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Infamous Hotel Del Rey in Costa Rica Shut Down: Was a Landmark in Sportsbook World

It's the end of an institution.  The Hotel Del Rey has been shuttered by the Costa Rican government.  Anyone who has visited the sportsbook haven of San Jose, Costa Rica knows the spot well.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/31/2023

UK gambling companies struggling with complaints deadline and ads crackdown

UK Watchdog is progressing in clearing up the gambling industry from misleading offers and unfair restrictions on withdrawals.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/30/2018

Ailing Revel Casino Seeks Help From Lenders

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- (Associated Press) - Atlantic City's newest casino is seeking some breathing room from its lenders.

Following a slow start out of the gate and a $35 million operating loss, Revel is asking its lenders to increase the amount of credit it can draw on.

The casino, which opened in April, has $30 million worth of credit, but wants to increase that to $100 million.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/21/2012

Spain Regulates Online Poker: A Breakdown as always has provided its readers with a fantastic analysis of what Spanish regulation of online poker means to players

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/25/2011

Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes Changes to Allow Enhanced Sports Wagering in Canada

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/30/2011

Nevada Moves Forward With Online Poker

Lawyers, consultants and gaming industry representatives packed a room in Carson City, Nevada on Monday to discuss that state’s move forward to legalize online poker. 

Regulations were released just over a month ago and this group was looking to make a few changes that will allow Nevada to become the hub of Internet poker in the US once federal legislation is passed. 

"I think we have a solid foundation for regulations," board Chairman Mark Lipparelli said.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/28/2011

Why New Jersey Needs Legalized Sports Betting

Following today's public hearing of the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, Chairman Jim Whelan emphasized the importance of authorizing sports wagering for the New Jersey's gaming industry.


Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2011

Mobile Gambling to be Available Soon in British Columbia

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/19/2011

Atlantic City Casinos Urge New Jersey State Voters to Pass Sports Betting Measure

In early November there will be a referendum whereby New Jersey state residents will have the opportunity to vote for legalized online gambling in the state.

Atlantic City casinos are now backing the measure and they are urging voters to help pass such legislation.  More specifically, the Casino Association of New Jersey, which represents the city’s 11 gambling operations, is pushing to have sports betting legalized. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/14/2011

Macau Gambling Revenue Up An Amazing 57 Percent

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/01/2011

Atlantic City Ghost Town as Hurricane Irene Approaches

The US second largest gambling destination, Atlantic City, has been completely evacuated in anticipation for Hurricane Irene.

The storm had weakened to a Category 1 but was expected to bring high damaging winds and a strong storm surge.  A storm of similar strength, Hurricane Belle, completely flooded neighboring Long Beach Island in 1976.  That system tracked a little further out to sea than Irene’s current forecast track, which takes her right along the New Jersey coast.

This weekend is typically among the busiest for Atlantic City.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/27/2011

Atlantic City Braces for Hurricane Irene as Models Shift West

Hurricane models began shifting the track of dangerous Hurricane Irene west on Thursday morning as the storm makes a beeline towards the gambling Mecca of Atlantic City.

Irene is forecast to still be a category 2 storm by the time it brushes the East Coast resort city during the early morning hours of Sunday.  While landfall could occur along the North Carolina Outer Banks, current forecast models have the storm running parallel along the East Coast of the United States during what is typically one of the busiest travel periods leading up to the Labor Day weekend.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/25/2011

California Crazy For and Against Internet Poker

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2011

Lesniak Set to Reintroduce Online Gambling Bill in New Jersey: 13000 Jobs Lost

Says Measure Needed to Protect Casino, Horse-Racing Industries

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2011

Stanley Ho Named in RICO Complaint

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/18/2011

Forget Italy Cash Games: Online Casinos Generating $2.2 Billion Per Year

With Italy now the biggest online poker market in Europe thanks to 24 hour a day cash games, its online casino sector seems to be getting ignored.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/15/2011

Is The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2011

Online Gambling Approved in Greece as Part of Reform Bill

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/06/2011

Poker is not a Game of Chance Claims France

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/01/2011

Senator Behind Poker Bill is Deep in Pocket of Tribe

A California state senator has introduced a controversial bill in the state legislature that would legalize and license online poker in the Golden State.

Although online poker anywhere has caused its share of controversy, what makes State Senator Lou Correa's bill especially controversial is a draconian provision in it that would allow the State to confiscate the homes of state residents who use online poker rooms that are not licensed in California.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/26/2011

Online Poker Cash Games in Italy Provide a Boost to Many Sites

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/22/2011

Hard Rock Casino Coming to Atlantic City

The Hard Rock Casino plans to open a small casino in Atlantic City, the US second largest casino destination.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/22/2011

Italian Revenue Agency Cracks Down on Professional Online Poker Players, Local Tax Cheats

The Italian Revenue Agency has reportedly begun cracking down on poker pros who have entered into sponsorship deals.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/21/2011

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