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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Boycott

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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WSOP 2013

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 government. 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 …

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Full Tilt Poker

FullTilt Poker and Fertitta Interactive Partner for Internet Poker Site

Word of a new partnership between FullTilt Poker and Fertitta Interactive has come to light recently as the two companies announced their intentions to jointly operate an Internet poker website once they gain federal approval.  FullTilt Poker is a popular online poker website, and Fertitta Interactive’s co-owners are also the founders of Station Casinos. Tom Breitling, one of the co-owners of Fertitta Ineractive, has indicated that their agreement only relates to federal legislation, and that the partnership only supports federal …

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Wynn Poker Stars Team Up

Wynn Resorts and PokerStars Announce New Partnership

A newly formed partnership between Wynn Resorts and PokerStars was announced on Thursday, stating that the two gambling brands would work together to advance the passage of legislation on a federal level to allow and regulate online gambling for US residents. PokerStars is one of the premiere online poker brands currently operating on the Internet. Once legislation passes and federal regulation is instituted, the two brands are planning to launch PokerStarsWynn.com, which would be based in the United States. The …

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Gambling Bill

New Bi-Partisan anti-UIGEA Bill Presented to 112th Congress

Last year, Barny Frank worked hard to try to get the anti-UIGEA bill that he and up to 70 other congressman had co-sponsored through the 111th congress. Unfortunately, the bill met with no success and Frank was unable to get the bill to see the light of day, despite the overwhelmingly democratic presence at the time. The House Committee on Financial Services has released a press release which indicated that a new mark up of the original HR2267 was presented …

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