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Las Vegas Gaming

article Poker pros hibernating, waiting for games to return in Las Vegas (3/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Chris Konvalinka lost his livelihood this month, just like thousands of workers across the Las Vegas Valley. He doesn’t work for a casino, but he...
article Poker returning to Sahara Las Vegas after nearly 10-year hiatus (2/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- After nearly a decade without poker, Sahara Las Vegas is bringing the game back as part of its $150 million renovation project. The property, located on...
article Cashless Gaming Now A Reality At Several Casinos (1/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- It's quickly becoming a cashless world and some Las Vegas casinos are starting to go that route, as well. Following approval last year by the Nevada...
article Cashless gaming available at Strat, Palms, D Las Vegas (1/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Strat’s renovated casino has more than just new fresh felt and slot machines; it now offers players a way to pay for chips without leaving a...
article ATMs at Las Vegas Casino Table Games Are Officially a Thing (1/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- If you hate going to the cashier while your hot on the blackjack table a new technology has debuted at casinos in Las Vegas. ACS PlayOn is a new automated...
article Cashless gaming available at Strat, Palms, D (1/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Strat’s renovated casino has more than just new fresh felt and slot machines; it now offers players a way to pay for chips without leaving a...
article Which Las Vegas Strip poker room grows while other venues fade? (12/14/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- In the early 2000s, the Bellagio was the property of choice for serious poker players. Its main allure for players was “Bobby’s Room.”...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Rivers Casino Philadelphia Table Games Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 (3/25/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Rivers Casino Philadelphia table games employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, the casino announced Wednesday. Officials say the employee...
article PA Casinos Address Table Games Stagnation By Adding Hybrids (12/13/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- In an environment in which much of the revenue from traditional casino gambling is flat, the 30 or so seated patrons facing three dealers and large...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Borgata dealer tests positive for COVID-19 (3/21/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- A table games dealer who works at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is among the positive cases of COVID-19 in Atlantic County, according to a memo sent...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article 80% of Macau casino tables now operating under viral restrictions (3/19/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau casinos’ operations may slowly be getting back to normal but their financial performance is expected to be anything but normal for the foreseeable...
article Nearly half of all casino tables back in operation (3/10/2020)
(Macau) -- A total of 3,100 gaming tables have resumed operation since the reopening of casinos in February, representing 46% of the total number of tables. On February...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article Germany to Officially legalize online gambling and poker (3/17/2020)
(Germany) -- Germany’s relationship with online gambling has been in a grey area for quite a long time. It was largely illegal, except for about 20-something...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article The World Series Of Poker Is A Petri Dish For Disease. Why The Hell Hasn't It Been Cancelled Yet? (3/13/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Imagine sitting at a cramped table, for hours at a time, with 8 or 9 strangers who have traveled from every corner of the world. Some are drinking. Some...
article Daniel Negreanu Calls For Poker Rooms To Suspend Operations Amid Virus Outbreak (3/12/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu is not taking the coronavirus outbreak lightly. The Canadian poker pro tweeted Wednesday...
article Coronavirus Threat Doesn’t Seem to Faze American Poker Players … Yet (3/11/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- At least for the time being, and things could certainly change in the coming weeks, the poker community doesn’t appear to be too concerned with the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Players, Dealers Cheated Mohegan Sun Out Of $100K: Report (3/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- An investigation has found that two blackjack players conspired with three dealers to cheat Mohegan Sun out of $100,000 in 2018, The New London Day...
article Video Shows Nelly Getting Into Argument While Playing Texas Holdem at Casino (2/6/2020)
(Connecticut) -- During a visit to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, Nelly was filmed getting into an argument with other players and an employee. In the clip that...
article Nelly Goes On Epic Rant At Casino, 'Get Off My Nuts' (2/5/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Here's Nelly railing against a pit boss inside a casino after beefing with other players about how to PROPERLY play poker, and y'know it's...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article Tribes Can't Force Card Room Crackdown, 9th Circ. Told [sub req] (3/9/2020)
(California) -- The California Gaming Association has told the Ninth Circuit that a lower court correctly tossed three tribes’ claims that the state hasn’t...
article New state gambling rules would put card rooms 'out of business,' advocates fear (12/19/2019)
(California) -- Hundreds of protesters demonstrated Wednesday in opposition to new rules proposed by the California Bureau of Gambling Control that would require players...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Postle Scandal

