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  • November 22, 2018

Cordish Company Buys Out Partner’s Stake in Philadelphia Live! Casino

One of the partners in the long-delayed Philadelphia Live! Casino project decided to take matters into its own hands this week. The Cordish company announced Wednesday that it is buying out Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc, to assume complete ownership of the project under Stadium Casino LLC. Greenwood Gaming owns Parx Casino in Bensalem while

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  • November 12, 2018

Man busted after stealing poker chips from casino

In what would appear to be a temporary lapse of reason, an individual attempted to pull off a heist at a casino in New Orleans last week. His “well-designed” plan included grabbing poker chips at the casino before making his getaway into the sunset. As the bungling burglar soon learned, however, his car didn’t come

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  • September 11, 2018

2018 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Includes $370K in Guarantees

The third annual Fall Poker Classic at Seneca Niagara Falls brings back the short but intense poker series to the Northeast. The series includes $370,000 in guaranteed prize pools over just eight events. It all kicks off on November 9 at the Seneca Niagara Casino. The Fall Poker Classic starts big with the $100,000 guaranteed

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  • August 28, 2018

Mike Sexton Predicts Metal Detectors in Casinos After Esports Shooting

Poker Hall of Famer and renown commentator Mike Sexton believes the tragic shooting at an esports event over the weekend will have an impact on the live poker scene. Sexton predicts casinos will add metal detectors as a baseline security precaution to prevent future shootings. Like many in the casino community, Sexton is well aware

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  • May 25, 2018

Borgata set to offer fun-filled poker weekend

If you’re in New Jersey this weekend with nothing to do, it will be a great time to head over to the Borgata Hotel & Casino. Several events are scheduled to be held in the casino’s poker room, offering a number of ways to pick up some extra spending money. Borgata’s Memorial Day Weekend Deepstack

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  • May 15, 2018

PASPA defeat to benefit online poker

The wait is over, and the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is officially dead. There will certainly be a lot of players getting in on sports gambling across the country now, and the move should have great results for one space in particular – online poker. 18 different states have created

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  • April 13, 2018

Former Mohegan Sun Pocono VP Charged With Felony Theft

Robert Pellegrini, former vice president of player development for the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Casino in Pennsylvania, faces new felony charges this week. Pellegrini, 53, is currently serving a 32-month sentence for a previous federal money charge from his time working at the casino. The new charges relate to an event from April 2014, when

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  • March 9, 2018

Ohio Gaming Professor Says Jack Casino is Down Due to Name Change

Ohio’s JACK Casino in Cleveland has suffered from shrinking revenues since 2016 when the casino rebranded as JACK. According to gaming professor Alan Silver of Ohio University, the casino’s name change should be considered as a factor that has been driving revenues down. As Silver points out in his argument, the casino separated itself from

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  • February 12, 2018

Poker dealer and player arrested in attempted scam at casino

Casinos are usually pretty good at protecting themselves against cheaters and con artists. They have decades of practice and know how to spot the signs of nefarious activity. A Louisiana casino recently found itself doing a double take after a poker game ended with strange results, and almost lost tens of thousands of dollars. Before

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  • December 29, 2017

Mississippi Casino Revenue Rebounds in November

After a rough October that saw revenue losses across the state, Mississippi casino revenue rebounded in November with substantial gains. The latest figures from the state Revenue Department show a four percent year-over-year increase in gambling revenue for the month. Gambling halls along the Mississippi River have been in decline for the past several months.

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