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Archive | March, 2012

March 30th, 2012 by Maria T

The new $2.4 billion resort, Revel, opened up for business in Atlantic City this week, with thousands of invitations-only guests making their way to the casino in a bid to see what it offers. All in all, 5,000 guests graced the casino floor on opening night, and a further 10,000 the following night. The New [...]

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March 28th, 2012 by Renee K

An independent review of the way the Alderney Gambling Control Commission reacted in the Full Tilt Poker case as found that things were handled “appropriately” and served as an example of how a proper regulation should work. Conducted by the former Chairman of the British Gambling Commission, Peter Dean CBE, the independent review was commissioned [...]

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March 26th, 2012 by Maria T

Plans for a new bullet train that would carry tourists from California to Nevada are being considered by the federal government, and has the potential to increase the number of visitors to Las Vegas. The project, which could cost in the region of $4.9 billion, would see the development of a train that could reach [...]

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March 26th, 2012 by Tom L

Utah has earned the title as the first state in history to pass laws which makes it illegal for residents to play poker online. The bill, which is titled HB108, was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert after it passed through the House by an overwhelming vote in its favor. Utah’s dubious claim to [...]

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March 23rd, 2012 by Renee K

Poker pro, Victoria Coren, who became the first woman to win the European Poker Tour, is tying the knot with her beau David Mitchell, an actor. The engagement was announced in a rather traditional manner in the Birth, Marriages and Death column of The Times and read: “MR D.J.S. MITCHELL AND MISS V.E. COREN. The [...]

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March 23rd, 2012 by Maria T

It was revealed this week that Daniel Tzvetkoff, the Australian owner of payment processor, Intabill who was nabbed by the US Department of Justice, will testify on behalf of the prosecution in the trial against two men charged with counts of violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The trial against John Campos, executive of [...]

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March 20th, 2012 by Tom L

Hopes of seeing any signs of movement towards legalized online poker and gambling in Hawaii were dashed with week, after Rep. Angus LK McKelvey confirmed that all current measures relating to the game were “dead”. Earlier this year, following the Department of Justice’s change of opinion that the Wire Act does not incorporate casino and [...]

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March 19th, 2012 by Renee K

Poker Stars has been rushing to fill the niche left by Full Tilt Poker when the latter’s popular Rush Poker was taken down together with the site following Black Friday in April last year. Poker Stars announced the introduction of the real money version of Zoom Poker this week, which will essentially see players whisked [...]

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