article Stones Gambling Hall asks court to toss lawsuit over alleged cheating by poker player (3/5/2020)
(California) -- That is the essence of a court filing late Wednesday seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit against Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights, which was sued in...
article Mike Postle Refuses Court Summons in Cheating Case (1/11/2020)
(California) -- The incident and ensuing legal action involving poker pro Mike Postle took the poker world by storm in October 2019. And as court documents show, the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article Calif. Need Not Shield Tribal Card Games, 9th Circ. Told [sub req] (3/2/2020)
(California) -- California asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reject three tribes' bid to revive their suit contending the state is wrongly allowing nontribal card...
article California Bureau of Gambling Control Releases Updated Proposals on House-Banked Casino Games (1/17/2020)
(California) -- After over one year of talks and deliberations, the major California gaming regulator California Bureau of Gambling Control has released a new collection...
article Tribes Say Calif. Stuck In 'Catch-22' In Card Game Rights Suit [sub req] (1/7/2020)
(California) -- Two tribes urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to revive a suit claiming California is wrongly allowing nontribal cardrooms to offer blackjack, baccarat...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article Boosters of National Blackjack Day want you to play on 3:2 tables (3/1/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Not many things rile up a recreational gambler more than for “the house” to chisel into a player’s winnings. There have been cries far...
1 Article on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article Casinos butt heads over table games at Kelowna council meeting (2/26/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Table games will soon be added to the variety of gambling options at Chances Kelowna, much to the chagrin of fellow gambling establishment Playtime...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Texas visitor scores $1.3M poker hand win at Nevada casino (2/20/2020)
(Nevada) -- Sometimes your friends have good advice. The friends of Dorothy Boone of Temple, Texas, advised her to take a family trip to Lake Tahoe. She chose wisely....
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Wind Creek is still the table games king of Pa. But is sports betting coming? (2/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek Bethlehem kicked off 2020 continuing its reign as Pennsylvania’s king of table games, but its overall revenue was down due to slots...
1 Article on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article Hoosier Park officials pleased with table games success (2/18/2020)
(Indiana) -- If the numbers from the first month of live table games are any indication, officials at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino are upbeat about...
article Indiana racinos premiere live dealer table games on New Year’s Day (1/2/2020)
(Indiana) -- Two central Indiana racinos have added table games to their gaming offering thanks to the May 8, 2019, passage of a controversial bill allowing lucrative...
article Racinos Allowed to Operate Table Games (1/2/2020)
(Indiana) -- The new year means expanded gaming action at two Indiana casinos. Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville...
article Live dealers debut at Hoosier Park (1/1/2020)
(Indiana) -- They’re here. Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino welcomed table games with live dealers Wednesday, an expansion in gambling that...
article Track casinos now have live dealers (1/1/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana's latest gambling expansion comes today as two horse track casinos near Indianapolis will be allowed to have table games with live dealers for...
article Live dealer games starting at 2 casinos in central Indiana (12/31/2019)
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s latest gambling expansion is about to start as the two horse track casinos near Indianapolis are being allowed to have table games with live...
article Live Dealers At Racetrack Casino Table Games Coming In January (12/19/2019)
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s two racetrack casinos will begin offering live table games at the start of 2020. The Gaming Commission approved those new offerings this week. The...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Shing Takes the Win at WSOP Circuit Potawatomi for $151,284 (2/12/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- An argument that is often put forward in poker is that you have to keep turning up and putting yourself in the position to win to get results. One man who...
article World Series of Poker Circuit Returns To Potawatomi Hotel & Casino In 2020 (1/9/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The World Series of Poker Circuit is set to return to the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin early in 2020. The WSOPC Potawatomi series...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

article Nebraska Senate General Affairs Committee Next Stop for Poker Bill (2/3/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska is not the first name of a state that comes to one’s mind with regards to gambling, but the efforts of State Senator Justin Wayne seem to...
article Nebraska Poker Bill Set for February 10 Hearing (2/2/2020)
(Nebraska) -- The Midwestern US state of Nebraska is not exactly known for its gambling establishments. There is no place in Nebraska that anyone would call a gambling...
article New Nebraska bill will legalize sports betting, poker (1/19/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska is ready to join several other states across the U.S. who allow have expanded their gambling laws. This could happen hanks to the new Games of...
article Nebraska Games Of Skill Act Would Legalize Poker, Sports Gambling (1/16/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Online poker in Nebraska could become a reality if a new gaming bill passes through the legislature this year. The Games of Skill Act (LB990), filed by Sen...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Penn National

article Hollywood Casino fined $20,000 by state for holding ‘unapproved’ poker tournament, other errors (1/16/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been fined $20,000 by the state for holding poker tournaments last year that were not properly...
article Gaming Control Board fines Penn National casino (1/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association LLC, operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course...
article Hollywood Casino fined for unapproved poker tournaments (1/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been fined $20,000 for holding poker tournaments that had not been approved by the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

China Gaming

article Tesla to Gamble on Poker with Chinese In-Car Software Update (12/23/2019)
(China) -- Despite government efforts to outlaw online poker in China, Elon Musk has partnered with gaming company Tencent to enhance the fleet’s line-up of...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Las Vegas preparing for Wynn Signature Series poker tournaments this January (12/18/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Known for their quality poker tournaments, the Wynn Las Vegas is preparing for yet another poker series this January. The Wynn Signature Series will kick...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Hosts the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Beginning Jan. 9 (12/13/2019)
(Florida) -- The 2019/2020 Seminole Hard Rock Poker season continues Jan. 9 with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood...
1 Article on this Issue

