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Is Hacking More Likely At In-Person Or Online Casinos?

One of the more pervasive “warnings” we hear about gambling with Vegas-style international online casinos is that these sites are “unregulated” and thus more prone to things like hacking, identity theft, and so on. Basically, the narrative is that legal offshore Vegas betting sites are fundamentally more prone to being hacked than big-name domestic casinos. Similarly, we constantly hear that users of such offshore sites are fundamentally more prone to being attacked personally and financially than users of brand-name in-state …

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Las Vegas Casinos Rocket Past Previous July Revenue Record

Tomorrow, Week 1 of the college football season starts in earnest, and the NFL season officially gets underway on Thursday of next week (September 7). As such, you can expect a big bump at all the hundreds of Las Vegas sportsbooks. Of course, given that most sportsbooks in Vegas are associated with various Vegas casino operations, they hardly need it. After a tumultuous couple of years (and a particularly chaotic 2020), Las Vegas casinos are finally consistently back on top. …

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Don’t Expect Las Vegas Online Casino Gambling Any Time Soon

Back in December, the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (BCLGS) held a four-day conference at Resorts World Las Vegas. Ironically, even though Nevada is a member of the 22-state association – and even though the conference was hosted in Sin City itself – NV legislators did not attend the event. The reason why is plain: Nevada strongly opposes online casino gambling. While the state long ago approved online sports betting and online poker, these are comparative cottage markets. …

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Phil Ivey Poker Player

Phil Ivey Loses $12.3 Million Lawsuit, Borgata Casino to Sue For $9.6 Million

It is hard to feel bad for a guy like Phil Ivey. He is a well-known and popular professional poker player, he has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, and is a multimillionaire pulling down huge endorsements and cash winnings playing the game that he loves. Now Mister Ivey can add another label to his impressive resume … card cheat. Back in 2012 Phil Ivey was enjoying some high-stakes Punto Banco (a form of baccarat) at Crockford’s Casino in …

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Ultimate Gaming Leaves NJ

Ultimate Gaming Pulls Out of New Jersey – Virtual Deck Stacked Against Them?

The success Ultimate Gaming has enjoyed in Las Vegas online poker did not transfer to New Jersey. Announcing just last week that they were pulling out of Garden State online gambling operations, their competition may have had more to do with that decision than any alleged inability on their part to provide a viable product. WSOP teamed up with 888 Holdings to deliver their New Jersey operation. Borgata partnered up with bwin.Party to run its software, and the 2nd or …

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Lions Share Slot Jackpot Win

Slots Players Pining After Their ‘Lion’s Share’ of the Multi Million Dollar Jackpot That Hasn’t Hit In Nearly 20 Years

On August 22, 2014, a lucky US couple from New Hampshire hit the $2.4 Million jackpot on the Lion’s Share slot machine at MGM Grand Casino. The slot machine had not paid out a jackpot in nearly two decades, so the payout was huge for the winners. According to casino employees, the couple had only been playing the game for 5 minutes when they watched in amazement as the reel symbols lit up for the jackpot win. The MGM Grand …

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Online Gamblers Boycott Venetian After CEO Blasts Internet Gambling

A physical casino CEO publicly stating that he does not agree with a particular form of casino gambling? That is exactly what happened recently when the Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelson recently declared Las Vegas style online gambling as “bad … dangerous and immoral.” In a recent opinion/editorial piece published in Forbes, Adelson, CEO of the largest gaming company in the world, argued that you can “click your mouse and lose your house” online, and a much more …

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Recapping Week 1 of WSOP Real Money Online Poker Play in Las Vegas

US poker enthusiasts were ecstatic when the Department of Justice decided in late 2011 to allow each individual state to decide its own online poker destiny. Since then, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have all legalized some type of online gambling, and Las Vegas finally launched its first online poker site offering real money options for its state residents and visitors back in April. The well-known and Las Vegas-centered World Series of Poker brand has now entered the fray in …

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NJ Gambling Bill

New Jersey To Legalize Online Gambling

The legalization of online gambling has been an ongoing debate in the United States for years and has escalated recently to receive attention from members of congress, the senate, and local state governments. While the federal government has not moved forward with any action yet to legalize online gambling nationwide, individual states are looking into the prospect, most recently New Jersey. The NJ Senate decided with a 29-5 vote last week to allow Atlantic City Casino owners to offer online …

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Nevada Poker Bill

Nevada Passes Historic Online Interstate Poker Bill – What’s Next?

Nevada had already passed legislation making it legal to enjoy some online poker in the Silver State, but just last week they also became the first state to legalize interstate gambling. The historic bill signed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval means that Nevada will actively begin to pursue interstate online gambling agreements with other states. Last week New Jersey joined the three-state online gaming party which includes Nevada and Delaware when Governor Chris Christie signed a bill legalizing online gambling …

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