Poker Rumours

February 4th, 2014 by Maria T

Does Steve Wynn, the head of US gambling giant, Wynn Resorts, support online poker or not?  The executive shocked the industry over the weekend with the news that he is backing Sheldon Adelson’s virulent anti-online gambling campaign. Yet, it was also reported that his company applied for – and successfully obtained – an online gambling […]

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February 2nd, 2014 by Tom L

Reports coming out of Delaware show that it is slow going for the state’s new online poker regime.  Officials have said that during Delaware’s first two months of regulated online poker laws, the state managed to generate only $253,000. These initial numbers mean that Delaware is still way off course to meet the target $5 […]

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February 2nd, 2014 by Renee K

US casino icon, Caesars Entertainment, could make a bid for the bankrupt Atlantic City based casino, Revel, according to financial publication, Bloomberg. Last year saw the Revel Casino and Hotel – Atlantic City’s newest casino – file for bankruptcy.  The courts have set a fortnight deadline for bids to be made for the casino’s assets. […]

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January 31st, 2014 by Renee K

The Poker Players Alliance has started a campaign in Massachusetts, urging its members to push for the inclusion of online poker in SB101, which seeks to allow the Massachusetts State Lottery to examine the question of introducing online lottery services. The Executive Director of the PPA, John Pappas issued a statement to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on […]

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January 31st, 2014 by Maria T

The man considered online poker proponents’ biggest ally in California, State Senator Roderick Wright, has been convicted for eight counts, including voter fraud.  It now remains to be seen whether the convictions (totally unrelated to online poker), will harm attempts to get a pro-poker bill passed in the coming years. On the one hand, Senator […]

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January 27th, 2014 by Maria T

A number of media sources have reported that the Merge Poker Network has suspended the accounts of a number of New Jersey and Delaware based online poker players and customer support has told them that they have withdrawn all services to these states. This is not the first US state that the Merge Poker Network […]

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January 27th, 2014 by Renee K

New Jersey authorities have arrested professional poker player, Christian Lusardi, following an incident which disrupted live play during the Borgata Winter poker festival in Atlantic City last week. Fraudulent chips were found during Day 2 of the schedule, leading to the cancellation of the event. Police were called in to investigate the source of the […]

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January 26th, 2014 by Tom L

For the first time since 2006, when Pennsylvania introduced slot games to its gambling mix at terrestrial casinos, revenues have dropped at these businesses.  While total revenue was only down 1.4% (compared to other states such as New Jersey which has seen a near 50% drop since 2006), the signs are worrying for Pennsylvania, which […]

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