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Wednesday, May 24th 2017

7:17 AM

Entry Fee Or Wager: Why ‘Derby Wars’ Court Case Is Relevant To The Daily Fantasy Sports Wars by Daniel Wallach

A case involving a small horse racing fantasy sports site could have an impact on much larger ones like DraftKings and FanDuel.

Last week a court ruling came down in Los Angeles Turf Club v. Horse Racing Labs, LLC, Case No. CV 15-09332 SJO (C.D. Cal. May 15, 2017) — aka the “Derby Wars” case.

That ruling has sparked debate among fantasy sports legal analysts over whether this decision — which held that “entry fees” to enter a horse racing fantasy contest constituted a “wager” — could have ramifications for the mainstream daily fantasy sports industry in other contexts. That’s particularly true in lawsuits pending in Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Texas, where similar issues are in play.

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Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

6:25 AM

PA Senate Committee Announces Vote On Gaming Package; Will Online Gambling Appear? by Steve Ruddock

It looks like we are finally going to see action on online gambling in Pennsylvania.

A meeting notice sent to members of the PA Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee indicates a vote on an amended version of H 271 could take place as soon as Tuesday.

According to the memo: “Please be advised that the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development (CERD) Committee will hold a voting meeting to consider House Bill 271 (Ortitay) with amendment. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 23, off the floor in the Rules Room. The amendment and meeting materials including a summary of the bill and amendment summary will be provided as soon as possible.”

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Saturday, May 20th 2017

6:20 AM

The 21st Annual East Coast Gaming Congress takes place next week on May 24 - 25!

ECGC takes place May 24 – 25 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center. Visit www.ecgc.us for the full conference schedule and registration.

“This is an important event for exploring legislative matters, regulatory compliance issues and public policy trends regarding gaming jurisdictions throughout the East,” said Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group.

The jam-packed ECGC agenda includes the following:

  • Opening Keynote by Geoff Freeman, President and CEO of the American Gaming Association
  • Luncheon Keynote by Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International
  • NexGen Gaming Forum, featuring sessions on eSports, sports betting, and social/mobile gamers
  • Panel discussions covering iGaming, Wall Street’s view, New Jersey outlook, Mid-Atlantic competitive landscape, public policy trends, casino floor of tomorrow, CFO forum, regulators forum, and knowing your players
  • CEO Roundtables I and II

“The East Coast Gaming Congress is a tremendous value,” said Lloyd D. Levenson of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, “Attorneys who represent gaming investors, developers, regulators or legislators involved with crafting gaming legislation will hear from experienced thought leaders.”

More than 400 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC. The event provides outstanding networking opportunities, including a Welcome Cocktail Reception on May 24.

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Thursday, May 18th 2017

6:32 AM

The Best Strategy For a Small Poker Bankroll by Nathan Williams

Something that people ask me all the time is what to do with a small poker bankroll. They might only have $100, $50 or sometimes as little as $10!

Well first of all, I don't really recommend playing with a critically short bankroll like $10 or $20. However, I do understand that some people either cannot or do not want to deposit more.

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Wednesday, May 17th 2017

6:42 AM

As Next Step On NJ Sports Betting Supreme Court Appeal Looms, Congressman Calls For Action by Dustin Gouker

As first reported by ESPN, the Democratic Congressman penned a letter to the office of the US Solicitor General. In the letter, he asked the acting SG, Jeff Wall, to tell the US Supreme Court to take up the NJ sports betting case. Later, the Congressman’s office released the full letter.

In the ongoing federal case, New Jersey is trying to legalize sports betting. The major professional sports leagues and the NCAA have thus far stopped that from happening via the federal prohibition on single-game sports wagering, PASPA. SCOTUS had asked the SG’s office to weigh in on the case earlier this year.

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Tuesday, May 16th 2017

7:29 AM

Game Wars: Golden Nugget First NJ Online Casino To 400 Games, Others Quickly Follow Suit by Robert DellaFave

On Thursday, Golden Nugget Casino cleared a major milestone, becoming the first New Jersey online casino to support 400 games in its library.

At last count, players on the site now have 401 slot, video poker, and table game options to engorge themselves on.

Not to be outdone, Resorts Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino also celebrated the same milestone.

