great way to win at blackjack. But if you want to maximize your winnings, learn how to exploit dealer error.
article Inside the seedy world of professional poker players (8/23/2014)
(Australia) -- WHEN most people think of poker, they think gun-obsessed Instagram party douche Dan Bilzerian and his legions of bikini-clad hangers on, smoky dens full...
article Charges: Geriatric poker foursome cheated casino (8/23/2014)
(Minnesota) -- A geriatric foursome ran a quick and nominally profitable cheating scheme while playing poker at a Minnesota casino one night last summer, according to...
article Blackjack Payouts Falling at Some Las Vegas Casino (8/17/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- 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...
article The poker underground: Players see an opening to legalize the game in Wisconsin (8/14/2014)
(Wisconsin) -- Bellied up to a table in Players Sports Bar, the east-side tavern he's owned for a quarter-century, Mark Kroon adjusts his cap and points a thumb over...
article Boycotting brick and mortar poker rooms is a bad idea (8/12/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- I’ve worked hard to improve and expand poker over the years, and I was dismayed when I read an article recommending poker players boycott The...
article Player's Advantage: 'Progression' betting strategy won't increase profits (8/10/2014)
(Pennsylvania) -- Before I leave for a casino vacation, a buddy usually slips me $20 for a special blackjack bet. His instructions are specific: Bet it all on one hand.
article Casino Gambling Trend has People Asking: is Baccarat Better than Blackjack? (8/2/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Baccarat has overtaken blackjack as the main table game money-make for Vegas Strip casinos. But is it better than blackjack? Blackjack is still the most...
article Talking Stick Resort Hosts 10th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship This August (8/1/2014)
(Arizona) -- Looking for a great poker getaway this summer? How about experiencing a taste of the Southwest, while trying your luck at some hands of poker. In August,...
article Poker Hall of Fame Nominations Open; Who Should Be Nominated? (7/27/2014)
(USA) -- With the determination of the 2014 World Series of Poker Championship Event November Nine earlier this month, the poker world has entered into a bit of a...
article Drivers stuck on closed L.A. freeway turn road in poker casino (7/26/2014)
(California) -- Hundreds of motorists were trapped for hours on a portion of the 5 Freeway near downtown Friday when it was shut down during rush hour as authorities...
article Dan Bilzerian Talks Nosebleed Poker With Howard Stern (7/24/2014)
(New York) -- High-stakes poker player Dan Bilzerian recently appeared on the Howard Stern show to talk about a number of things, including his high-profile poker play.
article Pokie spending and numbers continue to drop (7/23/2014)
(New Zealand) -- Pub and club gaming machine expenditure in the year ended June 2014 fell 2.4 per cent from $826.3 million to $806.2 million. There were also fewer...
article On Vegas Strip, Blackjack Rule Change Is Sleight of Hand (7/22/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operators are changing blackjack payouts to give the house an even greater advantage. Is this a sign that Vegas is on its way back from the...
article Sac area's biggest card room opens in Citrus Heights (7/12/2014)
(California) -- The Sacramento region's biggest card room opened Thursday, offering 30 poker tables for players and an economic boost for the community. Stones...
article WinnaVegas Casino Launches New Poker Room (7/10/2014)
(Iowa) -- Last week, the WinnaVegas Casino Resort, a tribe-owned brick-and-mortar casino located to the west of Sloan in Iowa, launched its brand new live poker room.

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