International Game Technology

article IGT Dynasty ETG with Baccarat now live at Resorts World Casino New York City (12/13/2019)
(New York) -- IGT announced Wednesday the Resorts World Casino New York City in Jamaica, NY can now entertain its players with IGT’s Dynasty Electronic Table Games...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Despite Thailand's Gambling Laws Baccarat is Increasing in Popularity (4/3/2020)
(Thailand) -- Despite highly enforced gambling laws in Thailand the game of Baccarat is increasing in popularity according to a resent survey. Furthermore even with all...
article The joys of teaching poker to your kids (4/2/2020)
(USA) -- “THE BEAUTY of poker,” writes David Sklansky in the introduction to “The Theory of Poker”, perhaps the best book written about the best...
article My teen is good at poker. Did I make a mistake by letting him play? (3/23/2020)
(USA) -- My recently turned 14-year-old son has been asking me to teach him how to play poker. He knows I used to play, and I think he was hoping for a few pointers or,...
article Man turned wife’s iPhone into homemade tracking device to follow, rob poker player, deputies say (3/19/2020)
(Florida) -- A poker player had just arrived back at his east Orange County apartment early one June morning after a night of gambling in Orange City, when a man in a...
article Poker Pro Alex Foxen Faces Legal Battle After Being Accused Of Fraud (3/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- Two-time Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year Alex Foxen is currently facing a legal battle arising from his dealings with the Quasar Mining Group,...
article BLOG: Dissecting the house edge in roulette (3/9/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag: Q. Please explain to me about roulette and the 5.26 percent house edge. It seems to me like every time I play, I...
article Pai gow player wins $420K jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino (2/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A visitor from Hawaii will be leaving Las Vegas much richer. Main Street Station Casino says the woman turned her vacation into a $420,000 jackpot with a...
article Saipan considers lifting poker machine moratorium to combat declining revenue contributions from Imperial Pacific (2/17/2020)
(Saipan) -- Saipan lawmakers are considering lifting a moratorium on new poker machine licenses in order to claw back some of the dwindling tax and licensing revenues...
article Baccarat dealer, Halfmoon player accused in $20K theft from Rivers Casino in Schenectady (2/10/2020)
(New York) -- A baccarat dealer at Rivers Casino in Schenectady and a player from Halfmoon have been arrested, accused of working together to steal an estimated $20,000...
article BLOG: Poker Players Who Are Notorious For Playing Casino Games (1/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- High-stakes poker players are the kings of reading the tells of other players, and knowing when to bluff and when to fold a hand, but they are also the...
article 4 years prison for ex-sports book manager at Tahoe casinos (1/16/2020)
(Nevada) -- A former sports book manager at two Lake Tahoe casinos has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a $1 million betting scheme. The (...
article Poker Face: Problem Gamblers Being Identified Through Facial Recognition Technology (12/31/2019)
(Australia) -- Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is being used by the popular SkyCity Adelaide Casino to detect barred gamblers, according to a report by Adelaide Now.
article BLOG: The Biggest Scandals in the History of Blackjack (12/27/2019)
(Internet) -- Blackjack and gambling have been linked to many mysteries, rumors and scandals. Find out more about some of the biggest scandals in blackjack history.
article World Series of Poker Announces 2020 Main Event Date, No Plans to Relocate Tournament From Rio (12/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- World Series of Poker (WSOP) organizers are gifting players with a few key dates for their 2020 calendars, most notably getting cards in the air for the $...
article Rick Salomon Can't Claim $2.8M Poker Debt from Saudi Sheikh (12/3/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Professional poker player Rick Salomon has come unstuck in his legal bid to claim a $2.2 million gambling debt from a Saudi sheikh. The American is maybe...
article French Court Rules Against Rick Salomon In $2.8 Million Poker Debt Case (12/3/2019)
(France) -- A French court dealt a huge blow to high stakes poker player Rick Salomon’s attempt to recover an alleged $2.8 million poker debt owed to him by a...
article Man busted after stealing $17,000 in casino chips (11/29/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The temptation of being able to walk away with $17,000 in casino chips from the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Arkansas was too much for a recent patron....
article SkyCity wants more pokies in exchange for fewer blackjack tables (11/19/2019)
(New Zealand) -- In what is a first in this country, a casino is applying to increase the number pokie machines it has in return for closing down some table games....
article WSOP Player Of The Year Title Settled After A Blunder (11/14/2019)
(Worldwide) -- After 115 poker tournaments during the course of 2019 it was Daniel Negreanu that was awarded the ‘World Series of Poker Player of the Year’...
article Oscar Isaac to Star in Paul Schrader’s Next Film ‘The Card Counter’ (10/29/2019)
(Hollywood) -- Oscar is set to star in revenge thriller “The Card Counter,” the next film from Oscar-nominee Paul Schrader. The film, written and directed by...

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