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New Jersey Assembly Passes Online Gambling for Racetracks

New Jersey Assembly Passes Online Gambling for Racetracks

December 7th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Monmouth Park in Oceanport would be the chief beneficiary of New Jersey racetrack-based Internet cafes. The New Jersey General Assembly passed an amendment to their 2013 online gambling bill that would allow the state’s horsetracks to launch online gambling... 

Mark Emmert Says NCAA to Support State Sports Betting Bans

Mark Emmert Says NCAA to Support State Sports Betting Bans

December 6th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The NCAA would take the debate o individual states, where it doubtless would win a few political battles. Mark Emmert, President of the NCAA, said the collegiate sports organization will not embrace wagering on college sporting events, whether the US Supreme Court... 

Poker Players Alliance Challenges New RAWA Efforts

Poker Players Alliance Challenges New RAWA Efforts

December 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

UIGEA was attached to the Safe Port Act in 2006, because it did not have wide support. Graham and Feinstein want a broad interpretation of UIGEA, which is at odds with history. John Pappas of the Poker Players Alliance responded to efforts by U.S. Senator Lindsey... 

Justice Anthony Kennedy Cites Commendeering in PASPA Hearing

Justice Anthony Kennedy Cites Commendeering in PASPA Hearing

December 4th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Perennial swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy said the PASPA law seemed like impermissible commandeering to him. With Gov. Chris Christie watching from the front row of the courtroom, New Jersey’s lawyer Ted Olson debated with U.S. Supreme Court justices that... 

US Supreme Court Hears New Jersey Sports Betting Case Monday

US Supreme Court Hears New Jersey Sports Betting Case Monday

December 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Former US Solicitor General Ted Olson will argue on behalf of New Jersey before the Supreme Court on Monday. Oral arguments in New Jersey’s sports betting case before the U.S. Supreme Court begin on Monday. The case (“Christie v. NCAA”) pits lawyers... 

Poker Central Launches ESP Gaming eSports Programming

Poker Central Launches ESP Gaming eSports Programming

December 2nd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Jeff Liboon was head of Amazon’s mobile gaming division before joining ESP Gaming in September. Poker Central acquired a sister site for eSports this week: ESP Gaming. The competitive gaming company is also a production company for eSports entertainment,... 

College Football Wagers Beat NFL Bets at Vegas Sportsbooks

College Football Wagers Beat NFL Bets at Vegas Sportsbooks

December 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Betting on the BCS final four playoffs will match up against NFL playoff betting in early 2018. College football betting is overtaking NFL betting at Las Vegas sportsbooks this year. The trend is still emerging and anecdotal, but it appears to be tied in part to... 

Penn National Gaming Questions Satellite Casino Plan

Penn National Gaming Questions Satellite Casino Plan

November 30th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Penn National has to decide whether to protect Hollywood Casino or expand operations elsewhere in the state. Penn National Gaming questions the fairness of Pennsylvania’s satellite casino rules. Eric Schippers of Penn National told The Morning Call, “We... 

Sheldon Adelson Loses Defamation Appeal vs. Political Group

Sheldon Adelson Loses Defamation Appeal vs. Political Group

November 29th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The Venetian Macau was at the center of the National Jewish Democratic Council’s allegations. Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson lost his appeal of a defamation lawsuit dismissal against the National Jewish Democratic Council in the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court... 

Stephen Sweeney Advises Agency to Reject Carl Icahn Subsidy

Stephen Sweeney Advises Agency to Reject Carl Icahn Subsidy

November 28th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Trump Plaza’s demolition would make way for an “as-yet undetermined project.” New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney called on the redevelopment agency to reject a $5.6 million subsidy to billionaire Carl Icahn, who wants the payment to tear... 

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