The duo’s achievement comes off as even more remarkable considering the sister sites weren’t in operation until 2015. Golden Nugget launched in late 2013.

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Friday, May 12th 2017

7:53 AM

Online Gambling Legalization In Pennsylvania Grows More Convoluted As Legislative Clock Ticks On By Steve Ruddock

It’s complicated.

There’s no other way to explain what is going on in Pennsylvania in regards to online gambling legalization.

The Pennsylvania Legislature is trying to put a dent in a growing budget deficit with around $100 million in new gaming revenue. At the same time, lawmakers are attempting to come up with a fix for the local share tax issue.

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Thursday, May 11th 2017

7:12 AM

Meadowlands Racetrack, Monmouth Park may benefit from new Governor in 2018 by John Brennan

Media Day at Monmouth Park on Tuesday lasted 90 minutes plus lunch, but perhaps the most significant issue was one raised by former Gov. Richard Codey, still a state Senator from Essex County.

Basically, he reminded the New Jersey horse racing community that after almost eight years of Governor Christie and his philosophical objection to government aid to the industry, things may well be very different under a new Governor in 2018.

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Wednesday, May 10th 2017

7:01 AM

End The US Sports Betting Ban: Nearly Three Out Of Four Sports Fans Agree, AGA Survey Says by Dustin Gouker

A majority of Americans are in favor of allowing states to decide whether to legalize sports betting, with avid sports fans even more likely to support such a move.

That’s according to a survey commissioned by the American Gaming Association, the casino group pushing for regulation of sports wagering around the US.

Perhaps the most shocking data: A minority of people are unaware of the current legality of sports betting in the US.

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Tuesday, May 9th 2017

7:37 AM

Golden Nugget Online Live Dealer - The excitement of playing in a casino in your own home!

Imagine the excitement of playing in a casino, combined with the comfort of being in your own home. That is the Live Dealer experience!

Your Live Dealer will interact directly with you while you play, talking to you and dealing cards. All of the live dealers have unique personalities, perfectly suited for the innovative, engaging experience of online, live gameplay!

The games offered in Live Dealer are some favorite traditional casino table games. Learn more about them here, or in the games info tab under each respective game on our website homepage. 

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Monday, May 8th 2017

7:58 AM

10 Years as a Poker Pro: This is What I Have Learned by Nathan Williams

On a cold morning in April of 2007 I walked into an office building in Vancouver, Canada and told my boss that I was done. I was tired of being overworked and underpaid.

Even though I was a recent college graduate I was working long hours in a small company for a laughably low salary.

But more importantly I was spending all of my energy in life to help build somebody else's dream. To build their company, their business.

I promised myself never again.

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Sunday, May 7th 2017

8:03 AM

How Soon Is Now? Pennsylvania Senate Could See Critical Committee Vote For Online Gambling Tuesday by Chris Grove

Pennsylvania’s long-running effort to regulate online poker and casino games appears poised to take a crucial step toward resolution.

According to the Poker Player’s Alliance, the Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (CERD) is expected to hold a hearing May 9th regarding online gambling regulation.

That echoes CERD Chairman Sen. Mario Scavello’s recent comments to Online Poker Report. CERD has yet to formally schedule a hearing.

Sources close to the process tell OPR that the only goal of such a hearing would be to bring a bill forward for a vote.

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Friday, May 5th 2017

7:09 AM

BorgataCasino.com Online Gaming Winners For April 16 – 22

It was a busy week for Hashtag_Hashtag, who took our #NowThatsAWin motto to heart and notched multiple victories at the online poker tables. Read on to find out all about it, plus get the inside scoop on who won big at the slots the week of April 16th. 

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Sunday, April 30th 2017

6:50 AM

Goodell: ‘We’ll Remain Opposed’ To Legalizing Sports Betting, NFL Not Changing Its Tune by Dustin Gouker


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Goodell was in Philadelphia for the NFL Draft and doing the media arounds. (Interestingly, you can now bet on the draft legally in Nevada.) On Friday morning, he appeared on the Mike & Mike show on ESPN Radio.

The hosts have gotten in the habit of asking commissioners about sports betting whenever they appear on the show. While that topic has gotten a warmer reception from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, but less so from Goodell.

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Friday, April 28th 2017

7:22 AM

Play Online with a Live Dealer at Golden Nugget Casino Online - now everyday starting at 3 pm!

