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Philadelphia Casino

article Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room (10/22/2014)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia SugarHouse Casino is about to become the premium destination for poker players in the City of Brotherly Love. While many states in the...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Madison Poker Room To Close Next Month (10/21/2014)
(Wisconsin) -- A controversial poker room in Madison, Wisconsin will close next month. According to isthmus.com, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison indicated that it will close its...
article Ho-Chunk Nation to shut down poker room after losing lawsuit (10/19/2014)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation of will shut down its electronic poker room after losing a lawsuit with the state of Wisconsin. The tribe installed PokerPro at the Ho...
article Ho-Chunk Nation will shutter its Madison casino's poker room in November (10/17/2014)
(Wisconsin) -- Local poker players will have one less place to play next month, as Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has signaled it will close its electronic poker room.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article South Dakota Weighs Table Games Expansion [sub req] (10/21/2014)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakotans are expected to approve a referendum on November 4 to permit roulette, keno and craps at Deadwood casinos for the first time. A...
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Poker Tournament

article MSPT Firekeepers Casino Day 1a: Alex Barill Leads 23 Survivors (10/18/2014)
(Michigan) -- The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) is at FireKeepers Casino this week for the Michigan State Poker Championship. The $1,100 Main Event, which boasts a $200,...
article MSPT Firekeepers Casino Day 1b: Jeremy Ehrke Bags Massive Stack; 35 Survive (10/18/2014)
(Michigan) -- After 14 levels of play on Day 1b of the Mid-States Poker Tour Firekeepers Casino, 35 players made their way through to Day 2. Entries closed following the...
article Talking Stick Casino proves to be a success (10/14/2014)
(Arizona) -- Our neighbor, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently hosted its ninth annual Arizona State Ladies Poker Championship in the Arena Poker Room.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Maryland Live! dealer training school leads to federal lawsuit (10/14/2014)
(Maryland) -- A federal class action lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Maryland Live! casino in Hanover claiming the casino's dealer school was a "prop"...
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PokerStars

article Is the Introduction of Lottery Style Poker Games Good or Bad for Online Poker? (10/13/2014)
(USA) -- Prompted by the launch of a petition to end PokerStars Spin & Go tournaments, PokerStars’ top Team Pro Daniel Negreanu has told complainers that it...
article PokerStars Has the Pieces In Place for a New U.S. Poker Tour (10/8/2014)
(California) -- In 2010, PokerStars launched the North American Poker Tour (NAPT), a multi-stop poker tour focused on the U.S. market. The NAPT was fairly successful for...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana Grand officials lobby for live dealers (10/11/2014)
(Indiana) -- Centaur Gaming President and COO Jim Brown acknowledged to lawmakers last week that allowing live table gaming at Centaur's two casinos would have an...
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Phil Ivey

article Casino rule 1: the house always wins (10/11/2014)
(UK) -- Crockfords in Curzon Street is one of my favourite casinos, redolent with clickety chips and glittering history. Its name comes from the old 19th-century gaming...
article Why Phil Ivey got a raw deal (10/11/2014)
(USA) -- The recent news that Britain's High Court ruled against Phil Ivey in his case of a casino improperly withholding his winnings once again highlights the...
article Phil Ivey – Walking the Line Between Edges and Ethics (10/11/2014)
(USA) -- It’s the poker headline of the week: Phil Ivey Loses £7.7m Crockfords Casino “Edge Sorting” Case. Some though look at that headline and...
article Phil Ivey's Online Poker Slide Continues (10/11/2014)
(USA) -- This week has been bad for Phil Ivey. He lost a court case against a London casino in which Ivey was seeking more than $12 million in winnings that the property...
article Straight out of a Bond thriller: How a brilliantly cunning card sharp and his Chinese moll cheated a London casino out of £7million (10/10/2014)
(UK) -- The gambler eyed the cards being laid out on the baize table and murmured quietly to his attractive Asian companion. She had accompanied him, he told the staff...
article Famed poker pro Phil Ivey, accused of cheating by casino, loses court case — and $12 million (10/9/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Imagine you go to a casino to play blackjack. You find a table, sit down and buy some chips. Gambling has few barriers to entry.
article Judge Rules Phil Ivey Cheated to Win Millions at Crockfords Casino (10/9/2014)
(UK) -- Since 2012, Phil Ivey has been trying to recoup just over $12 million in winnings from Crockfords Casino, a gambling establishment located in London, England....
article Phil Ivey loses $15 million baccarat court battle (10/9/2014)
(New Zealand) -- Phil Ivey, a 10-time World Series of Poker winner, said he did not cheat when he won nearly $28 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and...
article Poker Pro Ivey Dealt Losing Hand in Edge Sorting Scandal (10/9/2014)
(UK) -- Phil Ivey, professional poker player and a ten times World Series of Poker winner, was accused of cheating while playing the game Punto Banco at the Crocksford...
article Poker Pro Ivey Did Cheat to Win $12.4 Million, Judge Rules (10/9/2014)
(UK) -- Professional poker player Phil Ivey’s use of edge sorting to win 7.7 million pounds ($12.4 million) at a form of Baccarat was tantamount to cheating, a...
article Phil Ivey Tells Crockfords Casino: “It’s a Crock” (10/5/2014)
(UK) -- It’s Phil Ivey versus Crockfords Casino, Round One. The long-awaited lawsuit brought by Phil Ivey against Crockfords got underway on Friday in the High...
article Ivey Admits to Using Manufacturing Flaws in Cards to Win £7.7 Million (10/4/2014)
(UK) -- The High Court recently heard the case of poker pro Phil Ivey winning £7.7 million because he took advantage of a manufacturing flaw in the playing cards...
article Phil Ivey Allows Interview as Crockfords Court Case Starts (10/4/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Phil Ivey will appear on 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime this week to show a side of him that the world and many poker fans have yet to see.
article Phil Ivey v Crockfords Case Gets Underway in London (10/4/2014)
(UK) -- Phil Ivey was in London this week as his multimillion dollar lawsuit against Crockfords Casino swung into action in the High Courts. Ivey is suing the chichi...
article Poker star in huge controversy over $13m casino win (10/4/2014)
(UK) -- A star poker player has defended the way in which he won £7 million ($12.9 million) from a London casino after it refused to pay out the money amid claims...
article Second casino in battle with card-reading poker champ who won £7m (9/27/2014)
(UK) -- A gambler who is suing Britain’s oldest gaming club for withholding his £7.3million payout is facing a hefty demand himself – for the return of...
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Graton Rancheria

