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Maria Konnikova Turns Writing Stunt into a Pro Poker Career

Maria Konnikova Turns Writing Stunt into a Pro Poker Career

May 5th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Maria Konnikova’s success at PCA National in January 2018 led her to postpone work on the book to pursue more poker accomplishments. New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova planned to immerse herself into the world of poker so she could write a book about playing... 

Connecticut General Assembly Approves Bridgeport Casino Bill

Connecticut General Assembly Approves Bridgeport Casino Bill

May 4th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

State Rep. Steven Stafstrom gave a strong speech in the General Assembly supporting the Bridgeport casino bill. The Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill on Friday which could bring a land-based casino to Bridgeport. The bill passed in the General Assembly... 

Justify Is 3-to-1 Favorite to Win 2018 Kentucky Derby

Justify Is 3-to-1 Favorite to Win 2018 Kentucky Derby

May 3rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Justify has 3-to-1 odds, but 5-to-1 Audible (pictured) is receiving the most hype for serendipitous reasons. Justify is the 2018 Kentucky Derby favorite, though the latest Bob Baffert-trained thoroughbred has to break a 135-year curse if it intends to win the race... 

Dennis Drazin Suggests NBA and MLB Integrity Fees Are Brazen

Dennis Drazin Suggests NBA and MLB Integrity Fees Are Brazen

May 2nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Dennis Drazin pointed out that maintaining sports integrity should cost leagues no more now than ever, if they were maintaining integrity all along. Dennis Drazin, the CEO of the management company which operates Monmouth Park, said Major League Baseball and the... 

New Jersey Joins Multi State Internet Gaming Association

New Jersey Joins Multi State Internet Gaming Association

May 1st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

New Jersey’s population is twice the size of Delaware’s and Nevada’s combined, so the MSIGA grew by 300%. New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware began their online poker player sharing agreement on Tuesday, May 1. Late last year, New Jersey agreed to... 

Florida Avoids Special Session on 8 Counties’ Slots Parlors

Florida Avoids Special Session on 8 Counties’ Slots Parlors

April 30th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Amendment 3 will determine whether Florida gambling expansion requires a statewide vote. Florida lawmakers will not call a special session to approve a plan for gambling expansion after all. Legislators decided to leave the issue to voters on the November ballot.... 

Hard Rock Atlantic City Announces June 28 Grand Opening

Hard Rock Atlantic City Announces June 28 Grand Opening

April 29th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The grand opening is set for June 28. The Hard Rock Atlantic City’s grand opening is planned for June 28. Three-hundred entertainment acts have been hired for the first year of operation. New signs are going on the Hard Rock Atlantic City building, once known... 

Wynn Resorts Renames Everett Casino “Encore Boston Harbor”

Wynn Resorts Renames Everett Casino “Encore Boston Harbor”

April 28th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The 42-year year old Matt Maddox joined Wynn Resorts in 2002, became Wynn president in 2013, and ascended to CEO on February 6, 2018. Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox announced that the company is changing the name of its Everett, Massachusetts casino to “Encore... 

Handicapper David Malinsky Found Dead at Mount Charleston

Handicapper David Malinsky Found Dead at Mount Charleston

April 27th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

David Malinsky was fascinated with the bristlecone pine trees of Mt. Charleston. After a week-long search, the body of David Malinsky, 57, was discovered late last week at Mount Charleston near Mummy Spring. Malinsky was a longtime Las Vegas sports handicapper... 

Pennsylvania Online Casino Licensing Begins with 90-Day Window

Pennsylvania Online Casino Licensing Begins with 90-Day Window

April 26th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

After the 90-day licensing window for complete online gambling, land casinos have a 30-day window for ‘a la carte’ online casino and poker gaming. Pennsylvania casino operators have ninety days to apply for a fullĀ online gambling license, according... 

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