With Golden Nugget’s exclusive Online Live Dealer, patrons can now play Blackjack, American Roulette and Dragon Bonus Baccarat table games with real dealers from their computer or smartphone, anywhere in New Jersey. Online Live Dealer creates a totally immersive experience that allows patrons to play live table games from their home, sitting poolside or waiting to play a round of golf with friends.

GoldenNuggetCasino.com, in partnership with Ezugi NJ, has built a sophisticated studio inside of the Golden Nugget Atlantic City to offer this innovative, digital gaming platform. Ezugi NJ, the company that provides the technology for Online Live Dealer, runs the game in real-time so players can place real-money bets and interact with real dealers at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, as well as other players at the table – all as if they are on the casino floor. The wagering, playability and payout are as if you were sitting in Golden Nugget Atlantic City itself.

GoldenNuggetCasino.com's Online Live Dealer games run from 3PM – 3AM EST, seven days a week, throughout the year. 

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Thursday, April 27th 2017

7:09 AM

EAST COAST GAMING CONGRESS & NexGen Gaming Forum 2017 CONFERENCE MAY 24-25TH

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ(Marketwired - Mar 8, 2017) - The entire Executive Committee of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) will address the 21st Annual East Coast Gaming Congress and NextGen Gaming Forum to be held at Harrah's Resort here on May 24-25.

That panel, focused on Public Policy Trends, will be held on the morning of May 25. The panel will be moderated by Spectrum Gaming Group Managing Director Michael Pollock.  Check out this panel and many others covering eSports, iGaming and many more topics at this year's East Coast Gaming Congress.  This year's events can be found at:

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Tuesday, April 25th 2017

7:20 AM

The Fate Of Daily Fantasy Sports, Online Gambling Are Tied Together In Pennsylvania by Dustin Gouker

Pennsylvania’s legislature is in the middle of talks about a package of gaming provisions. Among the things in the mix: both online gambling and DFS.

The negotiations over gaming come as the state tries to deal with a budget shortfall that reaches into the billions of dollars for the current and next fiscal years.

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Monday, April 24th 2017

6:27 AM

New Jersey’s Online Poker Sites: A Poker Player’s Review by Robert DellaFave

The NJ online poker industry of 2017 is quite a bit different than the one from early 2016, but only marginally for the better.

It’s now been over one year since PokerStars returned to the US online poker market. We can say with some clarity that its reentry was both a boon and a bust.

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Sunday, April 23rd 2017

7:47 AM

The Mindful Poker Player by Robert Turner

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There is not much distinction between an average player and a great player. The average player can do much to improve his mental game. Never underestimate the power of your mind.

Meditation can be very beneficial before you play. I like to meditate at least an hour before the tournament. This helps me to be in tune with what I want to accomplish.

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Friday, April 21st 2017

6:50 AM

Golden Nugget's Online LIVE DEALER Games - now DAILY from 3pm to 3am EST!

Live, from the Golden Nugget to the comfort of your home: introducing the very first state-wide online live dealer in the U.S!  Here's some basic Q + A on Golden Nugget's exclusive LIVE DEALER games online in New Jersey.

What is Live Dealer?

A. Live Dealer is a live casino experience that is broadcast directly from the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Interact with real dealers in real time, as you place wagers on your favorite table games.

What is the experience like?

A. Imagine the excitement of playing in a casino, combined with the comfort of being in your own home. That is the Live Dealer experience!

What does my Live Dealer do?

A. Your Live Dealer will interact directly with you while you play, talking to you and dealing cards. All of the live dealers have unique personalities, perfectly suited for the innovative, engaging experience of online, live gameplay!

How do I play Live Dealer?

A. It’s easy! Just go to the “All Games” tab on our website and select the Live Dealer game tab of your choice, or search “Live Dealer” in the Search box.

How does the live broadcasting work?

A. Live streaming technology (the same principle as Facebook Live and other live feeds) is what is utilized for Live Dealer, at an even greater level of precision and reliability. Our innovative cameras stream the tables of Live Dealer directly to you in real time.

How can I learn more about the games offered?

A. The games offered in Live Dealer are some favorite traditional casino table games. Learn more about them here, or in the games info tab under each respective game on our website homepage. 

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