article Gambling: Thrice-weekly Graton poker tournaments prove popular (10/8/2014)
(California) -- As the Graton Resort Casino closes in on its first anniversary, big changes are afoot in the Rohnert Park site’s 20-table poker room.
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Carson: Facts argue against Newport casino (10/3/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- As a fellow graduate of American University, I am disappointed that the best argument Luke Barr can muster for permitting table games at the Newport...
article Debate over adding table games at Newport Grand gets heated (10/2/2014)
(Rhode Island) -- What began as a relatively polite debate over the possibility of adding table games at Newport Grand degenerated Thursday night as the audience,...
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Poker

article Pro poker players: Iowa troopers unlawfully seized cash (9/30/2014)
(Iowa) -- Two California poker players are refusing to fold in a legal battle against the state, claiming Iowa State Patrol troopers unlawfully seized their $100,020...
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Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

article Table game products to shine at G2E (9/27/2014)
(Las Vegas) -- Throughout the years, Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, has been the...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Unshuffled cards game ruled legal (9/24/2014)
(Atlantic City) -- Games of mini-baccarat played at the Golden Nugget two years ago with unshuffled cards in which gamblers won $1.5 million did not violate any rules or...
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't offer poker games pending appeal (9/22/2014)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho can't offer poker games while it pursues an appeal of a federal judge's decision. The tribe started offering...
article Coeur d'Alene Tribe Loses Another Hand In Effort to Deal Poker Games (9/20/2014)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is still playing a riksy hand in its hopes to allow live poker at its North Idaho casino. In March, Citydesk reported that the...
article Poker permission awaits appeals court decision (9/20/2014)
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe will have to continue without its Texas hold 'em tournaments while it waits for a decision by a federal appeals court.
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...
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Ohio Gaming

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will soon use pre-shuffled cards (9/22/2014)
(Ohio) -- A time-consuming task at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will be eliminated later this year when blackjack and baccarat dealers no longer have to unwrap and...
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...
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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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Other News

article World's No. 1 poker player doesn't look like a high roller (10/18/2014)
(Texas) -- Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about discovering that the world's No. 1 poker player, Dan Smith, is the son of David Smith ... "Smitty" ... my...
article Interest grows in card room ballot measure (10/1/2014)
(California) -- It may be up to the voters of Milpitas to decide the fate of the Nov. 4 ballot measure that will allow the relocation of the Bay 101 Casino from San Jose...
article Poker players file suit over seized money in Iowa (10/1/2014)
(Iowa) -- Two California poker players have filed a lawsuit against two Iowa State Patrol troopers and a special agent alleging that authorities illegally seized more...
article 'That's all bulls***!' Ben Affleck says wife Jennifer Garner has no plans to leave him over his gambling (9/21/2014)
(UK) -- She was reportedly at the end of her tether after Ben Affleck was caught counting cards at a Las Vegas blackjack table - and ready to leave the actor.
article Ben Affleck’s gambling habits (VIDEO) (9/21/2014)
(California) -- Batman has just revealed himself to be more than just the Caped Crusader. He’s apparently also Rain Man, as Ben Affleck has admitted to counting...
article Ben Affleck Caught Gambling $30,000 In Blackjack At Detroit Casino [Report] (9/20/2014)
(Detroit) -- Ben Affleck gambling is making news… again. This time the actor was reportedly spotted in a Detroit casino, and allegedly had $30,000 on the line at...
article Ben Affleck comes clean about card counting scandal (9/18/2014)
(California) -- BEN AFFLECK has opened up about his card counting scandal, insisting he has nothing to be ashamed of. Bosses at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las...
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,...

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