Poker Rumours

July 3rd, 2015 by Maria T

Following the introduction of new credit card codes by PartMasterCard and Visa to help financial institutions differentiate between legal online gambling operations and offshore ones, a number of online poker rooms in New Jersey have reported on a slight improvement in their payment processing.  Three new codes were issued, namely 7800 to indicate state-run online […]

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July 3rd, 2015 by Tom L

A bill that could have potentially brought regulated online poker to California – one of several in the pipeline – has been shelved by its author. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-­Glendale) decided to cancel the advancement of Assembly Bill 9 to allow stakeholders to iron out their differences. This seems to be the perpetual curse of all […]

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June 29th, 2015 by Tom L

May 2015 proved to be an excellent month for casinos in Nevada state, with revenues reaching over $1 billion for the first time since 2013.  The Nevada Gaming Control Board said that gaming revenue climbed 3.3% in May compared to the same period last year.  The Las Vegas Strip casinos proved to be particularly profitable, […]

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June 29th, 2015 by Maria T

The Poker Players Alliance has slammed renewed efforts to reintroduce a bill that would restore the Wire Act of 1961. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham pushed for the reintroduction of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) in order to reverse the Justice Department’s decision of 2011 to reverse a ban on internet gambling.  The PPA […]

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June 25th, 2015 by Maria T

After years of lobbying by the local gambling industry, and despite tough opposition by anti-gambling groups, the first Vegas-style slots casino was opened in Massachusetts yesterday. Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville invited visitors to play the 1,200 slot machines on its casino floor, and is currently the only live harness-racing track. A “large and eager” […]

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June 23rd, 2015 by Maria T

Online poker room PokerStars is fighting tooth and nail to maintain any chance of entering a regulated gaming industry in the state of California. In response to a recent radio ad campaign funded by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, calling for Californians to vote to keep “corrupt” companies such as PokerStars out of the industry, the […]

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June 23rd, 2015 by Tom L

The World Poker Tour brand, owned up until now by the global gambling entity, Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, has been sold off to a Chinese gaming group.  Ourgame Holdings social gaming group paid $35 million for the World Poker Tour, which runs around 70 annual tournaments around the globe and regularly offers cash prizes to winners […]

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June 22nd, 2015 by Tom L

The Atlantic Club Casino , which closed its doors to patrons last year after it went bankrupt, may be replaced by a planned family-friendly development, including waterparks, it has emerged.  The casino-hotel was the first to shut its doors in 2014, and became a symbol of the struggling land-casino industry on the Atlantic City, New Jersey […]

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